Table 1.

Effect of NIVM algorithm on outcome parametersa

Outcome VariableBaselineEnd of StudyPb
Estimated dry weight (kg)48.84 ± 16.8348.78 ± 15.92NS
Pre-HD weight (kg)51.69 ± 18.7452.11 ± 16.65NS
Post-HD weight (kg)49.25 ± 17.1449.24 ± 15.62NS
Casual pre-HD SBP index0.99 ± 0.160.93 ± 0.120.08
Casual pre-HD DBP index0.85 ± 0.240.79 ± 0.19NS
Casual post-HD SBP index0.93 ± 0.130.86 ± 0.110.04
Casual post-HD DBP index0.76 ± 0.220.69 ± 0.150.08
LVMI (g/m2.7; n = 11)41.6 ± 16.941.2 ± 14.3NS
  • a DBP, diastolic BP; HD, hemodialysis; LVMI, left ventricular mass index; NIVM, noninvasive monitoring of hematocrit; SBP, systolic BP. BP index equals measured BP divided by the 95th percentile value.

  • b P > 0.10 is reported as NS.