Production of nitric oxide and prostacyclin in acetylsalicylic acid-induced asthma (part 3)

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Compared with that of the control group, the thromboxane B2 level in the plasma of the majority of asthma patients was low. The level of 6-keto-prostaglandin F1a in the plasma of AIA patients was lower than that of ATA patients (Table 1).

Table 1 Percentages of patients and controls with different ranges of plasma thromboxane A2 and prostaglandin I2 levels

Asthmatics AIA ATA Controls РФ1 Рф2 Рф3
TXA2 (pg/mL) CNIIС 32IIn n = 18
<400 62.1 65.2 38.9 <0.05 >0.1 <0.04
401-1000 31.0 13.8 50.0 >0.05 >0.05 <0.01
>1001 6.9 13.8 11.1 >0.1 >0.1 >0.1
PGI2 (pg/mL) n = 18 n = 10 n = 8
<400 83.3 50.0 62.5 >0.05 <0.03 >0.1
401-1000 16.7 40.0 37.5 >0.05 >0.05 >0.1
>1001 10.0 <0.05 >0.05

AIA Acetylsalicylic acid- (ASA) sensitive patients with asthma; ATA ASA-tolerant patients with asthma; Pip Significance of percentage difference according to Fisher’s p-test; Pp1 For difference between patients with AIA and controls; Pp2 For difference between patients with AIA and ATA; Pp3 For difference between patients with ATA and controls

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