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Table 3 Results of the correlations between procalcitonin (PCT) and the other variables using Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman’s rank correlation test in 125 patients

From: Serum procalcitonin level in chronic hemodialytic patients with no evidence of bacterial infection

Variables (number of Pts) PCT mean, median (range) (ng/ml) R p value
Sex    0.4397
 Male (82) 0.238, 0.185 (0.05–0.95)   
 Female (43) 0.264, 0.170 (0.05–1.73)   
Primary disease    0.4330
 DM nephropathy (57) 0.222, 0.180 (0.05–0.84)   
 Non-DM (68) 0.268, 0.185 (0.05–1.73)   
Modality of hemodialysis    0.0831
 HD (112) 0.240, 0.180 (0.05–1.73)   
 HDF (13) 0.308, 0.240 (0.11–0.95)   
Blood access    0.8205
 Native AVF (114) 0.242, 0.180 (0.05–1.73)   
 AVG (11) 0.304, 0.190 (0.10–1.52)   
Age   0.071 0.4408
Duration of dialysis   0.245 0.0073
Urine volume/day (64)   −0.348 0.0057
Dialysis time   0.281 0.0033
Fluctuation of BP during dialysis    
 Systolic pressure   0.048 0.5939
 Diastolic pressure   0.102 0.2556
Serum creatinine   0.136 0.1342
White blood cell counts   0.159 0.0784
C-reactive protein   0.278 0.0022
Ferritin   0.096 0.2933
β2 microglobulin   0.229 0.0112
Intact PTH   0.048 0.6061
Albumin   −0.125 0.1350
Kt/V equivalent   0.352 <0.0001
nPCR   0.125 0.1685
Total body water volume   −0.007 0.9264
  1. Pts patients, DM diabetes mellitus, HD hemodialysis, HDF hemodiafiltration, AVF arteriovenous fistula, AVG arteriovenous graft, Kt/V normalized dialysis dose, BP blood pressure, nPCR normalized protein catabolic rate