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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Effect of increased convective clearance by on-line hemodiafiltration on all cause and cardiovascular mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients – the Dutch CONvective TRAnsport STudy (CONTRAST): rationale and design of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN38365125]

Inclusion criteria
patients treated by HD 2 or 3 times a week, for at least 2 months.
patients able to understand the study procedures.
patients willing to provide written informed consent.
Exclusion criteria
current age < 18 years
treatment by HDF or high flux HD in the preceding 6 months
severe incompliance
life expectancy < 3 months due to non renal disease
participation to other clinical intervention trials evaluating cardiovascular outcome