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Table 3 Characteristics of patients who completed the study and were not withdrawn

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 14 17  
Sex (male/female) 12/2 11/6 n.s.
Age (years) 59.6 ± 11.1 57.8 ± 7.2 n.s.
Dialysis duration (years) 7.7 ± 6.8 10.7 ± 6.2 n.s.
Medical history for diabetes (Y/N)# 6/8 7/10 n.s.
Original disease (n)
 Chronic glomerulonephritis 3 6 n.s.
 Diabetic nephropathy 5 6
 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 2
Dialysis time (hours) 4.1 ± 0.3 4.2 ± 0.3 n.s.
Blood flow rate (mL/min) 227 ± 23 238 ± 33 n.s.
Surface area (m2) 2.0 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.2 n.s.
KoA
 Polysulfone/polyether sulfone 1324 ± 302 1355 ± 291 n.s.
 NF 1193 ± 101  
Membrane material (polysulfone/polyether sulfone) 9/5 10/7 n.s.
Dialysate (without acetate/ with acetate) 4/10 4/13 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