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Table 3 The change [Δ] in clinical and biochemical parameters at 24 months

From: The effects of add-on corticosteroids on renal outcomes in patients with biopsy proven HIV associated nephropathy: a single centre study from South Africa

Median change [Δ] in parameters at 24 months [IQR] [ART + C] [ART Alone] P Valuea
Clinical parameters
 Systolic BP mmHg [IQR] 10 [−25; 11] 6 [2; 18] 0.466
 Diastolic BP mmHg [IQR] −6 [−20;4] 1 [−5; 7] 0.177
Biochemical parameters
 Change in eGFR (ml/min/1.73m2) [IQR] 25 [15;51] 9 [0;24] 0.008
 Change in uPCR (gm/mmol) [IQR] −0.13 [−0.25; −0.08] −0.12 [−0.55; −0.06] 0.691
 Change in Haemoglobin (gm/dL)[IQR] 3.4 [0.3; 4.7] 3.6 [2.1; 4.8] 0.480
 Change in Albumin (gm/L)[IQR] 5 [2; 12] 6 [4;15] 0.445
 Change in Cholesterol (mmol/l)[IQR] 0.2 [−0.10; 1.7] 0.3 [−1.5; 0.9] 0.577
  1. ART + C Antiretrovirals + corticosteroids, ART Alone Antiretrovirals alone, BP Blood pressure, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, uPCR protein creatinine ratio, a = Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test