Table 2

Baseline standard resting pulmonary function of control subjects and cirrhotic patients

Controls Pre-ascitics Ascitics
n 12 18 21
FEV1 (% of predicted) 94 (8) 93 (4) 89 (4)
FVC (% of predicted)101 (7) 96 (3) 84 (5)
FEV1/FVC  0.75 (0.03)  0.77 (0.02)  0.79 (0.01)
FEF25–75 (% of predicted) 82 (9) 84 (7) 74 (5)
Oxygen saturation 98.2 (0.4) 96.6 (0.4) 96.4 (0.6)
  • FEV1, forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC, forced vital capacity; FEF25–75, forced expiratory flow from 25 to 75% capacity.