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05 June 2024 : Clinical Research  

Serum Lipoprotein(a) Levels as a Predictor of Aortic Stiffness in Patients on Long-Term Peritoneal Dialysis

Po-Yu Huang ORCID logo12BCDEF, Bang-Gee Hsu345ABCDEFG, Yu-Li Lin345ABCG, Chi-Chong Tang34B, Hung-Hsiang Liou6AD, Jen-Pi Tsai135ABCDFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944348

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e944348

Table 3 Correlation between carotid–femoral pulse wave velocity levels and clinical variables among 148 peritoneal dialysis patients.

VariablesCarotid-femoral PWV (m/s)
Simple regressionMultivariable regression
rP valueBetaAdjusted R2P value
Diabetes0.404* 0.3170.158*
Age (years)0.295* 0.1980.0280.003*
Log-PD vintage (months)−0.0190.822
Body mass index (kg/m)0.1410.087
Waist circumference (cm)0.306* 0.1780.0250.008*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.2810.001* 0.1740.0240.010*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.0830.318
Hemoglobin (g/dL)0.1220.141
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)0.2160.008*
Log-Triglyceride (mg/dL)0.1560.059
Log-Glucose (mg/dL)0.322*
Albumin (mg/dL)−0.0690.402
Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL)0.0530.520
Creatinine (mg/dL)0.0680.408
Total calcium (mg/dL)0.1580.056
Phosphorus (mg/dL)−0.0840.312
Log-iPTH (pg/mL)−0.0600.472
Log-Lipoprotein(a) (mg/L)0.396* 0.3420.170*
Weekly Kt/V0.0690.515
Peritoneal Kt/V0.0500.635
Log-Total clearance of creatinine (L/week)−0.0040.973
Peritoneal clearance of creatinine (L/week)−0.0130.905
Data of PD vintage, triglyceride, glucose, iPTH, total clearance of creatinine, and lipoprotein(a) levels showed skewed distribution and therefore were log-transformed before analysis. Analysis data was done using simple regression analyses or multivariate stepwise linear regression analysis (adopted factors: diabetes, age, waist circumference, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, log-glucose, and log-lipoprotein(a)). PD – peritoneal dialysis; iPTH – intact parathyroid hormone; Weekly Kt/V – weekly fractional clearance index for urea.

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