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Table 2 Biochemical characteristics of the study population

From: Total calcium-sensing receptor expression in circulating monocytes is increased in rheumatoid arthritis patients with severe coronary artery calcification

Characteristics RA patients (n = 50) Control subjects (n = 25) P
Hemoglobin, g/dl 13.7 ± 1.5 14.3 ± 1.1 0.12
White blood cell, mm3 6264 ± 1797 5624 ± 1650 0.13
Neutrophil, mm3 3604 ± 1458 3232 ± 1283 0.26
Monocytes, mm3 440 ± 145 352 ± 112 0.005
Urea, mmol/l 6.1 ± 1.8 5.2 ± 1.0 0.006
Creatinine, μmol/l 64.6 ± 14.0 66.7 ± 10.6 0.46
Creatinine clearance, ml/mn 97.6 ± 21.0 92.8 ± 15.5 0.26
Calcium, mmol/l 2.31 ± 0.07 2.31 ± 0.09 0.81
Phosphorus, mmol/l 0.94 ± 0.17 0.98 ± 0.15 0.32
Glycemia, mmol/l 4.27 ± 1.08 4.94 ± 0.92 0.01
hs-CRP, mg/liter 3.9 ± 5.2 3.1 ± 4.8 0.54
ESR rate, mm/hour 12.1 ± 10.0 6.3 ± 4.2 0.001
25 OH vitamin D, ng/ml 17.8 ± 8.4 19.9 ± 8.8 0.30
iPTH, pg/ml 43.6 ± 25.0 42.2 ± 18.1 0.41
Total cholesterol, g/l 2.13 ± 0.36 2.29 ± 0.37 0.51
LDL cholesterol, g/l 1.26 ± 0.29 1.36 ± 0.27 0.18
HDL cholesterol, g/l 0.65 ± 0.15 0.61 ± 0.19 0.42
Triglycerides, g/l 1.10 ± 0.51 1.33 ± 0.58 0.09
  1. Values are the mean ± standard deviation (SD) (significant results are indicated in bold). hs-CRP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; iPTH, intact parathyroid hormone; LDL cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein; HDL cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein.