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Table 2 Number of dialysis sessions, average of the maximum plasma concentration (C max ) as IU mL -1 or μg mL -1 (as hexuronic acid content) and t ½ (as min) for each individual patient

From: Bovine and porcine heparins: different drugs with similar effects on human haemodialysis

   Porcine Bovine
Patient Dose of heparin Number of sessions Cmaxin plasma t½ Number of sessions Cmaxin plasma t½
  IU x 103   IU mL-1 μg mL-1 Min   IU mL-1 μg mL-1 min
1 12 3 2.53 3.47 141.0 3 2.57 7.08 160.9
2 9 3 2.62 3.59 144.8 3 2.01 5.54 151.7
3 12 2 2.66 3.65 126.7 3 1.77 4.88 142.3
4 10 2 2.59 3.55 168.5 2 1.69 4.66 136.1
5 9 1 2.14 2.94 159.3 2 1.54 4.24 152.8
6 11 2 1.73 2.37 105.2 3 1.06 2.92 129.1
7 6 3 1.95 2.67 127.0 3 1.35 3.72 116.2
8 7 3 1.91 2.62 138.9 2 1.24 3.42 145.8
9 10 3 1.52 2.08 111.6 3 1.01 2.78 117.5
10 9 3 1.31 1.80 112.3 4 1.26 3.47 118.7
11 8 3 1.52 2.08 116.1 3 1.69 4.66 124.0
12 9 3 2.32 3.18 148.0 3 2.10 5.79 146.1
13 8 2 3.18 4.36 142.6 3 2.26 6.23 151.9
14 5 3 1.36 1.87 110.8 3 1.23 3.39 133.5
15 12 2 2.23 3.06 128.1 3 1.91 5.26 123.7
16 12 3 2.82 3.87 129.5 3 1.69 4.66 134.4
17 10 - - - - 3 1.27 3.50 133.6
Total   41 2.15±0.56 2.95±0.77 131.3±18.3 49 1.63±0.44 4.48±1.22 136.4±13.8