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Table 1 Changes of nutritional, hematological and lipid profile before the start of ND treatment, at, 2, 4 months during the treatment and 2 months after withdrawing treatment in 64 hemodialysis patients.

From: Effect of Nandrolone Decanoate on Serum Lipoprotein (a) and its isoforms in hemodialysis patients

  Basal (Mean ± SD) 2 months (Mean ± SD) 4 months (Mean ± SD) ND withdrawal 2 months (Mean ± SD)
Albumin(g/dl) 3.6 ± 0.8 3.9 ± 0.8 4.3 ± 1.0 (p < 0.0001)* 4.0 ± 1.0 (p = 0.001)**
Creatinine(mg/dl) 9.5 ± 3.4 10.7 ± 3.8 11.4 ± 3.4 (p < 0.009)* 10.3 ± 3.4 (p = 0.008)**
Hemoglobin(g/dl) 9.2 ± 2.2 9.9 ± 2.2 10.2 ± 2.1 (p < 0.03)* 9.9 ± 1.8 (p = 0.001)**
Hematocrit (%) 28.2 ± 6.7 30.2 ± 6.6 31.3 ± 6.4 (p < 0.03)* 30.4 ± 5.5 (p = 0.001)**
Cholesterol(mg/dl) 179.4 ± 38.5 196.1 ± 38.8 200.1 ± 39.1 (p = 0.007)* 197.6 ± 35.5 (p < 0.0001)**
HDL-C(mg/dl) 37.5 ± 4.3 36.4 ± 3.7 35.4 ± 3.0 (p = 0.007)* 36.3 ± 3.4 (p = 0.004)**
Triglyceride(mg/dl) 178.7 ± 85.9 180.4 ± 73.3 187.6 ± 70.7 (p < 0.04) *** 181.8 ± 64.6 (p = 0.085)* ***
Lp(a)(mg/dl) 40.6 ± 24.2 33.1 ± 19. 2 31.3 ± 17.2 (p < 0.0001) *** 33.3 ± 21.8 (p < 0.0001)* ***
  1. *, Comparison analysis between base, two and post of treatment values were performed using multiple comparisons by one-way ANOVA. **, Paired t-test was used to assess significancy of differences between base and 2 months after withdrawing treatment. ***, Comparison analysis between base, two and post of treatment values were performed using Friedman test. ****, Wilcoxon signed ranks test was used to assess significancy of differences between the base and 2 months after withdrawing of treatment.