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Table 2 Laboratory parameters at the baseline (and end) of study as indicated

From: Mortality in dialysis patients may not be associated with ESA dose: a 2-year prospective observational study

Variable Time NE LE GR HE PR
Ferritin (μg/L) Initial * 202 (80–296) 429 (228–607) 347 (235–539) 469 (206–640) 516 (353–772)
At 2 years * 181 (57–222) 285 (190–422) 389 (230–423) 288 (252–384) 239 (183–284)
TSAT (%) Initial * 25 (20–38) 25 (19–37) 25 (20–33) 24 (19-27) 19 (16-23)
At 2 years 26 (16–31) 26 (22–32) 22 (19-28) 22 (18-27) 17 (15-24)
CRP (mg/dL) Initial * 4 (2-11) 6.5 (3.8-15.5) 5 (2-10) 8 (3-30) 17 (12-23)
At 2 years 4 (2-9) 6.5 (3-14) 5 (2-10) 4 (2–13.5) 16 (5–37)
Albumin (g/L) Initial * 38 ± 4 38 ± 5 37 ± 4 37 ± 4 34 ± 4
At 2 years 37 ± 5 38 ± 5 40 ± 3 39 ± 4 37 ± 6
PTH (pmol/L) Initial 23 (11–49) 23 (10–47) 22 (11–54) 28 (14–57) 44 (25–68)
Vitamin B 12 (pmol/L) Initial 317 (237–488) 396 (290–487) 373 (282–514) 362 (246–515.7) 274(217–454)
Folate (nmol/L) Initial 42 (12–45) 19 (9–45) 35 (13–45) 45 (13–45) 39 (17–45)
  1. Abbreviations as per text. Values given include median (and IQR), or mean ± SD. Initial values and those after 2 years are shown. *: p < 0.05 for between-group analysis at time point indicated.