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Table 2 Results of items that were evaluated in enrolled patients

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

Items Baseline
NF group PS group
Number of patients 18 19  
CRP (mg/dL) 0.51 ± 0.48 0.74 ± 0.65 n.s.
nPCR (g/kg/day) 0.89 ± 0.16 0.89 ± 0.15 n.s.
%CGR (%) 114 ± 25 115 ± 21 n.s.
Albumin (g/dL) 3.6 ± 0.3 3.5 ± 0.3 n.s.
MNA-SF 13 ± 1 13 ± 1 n.s.
MNA screening score (n)
 Normal nutritional status 17 18 n.s.
 At risk of malnutrition 1 1
 Malnourished 0 0
Itchiness (VAS values) 21.6 ± 18.3 14.2 ± 16.4 n.s.
Body weight (kg) 61.0 ± 11.7 66.1 ± 12.7 n.s.
Blood cell counts
 White blood cell (/μL) 6448 ± 1925 7396 ± 2395 n.s.
 Red blood cell (× 104/μL) 356 ± 28 362 ± 48 n.s.
 Platelet (× 104/μL) 21.9 ± 6.3 21.8 ± 6.7 n.s.
  1. MNA screening score: normal nutritional status, 12–14 points; at risk of malnutrition, 8–11 points; malnourished, 0–7 points
  2. n.s. not significant, CRP C-reactive protein, %CGR % creatinine generation rate, nPCR normalized protein catabolic rate, MNA-SF Mini nutrition Assessment-short form, VAS visual analog scale, NF Filtryzer® NF, PS polysulfone