Clinical Study

The Resistive Index Is a Marker of Renal Function, Pathology, Prognosis, and Responsiveness to Steroid Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Table 1

The correlation coefficients of ultrasonographic measurements with the clinical and histological parameters by univariate analysis ( ).

Resistive indexRenal lengthCortex area

Age −0.12
Systolic blood pressure −0.02 0.03
Urinary protein level 0.10 0.06 0.10
Serum creatinine level −0.12−0.12
Glomerulosclerosis score
Arteriolosclerosis score −0.06
Tubulointerstitial damage score
CKD stage

* P < 0.05, **P < 0.01.