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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 349-354
Analysis of patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis in Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia: A single-center, three-year retrospective study


1 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ibb University, Ibb, Yemen
3 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
4 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

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Mohammed A Al-Duais
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.202769

PMID: 28352019

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This study was performed to analyze various demographic data such as age, gender, nationality, status of the patients, and the causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of 349 patients who were undergoing hemodialysis (HD) during the period from January 2013 to December 2015 at the Dialysis Center of King Khalid Hospital in Tabuk City. One hundred and fifty-two patients (43.6%) were on HD in 2015. Age of the patients ranged from 9 to 93 years and the mean age was 51.3 ± 17.6 years. Majority of the patients, i.e., 140 (40.1%) were in the age group of 40–59 years, followed by the age group of 60–79 years by 27.8% (97 patients). Saudis constituted 84.2% (294) and non-Saudis accounted 15.8% (55) of the patients over the years studied. There were 198 males (56.7%) and 151 females (43.3%). The death rate in 2014 was 6.2%, whereas it increased in 2015 to 10.5%. The high escape rate (10.3%) of patients was in 2014. Diabetic nephropathy was the most common cause of ESRD, accounting for 30.4% of all cases, followed by unknown etiologies accounting for 25.2%. Nearly 22.6% of all ESRD cases had hypertension. Primary glomerular disease was seen in 8.9% and obstructive uropathy in 3.7%. Other causes constituted 7.4% of the cases. The data of ERSD patients in Tabuk City are comparable with that of other regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We conclude that analysis studies of HD centers help to understand the problems and the needs of the patients, find the solutions, and create a connection between the consumers and health-care providers.


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