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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66
Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease in Madina Munawarah


Department of Nephrology, King Fahad Hospital, Madina Munawarah, Saudi Arabia

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Mohamed AO, Sirwal IA, Vakil JM, Ashfaquddin M. Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease in Madina Munawarah. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2004;15:66

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Mohamed AO, Sirwal IA, Vakil JM, Ashfaquddin M. Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease in Madina Munawarah. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Sep 20];15:66. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2004/15/1/66/32969
To the Editor:

The number of patients diagnosed as end­stage renal disease (ESRD) with subsequent need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) is rapidly growing in this country [1] and world­ wide.[2],[3]

The incidence of treated ESRD (t-ESRD) in the adult population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) varies according to regions. [4] To our knowledge, none of the previous reports in KSA has been studied to see the trend with time. We have studied the incidence of the treated(t)-ESRD in the adult population in our center prospectively over 2001 and compared the results to our previous of similar study in the same region in 1988. [4] Our current study involved the new adult patients aged 13 years or more in whom renal replacement therapy (RRT) was initiated at King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Munawarah, KSA. Only Madina Area residents were included, and patients were recruited from the Nephrology out-patient clinic, the emergency department, primary health centers and other hospitals in the region.

The targeted patients underwent full history clinical examination and investigations for the diagnosis of ESRD and then RRT started. A total of 106 patients were diagnosed as ESRD and started on RRT during the study period. The estimated incidence of ESRD was 137.5 per million population (PMP). The incidence of t-ESRD reported in this study is well above that reported in this region in 1988; 137.5 PMP Versus 65.2 PMP, respe­ctively. This could be due to a real increase of incidence in the region or difference in methodology. However, there were no differ­rences in the demographics in terms of mean age or gender distribution (61.6 % were males). However, our incidence is still in the average scale compared to other regions in the KSA. There were fewer and younger females than males in our study.

 
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1.Shaheen FAM. Organ transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: New strategies. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1994; 5(I):3-5.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Parmar MS. Chronic renal disease Br Med J 2002;325:85-90.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Jones CA, Mcquillan GM, Kusek JW, et al. Serum creatinine level in US population: third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Kidney Dis 1998;32:992-9.  Back to cited text no. 3  [PUBMED]  
4.Mitwalli AH, Al Swailem AR, Aziz KMS, et al. The incidence of end stage renal disease in two regions of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1995;6(3):280-5.  Back to cited text no. 4    

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Correspondence Address:
Abdelrahman Osman Mohamed
Department of Nephrology, King Fahad Hospital, Madina Munawarah
Saudi Arabia
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