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Table 2 Characteristics of included patients

From: Which is the proper reference tissue for measuring the change in FDG PET metabolic volume of cardiac sarcoidosis before and after steroid therapy?

Factors All patients (n = 38)
Age (years old) 61.4 ± 9.5
Gender (male) 5 (13.2%)
Diabetes mellitus 4 (10.5%)
BMI (kg/m2) 22.8 ± 3.6
Initial steroid dose (mg/day) 29.7 ± 1.6
Steroid dose at the second scan (mg/day) 26.8 ± 4.3
Duration between scans (days) 61.5 ± 23.5
  1. BMI body mass index