Table 2.

Plasma and urinary levels of apo(a) in patients presenting with nephrotic syndrome and normolipidemic control subjectsa

VariableControl SubjectsNephrotic PatientsP Value
aResults are expressed as mean ± SD. apo(a), apolipoprotein (a); Lp(a), lipoprotein (a).
Plasma Lp(a) (mg/ml) median0.21 ± 0.280.71 ± 0.540.0003
0.1150.49
Plasma apo(a) fragments (μg/ml) median2.16 ± 2.9924.7 ± 20.4<0.0001
1.0219.9
Plasma apo(a) fragments/Lp(a) (%)2.1 ± 3.34.6 ± 3.4<0.0001
Urinary apo(a) (ng/ml per mg creatinine) median27.7 ± 44578 ± 622<0.000
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