Table 1.

Baseline patient characteristics

Patient Characteristic (n=32)Value
Mean age (SD), yr67 (13)
Women, n (%)17 (53)
Mean dialysis vintage (SD), yr3.65 (3.50)
Mean weight (SD), kg78 (21)
Mean BMI (SD), kg/m230 (7)
Race, n (%)
 White16 (50)
 Asian10 (31)
 Other6 (19)
Cause of ESRD, n (%)
 Diabetes and hypertension23 (72)
 GN3 (9)
 Obstructive3 (9)
 Other3 (9)
Comorbidities, n (%)
 Coronary artery disease12 (38)
 Systolic heart failure7 (22)
 Atrial fibrillation4 (13)
 Diabetes24 (75)
  Diabetes with insulin use15 (63)
 Peripheral vascular disease9 (28)
 Stroke4 (13)
 Hypertension28 (88)
 Lower limb amputation3 (9)
Vascular access, n (%)
 Central venous catheter20 (63)
 Arteriovenous fistula12 (38)
Dialysis prescription
 HD duration of <4 h, n (%)4 (12)
 HD duration of 4 h, n (%)28 (88)
 Mean dialysate sodium (SD), meq/L (mmol/L)138 (2)
  ≥140 mmol/L, n (%)11 (34)
 Dialysate calcium ≥3 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/L), n (%)5 (16)
 Sodium profile, n (%)5 (16)
 Ultrafiltration profile, n (%)6 (19)
 Blood temperature monitoring enabled, n (%)28 (88)
  • BMI, body mass index; HD, hemodialysis.