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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients

From: Changing the paradigm of bicarbonate (HCO3) hemodialysis prescription in Portugal: a 24-month prospective study

General characterization (n = 31)
 Mean age ± SD (yr) 74.26 ± 12.96
 Male sex—no. (%) 20 (65%)
Comorbidities (n = 31)
 Diabetes mellitus—no. (%) 15 (48%)
 Hypertension—no. (%) 17 (55%)
CKD etiology (n = 31)
 Cardio-renal syndrome—no. (%) 4 (12.9%)
 ADPKD—no. (%) 1 (3.2%)
 Chronic Glomerulonephritis—no. (%) 2 (6.5%)
 Hypertensive nephroangiosclerosis—no. (%) 1 (3.2%)
 Diabetic nephropathy—no. (%) 9 (29%)
 Chronic pyelonephritis—no. (%) 4 (12.9%)
 Vasculitis—no. (%) 3 (9.7%)
 Others—no. (%) 2 (6.4%)
 Undetermined—no. (%) 5 (16.1%)
  1. Ab antibody, ADPKD autossomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, CKD chronic kidney disease, no. number, SD standard deviation, yr years