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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population

From: pERK-dependent defective TCR-mediated activation of CD4+ T cells in end-stage renal disease patients

  HI ESRD patients P value
Number of individuals 24 24  
Age groups (years; mean ± SD)
 young 29,4 ± 5,6 34,6 ± 8,0 ns
 elderly 70,5 ± 5,8 70,8 ± 4,2 ns
 Sex (% male) 50 79,2 ns
 CMV IgG serostatus (% pos) 62,5 62,5 ns
 RRT (number; %)   11; (45,8%)  
 Duration of RRT in months (median with range)   22 (1—37)  
 Hemodialysis (number)   7  
 Peritoneal dialysis (number)   4  
Underlying kidney disease (number; %)
 atherosclerosis/hypertensive nephropathy   8; (33%)  
 primary glomerulopathy   4; (17%)  
 Diabetic nephropathy   6; (25%)  
 congenital disorder   3; (13%)  
 others   2; (8%)  
 unknown   1; (4%)