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Table 4 Correlation between serum and BAL fluid NE, MPO levels and spontaneous ROS production in peripheral blood neutrophils in patients with lung cancer

From: Local and systemic neutrophilic inflammation in patients with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  Spontaneous ROS production
  r p
NE serum 0.396 0.007
NE BAL fluid 0.461 0.004
MPO serum 0.428 0.005
MPO BAL fluid 0.382 0.007
  1. NE neutrophil elastase, MPO myeloperoxidase, BAL fluid bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.