Table 2.

Laboratory values at time of urgent dialysis initiation

Home Dialysis (n = 71)In-Center HD (n = 132)P
Creatinine, μmol/L637 [404 to 727]630 [405 to 750]0.9
Estimated GFR, ml/mina9.9 [6.7 to 13.1]10.2 [5.8 to 13.5]0.8
Urea, mmol/L32 [25 to 39]32 [21 to 41]0.9
Calcium, mmol/L2.26 [2.13 to 2.40]2.21 [2.08 to 2.40]0.2
Phosphorus, mmol/L1.83 [1.41 to 2.24]1.90 [1.36 to 2.27]0.5
Parathyroid hormone, pmol/L36 [14 to 46]40 [9 to 49]0.7
Hemoglobin, g/L94 [82 to 106]92 [81 to 101]0.6
Bicarbonate, mmol/L20 [17 to 24]20 [17 to 25]0.9
Albumin, g/L33 [29 to 38]31 [27 to 35]0.2
  • Values expressed as median [interquartile range].

  • a Estimated GFR obtained using the four-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula (19).