Table 1

Comparison of clinical and laboratory parameters in HD patients

Clinical & laboratory parameters

Pruritic (mean ± SD)

Non pruritic (mean ± SD)

p-value


Age (years)

51.54 ± 16.63

45.37 ± 16.41

0.1212

Time on treatment (months)

44.42 ± 44

41.41 ± 44.73

0.666

Dialysis per week

2.6 ± 0.55

2.57 ± 0.59

0.682

Hematocrit (%) (M = 39–52)(F = 36–46)

25.43 ± 6.99

24.95 ± 5.43

0.647

Serum calcium (mg/dl) (8.6–10.3)

8.705 ± 1.79

8.707 ± 1.44

0.994

Serum phosphorus (mg/dl) (2.7–4.5)

5.45 ± 1.72

5.74 ± 1.66

0.314

Serum alkaline phosphatase (u/l) (150–450 u/l)

322.01 ± 272.61

494.56 ± 750.76

0.080

BUN (mg/dl) (8–20)

131.31 ± 66.01

136.08 ± 68.61

0.673

Serum creatinine (mg/dl) (0.4–1.3)

9.43 ± 3.21

9.27 ± 3.29

0.777

Parathyroid hormone (pmole/l)(0.8–2.5)

0.9 ± 1.16

1.43 ± 0.85

0.252


Akhyani et al. BMC Dermatology 2005 5:7   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-5-7

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