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Table 2 Individual symptom reporting in 506 patients divided according to pre-dialysis extracellular water adjusted to height ratio (aECW). Data expressed as median (interquartile range)

From: Patient-reported symptoms during dialysis: the effect of pre-dialysis extracellular water and change in extracellular water post-dialysis

Symptom Lower aECW L/m Middle aECW L/m Higher aECW L/m
Cramps 0 (0–4) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3)
Headache 0 (0–2) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
Sickness 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Abdominal pain 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Backache 0 (0–4) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–1)
Itching 0 (0–5) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4)
Dizziness 0 (0–4) 0 (0–2.5)* 0 (0–2)*
Tiredness 5 (0–10) 4 (0–9) 4 (0–7)
Feeling cold 4 (0–10) 3 (0–7.5)* 2 (0–7)**
Palpitations 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Low blood pressure 0 (0–5) 0 (0–3)* 0 (0–2)***
Short of breath 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
  1. *p < 0.05, **< 0.01, ***< 0.001 vs lower tertile