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Table 3 BTM correlations with anthropometric, BIA and laboratory parameters (n = 52)

From: Effect of cachexia on bone turnover in cancer patients: a case-control study

  CTX Ocn PINP
r p r p r p
Anthropometric and BIA parameters
Age −0.04 0.7 −0.18 0.2 −0.04 0.8
BMI −0.33 0.01 0.14 0.3 −0.14 0.3
Weight −0.29 0.03 0.09 0.5 −0.1 0.5
Waist circumference −0.34 0.01 −0.09 0.5 −0.29 0.04
Fat mass −0.26 0.06 0.03 0.8 −0.1 0.4
Total body water −0.32 0.03 0.05 0.7 −0.05 0.7
ECW/ICW − 0.14 0.4 − 0.16 0.2 − 0.05 0.7
BCM −0.19 0.2 0.36 0.008 0.06 0.6
Phase angle −0.21 0.2 0.26 0.05 −0.003 0.9
SMI −0.21 0.1 0.01 0.9 0.04 0.8
Laboratory parameters
eGFR 0.07 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.07 0.6
CRP 0.37 0.007 −0.08 0.5 0.1 0.4
Albumin −0.45 0.001 0.26 0.06 −0.12 0.4
Cholinesterase −0.39 0.004 0.37 0.007 −0.1 0.5
ALP 0.25 0.07 0.04 0.7 0.25 0.07
GGT 0.31 0.02 −0.15 0.26 0.01 0.9
Hemoglobin −0.27 0.05 0.17 0.2 −0.21 0.1
Lymphocytes −0.17 0.2 0.06 0.6 −0.19 0.2
Bone metabolism parameters
PTH −0.11 0.4 0.19 0.2 −0.06 0.7
25(OH)D −0.16 0.2 0.13 0.3 0.04 0.7
TSH 0.19 0.2 −0.06 0.6 0.07 0.6
  1. Abbreviations: BTM bone turnover markers, BIA bioimpedance analysis, CTX carboxy terminal telopeptide of collagen type I, Ocn osteocalcin, PINP procollagen type I N-terminal propeptides, BMI body mass index, ECW extracellular water, ICW intracellular water, BCM body cell mass, SMI skeletal muscle index, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, CRP C-reactive protein, ALP alkaline phosphatase, GGT gamma glutamyl transferase, 25(OH)D 25-hydroxy vitamin D