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Table 1 Description of patients converting to in-centre nocturnal dialysis (n = 37)

From: Regression of left ventricular mass following conversion from conventional hemodialysis to thrice weekly in-centre nocturnal hemodialysis

Female (%) 11 (30)
Age at time of conversion, in years 49.0 ± 12.2
Ethnicity (%)  
   Caucasian 18 (49)
   Black 4 (11)
   Asian 3 (8)
   Pacific Islander 8 (22)
   Other 4 (11)
Etiology of ESRD (%)  
   Diabetes mellitus 12 (32)
   Ischemic 2 (5)
   Glomerulonephritis 13 (35)
   Other 4 (11)
   Unknown 6 (16)
Median time on dialysis pre-conversion (IQR), in years 4.0 (1.4-8.3)
Vascular access at time of conversion  
   Arteriovenous fistula 18 (49)
   Arteriovenous graft 1 (2)
   Central venous catheter 18 (49)
Pre-INHD conversion echocardiographic data  
Left ventricular ejection fraction *  
   > 60% 26 (72)
   40-59% 5 (14)
   < 40% 5 (14)
LV end-diastolic dimension, in cm 4.9 ± 0.7
LV end-systolic dimension, in cm 3.3 ± 0.9
LV posterior wall thickness, in cm 1.2 ± 0.2
Interventricular septal wall thickness, in cm 1.2 ± 0.3
Patient weight, in kg 77.2 ± 19.9
Previous kidney transplant 13 (35)
Diabetes 17 (46)
History of coronary artery disease# 8 (22)
History of cerebrovascular disease 2 (5)
History of cancer 6 (16)
  1. Categorical variables are expressed as number (%) and continuous variables are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation.
  2. * Ejection fraction data missing for 1 patient
  3. # Coronary artery disease was defined as a history of myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft or percutaneous coronary intervention.
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