Table 1.

Clinical characteristics and biological parameters of HD patients (n = 134) determined at baseline, before a dialysis sessiona

ParameterValue
Age (yr; mean ± SD)66 ± 13.7
Gender ratio (M/F)57/77
% Current smokers25.4
% Type 2 diabetes20.2
% Hypertension20.9
% Hyperlipidemia31.3
% CV history55
BMI (kg/m2; median [min to max])22.9 (14.7 to 42.7)
Urea (mmol/L; median [min to max])21.8 (6.8 to 47.3)
Creatinine (μmol/L; median [min to max])749 (376 to 1381)
Hemoglobin (g/L; median [min to max])11.5 (7.8 to 14.2)
hs-CRP (mg/L; median [min to max])5.6 (0.04 to 192.8)
Albumin (g/L; median [min to max])37.3 (24.40 to 48.2)
Pre-albumin (g/L; median [min to max])0.29 (0.08 to 0.53)
Orosomucoid (g/L; median [min to max])1.14 (0.51 to 3.56)
Total cholesterol (g/L; median [min to max])1.84 (0.94 to 3.67)
LDL cholesterol (g/L; median [min to max])0.96 (0.14 to 2.44)
HDL cholesterol (g/L; median [min to max])0.51 (0.25 to 1.11)
Triglycerides (g/L; median [min to max])1.51 (0.42 to 6.89)
  • a BMI, body mass index; CV, cardiovascular; hs-CRP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein