Background/Aims: In this corollary analysis of the EXCITE study, we looked at possible differences in baseline risk factors and mortality between subjects excluded from the trial because non-eligible (n=216) or because eligible but refusing to participate (n=116). Methods: Baseline characteristics and mortality data were recorded. Survival and independent predictors of mortality were assessed by Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses. Results: The incidence rate of mortality was higher in non-eligible vs. eligible non-randomized patients (21.0 vs. 10.9 deaths/100 persons-year; P<0.001). The crude excess risk of death in non-eligible patients (HR 1.96; 95% CI 1.36 to 2.77; P<0.001) was reduced after adjustment for risk factors which differed in the two cohorts including age, blood pressure, phosphate, CRP, smoking, diabetes, triglycerides, cardiovascular comorbidities and history of neoplasia (HR 1.60; 95% CI 1.10 to 2.35; P=0.017) and almost nullified after including in the same model also information on deambulation impairment (HR 1.16; 95% CI 0.75 to 1.80; P=0.513). Conclusions: Deambulation ability mostly explains the difference in survival rate in non-eligible and eligible non-randomized patients in the EXCITE trial. Extending data analyses and outcome reporting also to subjects not taking part in a trial may be helpful to assess the representability of the study population.

Fitness for Entering a Simple Exercise Program and Mortality: A Study Corollary to the Exercise Introduction to Enhance Performance in Dialysis (Excite) Trial.

MANFREDINI, Fabio;
2014

Abstract

Background/Aims: In this corollary analysis of the EXCITE study, we looked at possible differences in baseline risk factors and mortality between subjects excluded from the trial because non-eligible (n=216) or because eligible but refusing to participate (n=116). Methods: Baseline characteristics and mortality data were recorded. Survival and independent predictors of mortality were assessed by Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses. Results: The incidence rate of mortality was higher in non-eligible vs. eligible non-randomized patients (21.0 vs. 10.9 deaths/100 persons-year; P<0.001). The crude excess risk of death in non-eligible patients (HR 1.96; 95% CI 1.36 to 2.77; P<0.001) was reduced after adjustment for risk factors which differed in the two cohorts including age, blood pressure, phosphate, CRP, smoking, diabetes, triglycerides, cardiovascular comorbidities and history of neoplasia (HR 1.60; 95% CI 1.10 to 2.35; P=0.017) and almost nullified after including in the same model also information on deambulation impairment (HR 1.16; 95% CI 0.75 to 1.80; P=0.513). Conclusions: Deambulation ability mostly explains the difference in survival rate in non-eligible and eligible non-randomized patients in the EXCITE trial. Extending data analyses and outcome reporting also to subjects not taking part in a trial may be helpful to assess the representability of the study population.
2014
Baggetta, R; Bolignano, D; Torino, C; Manfredini, Fabio; Aucella, F; Barillà, A; Battaglia, Y; Bertoli, S; Bonanno, G; Castellino, P; Ciurlino, D; Cupisti, A; D'Arrigo, G; De Paola, L; Fabrizi, F; Fatuzzo, P; Fuiano, G; Lombardi, L; Lucisano, G; Messa, P; Rapanà, R; Rapisarda, F; Rastelli, S; Rocca Rey, L; Summaria, C; Zuccalà, A; Elhafeez, Sa; Tripepi, G; Catizone, L; Mallamaci, F; Zoccali, C.
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