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Table 3 Quality indicators: mean levels and conformity rates

From: Monitoring of hemodialysis quality-of-care indicators: why is it important?

  All patients January 2009 All patients April 2010 P value* 33 patients January 2009 33 patients April 2010 P Value
N patients 65 69   33 33  
Sex ratio 1.09 1.33   0.89 0.89  
Dialysis Vintage (months) 41.3 40   54.7 68.5  
Dialysis technique 78,5% 37.1%   67.6% 8.8%  
Hemodialysis 0% 1.4%   0% 0%  
Hemofiltration 4,6% 4.3%   5.9% 5.9%  
  13,8% 52.9%   20.6% 85.3%  
Daily HDF       
Post-dilution HDF 3,1% 4.3%   5.9% 0%  
Pre-dilution HDF       
Hemoglobin 11.3/55.4% 10.9/65.2% NS 11/50% 11,1/67,6 0.03
EPO doses UI/Kg/week 111.3 133.8   106 126.4  
Albumin (g/dl) 35/53.1% 34/44.9% NS 34,7/52,9% 33,6/38,2% NS
Calcium (mmol/l) 2.28/58.4% 2.30/60.8% NS 2,27/47% 2,30/47% NS
Phosphates (mmol/l) 1.43/44.6% 1.48/60.3% 0.008 1.36/44% 1.45/55.9% NS
PTH (pg/ml) 442/22% 315/43.7% 0.0005 389/14.7% 271/35.3% 0.01
25OHvitD (nmol/l) 94.5/43%    94.9/67.6%   
HCO 3- (mmol/l) 24/50.8% 22.7/81.1% <0.0001 24.3/50% 22.7/82.4% <0.0001
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.99/79.4% 1.95/80% NS 2.1/76.5 1.95/70.6% NS
B2microglobulin (mg/l) 34.78/28.2% 26.3/48.5% 0.001 32.6/29.4% 28.5/38.2% NS
Pre-dialysis SBP (mmHg) 142/52.3% 138.4/51.4% NS 138.9/58.8% 137.3/58.8 NS
Pre-dialysis DBP (mmHg) 64/98.5% 62.3/100% NS 62.3/100% 63.3/100% NS
Kt (L) 55.6/95.1% 60.1/97% NS 57.2/88.2% 63.6/97% 0.002
Kt/V 1.94/90% 2.19/98.4% <0.0001 2.07/85.3% 2.37/94% 0.03
Vascular access (catheters < 7%) 78.5% AVF 74.3% AVF NS 85.3% AVF 88.2% AVF NS
21.5% catheter 25.7% catheter   14.7% catheter 11.8% catheter  
% of dialysis sessions with IDH 11.8% 12.2% NS 9.1% 10.6% NS
  1. *: Comparison of the conformity rates. A p value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.