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Table 1 Characteristics of enrolled patients

From: The clinical evaluation of novel polymethyl methacrylate membrane with a modified membrane surface: a multicenter pilot study

Items NF group PS group
Number of patient 18 19  
Sex (male/female) 15/3 12/7 n.s.
Age (years) 60.3 ± 10.1 58.2 ± 8.3 n.s.
Dialysis duration (years) 8.7 ± 7.1 10.5 ± 5.9 n.s.
Medical history for diabetes (Y/N)# 6/12 8/11 n.s.
Original disease
 Chronic glomerulonephritis 7 6 n.s.
 Diabetic nephropathy 5 7
 IgA nephropathy 1 1
 Nephrosclerosis 2 1
 Polycystic kidney 1 1
 A drop in renal function by chronic rejection after renal transplant 1 0
 Unknown 1 3
Dialysis time (hours) 4.1 ± 0.3 4.3 ± 0.5 n.s.
Blood flow rate (mL/min) 226 ± 23 234 ± 34 n.s.
Surface area (m2) 2.0 ± 0.3 2.0 ± 0.3 n.s.
KoA
 Polysulfone/polyether sulfone 1336 ± 296 1380 ± 285 n.s.
 NF 1202 ± 90  
Membrane material (polysulfone/polyether sulfone) 11/7 10/9 n.s.
Dialysate (without acetate/ with acetate) 5/13 6/13 n.s.
  1. n.s. not significant, NF Filtryzer® NF, PS polysulfone
  2. #Patients who had developed diabetes after the initiation of dialysis were included