Table 2.

Multivariate regression models for the prediction of DcR3

ParameterDifference in DcR3SEMP Value
Age (yr)−0.0040.0130.75
Sex (male)0.0140.0580.81
Diabetes mellitus (presence)0.0080.0730.42
Previous CVD (presence)0.1650.0610.04
HD vintage (mo)−0.0090.0180.69
Kt/V urea−0.0360.0210.28
log IL-6 (pg/ml)0.2480.0710.26
log ICAM-1 (ng/ml)0.1340.0720.07
log VCAM-1 (ng/ml)0.2020.0960.01
Albumin (g/dl)−0.2290.0870.009
Body mass index (kg/m2)−0.0160.0090.52
  • The adjusted r2 of the model was 0.294. Logarithmic transformation of DcR3, IL-6, hs-CRP, ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 was used to normalize the distributions for multivariate analysis. DcR3, decoy receptor 3; CVD, cardiovascular disease; HD, hemodialysis; hs-CRP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; ICAM-1, intercellular adhesion molecule-1; VCAM-1, vascular cell adhesion molecule-1.