Table 3.

Structural—functional correlations in 21 type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathya

VariableTotal ProteinuriaCreatinine Clearance
rP ValuerP Value
aMesangial and matrix volume fractions correlate with both total proteinuria and creatinine clearance. GBM width and FPWmes correlate with total proteinuria. Interstitial volume fraction correlates with creatinine clearance. FPWmes, foot process width on mesangialurinary surface. Other abbreviations as in Table 2.
VvMes/Glom0.640.002-0.580.006
VvMat/Glom0.650.001-0.580.006
GBM width0.580.006-0.230.224
FPWmes0.600.004-0.250.273
VvInterstitium/tubulointerstitium-0.100.689-0.580.008