Table 1. Demographic and nutritional characteristics of the study patients (N = 7)a

Demographics
a Values are mean ± SD or count and percentage within each count. ADPKD, autossomic dominant polycystic kidney disease; FSGS, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis; DEXA, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; IDPN, intradialytic parenteral nutrition; CO2, total bicarbonate; CRP, C-reactive protein.
Gender (M/F)5 (71%)/2 (29%)
Race (black)7 (100%)
Age (y ± SD, range)47 ± 19, 28–76
Cause of ESRD (%)5 (71.5%) hypertension
1 (14.25%) ADPKD
1 (14.25%) FSGS
Body composition
    body weight (kg)77.3 ± 17.6
    body mass index (kg/cm2)26.4 ± 4.8
    fat mass by DEXA (%)25.2 ± 12.1
Baseline biochemistriesControlIDPN
    serum albumin (g/dl)4.3 ± 0.34.1 ± 0.3
    serum prealbumin (mg/dl)45.8 ± 6.242.3 ± 6.1
    serum transferrin (mg/dl)194 ± 37195 ± 31
    serum cholesterol (mg/dl)192 ± 25163 ± 21
    total CO2 (mg/dl)22.7 ± 1.823.2 ± 2.3
    CRP (mg/dl)0.7 ± 0.40.9 ± 0.7