Table 5.

Hemodynamic characteristics of responders and nonresponders at baseline and follow-upa

ParameterResponders (n = 70)Nonresponders (n = 83)
Baseline (1)Follow-up (2)Baseline (3)Follow-up (4)
a BP, blood pressure; TPR, total peripheral resistance; PWV, pulse wave velocity; LV, left ventricular; CRP, C-reactive protein (n = 111). Values are means ± standard deviation. Letters indicate significance: 1 versus 2; 3 versus 4:
A, P < 0.05;
B, P < 0.01;
C, P < 0.001; 1 versus 3:
D, P < 0.05;
E, P < 0.01; 2 versus 4:
F, P < 0.05;
G, P < 0.01;
H, P < 0.001.
Systolic BP (mmHg)168.4 ± 28.4137.3 ± 28.4C168.4 ± 31.6154.2 ± 27.0C, H
Diastolic BP (mmHg)90.4 ± 16.776.7 ± 13.4C88.6 ± 16.180.0 ± 14.2C
Mean BP (mmHg)116.5 ± 20.099.6 ± 16.7C114.6 ± 18.9104.6 ± 16.4C
Pulse pressure (mmHg)75.8 ± 21.460.6 ± 21.7C79.4 ± 23.775.1 ± 23.0A, H
Heart rate (beat/min)73.8 ± 13.769.2 ± 10.5A76.0 ± 11.772.0 ± 10.7B
Stroke volume (ml)100.3 ± 23.285.3 ± 23.0C99.4 ± 22.8102.0 ± 29.7H
Cardiac output (L/min)7.31 ± 2.005.92 ± 1.71C7.49 ± 1.987.21 ± 2.10A, H
TPR (dyne·s·cm−5)1383 ± 4661456 ± 5191314 ± 4311280 ± 423G
Aortic PWV (m/s)11.37 ± 2.8010.18 ± 2.57C10.96 ± 2.5811.81 ± 3.50C, H
% LV shortening36.0 ± 7.235.2 ± 6.035.1 ± 6.132.9 ± 6.5A, F
E/A (ratio)0.92 ± 0.310.97 ± 0.310.84 ± 0.380.87 ± 0.37
LV mass (g)310 ± 85239 ± 74C272 ± 73D296 ± 87B, H
LV mass index (g/m2.7)80.5 ± 20.861.2 ± 17.2C72.6 ± 18.4D79.5 ± 22.5B, H
LV mass index(g/m2)185 ± 47140 ± 40C165 ± 41D182 ± 50B, H
LV diastolic diameter (mm)56.5 ± 6.852.4 ± 6.5C56.7 ± 6.457.2 ± 6.4H
LV systolic diameter (mm)36.5 ± 7.834.0 ± 7.5C36.9 ± 6.738.6 ± 6.3H
LV mean wall thickness (mm)11.0 ± 1.810.0 ± 1.9C10.0 ± 26E10.5 ± 1.5B, F
LV relative wall thickness0.40 ± 0.080.39 ± 0.080.35 ± 0.06E0.37 ± 0.06
Interdialytic weight gain (kg)2.56 ± 0.742.55 ± 0.702.42 ± 0.622.45 ± 0.50H
Hemoglobin (g/100 ml)8.50 ± 1.6010.80 ± 1.20C8.85 ± 1.7510.15 ± 1.50C, G
Serum albumin (g/L)40.5 ± 2.940.7 ± 2.839.8 ± 3.039.7 ± 3.2
CRP (mg/L)4.8 ± 2.45.3 ± 2.711.9 ± 9E12.2 ± 12.1H
Body height (cm)165.0 ± 10.3165.0 ± 10.3163.0 ± 9.5162.8 ± 10.0
Body weight (kg)63.1 ± 14.063.6 ± 14.060.6 ± 11.759.7 ± 11.9
Body surface area (m2)1.68 ± 0.201.70 ± 0.211.65 ± 0.181.63 ± 0.18F