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Table 3 Laboratory data

From: Citrate confers less filter-induced complement activation and neutrophil degranulation than heparin when used for anticoagulation during continuous venovenous haemofiltration in critically ill patients

  No anticoagulation n = 13 Heparin n = 8 Citrate n = 17 P
Leukocytes (×109/L)     
0 h 7.8 (1–17.2) 11.6 (6.5-19.7) 11.4 (1.3-25.7) 0.33
12 h 8.1 (1.2-24.8) 12.4 (5.2-24.2) 11.6 (0.8-116) 0.39
Platelets (×109/L)     
0 h 65 (22–777) 167 (44–332) 117 (35–332) 0.03
12 h 72 (8–131) 140 (45–203) 100 (18–335) 0.04
aPTT(sec)     
0 h 48 (39–72) 40 (36–81) 48 (34–94) 0.56
12 h 46 (41–118) 62 (40–125) 46 (33–68) 0.03
Creatinine (μmol/L)     
0 h 249 (100–410) 420 (156–626) 311 (47–626) 0.02
24 h 206 (140–250) 284 (125–463) 236 (46–441) 0.04
  1. Median (range). aPTT = activated partial prothrombin time.