Table 2.

Eligible patients by randomization status

CharacteristicsRandomized n=14Not Randomized n=36
Men10 (71)23 (64)
Age, yr53±1356±13
Comorbidity scorea4.8±3.44.9±2.7
Race
 White11 (79)19 (53)
 Black08 (22)
 Asian2 (14)5 (36)
 Other1 (7)4 (11)
Cause of kidney disease
 Diabetes mellitus3 (21)3 (8)
 Polycystic kidney disease09 (25)
 GN6 (43)14 (39)
 Other5 (35)10 (28)
ESKD vintage, yr, median (IQR)3.1 (1.1–14.3)1.7 (0.9–3.4)
Access
 CVC03 (8)b
 AVF14 (100)32 (89)
 AVG01 (3)
Previous access
 Had 1 CVC3 (21)11 (31)
 Had >1 CVC7 (50)9 (25)
 No CVC4 (29)16 (44)
 Had 1 AVG/AVF3 (21)18 (50)
 Had >1 AVG/AVF05 (14)
 No AVG/AVF11 (79)13 (36)
  • Data are presented as n (%) or mean±SD, unless otherwise indicated. IQR, interquartile range; CVC, central venous catheter; AVF, arteriovenous fistula; AVG, arteriovenous graft.

  • a Charlson comorbidity index score.

  • b Patients had developed AVF and were thus deemed eligible.