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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: The added-up albumin enhances the diuretic effect of furosemide in patients with hypoalbuminemic chronic kidney disease: a randomized controlled study

Numbers 24
Age (years) 66.4 ± 12.8
Males : Females 11 : 13
Weight (kgs) 65.6 ± 11.3
Height (cms) 164 ± 9
BMI (kgs/m2) 24.4 ± 4.3
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 131.5 ± 6.2
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79.6 ± 5.5
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 2.18 ± 0.79
Calculated GFR (mL/min/1.732) 31.0 ± 13.8
Serum albumin (g/dL) 2.98 ± 0.30 (2.32-3.46)
Serum sodium (mEq/L) 139 ± 2.7
Serum potassium (mEq/L) 4.3 ± 0.46
Serum chloride (mEq/L) 104 ± 3.2
Serum bicarbonate (mEq/L) 25.9 ± 3.6
24-hour urine protein (g/d) 0.56 (0.01-3.1)
Causes of chronic kidney disease Numbers
Hypertension 7
Diabetes mellitus 6
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 4
Ischemic heart disease 2
Chronic glomerulonephritis 3
Gout 1
Unknown 1
  1. † Median (ranges), BMI = Body mass index, GFR = Glomerular filtration rate.