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Table 1 California Pacific Medical Center patient characteristics

From: End-stage renal disease preceded by rapid declines in kidney function: a case series

  ESRD precipitated by ARF (N = 8) ESRD not precipitated by ARF (N = 97)
Age at dialysis initiation (yrs) 69.9 ± 19.2 66.9 ± 13.5
Male 4 (50%) 49 (50.5%)
Race/Ethnicity, N (%)   
   White 3 (37.5%) 44 (45.3%)
   Asian 5 (62.5%) 30 (30.9%)
   Black 0 21 (21.6%)
   Hispanic 0 2 (2.1%)
Co-morbid conditions, N (%)   
   Hypertension 6 (75%) 85 (87.6%)
   Diabetes mellitus 4 (50%) 41 (42.2%)
   Congestive heart failure 1 (12.5%) 20 (20.6%)
Initial renal replacement therapy modality, N (%)   
   Hemodialysis 8 (100%) 92 (94.8%)
   Peritoneal dialysis (PD) 0 5 (5.2%)*
Access for dialysis, N (%)   
   Hemodialysis catheter 8 (100%) 69 (71.1%)¶
   Hemodialysis fistula 0 22 (22.7%)
   Hemodialysis graft 0 1 (1.0%)
   Peritoneal dialysis catheter 0 5 (5.2%)
  1. * p = 0.67 (Fisher's exact test)
  2. ¶ p = 0.33 (Fisher's exact test)