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Table 2 Selected laboratory values prior to INHD conversion and 6 and 12 months following INHD conversion

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

  Pre-conversion
(n = 37)
Six months
following INHD conversion (n = 37)
Twelve months following INHD conversion (n = 31)
Reduction in urea, % 71.7 ± 6.7 84.9 ± 6.3* 86.7 ± 6.4*
Hemoglobin, in g/L 114.5 ± 17.3 119.1 ± 14.8 117.1 ± 13.5
Serum albumin, in g/L 33.7 ± 3.5 33.3 ± 3.0 32.8 ± 4.4
Calcium, in mmol/L 2.12 ± 0.23 2.20 ± 0.12* 2.18 ± 0.17
Phosphate, in mmol/L 2.10 ± 0.59 1.57 ± 0.49* 1.46 ± 0.47*
PTH, in pmol/L 26 (20-41) 28 (15-74) 36 (17-61)
ALP, in Units/L 95 (63-138) 124 (105-167)* 144 (92-212)*
  1. Data are presented as means ± standard deviation or medians (interquartile range), as appropriate. The paired t-test was used to compare pre- and post-conversion differences for normally-distributed variables and the signed rank test was used for non-normally distributed variables.
  2. * denotes p-value of < 0.05 for change in the laboratory value as compared to pre-conversion to INHD
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