Table 6.

Main parameters at 0 and 12 months from rituximab infusion

RetrospectiveProspective
TI ≥ 1.7TI < 1.7TI < 1.7
0 Months12 Months0 Months12 Months0 Months12 Months
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)158.7 ± 36.1137.2 ± 19.7129.3 ± 8.6133.0 ± 7.1128.4 ± 11.2128.1 ± 14.3
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)89.5 ± 12.779.2 ± 15.4a83.4 ± 7.582.4 ± 9.177.9 ± 11.475.7 ± 11.9a
Body weight (kg)75.2 ± 7.674.1 ± 8.976.6 ± 16.676.1 ± 16.778.1 ± 16.682.0 ± 15.1
Serum creatinine (mg/dl)2.1 ± 1.02.0 ± 1.01.3 ± 0.41.2 ± 0.41.0 ± 0.31.0 ± 0.3
Urinary protein excretion (g/24h)9.4 ± 4.03.7 ± 1.1b9.1 ± 4.02.5 ± 2.6b8.9 ± 5.32.0 ± 2.3b
Serum albumin (mg/dl)2.6 ± 0.53.2 ± 0.42.6 ± 0.53.4 ± 0.5a2.2 ± 0.63.4 ± 0.4b
Serum cholesterol (mg/dl)290.0 ± 81.6223.2 ± 48.2a237.5 ± 74.0173.1 ± 34.1a270.1 ± 73.2181.0 ± 38.3
Serum triglycerides (mg/dl)226.0 ± 94.6226.7 ± 100.3163.3 ± 74.4131.5 ± 62.7a122.0 ± 70.392.4 ± 45.6
  • Data are mean ± standard deviation.

  • a P < 0.05,

  • b P < 0.01 vs month 0.