Table 1.

Demographic characteristics and dialysis-related factors based on the presence (with) or absence (without) of new fixed segmental systolic reduction of >60% after 12 months

ParametersPatients without Fixed Reduction in Segmental Systolic ReductionPatients with Fixed Reduction in Segmental Systolic ReductionP
Age (mean, yr)65 ± 14.564.8 ± 11.8>0.9
Men:women (n)6:513:6>0.6
Dialysis vintage (mean, mo)31.9 ± 21.641.6 ± 28.5>0.9
Etiologies (n)
    diabetes mellitus4 (36%)10 (53%)>0.4
    glomerular disease2 (18%)2 (11%)>0.5
    APKD1 (9%)3 (16%)>0.9
    other3 (27%)1 (5%)>0.2
    unknown1 (9%)3 (16%)>0.1
IHD (n)6 (45%)5 (25%)>0.2
Smoker (n)3 (27%)5 (25%)>0.9
Intradialytic weight gain (mean, kg)1.6 ± 0.71.84 ± 0.7>0.9
Ultrafiltration volume (mean, L)2.03 ± 0.62.3 ± 0.9>0.6
Antihypertensive medication (mean, n)1.1 ± 21.3 ± 1.3>0.7
    calcium-channel blocker (n)4 (36%)6 (32%)>0.9
    beta blocker (n)3 (27%)4 (21%)>0.9
    ACE inhibitor/ARB (n)4 (36%)4 (21%)>0.4
    other (n)4 (36%)4 (21%)>0.4
  • APKD, adult polycystic kidney disease; HT, hypertension; ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin II receptor blocker.