Table 1.

Hematocrit, URR, serum albumin, and catheters at 90, 180, and 365 da

ParameterBaseline90 D180 D365 D
RSControlRSControlRSControlRSControl
Hematocrit (%; mean ± SD)31.6 ± 4.431.4 ± 4.637.9 ± 4.7b36.7 ± 5.136.2 ± 4.536.2 ± 4.536.0 ± 4.036.0 ± 4.0
URR (%; mean ± SD)69.0 ± 11.069.0 ± 11.070.7 ± 8.370.7 ± 9.072.6 ± 7.272.5 ± 7.873.5 ± 7.173.8 ± 7.9
Albumin (g/dl; mean ± SD)3.50 ± 0.613.44 ± 0.543.70 ± 0.46c3.66 ± 0.463.77 ± 0.44c3.74 ± 0.423.86 ± 0.46c3.80 ± 0.41
Hemodialysis catheters (%)69b5647b3828c241513
  • a RS, RightStart; URR, urea reduction ratio.

  • b P < 0.001 versus control.

  • c P < 0.05 versus control.