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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, laboratory investigation (mean ± SE) and correlation of Ngal (ng/mL) (R, p value) in dehydrated and control patients

From: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in dehydrated patients: a preliminary report

  Dehydrated (n = 12) Control (n = 12)  
Comparison parameter Mean ± SE R (p value*) Mean ± SE R (p value*) p value**
Ngal (ng/mL) 129.4 ± 25.7 - 60.6 ± 0.4 - 0.02
Age (yrs) 53.3 ± 6.3 0.40 (0.20) 53.6 ± 2.2 0.13 (0.68) 0.96
Hb (g/dL) 14.0 ± 0.4 -0.44 (0.15) 13.8 ± 0.5 0.27 (0.40) 0.63
Wbc (K/μL) 9.3 ± 0.7 -0.15 (0.65) 8.0 ± 0.8 -0.06 (0.85) 0.23
Rbc (M/μL) 5.0 ± 0.1 -0.41 (0.18) 4.9 ± 0.1 0.48 (0.12) 0.72
Urea (mg/dL) 68.7 ± 15.2 0.53 (0.08) 38.7 ± 4.4 0.13 (0.68) 0.06
Cr (mg/dL) 1.3 ± 0.1 0.12 (0.72) 1.0 ± 0.1 0.26 (0.86) 0.17
  1. * p value for Pearson correlation coefficients between Ngal (ng/mL) and the other comparison parameters for patients and controls
  2. ** p value for independent samples T Test between dehydrated patients and controls for each comparison parameter