Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients enrolled in this study
Characteristic Value
Male/female, n 35/23
Mean age at renal biopsy, yrs (SD) [range] 62.7 (12.9) [20–87]
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 118.6 (18.2) [146–80]
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 72.0 (10.4) [94–50]
Total protein (g/dl) 5.0 (0.8) [3.6–6.9]
Albumin (g/dl) 2.5 (0.7) [1.0–4.4]
BUN (mg/dl) 17.0 (8.4) [7.2–62.9]
Serum creatinine (mg/dl) 0.9 (0.4) [0.4–1.9]
Uric acid (mg/dl) 5.8 (1.8) [1.6–10.6]
Na (mEq/L) 140.1 (3.1) [132–145]
K (mEq/L) 4.1 (0.4) [3.2–5.1]
Ca(mg/dl) 8.2 (1.2) [4.0–9.6]
P(mg/dl) 4.4 (2.5) [2.8–4.5]
ALT(IU/ml) 30.7 (15.8) [12–79]
AST(IU/ml) 32.0 (41.8) [7–248]
ALP(IU/ml) 256.2 (204.8) [50–797]
LDH(IU/ml) 348.7 (168.3) [167–778]
Total bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.5 (0.3) [0.2–1.1]
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 280.8 (91.0) [158–597]
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 176.3 (113.4) [66–583]
Creatinine clearance (ml/min/1.73 m2) 75.5 (34.9) [20.2–214.0]
Urinary protein (g/day) 4.0 (3.9) [0.3–29]
Immunoglobulin G (mg/dl) 875.5 (537.1) [110–3061]
Immunoglobulin A (mg/dl) 265.1 (285.5) [30–1250]
Immunoglobulin M (mg/dl) M-protein (κ/λ/N.S.) 102.1 (34.1) [14–225] 2/50/6
C3 (mg/dl) 103.2 (61.2) [14–225]
C4 (mg/dl) 35.2 (13.6) [12.0–83.4]
CH50 (U/ml) 39.9 (11.2) [5–65]
eGFR (ml/min/1.73 m2) 79.5 (32.9) [21.0–134.7]

SD, standard deviation; BUN, Blood urea nitrogen; CH50, 50% hemolytic unit of complement; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; NS, not specific.

Kuroda et al.

Kuroda et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-118

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