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Table 1 Comparison of clinical characteristics between effective and ineffective groups

From: Effects of parathyroidectomy on tumoral calcinosis in uremic patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism

Characteristic Effective group (Group A) Ineffective group (Group B) P value
No. of patients (n) 5 3
Age, years 39.8 ± 14.5 37.0 ± 7.0 0.72
Male, n (%) 4 (80) 2 (67) 0.64
Course of TC, months 6 (5.5, 6.0) 9 (8, 10) 0.017
Serum iPTH, pg/ml 2532.8 (1134.0, 2934.9) 629.0 (422.2, 1300.0) 0.101
Serum Calcium, mmol/l 2.3 (2.3, 2.5) 2.22 (2.21, 2.35) 0.26
Serum Phosphate, mmol/l 2.6 (2.4, 2.8) 2.31 (2.18, 2.84) 0.57
Serum Magnesium, mmol/l 1.02 (0.86, 1.26) 1.11 (0.76, 1.13) 0.655
Serum 25-hydroxyVitamin D, ng/ml 62.9 (34.9, 77.5) 96.6 (29.2, 97) 0.297
Serum alkaline phosphatase, U/L 408.0 (217.9, 1101.7) 90.8 (71.0, 102.1) 0.025
hsCRP, mg/l 82.7 (55.0, 112.4) 3.11 (3.11,4.5) 0.024
  1. Abbreviation: TC tumoral calcinosis, iPTH intact parathyroid hormone, hsCRP high-sensitive C-reactive protein