Table 1.

Patient characteristics

Gender (man:woman)23:13
Age (years)49.3 ± 12.7 (35 to 63)
Duration of CKD (months)42.1 ± 35.7 (24 to 160)
Body mass index (kg/m2)25.6 ± 4.1 (17.1 to 35.2)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)133.1 ± 17.2 (100 to 170)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)85.5 ± 9.8 (60 to 100)
Creatinine (mg/dl)3.4 ± 1.7 (2.4 to 4.7)
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)21.4 ± 9.2 (11 to 38)
Proteinuria (g/day)1.52 ± 1.08
Ischemic heart disease9 (25)
History of old CVA2 (5.6)
Underlying renal disease
    diabetes19 (52.8)
    chronic glomerulonephritis8 (22.2)
    hypertension5 (13.9)
    polycystic kidney disease2 (5.6)
    unknown2 (5.6)
Medication
    ACE inhibitor and/or ARB31 (86)
    statin13 (36)
    antiplatelet agent9 (25)
  • Data expressed as mean ± SD (range) or number (%). ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker.