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Table 1—

Clinical characteristics of diabetic subjects on regular hemodialysis in good, fair, and poor glycemic control groups

GoodFairPoorP value
n 34 39 41  
Age at entry (years) 61.5 ± 10.9 60.6 ± 10.4 60.4 ± 9.8 0.894 
Age at hemodialysis initiation (years) 59.4 ± 11.7 57.6 ± 10.6 56.4 ± 12.0 0.743 
Duration of hemodialysis (months) 42.0 ± 42.8 37.6 ± 28.2 53.8 ± 33.6 0.105 
Existence of cardiac disease (n18 21 16 0.335 
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 159.5 ± 25.5 164.7 ± 19.7 166.2 ± 22.6 0.593 
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.9 ± 10.9 79.4 ± 6.8 79.8 ± 9.1 0.768 
Cardiothoracic ratio (%) 49.6 ± 4.0 50.2 ± 3.6 50.0 ± 3.9 0.875 
Mean A1C (%) 5.7 ± 0.4 7.2 ± 0.4* 9.2 ± 0.9* <0.0001 
Creatinine (mg/dl) 11.4 ± 3.0 10.4 ± 2.2 10.9 ± 2.2 0.236 
Sodium (mEq/l) 139 ± 3 138 ± 4 137 ± 4 0.083 
Potassium (mEq/l) 5.2 ± 0.8 5.0 ± 0.6 4.8 ± 1.0 0.307 
Total protein (g/dl) 6.5 ± 0.6 6.8 ± 0.5* 6.5 ± 0.4 0.020 
Albumin (g/dl) 3.7 ± 0.3 3.8 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0.4 0.068 
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 9.5 ± 1.4 9.4 ± 1.1 9.5 ± 1.4 0.985 
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 150 ± 43 163 ± 36 167 ± 35 0.127 
Uric acid (mg/dl) 6.8 ± 1.2 6.9 ± 1.0 6.6 ± 1.0 0.506 
GoodFairPoorP value
n 34 39 41  
Age at entry (years) 61.5 ± 10.9 60.6 ± 10.4 60.4 ± 9.8 0.894 
Age at hemodialysis initiation (years) 59.4 ± 11.7 57.6 ± 10.6 56.4 ± 12.0 0.743 
Duration of hemodialysis (months) 42.0 ± 42.8 37.6 ± 28.2 53.8 ± 33.6 0.105 
Existence of cardiac disease (n18 21 16 0.335 
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 159.5 ± 25.5 164.7 ± 19.7 166.2 ± 22.6 0.593 
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.9 ± 10.9 79.4 ± 6.8 79.8 ± 9.1 0.768 
Cardiothoracic ratio (%) 49.6 ± 4.0 50.2 ± 3.6 50.0 ± 3.9 0.875 
Mean A1C (%) 5.7 ± 0.4 7.2 ± 0.4* 9.2 ± 0.9* <0.0001 
Creatinine (mg/dl) 11.4 ± 3.0 10.4 ± 2.2 10.9 ± 2.2 0.236 
Sodium (mEq/l) 139 ± 3 138 ± 4 137 ± 4 0.083 
Potassium (mEq/l) 5.2 ± 0.8 5.0 ± 0.6 4.8 ± 1.0 0.307 
Total protein (g/dl) 6.5 ± 0.6 6.8 ± 0.5* 6.5 ± 0.4 0.020 
Albumin (g/dl) 3.7 ± 0.3 3.8 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0.4 0.068 
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 9.5 ± 1.4 9.4 ± 1.1 9.5 ± 1.4 0.985 
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 150 ± 43 163 ± 36 167 ± 35 0.127 
Uric acid (mg/dl) 6.8 ± 1.2 6.9 ± 1.0 6.6 ± 1.0 0.506 

Data are means ± SD unless otherwise indicated. Existence of cardiac diseases, existence of coronary artery disease, and/or echocardiographic abnormalities. Diabetic subjects were divided into three groups by mean A1C level as follows: good A1C group <6.5%, fair A1C group ≥6.5 to <8.0%, and poor A1C group ≥8.0% A1C.

*

P < 0.05 vs. good A1C group.

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