Table 4

Serum biochemistry before study and at the end of each study perioda

PrestudyEnd AAG Dialysis PeriodEnd G Dialysis Period
Bicarbonate (mmol/L)22.8 ± 2.2b24.5 ± 1.7c26.3 ± 1.0
Urea (mmol/L)22.7 ± 7.121.1 ± 4.121.1 ± 5.1
Creatinine (μmol/L)915 ± 251878 ± 242770 ± 237
Phosphate (mmol/L)2.0 ± 0.41.9 ± 0.6d2.1 ± 0.4
Albumin (g/L)38 ± 3.038 ± 3.039 ± 3.0
Glucose (mmol/L)4.4 ± 0.64.2 ± 0.54.6 ± 1.0
Insulin (mU/L)32.1 ± 9.937.0 ± 10.937.8 ± 10.9
Glucagon (ng/L)67.9 ± 21.771.4 ± 46.572.3 ± 31.4
Dialysate urea (mmol/24 h)ND264 ± 85247 ± 71
Dialysate protein (g/24 h)ND7.5 ± 3.26.8 ± 2.6
  • a Data are mean ± SD. ND, not determined.

  • b P = 0.022 versus G.

  • c P = 0.005 versus G.

  • d P = 0.04 versus G.