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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 881-889
Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



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. Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2012;23:881-9

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. Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2012 [cited 2014 Sep 19];23:881-9. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2012/23/4/881/98196
The dialysis statistics prepared by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) at the end of year 2011 showed a total of 13,356 dialysis patients, 12,116 of them are treated by Hemodialysis and the remaining 1,240 by peritoneal dialysis. The prevalence of end-stage renal failure treated by dialysis is estimated to be 492 cases/pmp, Total death was 1536 (11.5%), while the incidence of treated ESRD is estimated at 130 cases/PMP.


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There are 182 dialysis centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia having 4,755 machines catering to 12,116 patients. The ministry of health offers the largest percentage of these facilities with contributions made by the NON-MOH government sector as well as the private sector. The age distribution of dialysis population showed that the majority of patients are in the age group, 26 to 45 years. About 6.4% of the dialysis patients are older than 75 years while only 1.3% of them are less than 15 years.

Hepatitis B seems to be in good control 4%) while hepatitis C continues to be a major problem (21% positivity) among dialysis patients. Of the 12,116 patients on dialysis, about 26% are in the active waiting list for transplantation with another 20% being evaluated for possible inclusion in the waiting list. It is worth mentioning that 61% of the hemodialysis patients are hypertensive, while 45% are diabetes.


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The total number of patients treated by peritoneal dialysis had increased from 1,196 patients in 2010 to be 1,240 by the end of the year 2011. (85% of patients are adults and 15% are children). At the same time, 444 new patients have been registered this year on peritoneal dialysis. Total death among P.D patients was reported to be 10% (127 patients). 30% of P.D patients are treated by the continuous ambulant peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), 63% by automated/continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis (APD/CCPD), and only 7% are treated by intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD). 2.3% of patients on P.D are found to be HBsAg+ve and 4.3% are HCV antibodies+ve.

Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Peritoneal Dialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Peritoneal Dialysis Patients



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