Table 2.

Biochemical dataa

ParameterHDBFD
Before DialysisAfter DialysisBefore DialysisAfter Dialysis
Hemoglobin (g/dl)12.10 (10.70 to 13.40)12.50 (11.00 to 14.60)11.90 (11.30 to 13.60)12.90 (11.30 to 13.10)
Hematocrit0.36 (0.33 to 0.44)0.37 (0.34 to 0.43)0.37 (0.35 to 0.4)0.38 (0.35 to 0.40)
Na+ (mmol/L)137.00 (135.00 to 149.00)137.50 (136.00 to 138.00)137.00 (136.00 to 138.00)137.00 (135.00 to 138.00)
Corr. Ca2+ (mmol/L)2.32 (2.22 to 2.39)2.28 (2.15 to 2.35)2.46 (2.36 to 2.46)2.33 (2.33 to 2.33)
Phosphate (mmol/L)1.75 (1.49 to 2.05)0.89 (0.77 to 0.99)1.93 (1.49 to 3.10)1.05 (0.77 to 1.13)
Albumin (g/L)32.00 (31.00 to 33.50)36.50 (35.00 to 39.00)32.00 (32.00 to 33.00)34.00 (33.00 to 36.00)
CRP (mg/L)7.50 (3.00 to 12.00)7.50 (2.00 to 13.00)4.00 (3.00 to 9.00)5.00 (4.00 to 10.00)
cTnI (μ g/L)b<0.032 (<0.032 to 0.050)<0.032 (<0.032 to 0.460)<0.032 (<0.032 to 0.410)<0.032 (<0.032 to 0.400)
Kt/Vurea1.32 (1.30 to 1.42)1.44 (1.42 to 1.52)
  • a Data are median (interquartile range). There were no significant differences between hemodialysis (HD) and biofeedback dialysis (BFD) for any parameters, including Kt/Vurea. CRP, C-reactive protein; cTnI, cardiac troponin-I; Corr. Ca2+, corrected calcium.

  • b Lowest value quoted <0.032 (normal).