Table 1.

Patient demographic data

CharacteristicsPrevalence
Ethnicity: white, n9 (75%)
Men, n10 (83.3%)
Age, yr53±12
Dialysis vintage, mo56±6
Fistula flow rate (Qa), ml/min1051±60
BMI24.7 (21.7–30)
Dry weight, kg79 (56.5–92.8)
Primary renal diagnosis
 Unknown3 (25%)
 Polycystic kidneys3 (25%)
 Diabetic nephropathy2 (16.7%)
 Other4 (33.3%))
 Diabetes mellitus4 (33.3%)
 Current smoker2 (16.7%)
Residual renal function: creatinine clearance, ml/min1 (0–4)
NYHA status
 No heart failure11 (91.7%)
 Heart failure NYHA Class 11 (8.3%)
Charlson Comorbidity Index, age adjusted4 (3–5)
Medications
 ACEi/ARB5 (41%)
β-Blockers4 (33.3%)
 Two or more antihypertensive agents4 (33.3%)
  • BMI, body mass index; NYHA, New York Heart Association; ACEi/ARB, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker.