Table 1.

Demographic features and health status of the study population at baseline

Variablesn = 99
Age (years, mean ± SEM; range)63.16 ± 1.28; 18–89
Gender (n, %)
    male53 (54%)
    female46 (46%)
End-stage renal disease underlying disease (n, %)
    glomerular diseases25 (25%)
    diabetic nephropathy15 (15%)
    nephrosclerosis15 (15%)
    polycystic kidney14 (14%)
    congenital nephropathies1 (1%)
    pyelonephritis5 (5%)
    hypertensive nephropathy7 (7%)
    others9 (9%)
    unknown10 (10%)
Type of MRD (n, %)
    hemodialysis90 (91%)
    peritoneal dialysis9 (9%)
Duration of MRD (years, mean ± SEM)7.91 ± 0.71
Duration of xerosis (years, mean ± SEM)5.4 ± 0.53
Clinical severity of xerosis (n, %)
    mild2 (2%)
    moderate50 (51%)
    severe to very severe47 (47%)
Total clinical score of xerosis (mean ± SEM)8.3 ± 0.3
Association with pruritus (n, %)
    yes74 (75%)
    no25 (25%)
Severity of pruritus (mm VAS, mean ± SEM)40.64 ± 3.36
Quality of life scores (mean ± SEM)
    PCS30.51 ± 1.21
    MCS41.29 ± 1.24
    DLQI5.61 ± 0.57