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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) stratified according to the requirement of hemodialysis during hospital admission

From: Serum levels of neutrophil Gelatinase associated Lipocalin (NGAL) predicts hemodialysis after coronary angiography in high risk patients with acute coronary syndrome

CharacteristicNo Hemodialysis (n = 37)Hemodialysis (n = 8)p Value
Demographic
 Male19 (51)8 (100)0.01
 Age, median (IQR)76 (69, 80)71 (63, 79)0.41
Comorbid conditions,n (%)
 Obesity7 (19)1 (12)0.66
 Hypertension30 (81)7 (87)0.66
 Active cancer2 (5)0 (0)0.31
 Atrial fibrillation4 (10)2 (22)0.28
 Chronic heart failure15 (40)6 (75)0.07
 COPD4 (10)0 (0)0.37
 Chronic kidney disease3 (8)1 (12)0.30
 Diabetes mellitus16 (43)5 (62)0.32
 Hyperlipidemia27 (73)6 (75)0.90
 Hypothyroidism10 (27)3 (37)0.55
 Tobacco use12 (32)4 (50)0.34
At admission, median (IQR*)
 Left ventricular ejection fraction45 (21, 55)32 (30, 53)0.89
 MDRD446 (40, 47)36 (31, 46)0.14
 Creatinine1.15 (1.2, 1.6)1.75 (1.2, 2.1)0.27
 BUN21 (15, 35)37 (19, 57)0.09
 Hemoglobin14.10 (12.6, 15.9)12.55 (11.5, 14.1)0.09
 Platelets219 (193, 282)261 (200, 281)0.63
Admission diagnosis, n (%)
 NSTEMI24 (65)7 (87)0.21
 STEMI3 (8)1 (12)0.69
 Unstable angina10 (27)0 (0)0.95
Clinical outcomes, n (%)
 Discharge hemodialysis0 (0)1 (12)0.03
 In-hospital mortality0 (0)3 (37)< 0.01
  1. NSTEMI non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, STEMI ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, IQR interquartile ratio, COPD chronic obstructive lung disease; BUN blood urea nitrogen, MDRD4, 4-variable modification of diet in renal disease study group formula
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