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Table 2 Changes in lung carbon monoxide diffusion capacity after treatments

From: The effect of selective internal radiation therapy with yttrium-90 resin microspheres on lung carbon monoxide diffusion capacity

  First treatment (n = 40) Second treatment (n = 11)
DLCO, mmol/(min/kPa), (pre-treatment) 83.1 ± 20.9 88.6 ± 23.2
DLCO mmol/(min/kPa), (post-treatment) 82.8 ± 19.4 87.4 ± 19.7
% change in DLCO − 2.2 ± 22.2 − 1.0 ± 20.5
P for difference 0.921 0.256
Impaired DLCO, n (%) (pre-treatment) 18 (45.0%) 3 (27.3%)
Impaired DLCO, n (%) (post-treatment) 15 (37.5%) 3 (27.3%)
P for difference 0.581 1.000
  1. Unless otherwise stated, data are presented as mean ± SD