Table 4.

Temperature dataa

ParameterHD37HD35
Temperature score8 (6 to 12)b12 (7 to 14)b
Body temperature before dialysis (°C)35.3 (34.9 to 36.3)35.6 (35.1 to 36.6)
Body temperature after dialysis (°C)36.5 (35.3 to 36.3)c35.5 (35.0 to 35.9)c
Change in body temperature (°C)0.7 (0.05 to 1.3)d−0.6 (−1.35 to 0.05)d
Ambient room temperature (°C)25.1 (24.3 to 25.5)24.7 (24.5 to 25.4)
  • a Data are medians (IQR). Temperature score rates how cold a patient is feeling during the dialysis treatment, with the lowest score of 6 signifying no thermal symptoms and the highest score of 24 indicating severe symptoms of cold.

  • b P = 0.01,

  • c P = 0.02,

  • d P < 0.001 by Wilcoxon rank sum.