Table 1.

Patient characteristics at enrollment

Patient CharacteristicsIntervention Group (n = 50)Control Group (n = 50)
Age (months)78.5 ± 35.681.7 ± 38.7
Age at onset of nephrotic syndrome (months)68.7 ± 21.271.2 ± 30.7
Boys (n)3532
Weight (kg)21.5 ± 9.822.6 ± 9.6
Height (cm)113.5 ± 34.2113.8 ± 38.6
Serum albumin (g/dl)3.3 ± 1.23.1 ± 1.4
Serum cholesterol (mg/dl)209.0 ± 98.2262.0 ± 96.2
Serum creatinine (mg/dl)0.5 ± 0.20.6 ± 0.3
Relapses/patient per yr4.1 ± 0.24.2 ± 0.4
  • The values are given as the means ± SD. Note: conversion factors for serum albumin in g/dl to g/l, × 10; serum cholesterol in mg/dl to mmol/l, × 0.02586; and serum creatinine in mg/dl to μmol/l, × 88.4