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Table 5 Changes in Vascular Risk Factor Profiles with conversion from SHD to NHD

From: Cardiac and vascular structure and function parameters do not improve with alternate nightly home hemodialysis: An interventional cohort study

Cardiac Risk Factor Parameter NHD (n = 41)
  Baseline Follow-up p value
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.4 ± 0.9 4.3 ± 0.8 0.8
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.6 (1.1-2.7) 1.1 (0.9-1.7) 0.08
LDL Cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.2 ± 0.8 2.1 ± 0.7 0.7
HDL Cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.5 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.4 0.08
Lipoprotein a (mg/L) 150 (90-260) 150 (80-278) 0.8
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 148 ± 20 141 ± 19 0.06
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 83 ± 15 78 ± 13 0.01
Haemoglobin (g/L) 112 ± 12 114 ± 13 0.5
Ferritin (mcg/L) 209 (108-361) 253 (93-345) 0.5
C Reactive Protein (mg/L) 7(5-11) 6 (5-13) 0.6
Albumin (g/L) 42 ± 3 43 ± 4 0.2
Calcium (mmol/L) 2.39 ± 0.30 2.48 ± 0.18 0.02
Phosphate (mmol/L) 1.93 ± 0.55 1.47 ± 0.35 < 0.0001
Calcium Phosphate Product (mmol 2 /L 2 ) 4.61 ± 1.4 3.66 ± 0.86 < 0.0001
Parathyroid Hormone (pmol/L) 290 (140-471) 160 (62-290) 0.03
Homocysteine (mcmol/L) 23 ± 6 22 ± 6 0.5
  1. NHD = Nocturnal hemodialysis; LDL = Low density lipoprotein; HDL = High density lipoprotein