Table 2

Laboratory values at baseline for etidronate/placebo group and etidronate/NaF group

Etidronate/placebo Etidronate/NaF
Serum
 Creatinine (50-140 μmol/l)106 (47)106 (32)
 Calcium (2.20-2.60 mmol/l)2.41 (0.10)2.46 (0.18)
 Phosphorus (0.80-1.50 mmol/l)0.94 (0.21)0.98 (0.18)
 CRP (< 8 mg/l)14 (23)13 (17)
 ESR (< 10 mm/1h)30 (22)28 (23)
 AP (27-93 U/l)60 (20)74 (33)
 BAP (14-43 U/l)15.1 (8.3)22.6 (14.2)
 Osteocalin (12.9-55.9 ng/ml)15.3 (9.2)20.4 (10.7)
 P1CP (50-220 μg/l)103 (48)112 (34)
 1CTP (1.7-5.0 μg/l)5.1 (2.6)5.6 (2.5)
 25 Vitamin D (< 15 μg/l)20.2 (10.6)21.9 (12.8)
Urine
 Calcium (< 0.50 mmol/mol creatine)0.42 (0.30)0.33 (0.28)
 Hydroxyproline (< 30 μmol/mol creatine)14.3 (19.6)20.4 (9.1)
 Pyridinoline, total (13.5-53.2 μmol/mol creatine)55 (42)46 (23)
 Deoxypyridinoline, total (2.2-27.6 μmol/mol creatine)13.6 (9.8)12.4 (4.0)
  • Data shown as mean with normal range in parentheses. No statistically significant differences at baseline were found between the two groups.