Table 3.

Serum biochemistry at baseline and at the end of dialysisa

Baseline AAG DialysisEnd AAG DialysisBaseline G DialysisEnd G Dialysis
Bicarbonate (mmol/L)23.7 ± 3.325.6 ± 3.3b24.1 ± 3.625.8 ± 2.8c
Urea (mmol/L)22.0 ± 7.621.8 ± 6.520.5 ± 7.620.0 ± 6.9
Creatinine (μmol/L)841 ± 225762 ± 213b835 ± 240773 ± 208b
Glucose (mmol/L)4.8 ± 1.06.2 ± 2.6c4.2 ± 1.15.7 ± 2.1c
Insulin (pmol/L)134 ± 76495 ± 339b133 ± 86458 ± 243b
CRP (mg/L)12.2 ± 6.912.2 ± 7.89.1 ± 10.610.8 ± 13.3
Plasma leucine (μmol/L)108 ± 17.4198 ± 40.8b102 ± 10.3172 ± 37b,d
Dialysate leucine (μmol/L)NDNDND0.65 ± 0.11
Dialysate urea (mmol/9 h)ND174 ± 59.1ND163 ± 61.1
Dialysate protein (g/9 h)ND3.9 ± 2.9ND4.0 ± 2.8
  • a Data are mean ± SD. CRP, C-reactive protein; ND, not determined.

  • b P < 0.01 and

  • c P < 0.05 versus baseline.

  • d P < 0.01 versus end AAG dialysis.