Table 3.

Changes in serum endotoxin and sCD14 as the dependent variables and relationships with variation in mineral metabolism and inflammatory parameters

Bivariate regressionBeta95% CI BetaP value
Change in serum endotoxin concentration
Calcium0.300.05, 0.550.01
Phosphate0.08−0.18, 0.340.53
Calcium-Phosphate product0.22−0.03, 0.480.08
Parathyroid hormone0.06−0.19, 0.330.61
C-reactive protein0.500.27, 0.73<0.0001
Tumor necrosis factor–α0.03−0.22, 0.300.77
Interleukin-10.01−0.25, 0.270.93
Interleukin-60.510.28, 0.74<0.0001
Interleukin-100.15−0.42, 0.100.23
Interleukin-180.280.03, 0.530.02
Change in serum sCD14 level
Calcium0.20−0.05, 0.330.11
Phosphate0.19−0.07, 0.450.14
Calcium-Phosphate product0.250.02, 0.510.04
Parathyroid hormone0.300.05, 0.550.01
C-reactive protein0.590.37, 0.80<0.0001
Tumor necrosis factor–α0.11−0.14, 0.380.37
Interleukin-10.13−0.12, 0.390.30
Interleukin-60.790.63, 0.95<0.0001
Interleukin-10−0.41−0.65, −0.170.001
Interleukin-180.23−0.02, 0.490.07
  • sCD14, soluble CD14; CI, confidence interval. Bivariate linear regression analysis was used to specify the potential interrelationships between changes in serum endotoxin and sCD14 concentrations and variations in mineral and inflammatory parameters.