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Table 2 Variation of Shwachman and Crispin indexes during follow up

From: A pilot trial on safety and efficacy of erythrocyte-mediated steroid treatment in CF patients

  Erythrocyte mediated steroid therapy Ordinary therapy P value
Mean Shwachman index at enrolment (95% CI) 71.3 (36.2–106.4) 70.9 (41.3–100.5) 0.73
Mean Shwachman index at 12 months of follow up (95% CI) 62.6 (20.0–103.2) 68.4 (39.2–97.6) 0.68
Mean Shwachman index at 24 months of follow up (95% CI) 66.8 (21.9–111.7) 68.0 (37.6–98.4) 0.83
Mean Crispin index at enrollment (95% CI) 13.7 (4.5–22.6) 12.7 (5.3–20.1) 0.76
Mean Crispin index at 24 months of follow up (95% CI) 13.6 (5.2–22.0) 12.9 (5.9–19.9) 0.48