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Table 3 Comparison between different patients’ groups as regards drugs and costs at 3, 9 & 18 months’ evaluation

From: Online hemodiafilteration use in children: a single center experience with a twist

   3 months 9 months 18 months
Variable Group Mean ±SD p Mean ±SD p Mean ±SD p
Kt/V/wk HDF 4.24 0.11 0.9 4.89 0.48 0.00 4.93 0.41 0.00
HD 4.25 0.13 4.2 0.1 4.3 0.12
Once 4.2 0.1 0.2 4.4 0.25 0.00 4.6 0.2 0.00
Twice 4.2 0.12 5.26 0.24 5.3 0.3
Epo dose/kg
(U/kg)
HDF 201.9 51.13 0.2 194.6 48.7 0.3 183.8 50.20 0.8
HD 180.3 53.5 176.3 52.2 181.4 38.8
Once 213.5 63.3 0.3 205.4 58.8 0.3 197.9 58.9 0.2
Twice 192.2 38.4 185.6 38.7 171 39.6
(EPO/kg) /Hct
Ratio
HDF 6.6 2.15 0.4 6.32 1.97 0.9 5.35 2.05 0.2
HD 5.9 2.6 5.8 2.5 5.6 1.3
Once 6.8 2.4 0.3 6.5 2.6 0.2 5.8 2.5 0.5
Twice 6.4 1.57 5.5 1.39 4.9 1.45
Iron dose
(mg/month)
HDF 183 77.97 0.2 157.6 44.27 0.5 135.26 36.87 0.2
HD 165 82.4 151.6 44 145 34.2
Once 198 110 0.7 151 33.8 0.5 140 46.6 0.8
Twice 170.8 36 162.5 40 131 27.2
Dialysis costs
(EGP/month)
(US$/month)
HDF 1570 (209.33) 4.6 (0.613) 0.1 2247 (299.6) 224 (29.867) 0.00 2239 (298.533) 225.8 (30.107) 0.00
HD 1567 (208.93) 3.34 (0.445) 1568 (209.067) 3.25 (0.433) 1568 (209.067) 3.25 (0.433)
Once 1569 (209.2) 21.52 (2.869) 0.4 2007 (267.6) 2.63 (0.35) 0.00 2007 (267.6) 2.63 (0.35) 0.00
Twice 1571 (209.47) 4.74 (0.632) 2447 (326.267) 2.63 (0.35) 2448 (326.4) 3.49 (0.465)
Non-Dialysis costs (EGP/month) (US$/month) HDF 1212 (161.6) 184.9 (24.653) 0.00 1142 (152.267) 183.2 (24.427) 0.07 1103 (147.067) 217 (28.933) 0.6
HD 841.7 (112.227) 407.9 (54.387) 839 (111.867) 408 (54.4) 1012 (134.933) 194 (25.867)
Once 1162 (154.933) 213.9 (28.52) 0.3 1110 (148) 209 (27.867) 0.6 1086 (144.8) 243 (32.4) 0.7
Twice 1267 (168.933) 152 (20.267) 1183 (157.733) 155.7 (20.76) 1119 (149.2) 204 (27.2)
Net costs/m (EGP/month) (US$/month) HDF 2782 (370.933) 186.6 (24.88) 0.00 3389 (451.867) 302.3 (40.307) 0.00 3343 (445.733) 325 (43.333) 0.00
HD 2409 (321.2) 408.7 (54.493) 2407 (320.933) 409 (54.533) 2580 (344) 196 (26.133)
Once 2732 (364.267) 216 (28.8) 0.3 3118.4 (415.787) 210 (28) 0.00 3094 (412.533) 243 (32.4) 0.00
Twice 2839 (378.533) 154 20.533) 3631 (484.133) 157.2 (20.96) 3567 (475.6) 203.8 (27.173)
  1. EPO Erythropoietin, Hct hematocrit value