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Table 4 Results of correlations between procalcitonin (PCT) and the other variables in 89 patients without leukocytosis and elevated CRP

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    0.6660
 Male (59) 0.210, 0.170 (0.05–0.84)   
 Female (30) 0.267, 0.165 (0.05–1.73)   
Primary disease    0.5464
 DM nephropathy (40) 0.203, 0.165 (0.05–0.84)   
 Non-DM (49) 0.250, 0.170 (0.05–1.73)   
Modality of hemodialysis    0.7601
 HD (82) 0.232, 0.170 (0.05–1.73)   
 HDF (7) 0.191, 0.170 (0.11–0.31)   
Blood access    0.5319
 Native AVF (81) 0.218, 0.170 (0.05–1.73)   
 AVG (8) 0.341, 0.195 (0.10–1.52)   
Age   −0.038 0.7012
Duration of dialysis   0.301 0.0054
Urine volume/day (45)   −0.247 0.0703
Dialysis time   0.406 0.0002
Fluctuation of BP during dialysis    
 Systolic pressure   0.114 0.2929
 Diastolic pressure   0.163 0.1315
Serum creatinine   0.293 0.0062
White blood cell counts   0.068 0.5308
C-reactive protein   0.113 0.3371
Ferritin   0.074 0.4956
β2 microglobulin   0.193 0.0728
Intact PTH   0.080 0.4645
Albumin   0.015 0.9532
Kt/V equivalent   0.398 0.0002
nPCR   0.109 0.3128
Total body water volume   −0.127 0.2263
  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