Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of dialysis patients (n = 20)a

CharacteristicValue
Age (yr; mean ± SD [range])65.4 ± 10.2 (45 to 83)
Gender (male/female)15/5
Time on dialysis (yr; mean ± SD)3.8 ± 2.1
Cause of renal disease
    diabetes5
    glomerulonephritis4
    hypertension8
    carcinoma2
    PKD1
Previous phosphate binder (mean dosage, g/d)
    calcium acetate4.85 (14 patients)
    calcium carbonate1.6 (4 patients)
    aluminium hydroxide6 (2 patients)
Vitamin D treatment13/20 patients
Statin treatment (mean dosage, mg/d)
    atorvastatin20 (1 patient)
    fluvastatin40 (2 patients)
    simvastatin35 (8 patients)
Serum phosphate (mg/dl; mean ± SEM)5.7 ± 0.4
Serum calcium (mg/dl; mean ± SEM)9.2 ± 0.2
Intact PTH (pmol/L; mean ± SEM)22.1 ± 6.4
HDL (mg/dl; mean ± SEM)44 ± 3.6
  • a PKD, polycystic kidney disease; PTH, parathyroid hormone.