Study of Lipoprotein (a) in Chronic Renal Failure
Author(s): Vasanthan M and SV Mythili*
To compare the Lipoprotein (a) levels between non- diabetics and diabetics and compare the Lipoprotein (a) levels between diabetics with normal kidney function and diabetic CRF patients. To compare the Lipoprotein (a) levels between non-diabetic and diabetic CRF patients. This study was undertaken to study the level of Lipoprotein (a) levels in Chronic renal failure patients and to compare the levels of Lipoprotein(a)in three study groups. The mean Lp (a) level was high in diabetics with normal renal function and even more in diabetic Chronic renal failure patients compared to the controls with normal FBS, HbAlc, Urea and Creatinine. The same was compared between the three study groups using One-way ANOV A test and Tukey's HSD test. The difference in Lp (a) levels among the three diabetic groups was significant (P<0.01). This suggests that the Lp (a) levels.