Table 4.

Factors at biopsy that influenced the slope of renal function (Embedded ImageeGFR) by univariate and multivariate regression analyses

VariableUnivariateMultivariate
rPtP
Age−0.001NS1.070NS
eGFR−0.014NS−0.665NS
BMI−0.128NS0.022NS
Mean arterial pressure−0.105NS−0.783NS
Urinary protein excretiona−0.313<0.01−1.811NS
Mesangial proliferation−0.134NS0.695NS
Cellular/fibrocellular crescenta−0.270<0.01−1.627NS
Global glomerular sclerosisa−0.107NS0.031NS
Segmental glomerular sclerosisa−0.094NS0.275NS
Mean glomerular volume−0.110NS0.525NS
Glomerular density0.420<0.0013.398<0.01
  • BMI, body mass index.

  • a Values were log-transformed before analysis.