Table 3

Baseline characteristics according to DNA ploidy

Hyperdiploid (n = 132)Non-hyperdiploid (n = 92)P
Age, y (range)73 (65-85)73 (65-84)NS
Hemoglobin, g/dL, mean10.810.5NS
Calcium, mg/dL, mean9.69.6NS
Creatinine, mg/dL, mean1.041.03NS
B2-microglobulin, mg/L, mean3.94.9NS
PCs BM infiltration, %, mean3743NS
S-phase of PCs, %1.61.3NS
ISS stage, %
    I3022
    II3945NS
    III3134
Induction regimen, %
    VMP/VTP51/4952/48NS
Maintenance regimen, %
    VT/VP52/4849/50NS
  • ISS indicates International Staging System; and PCs, plasma cells.