Table 1: Demographic data and baseline clinical characteristics of patients.

CharacteristicsNumbers

Age, years53.6 ± 10.9
Sex, male : female10 : 10
Hypertension14 (70.0%)
Diabetes8 (40.0%)
Cause of HD
 Hypertensive nephropathy6 (30.0%)
 Diabetic nephropathy6 (30.0%)
 IgA nephropathy3 (15.0%)
 Polycystic kidney disease1 (5.0%)
 Unknown4 (20.0%)
Body weight before HD (kg)63.8 ± 11.0
Body weight after HD (kg)61.0 ± 11.2
value<0.001
Systolic blood pressure before HD (mmHg)160.2 ± 18.8
Systolic blood pressure after HD (mmHg)149. 5 ± 20.4
value0.040
Diastolic blood pressure before HD (mmHg)77.2 ± 11.3
Diastolic blood pressure after HD (mmHg)83.2 ± 10.7
value0.111

HD = hemodialysis.