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Table 4 Individual symptom reporting in 506 patients divided according to change in extracellular water to height ratio (ΔaECW) from pre to post their mid-week dialysis session. Data expressed as median (interquartile range). No significant differences

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

Symptom Lower ΔaECW L/m Middle ΔaECW L/m Higher ΔaECW L/m
Cramps 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–4)
Headache 0 (0–1) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–2)
Sickness 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Abdominal pain 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Backache 0 (0–3) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–3)
Itching 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 1 (0–4)
Dizziness 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3)
Tiredness 4 (0–9) 4 (0–9) 3 (0–8)
Feeling cold 3 (0–8) 4 (0–8.5) 3 (0–7)
Palpitations 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Low blood pressure 0 (0–3) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–3)
Short of breath 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Total score 19 (7–33) 21 (10–37) 19 (9–35)