Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of studied groups
Parameters Controls(n = 20) Patients(n = 40) Significance P <
Age (years) 12.10 ± 2.59 12.83 ± 1.89 0.126
6.00 - 15.00 6.00 - 15.00
Gender
Male 10 (50.00%) 25 (62.50%)
Female 10 (50.00%) 15 (37.50%)
Time on hemodialysis (years) - 2.18 ± 1.36 -
1.00 - 7.00
Hemoglobin (gram/dL) 11.50 ± 0.94 9.35 ± 0.85 0.001
10.00 - 12.90 8.70 - 11.60
Creatinine (μmol/L) 93.6 ± 22.41 468.00 ± 177.55 0.001
58.00 - 127.00 157.00 - 750.00
Urea (mg/dL) 22.90 ± 5.64 196.10 ± 23.50 0.001
15.00 - 32.00 150.00 - 229.00
pH 7.39 ± 0.02 7.32 ± 0.02 0.001
7.35 - 7.40 7.30 - 7.35
PCO2 (mmHg) 38.95 ± 1.10 31.74 ± 6.92 0.001
37.00 - 40.00 18.20 - 43.10
PO2 (mmHg) 87.59 ± 11.5 112.56 ± 24.35 0.001
88.00 - 96.00 87.00 - 169.00
HCO3- (μmol/L) 22.90 ± 0.64 15.66 ± 4.13 0.001
22.00 - 24.00 8.10 - 21.20

Data are express as mean ± SD minimum - maximum or number (%); significance versus controls.

Hamed et al.

Hamed et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-136

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