Table 1.

Baseline clinical characteristicsa

CharacteristicCRPRNRP
n (%)37 (43)21 (24)28 (32)
Age (yr; mean ± SD)30 ± 1129 ± 1135 ± 15NS
Female (n [%])34 (92)16 (76)22 (79)NS
Black (n [%]) 6 (16) 8 (38) 7 (25)NS
BP (mmHg; mean ± SD)
    systolic141 ± 15 137 ± 17 146 ± 24 NS
    diastolic90 ± 1386 ± 1188 ± 13NS
Serum creatinine (mg/dl)<0.0001b
    mean ± SD1.2 ± 0.52.1 ± 0.92.6 ± 1.4
    median1.001.851.95
Proteinuria (g/d)NS
    mean ± SD5.5 ± 3.34.5 ± 2.97.5 ± 4.9
    median5.43.56.6
Plasmapheresis (n [%])14 (38)10 (47)16 (57)NS
  • a CR, complete remission; NR, no remission; PR, partial remission.

  • b P < 0.001, CR versus NR; P < 0.01, CR versus PR.