Table 1

Demographic and biochemical parameters at baseline in the two groups

ParametersIntervention n=16Control n=24P-value
Age (years)50.0 (36 to 51)47.5 (39.3 to 49.2)0.765
Gender (Male)614
25 (OH) D3 (ng/ml)8.6 (7.1 to 13.1)9.54 (8.1 to 12.5)0.730
Fibrinogen (g/L)4.06 (3.7 to 5.12)3.73 (3.40 to 4.30)0.232
D-Dimer (ng/ml)345 (219 to 860)236.7 (224.8–384.4)0.295
Procalcitonin (ng/ml)0.02 (0.02–0.03)0.03 (0.02–0.09)0.411
C reactive protein (mg/L)2.1 (0.8 to 20.4)2.6 (0.7 to 14)0.295
Calcium (mg/dl)9.4 (9.2 to 9.7)8.8 (8.0–9.2)0.042*
Phosphorus4.0 (2.1–6.2)3.3 (3.1–3.8)0.121
  • *p<0.05 is considered significant.

  • Data represented as median (Inter quartile range).