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Table 1 Clinical characterics of the patients

From: A new assessment scale for post-dialysis fatigue in hemodialysis patients

Number (M/F, %)n = 126 (67.4/32.6)
Age (years)66.0 (11.0)
Dialysis vintage (years)7 (3, 12)
Comorbidities (%) 
 Diabetes mellitus31
 Cardiovascular diseases20
Fatigue from before the dialysis (%)43
Hemodialysis time (h)4.0 (0.5)
Body mass index (kg/m2)21.8 (3.2)
Intradialytic weight loss (% of body weight)4.0 (1.4)
Ultrafiltration rate (mL/kg/h)11.5 (3.7)
Cardio thoracic ratio (%)49.8 (5.4)
Pre systolic blood pressure (mmHg)148 (23)
Post systolic blood pressure (mmHg)146 (23)
ΔSBP (mmHg)*0.3 (− 10, 7.2)
Pre sodium (mEq/L)139 (2.7)
Post sodium (mEq/L)139 (1.7)
Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL)60.6 (14.2)
Serum creatinine (mg/dL)10.7 (2.8)
Albumin (mg/dL)3.6 (0.3)
C-reactive protein (mg/dL)0.09 (0.05, 0.19)
Hemoglobin (g/dL)10.9 (1.3)
Single-poor Kt/V1.5 (0.3)
nPCR (g/kg/day)0.86 (0.16)
GNRI93.3 (6.0)
Physical functioning68.0 (23.4)
Symptoms81.2 (13.3)
Self-rated health (good, poor, %)(81, 19)
Life satisfaction (good, poor, %)(71, 29)
PDF scale31.8 (11.0)
Recovery time (min)120 (30, 330)
VAS (mm)40.0 (25.4)
Fatigue scale12.5 (3.5)
  1. Values for continuous variables are given as mean (SD). Dialysis vintage, ΔSBP, c-reactive protein, and recovery time are given as median (Q1, Q3). *ΔSBP Δsystolic blood pressure = (pre − post) SBP, nPCR normalized protein catabolic rate, GNRI geriatric nutritional risk index, PDF scale post dialysis fatigue scale