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Table 1 Comparison of patient demographics, dialysis session and pre-dialysis blood tests of the 29 dialysis patients who suffered symptomatic hypotension requiring a nursing intervention vs all other patients who had no nursing interventions (574)

From: Falls in systolic blood pressure during dialysis which require no nursing intervention are associated with increased patient intra-dialytic symptom self-reporting and prolonged post-dialysis recovery times

 No interventionIntervention
Male (%)62.624.1**
Age years64.3 ± 16.368.5 ± 13.4
Diabetic (%)44.648.3
White ethnicity (%)42.944.8
Vintage months33.8 (13.7–67.3)30.4 (7.8–101)
Frailty4.0 (3.0–5.0)5.0 (4.0–6.0)*
Comorbidity grade1.0 (1.0–1.0)1.0 (1.0–2.0)*
Distress thermometer3.0 (0-6.0)4.0 (2.0–7.0)
Pre-dialysis weight kg74.5 ± 18.565.8 ± 14.6**
Pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure mmHg145.8 ± 26.0132.8 ± 29.4**
Dialysis session time hours3.72 ± 0.523.64 ± 0.50
Serum minus dialysate sodium mmol/L2 (0–4)1(− 1 to 3)
Dialyzer surface area m22.0 ± 0.31.9 ± 0.3
% weight loss2.2 ± 1.42.2 ± 1.2
Urea reduction ratio %72.9 ± 8.973.8 ± 14.2
Haematocrit0.340 ± 0.0440.349 ± 0.057
Serum albumin g/L38.5 ± 4.436.6 ± 4.3*
C reactive protein mg/L6.0 (2.9–11.0)8.0 (5.0–15.0)
Blood glucose mmol/L6.5 (5.4–8.2)6.6 (5.4–8.1)
N terminal brain natriuretic peptide ng/L3565(1545–11,815)4271 (1825–12,295)
  1. Results displayed as integers, percentage or median and interquartile range, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01