Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of the study population

CharacteristicOxymetholone (n=19)Placebo (n=22)
Age (yr)41.0±10.545.1±8.5
Number of males (%)10 (52.6)15 (68.2)
Dry weight (kg)54.4±8.856.8±8.9
Median dialysis vintage (mo; IQR)98.0 (61.0–110.0)96.0 (59.0–115.7)
Body mass index (kg/m2)21.6±3.221.2±3.5
Single-pool Kt/V urea1.9±0.31.8±0.2
Predialysis SBP (mmHg)139.9±15.1139.0±10.4
Predialysis DBP (mmHg)78.6±6.179.6±4.3
Causes of ESRD (n [%])
 Chronic glomerulonephritis6 (31.6)6 (27.3)
 Hypertension3 (15.8)3 (13.6)
 IgA nephropathy1 (5.3)3 (13.6)
 Other causes3 (15.8)2 (9.1)
 Unknown6 (31.6)8 (36.4)
  • Data are mean ± SD. IQR, interquartile range; SBP, systolic BP; DBP, diastolic BP.