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Table 2 Median values of selected clinical variables in a cohort of 37 patients with lupus nephritis

From: The renal metallothionein expression profile is altered in human lupus nephritis

Variable MT score = 0 MT score > 0 P valuea
Creatinine clearance (% of expected) 37.5 (10.0 to 75.0) 89.0 (3.0 to 201.0) 0.006
24-hour urinary protein excretion (g) 7.6 (2.7 to 21.8) 4.8 (0.2 to 31.9) 0.3
Serum albumin (μmol/l) 265.5 (60 to 480) 420 (150 to 615) 0.06
Activity index score 3.0 (2 to 10) 5.0 (0 to 14) 0.8
Chronicity index score 2.0 (0 to 7) 1.0 (0 to 9) 0.5
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125 (105 to 200) 135 (100 to 200) 0.5
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 85 (70 to 110) 90 (60 to 160) 0.9
  1. Data presented as the median (range). Patients with a tubular metallothionein (MT) score = 0 (n = 6) versus patients with a tubular MT score > 0 (n = 31). MT score as defined in text. aMann–Whitney rank-sum test.