Table 1.

Demographic data of patients undergoing kidney transplantation

ParameterAll Patients (n = 30)No Iliac Artery Calcification (n = 14)Iliac Artery Calcifications (n = 16)P
Age (years; mean ± SD)49 ± 1050 ± 949 ± 120.709
Male/female17/137/710/60.491
Diabetes1010.341
Hypertension2613130.351
BMI (kg/m2; mean ± SD)24.3 ± 3.224.5 ± 2.424.1 ± 3.90.692
Dialysis mode (HD/PD)26/412/214/20.886
Dialysis vintage (years; mean ± SD)5.9 ± 3.15.1 ± 3.16.7 ± 3.00.175
Hemoglobin (g/L; mean ± SD)119 ± 17119 ± 16119 ± 180.733
Protein (g/L; mean ± SD)68.7 ± 8.867.8 ± 8.369.4 ± 9.40.739
Calcium (mmol/L; mean ± SD)2.47 ± 0.232.41 ± 0.222.51 ± 0.230.291
Phosphate (mmol/L; mean ± SD)1.53 ± 0.581.51 ± 0.381.54 ± 0.710.759
Magnesium (mmol/L; mean ± SD)0.91 ± 0.180.86 ± 0.160.96 ± 0.190.149
CRP (mg/L; mean ± SD)14.2 ± 16.111.9 ± 14.916.0 ± 17.20.455
  • Calcification of the iliac artery was investigated by von Kossa stain. Blood was drawn before kidney transplantation. BMI, body mass index; CRP, C-reactive protein; HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.