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Research Article

Usefulness of Multidetector Row Computed Tomography for Predicting Cardiac Events in Asymptomatic Chronic Kidney Disease Patients at the Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy

Table 2

Basic characteristics of the two groups according to CACS and CAS by MDCT.

No CACS/CAS ( )CACS or CAS ( ) value

Age (years) <0.01
Sex (male : female)20 : 1326 : 15NS
Diabetes mellitus, (%)12 (36.3%)26 (63.4%) <0.05
SBP (mmHg) NS
DBP (mmHg) NS

Hb (g/dL) NS
Calcium (mg/dL) NS
Phosphate (mg/dL) NS
iPTH (pg/mL) NS
Uric acid <0.01
hsCRP (mg/L) NS
Albumin (g/dL) NS
TC (mg/dL) NS
HDL-C (mg/dL) NS
LDL-C (mg/dL) NS
Triglyceride (mg/dL) NS
Free fatty acid (uEq/L) NS
Lipoprotein(a) (mg/dL) NS
Fibrinogen (mg/dL) NS
Homocysteine (umol/L) NS

EF (%) NS

All values are expressed as mean ± SD; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; Hb: hemoglobin; iPTH: intact parathyroid intact hormone; hsCRP: high sensitivity C-reactive protein; HDL: high density lipoprotein; LDL: low density lipoprotein; PAI-1: plasminogen activator inhibitor-1; EF: ejection fraction; LVMI: left ventricular mass index; CACS: coronary artery calcium score; NS: not significant.

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