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Table 1 Clinical and biological characteristics of patients at admission

From: Echocardiographic abnormalities in 124 severely malnourished adult anorexia nervosa patients: frequency and relationship with body composition and biological features

  N = 124 patients
Age (Y) 32 ± 2.8
Gender (M/F) 5 / 119
 AN-R type 90 (73%)
 AN-BP type 34 (27%)
Duration of AN since diagnostic (Y) 7.9 ± 5.7
BMI 12.3 ± 2,5
HR (bpm) 61.6 ± 17.2
SBP (mm Hg) 99.2 ± 12
DBP (mmHg) 65.6 ± 10.6
Body composition (DEXA)
 FFM (Kg) 28.8 ± 4.8
 FM (%) 8.8 ± 3.8
 FFMI (%) 10.8 ± 1.4
Cardiac findings
 QT interval (mm) 406 ± 54
 QTc interval (mm) 385 ± 31
 QT/QTc 1 ± 0.1
 Pericardial effusion 34 (27%)
 LVEF (%) 63 ± 10
 LV mass (g) 80 ± 22
Biological findings
 Albumin (38–52 g/l) 36.9 ± 7.1
 Transthyretin (0.21–0.45 g/l) 0.248 ± 0.102
 CRP (< 5 mg/l) 6.5 ± 23.7
 BNP (<  100 pg /l) 54 ± 70
 Potassium (3.7–4.7 mmol/l) 3.8 ± 0.6
 Calcium (2.12–2.52 mmol/l) 2.2 ± 0.1
 Phosphorus (0.8–1.45 mmol/l) 1.1 ± 0.3
 Magnesium (0.70–1.00 mmol/l) 0.8 ± 0,1
 Patients with Hypertransaminasemiaa 34 (27%)
 AST (15–37 UI/l) 137.6 ± 425.8
 ALT (12–78 UI/l) 170.1 ± 371.4
 Total Cholesterol (C) (3.00–6.00 mmol/l) 4.2 ± 1.4
 HDL-C (0.8–1.9 mmol/l) 1.8 ± 0.7
 LDL-C (< 4.1 mmol/l) 2.1 ± 1.1
 Total TG (< 1.7 mmol/l) 0.9 ± 0.7
  1. Data are expressed as mean + SD or number (percentage)
  2. Y Years, M Men, F Females, AN-R Anorexia Nervosa Restrictive type, AN-BP Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating/Purging type, BMI Body Mass Index, HR Heart Rate, SBD Systolic Blood Pressure, DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure, FFM Free Fat Mass, FM Fat Mass, FFMI Free Fat Mass Index, QTc corrected QT interval, LVEF Left Ventricular ejection fraction, LV Left Ventricle, CRP C-Reactive Protein, BNP Brain Natriuretic Peptid, AST Aspartate Transaminase, ALT Alanine Transaminase, HDL High Density Lipoprotein, LDL Low Density Lipoprotein, TG triglycerides
  3. a = (AST and/or ALT> 2 N)