Table 2

Correlations with epicardial fat volume (N = 94)
      Variable r P
Age 0.06 0.60
Body Mass Index 0.53 <0.0001
eGFR −0.18 0.09
log UACR (N = 88) 0.30 0.004
Systolic Blood Pressure (N = 93) 0.07 0.50
Diastolic Blood Pressure (N = 93) −0.06 0.60
log Coronary artery calcification score 0.28 0.006
Abdominal obesity 0.51 <0.0001
Log HOMA-IR (N = 72) 0.38 0.001
Fasting glucose 0.23 0.02
Triglycerides (N = 93) 0.34 0.001
LDL cholesterol (N = 92) −0.17 0.11
HDL cholesterol (N = 93) −0.39 <0.0001
Log hsCRP (N = 93) 0.30 0.003
Log Interleukin - 6 0.34 0.001
Log FGF-23 0.23 0.03
Phosphorus 0.08 0.50
Albumin −0.28 0.007
25-Hydroxy Vitamin D −0.14 0.17
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D −0.13 0.23
Fetuin-A (N = 93) −0.13 0.20
Osteoprotegerin 0.03 0.80

eGFR = estimated glomerular filtration rate; UACR = urinary albumin to creatinine ratio; HOMA-IR = homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; HDL = high density lipoprotein; LDL = low density lipoprotein; hsCRP = high sensitivity C-reactive protein.

FGF-23 = fibroblast growth factor −23.

Kerr et al.

Kerr et al. BMC Nephrology 2013 14:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-14-26

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