Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

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Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 536--538

Profile of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in Jeddah


Abdullah Mohammed Y Al-Jiffri1, Rehab Baker Fadag2 
1 Department of Preventive Medicine, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Histopathology, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah Mohammed Y Al-Jiffri
King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, P.O.Box 40332, Jeddah-21499
Saudi Arabia

To measure the prevalence of the most common causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), we studied the records of 248 hemodialysis patients in the Jeddah Kidney Center in December 2000. We found that the majority of cases of ESRD were of unknown etiology (42.7%). Hypertension was the most common known cause (36.3%) followed by diabetes mellitus (14.5%). We conclude that hypertension and diabetes constitute the most frequently known causes of ESRD among hemodialyzed (HD) patients in the Jeddah region.


How to cite this article:
Al-Jiffri AY, Fadag RB. Profile of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in Jeddah.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2003;14:536-538


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Al-Jiffri AY, Fadag RB. Profile of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in Jeddah. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2003 [cited 2019 Aug 21 ];14:536-538
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