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Table 1 Patient characteristics and lipid parameters before and after LDL apheresis

From: Impact of selective LDL apheresis on serum chemerin levels in patients with hypercholesterolemia

  Before treatment After treatment Change in %
Age (years) 60.57 ± 4.79  
Gender (female/male) 3/3  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.19 ± 2.14  
Waist circumference (cm) 101 ± 8.19  
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 9.25 ± 1.49 4.41 ± 0.99*** −52.58
LDL-C (mmol/L) 6.92 ± 1.34 2.69 ± 0.97*** −61.84
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.40 ± 0.31 1.24 ± 0.16* −10.46
Apo B (g/L) 2.10 ± 0.42 0.82 ± 0.28*** −61.49
Apo A (g/L) 1.69 ± 0.19 1.44 ± 0.10** −14.09
Creatinine (μmol/L) 94.33 ± 58.18 82.33 ± 52.95** −13.52
Serum chemerin (ng/mL) 82.34 ± 36.30 59.09 ± 24.89** −27.26
Large LDL (%) 27.36 ± 6.64 23.72 ± 4.62 −12.20
Small-dense LDL (%) 4.86 ± 4.27 1.14 ± 1.57** −83.81
Mean LDL size (nm) 26.64 ± 0.568 26.98 ± 0.402* 0.129
Large HDL (%) 21.08 ± 4.79 24.36 ± 4.25 16.70
Intermediate HDL (%) 45.16 ± 5.25 50.02 ± 3.47 11.45
Small HDL (%) 33.76 ± 8.66 25.62 ± 5.75** −23.44
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD). *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001