Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of the patients studied (n = 117)

Age (years)57 ± 11.2
Gender males (%)46 (61)
Chronic kidney disease etiology
    Hypertension (%)31 (26)
    Diabetes (%)27 (23)
    Polycystic kidney disease (%)18 (15)
Smoking (%)14 (12)
Body mass index27.1 ± 5.2
Laboratory parameters
    Creatinine (mg/dl)2.2 ± 5.2
    Creatinine clearance (ml/min per 1.73 m2)36.6 ± 17.8
    Proteinuria (g/24 h)0.67 (0–0.76)
    Hemoglobin (g/dl)12.8 ± 1.8
    Phosphorus (mg/dl)3.7 ± 0.73
    Ionized calcium (mM)1.28 ± 0.6
    Alkaline phosphatase (U/L)90.2 (66–103)
    iPTH (pg/ml)103 (62.5–190.5)
    Total cholesterol (mg/dl)183.9 ± 36.7
    LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)101.5 ± 28
    HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)50.9 ± 14
    Triglycerides (mg/dl)127 (98–192.5)
    C-reactive protein (mg/dl)0.58 (0.1–0.7)
    Interleukin-6 (pg/ml)4.6 (2.6–8.8)
  • Values expressed as mean ± SD, median (range), or number (percent).