Table 5 Uni- and multivariate analysis (using Cox proportional hazards regression model) of survival for 50 patients with scleroderma renal crisis
ParameterUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis
p Valuep ValueHR (CI 95%)
Age > 53 years0.040.042.5 (1.1–5.8)
Diffuse vs non-diffuse SSc0.81
Interstitial lung disease0.39
Gastrointestinal tract involvement0.81
Blood pressure <140/900.0040.0016.7 (2.1–20.8)
Creatininaemia >280 μmoles/l0.15NS
Initial dialysis (temporary or chronic)0.04NS
Thrombotic microangiopathy0.99
Previous CS Exposure0.45
  • HR, hazard ratio; NS, non-significant; SSc, systemic sclerosis; CS, corticosteroids.