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Table 1 General characteristics of hemodialyzed patients (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD) treated conservatively (CT), kidney transplantation (TE) and control group (NK) participating in the study (mean ± OS)

From: Effect of renal replacement therapy on selected arachidonic acid derivatives concentration

Parameters HD PD CT TE NK p* p**
Gender M-18 M-16 M-17 M-14 M-18 NS NS
[M- male; F – female] K-12 K-14 K-13 K-13 K-12   
Age [years] 63 ± 16 55 ± 15 66 ± 15 57 ± 11 50 ± 8 < 0,001 0,029
Dialysis duration [months] 25 ± 16 26 ± 22 54 ± 34 0,003
Causes of CKD
 1 – DM 5 (17%) 5 (17%) 4 (13%) 1 (4%) NS
 2 – HA 15 (50%) 3 (10%) 6 (20%) 0 (0%) NS
 3 – GID 2 (7%) 9 (30%) 6 (20%) 3 (11%) NS
 4 – ADPKD 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 2 (7%) NS
 5 – other 5 (17%) 10 (33%) 4 (13%) 6 (22%) NS
 6 - unknown 3 (10%) 3 (10%) 6 (20%) 15 (56%) NS
  1. P * - statistical significance for differences between HD, PD and CT groups, TE and NK exact Fisher test for qualitative variables; for quantitative variables - one-way ANOVA and;
  2. P ** - statistical significance for differences between HD, PD and CT groups and TE exact Fisher test for qualitative variables for quantitative variables - one-way ANOVA or; DM - diabetic nephropathy; HA - hypertension; GID- glomerular inflammation kidney; ADPKD - polycystic kidney disease inherited autosomal dominant; NS - no statistically significant differences
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