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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Serum procalcitonin level in chronic hemodialytic patients with no evidence of bacterial infection

  Mean ± SD (range) Number (%)
Age (years) 66 ± 11 (34–89)  
Male/female   82 (65.6)/43 (34.4)
Duration of dialysis (years) 6 ± 5 (0–23)  
Urine volume/day (ml) 231 ± 295 (0–1000) 64 (51.2)
Primary disease   
 DM nephropathy   57 (45.6)
 Non-DM   68 (54.4)
  CGN   19 (15.2)
  IgA nephritis   11 (8.8)
  Nephrosclerosis   9 (7.2)
  Others   16 (12.8)
  Unknown   13 (10.4)
Modality of hemodialysis   
 HD/HDF   112 (89.6)/13 (10.4)
Blood access   
 Native AVF/AVG   114 (91.2)/11 (8.8)
Dialysis time (hours) 3.9 ± 0.5 (2.3–5.2)  
Fluctuation of BP during dialysis   
 Systolic pressure 44 ± 23 (−38–134)  
 Diastolic pressure 20 ± 12 (−24–59)  
Serum creatinine (mg/dl) 9.5 ± 2.3 (2–15.1)  
White blood cell counts (×103/μL) 5.55 ± 2.16 (2.32–16.9)  
C-reactive protein (mg/dl) 0.3 ± 0.8 (0–7.4)  
Ferritin (ng/ml) 133 ± 108 (5–796)  
β2 microglobulin (mg/dl) 25.7 ± 6.2 (8.7–42.7)  
Intact PTH (pg/ml) 149 ± 93 (5–496)  
albumin (g/dl) 3.3 ± 0.3 (2.2–4.0)  
Kt/V equivalent 1.23 ± 0.26 (0.41–1.74)  
nPCR (g/kg/day) 0.82 ± 0.17 (0.35–1.45)  
Total body water (ml/kg) 557 ± 48.6 (428–722)  
  1. CGN chronic glomerular nephritis, DM diabetes mellitus, HD hemodialysis, HDF hemodiafiltration, AVF arteriovenous fistula, AVG arteriovenous graft, BP blood pressure, nPCR normalized protein catabolic rate