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Table 3 Other biochemical and nutritional parameters in 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 all cases HDF Le Mans HDF Cagliari P Le Mans vs Cagliari HDF HD Le Mans HD Cagliari HD all cases P Le Mans vs Cagliari HD
N 108 74 34 23 49 72
Charlson median (min-max) 8 (2–16) 9 (2–16) 6 (3–11) < 0.001 9 (2–15) 6 (2–12) 7 (2–15) < 0.001
MIS median (min-max) 6.5 (1–27) 7 (1–23) 6 (2–27) 0.412 8 (5–19) 6 (2–18) 7 (2–19) 0.005
SGA: A 62 (57.4%) 37 (50.0%) 25 (73.5%) 0.053 11 (47.8%) 37 (75.5%) 48 (66.7%) 0.054
SGA: B 40 (37.0%) 33 (44.6%) 7 (20.6%) 11 (47.8%) 10 (20.4%) 21 (29.2%)
SGA: C 6 (5.6%) 4 (5.4%) 2 (5.9%) 1 (4.3%) 2 (4.1%) 3 (4.2%)
BMI Kg/m2 median (min-max) 24.8 (14.6–47.1) 26.1 (18.2–47.1) 22.7 (14.6–30.0) < 0.001 27.0 (16.4–31.2) 22.6 (16.1–31.8) 23.7 (16.1–31.8) 0.004
Albumin (g/dl) median (min-max) 3.3 (2.0–4.3) 3.2 (2.6–3.8) 3.5 (2.0–4.3) < 0.001 3.2 (2.7–3.8) 3.9 (3.0–4.5) 3.7 (2.7–4.5) < 0.001
Cholesterol (mg/dl) median (min-max) 160.0 (49.5–241.3) 166.3 (49.5–241.3) 157.5 (67.0–198.0) 0.434 160.1 (98.2–248.6) 153.0 (85.0–263.0) 157.8 (85.0–263.0) 0.970
Hb (g/dL) median (min-max) 11.3 (8.0–14.9) 11.7 (8.4–14.9) 10.8 (8.0–13.4) 0.008 11.3 (10.1–14.9) 11.2 (8.3–13.1) 11.2 (8.3–14.9) 0.234
CRP (mg/dL) median (min-max) 0.6 (0.2–9.4) 0.6 (0.2–9.4) 0.5 (0.3–8.6) 0.219 0.5 (0.4–9.8) 0.5 (0.3–5.1) 0.5 (0.3–9.8) 0.069
PTH (pg/ml) median (min-max) 312 (3–2144) 354 (3–2144) 156.5 (3.7–1082) 0.002 329 (84–1655) 255.5 (3.7–1536) 277 (3.7–1655) 0.062
BNP (pg/ml) median (min-max) 236.5 (7–2950) 252.5 (7–2950) 221.5 (14–2242) 0.238 296 (51–2574) 206 (28–1101) 254.5 (28–2574) 0.082
  1. Legend M males, F females, MIS Malnutrition inflammation score, SGA subjective global assessment (A. well nourished, B moderate malnutrition, C severe malnutrition), HD hemodialysis, HDF hemodiafiltration, BMI body mass index, Hb haemoglobin, CRP C reactive protein, PTH parathyroid hormone, BNP blood natriuretic peptide