Table 5. Comparison of hematologic and biochemical data between group A1 and group A2 at 6 mo of follow-upa

Group A1 Transplant Nephrectomy DoneGroup A2 Transplant Nephrectomy not Done
a Data are mean ± SD.
Significance between group A1 and group A2: b P < 0.001;
c P < 0.005.
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Hb (g/dl)12.7 ± 1.1c10.9 ± 1.4c
rHu-EPO dose (U/wk)6925 ± 3173c12714 ± 8693c
ERI (U/kg per wk per g/dl)9.9 ± 5.5c20.2 ± 12.3c
Ferritin (μg/L)356.7 ± 268.6NS235 ± 119NS
TSI (%)37.9 ± 14.3NS38.7 ± 18.1NS
Albumin (g/dl)3.9 ± 0.6b3.3 ± 0.4b
Prealbumin (mg/dl)30.8 ± 8.6c27.6 ± 7.9c
CRP (mg/dl)0.9 ± 0.5b3.6 ± 6.0b