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Table 3 Correlation of urine NGAL with other parameters at baseline in active lupus nephritis

From: Urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin to predict renal response after induction therapy in active lupus nephritis

  Urine NGAL (ng/mL) Urine NGAL (ng/mgCr)
Spearman’s rho p-value Spearman’s rho p-value
Age (years) 0.089 0.473 0.001 0.992
ACEIs or ARBs −0.018 0.883 0.007 0.955
Diuretics −0.059 0.635 −0.116 0.344
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.360 0.003 0.198 0.105
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.359 0.003 0.045 0.715
SLEDAI score −0.079 0.523 0.034 0.780
Renal SLEDAI score 0.069 0.576 0.086 0.485
Positive anti-dsDNA antibody 0.040 0.743 −0.171 0.163
Serum complement C3 levels (g/L) 0.273 0.053 0.038 0.793
Low complement C3 −0.389 0.005 −0.130 0.365
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 0.231 0.058 0.344 0.004
UPCI (g/g creatinine) 0.280 0.021 −0.014 0.910
Estimated GFR (mL/min/1.73 m2) −0.262 0.031 −0.270 0.026
  1. Abbreviations ACEI, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, Anti-dsDNA anti-double-stranded DNA antibody, ARBs, angiotensin receptor blockers, GFR glomerular filtration rate, RAAS renin angiotensin aldosterone system, SLEDAI systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index, UPCR urine protein creatinine ratio