TABLE 1

Characteristics of the 30 subjects in the studya

Time (h) of samplingNo. of subjectsAge (yr)Height (cm)Wt (kg)Body mass index (kg/cm2)Total no. of cells in BAL fluid% cellular fraction of AM in BAL fluidUreaplasma/ureaBALb
1625.3 ± 4.7172.20 ± 4.7762.48 ± 6.6221.03 ± 1.353.39 × 106 ± 1.42 × 10693.2 ± 3.377.9 ± 25.1
2622.2 ± 2.9172.28 ± 7.9361.92 ± 7.8420.79 ± 1.194.28 × 106 ± 1.90 × 10693.2 ± 2.678.2 ± 31.6
4621.8 ± 2.1170.72 ± 5.1662.48 ± 5.1721.47 ± 2.004.13 × 106 ± 1.69 × 10694.2 ± 1.873.7 ± 26.1
6622.3 ± 1.6170.72 ± 3.4060.25 ± 4.4120.66 ± 1.241.42 × 106 ± 0.870 × 10694.7 ± 3.669.4 ± 16.7
24623.0 ± 2.2169.52 ± 6.4460.32 ± 7.0920.97 ± 1.602.22 × 106 ± 2.16 × 10694.0 ± 3.672.4 ± 18.5
Total3022.9 ± 3.0171.09 ± 5.4461.49 ± 5.9920.99 ± 1.43
  • a Data are means and SD for each group.

  • b Ureaplasma/ureaBAL, plasma-to-BAL fluid urea concentration ratio.