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Table 2 Average plasma electrolyte concentrations before CVVHDF

From: Early veno-venous haemodiafiltration for sepsis-related multiple organ failure

Electrolytes Group 1 (n = 40) Group 2 (n = 20)
Cations (mEq/l)
   Sodium 134 ± 5 135 ± 4
   Potassium 4 ± 1 5 ± 1*
Anions (mEq/l)
   Chloride 98 ± 6 98 ± 4
   Bicarbonate 17 ± 5 16 ± 5
   Phosphate 1.9 ± 0.9 2.6 ± 0.9 *
   Protein 12 ± 3 12 ± 4
  1. *P < 0.05. CVVHDF, veno-venous haemodiafiltration.