Table 1.

Biochemical parameters of patients with nephrotic syndromea

RelapseRemission
GFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)132 ± 30130 ± 21
Serum CO2 (mEq/L)23 ± 1.822 ± 2.2
UP/C (normal <0.2 mg/mg)11.4 ± 8.30.05 ± 0.05b
Serum albumin (g/dl)2.4 ± 0.64.0 ± 0.36b
Serum cholesterol (mg/dl)310 ± 100192 ± 83b
Serum osteocalcin (ng/ml)54 ± 2285 ± 32c
Serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (μg/L)60 ± 1770 ± 30
Serum N-telopeptide (nmol BCE/L)47 ± 2370 ± 41c
  • a UP/C, urinary protein/creatinine ratio; BCE, bone collagen equivalent.

  • b P = 0.0001,

  • c P < 0.05 versus relapse.