Table 1.

Demographic and hemodynamic characteristics of the patientsa

CharacteristicHDCRFEHP (ANOVA)
Gender (M/F)17/818/74/6
Age (yr)64 ± 1262 ± 1558 ± 10NS
BMI (kg/m2)25.2 ± 4.727.3 ± 5.128.9 ± 3.4NS
Heart rate (beats/min)73 ± 865 ± 1468 ± 10NS
SBP (mmHg)146 ± 25152 ± 24148 ± 17NS
DBP (mmHg)85 ± 1188 ± 1593 ± 12NS
Hemoglobin (g/dl)12.2 ± 2.413.1 ± 1.713.5 ± 1.0NS
Creatinine (mg/dl)10.9 ± 2.1b,c1.9 ± 0.6b0.98 ± 0.18<0.001
Creatinine clearance (ml/min per 1.73 m2)41 ± 15b77 ± 15<0.001
Urea (mg/dl)177 ± 52b,c83 ± 60b40 ± 17<0.001
Uric acid (mg/dl)6.9 ± 1.8b8.02 ± 1.9b4.3 ± 1.4<0.001
Glucose (mg/dl)103 ± 28108 ± 25103 ± 16NS
Cholesterol (mg/dl)176 ± 43187 ± 43211 ± 38NS
Triglycerides (mg/dl)160 ± 73148 ± 97125 ± 73NS
  • a BMI, body mass index; CRF, chronic renal failure; DBP, diastolic BP; EH, essential hypertension; HD, hemodialysis; SBP, systolic BP.

  • b P < 0.05 versus EH.

  • c P < 0.05 versus CRF.