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Table 1 The characteristics of the patients (n = 117)

From: Serum myokine (myostatin and IGF-1) measurement as predictors in hemodialysis patients

Age, years 58.9 ± 12.1
Male to female 76:41
Dialysis vintage, years 8.67 ± 8.1
Cause of renal failure, n
 CGN 62 (53%)
 DN 39 (33%)
 RPGN 2 (2%)
 PKD 3 (3%)
 Others 11 (9%)
Alb, g/dL 3.85 ± 0.24
BUN, mg/dL 74.1 ± 17.0
Creatinine, mg/dL 11.5 ± 2.79
Calcium, mg/dL 9.16 ± 0.96
Phosphorus, mg/dL 5.93 ± 1.48
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 157 ± 36
LDL, mg/dL 92.1 ± 27.2
HDL, mg/dL 44 ± 15
Triglyceride, mg/dL 103 ± 72
Myostatin, pg/mL 5424 ± 2887
IGF-1, ng/mL 156.8 ± 70.7
Drugs, n
 ARB 58 (50%)
 ACEi 3 (3%)
 Calcium blocker 71 (61%)
 Vit. D 81 (69%)
 Statin 10 (9%)
Kt/V 1.36 ± 0.24
PCR, g/kg/day 0.83 ± 0.21
  1. ACEi angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB angiotensin receptor blocker, CGN chronic glomerulonephritis, DN diabetic nephropathy, HD hemodialysis, IGF-1 insulin-like growth factor-1, PCR protein catabolism rate, PKD polycystic kidney disease, RPGN rapid progressive glomerulonephritis