Table 3.

Primary outcome: Mortality

Hemodialysis Group (n=450) (867.3 patient-years at risk)OL-HDF Group (n=456) (863.1 patient-years at risk)HR (95% CI)Pa
EventsEvents/100 Patient-YearsEventsEvents/100 Patient-Years
Death from any cause12214.1859.80.70 (0.53–0.92)0.01
Cardiovascular cause556.3374.30.67 (0.44–1.02)0.06
 Heart failure101.270.80.69 (0.26–1.82)0.46
 Ischemic heart disease151.7141.60.93 (0.45–1.94)0.86
 Mesenteric thrombosis60.750.60.84 (0.26–2.77)0.78
 Stroke182.170.80.39 (0.16–0.93)0.03
 Dysrhythmia50.630.30.59 (0.14–2.47)0.46
 Peripheral arteriopathy10.010.00.97 (0.06–15.48)0.98
Infection222.5101.20.45 (0.21–0.96)0.03
Tumor60.7101.21.67 (0.61–4.59)0.32
Sudden death141.6141.60.99 (0.47–2.08)0.98
Cachexia80.940.50.51 (0.15–1.70)0.27
Death from other causes172.0101.20.59 (0.27–1.28)0.18
  • Data are given as n or NNT (95% CI). NNTs (95% CIs) for all-cause mortality at 1, 2, and 3 years were 9.75 (5.03–47.41), 7.67 (4.32–33.57) and 7.67 (4.51–31.83), respectively.

  • a P value by the log-rank test.