Table 5.

Baseline µCT parameters of treatment groups

Potassium Citrate (n=12)Potassium Chloride (n=8)P
BV/TV, %22.9±3.217.9±3.40.07
BS/BV, 1/mm19.5±4.523.5±4.00.06
Trabecular thickness, 1/mm0.15±0.310.13±0.220.13
Trabecular separation, mm0.64±0.120.61±0.090.71
Trabecular number, 1/mm31.57±0.251.65±0.270.51
Connectivity density, 1/mm11.9±9.214.7±7.50.49
BMD, mg/HA cm3261±72204±400.06
BMD1, mg/HA cm3932±27927±280.71
Time between biopsies, mo14.5±3.813.1±1.00.31
  • µCT, micro-computed tomography; BV, bone volume; TV, total volume; BS, bone surface; BMD, bone mineral density.