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Table 2 The main dialysis parameters of the study population, according to mode of dialysis (HD versus HDF) and setting of study

From: Efficiency and nutritional parameters in an elderly high risk population on hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration in Italy and France: different treatments with similar names?

  HDF Le Mans HDF Cagliari HDF all cases P Le Mans vs Cagliari HDF HD Le Mans HD Cagliari HD all cases P Le Mans vs Cagliari HD
N 74 34 108 23 49 72
Males/Females 54.1%
45.9%
70.6%
29.4%
59.3%
40.7%
0.104 60.9%
39.1%
59.2%
40.8%
59.7%
40.3%
0.892
Age median (min-max) 69 (31–87) 68.5 (41–87) 69 (31–87) 0.608 78 (18–90) 65 (26–89) 70 (18–90) 0.001
RRT vintage (min-max) 5.2 (0.2–43.5) 9.8 (0.6–34.9) 5.9 (0.2–43.5) 0.001 2.7 (0.1–14.3) 10.8 (0.5–36.9) 7.9 (0.1–36.9) < 0.001
KT/V Daugirdas median (min-max) 1.6 (0.7–2.2) 1.7 (0.8–2.3) 1.6 (0.7–2.3) 0.013 1.5 (1.2–1.9) 1.6 (0.9–2.3) 1.6 (0.9–2.3) 0.104
nPCR median (min-max) 0.9 (0.5–1.7) 1.1 (0.6–1.5) 0.9 (0.5–1.7) 0.138 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 1.1 (0.6–1.8) 1.1 (0.6–1.8) 0.046
AV fistula, N (%) 61 (82.4%) 27 (79.4%) 88 (81.5%) 0.913 13 (56.5%) 40 (81.6%) 53 (73.6%) 0.049
Hours of dialysis (a) 4 (3–4.5) 4 (3–4.5) 4 (3–4.5) 0.729 4 (2.5–4.0) 4 (3–4.5) 4 (2.5–4.5) 0.942
Intradialytic Weight loss 1.7 (0.1–3.9) 2.2 (0.2–3.1) 2.0 (0.1–3.9) 0.148 1.2 (0.3–3.7) 2.1 (0.9–4.1) 1.9 (0.3–4.1) 0.011
  1. Legend M: RRT Renal replacemet therapy, HD Hemodialysis, HDF Hemodiafiltration, BUN Blood urea nitrogen (predialysis), Kt/V Dialysis efficiency index, according to Daugirdas 2 formula, nPCR Normalised protein catabolic rate, AV Fistula: arteriovenous fistula
  2. Notea: only cases treated 3 times per week were selected