Table 3.

Blood test results

ParameterWeek 0Week 12Week 24Week 36Week 48
spKt/V (mean ± SD)
    group A1.48 ± 0.281.43 ± 0.201.44 ± 0.261.49 ± 0.301.56 ± 0.32
    group B1.51 ± 0.331.51 ± 0.341.50 ± 0.381.53 ± 0.341.48 ± 0.40
    PNSNSNSNSNS
Serum albumin (g/L; mean ± SD)
    group A40.5 ± 3.039.1 ± 3.240.0 ± 3.339.7 ± 4.139.6 ± 3.8
    group B40.2 ± 3.240.0 ± 3.339.6 ± 3.039.5 ± 2.639.3 ± 3.4
    PNSNSNSNSNS
hs-CRP (mg/L; median [IQR])
    group A3.0 (1.6–9.6)7.7 (3.0–12.5)4.6 (1.2–12.5)5.7 (3.5–12.8)6.3 (2.8–12.4)
    group B3.3 (0.8–11.5)4.7 (2.3–10.2)6.5 (1.2–20.1)7.4 (2.0–11.2)3.8 (2.0–13.9)
    PNSNSNSNSNS
Fibrinogen (g/L; mean ± SD)
    group A3.73 ± 0.733.84 ± 0.973.69 ± 0.993.91 ± 0.773.87 ± 0.85
    group B3.64 ± 0.683.56 ± 0.713.74 ± 0.703.72 ± 0.793.55 ± 0.88
    PNSNSNSNSNS
IL-6 (pg/ml; median [IQR])
    group A0.84 (0.23–2.13)1.32 (0.29–1.91)1.02 (0.57–1.70)1.39 (0.88–2.59)1.58 (0.91–1.96)
    group B0.53 (0.26–1.97)0.93 (0.39–2.30)1.36 (0.42–2.61)1.35 (0.94–2.24)1.26 (0.74–3.84)
    PNSNSNSNSNS
Triglyceride (mmol/L; mean ± SD)
    group A1.8 ± 1.81.3 ± 0.61.5 ± 0.81.4 ± 0.71.5 ± 1.2
    group B1.3 ± 0.71.3 ± 0.81.4 ± 0.71.2 ± 0.61.2 ± 0.8
    PNSNSNSNSNS
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L; mean ± SD)
    group A2.2 ± 0.72.4 ± 0.82.2 ± 0.82.2 ± 0.72.3 ± 0.6
    group B2.2 ± 0.62.2 ± 0.62.2 ± 0.82.3 ± 0.72.1 ± 0.6
    PNSNSNSNSNS
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L; mean ± SD)
    group A1.3 ± 0.31.3 ± 0.41.3 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.41.2 ± 0.3
    group B1.4 ± 0.41.4 ± 0.41.4 ± 0.41.4 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.4
    PNSNSNSNSNS
Lipoprotein(a) (mg/dl; mean ± SD)
    group A1.3 ± 0.31.3 ± 0.41.3 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.41.2 ± 0.3
    group B1.4 ± 0.41.4 ± 0.41.4 ± 0.41.4 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.4
    PNSNSNSNSNS
  • IQR, interquartile range.