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(A) Survival curves of groups with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 predictors. Definition of predictors. existence of diabetes mellitus, age ≧ 50 years, IL-18 ≧ 804.3 pg/ml, IL-6 ≧ 3.92 pg/ml, and IL-1ß ≧ 0.86 pg/ml. (B) Survival curves of groups with 0, 1-2, 3-4, or 5-6 factors. Definition of factors, existence of diabetes mellitus, age ≧ 50 years, IL-18 ≧ 804.3 pg/ml, IL-6 ≧ 3.92 pg/ml, IL-1ß ≧ 0.86 pg/ml, and averaging albumin level < 3.8 gm/dl within the first year of PD.