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Table 1 Background clinical data and characteristics of all patients

From: Modified A-DROP score and mortality in hemodialysis patients with pneumonia

Clinical characteristics   
Age (years) 75 37–88
Male (n, %) 47 73.4
BMI (kg/m2) 20.3 14.3–40.9
Duration of HD (months) 40 1–290
Cause of HD
 DMN (n, %) 27 42.2
 Chronic GN (n, %) 21 32.8
 Nephrosclerosis (n, %) 10 15.7
 RPGN (n, %) 4 6.2
 Other (n, %) 2 3.1
Vascular access
 AVF (n, %) 42 65.6
 AVG (n, %) 15 23.5
 Catheter (n, %) 7 10.9
Comorbidity
 CVD (n, %) 34 53.1
 Malignancy (n, %) 12 18.8
 CLD (n, %) 13 20.3
Vital signs
 Systolic BP (mmHg) 138 68–204
 Diastolic BP (mmHg) 70 40–141
 Heart rate (/min) 95 58–142
 Altered mentality (n, %) 21 32.8
 Fever (degree ) 37.6 35.0–39.6
 Hypoxia (n, %) 45 70.3
Blood examination
 Alb (g/dL) 3.1 2.0–4.3
 BUN (mg/dL) 36.6 12.9–84.5
 Cr (mg/dL) 5.49 1.48–13.32
 Na (mEq/L) 139 129–147
 K (mEq/L) 4.3 2.9–8.4
 CRP (mg/dL) 8.2 0.9–43.1
 WBC (/μL) 9590 3130–33520
 Hb (g/dL) 10.7 4.1–16.5
 Plt (×104/μL) 15.6 2.1–72.0
Bacterial cultures
 Sputum (n, %) 54 84.4
 Blood (n, %) 47 73.4
Radiological findings
 Multi-lobar lesion (n, %) 42 65.6
 Pleural effusion (n, %) 43 67.2
Severity of pneumonia
 Modified A-DROP
  0 (n, %) 8 12.5
  1 (n, %) 19 29.7
  2 (n, %) 22 34.4
  3 (n, %) 13 20.3
  4 (n, %) 2 3.1
Therapy and prognosis
 Success of initial therapy (n, %) 46 71.9
 Duration of antibiotics (days) 11 1–43
 30-day mortality (n, %) 9 14.1
 Hospital mortality (n, %) 11 17.2
  1. Data for continuous variables are expressed as median and range, and categorical variables are expressed as number and percentage
  2. Alb albumin, AVF arteriovenous fistula, AVG arteriovenous graft, BMI body mass index, BP blood pressure, BUN blood urea nitrogen, CLD chronic lung diseases, Cr creatinine, CRP C-reactive protein, CVD cardiovascular disease, DMN diabetes mellitus nephropathy, K potassium, Na sodium, GN glomerulonephritis, HD hemodialysis, Hb hemoglobin, Plt platelet, RPGN rapid progressive glomerunephritis, WBC white blood cell count