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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical data before and after dialysis start

From: The strange case of Mr. H. Starting dialysis at 90 years of age: clinical choices impact on ethical decisions

  Predialysis (last biochemical data) 1 month of HD 6 months of HD 12 months of HD
Hospitalisations 23/06/2016 to 08/07/2016 none none none
08/08/2016 to 13/08/2016
03/10/2016 to 7/10/16
24/10/2016 to 01/11/2016 (dialysis start)
Autonomy Preserved Preserved Preserved Preserved
Oedema (clinical) Yes No Weight loss on dialysis 0.5–1 kg No Weight loss on dialysis 1–1.5 kg No Weight loss on dialysis 0.5–1 kg
BP control Difficult (160–170/ 90–100 mmHg) OK (pre: 130–150/ 70–90-mmHg) OK (pre: 130–150/ 70–90-mmHg) OK (pre: 130–150/ 70–90-mmHg)
BMI (Kg/m2) 31.7 33.09 33.29 33.71
BUN mg/dL 122.4 86.24 pre 96.88 pre 113.96 pre
34.72 post 41.16 post 50.68 post
Albumin g/dL 3.5 3.2 pre 3.6 pre 3.3 pre
3.3 post 4.0 post 3.6 post
Haemoglobin g/dL 13.4 11.5 11 11.1
Bicarbonate mmol/L 18 24 pre 27 pre 27 pre
26 post 28 post 22 post
Creatinine mg/dL 9.45 6.32 pre 5.71 pre 8.09 pre
3.05 post 3.35 post 3.72 post
  1. BMI Body mass Index, BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen, BP Blood Pressure