BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Inflammatory Biomarkers in Refractory Congestive Heart Failure Patients Treated with Peritoneal Dialysis

Table 2

Selected clinical and biochemical characteristics during patients’ follow-up.

Baseline3 months6 months value

NYHA class4.0 (3.0–4.0)3.0 (3.0–4.0)3.0 (3.0–4.0)0.0035
Serum creatinine, mg/dL2.64 (1.54–5.89)2.55 (1.36–6.27)2.28 (1.32–8.11)0.9907
Serum urea, mg/dL210 (83–287)135 (79–194)143.5 (66–176)0.0012
Serum sodium, mEq/L135 (127–142)134 (125–143)138 (136–139)0.1843
Serum uric acid, mg/dL11.6 (4.5–14)7.7 (6.3–13.7)8.7 (7.3–11.6)0.0585
Serum albumin, g/dL3.2 (2.8–3.6)3 (2.5–4.1)3.3 (2.5–4.0)0.1148
Serum WBC, 1,000/μL5.91 (3.36–13.18)7.05 (3.92–13.7)7.005 (4.59–11.05)0.4014
ESR30 (5–80)40 (2–75)30 (2–80)0.7183

Values are expressed as median and range.