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Table 5 Efficacy and safety of regional citrate anticoagulation

From: Regional citrate anticoagulation in hemodialysis: an observational study of safety, efficacy, and effect on calcium balance during routine care

  Original regional citrate protocol (n = 357) Modified regional citrate protocol (n = 694) p value
Dialyzer clotting 1 (0.3 %) severe 2 (0.3 %) moderate streakiness 1
Systemic [Caion] <0.81 mmol/L 2 (0.6 %) 1 (0.1 %) 0.27
Systemic [Caion ] <0.96 mmol/L 35 (9.8 %) 26 (3.7 %) <0.0005
Systemic [Caion] >1.32 mmol/L 2 (0.6 %) 12 (1.7 %) 0.16