Table 2.

Baseline characteristics of the study populationa

VariableControlBicarbonateP
Weight (kg)74.9 ± 11.576.6 ± 21.10.84
Systolic BP (mmHg)123.7 ± 1.2124.0 ± 1.30.84
Diastolic BP (mmHg)75.4 ± 1.976.1 ± 1.50.91
MAMC (cm)24.8 ± 2.424.6 ± 2.90.81
Albumin (g/L)35.1 ± 0.834.7 ± 0.50.76
Bicarbonate (mmol/L)19.9 ± 1.519.8 ± 2.20.66
CrCl (ml/min per 1.73 m2)20.70 ± 5.5520.12 ± 6.470.60
Urinary Na (mmol/L)140.1 ± 4.4140.0 ± 7.90.96
Urinary protein (g/24 h)1.8 ± 0.21.7 ± 0.80.84
  • aData are means ± SE.