Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

RENAL DATA FROM THE ARAB WORLD
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1098--1104

Frequency of abdominal aortic calcification in a group of Iraqi hemodialysis patients


Ali J Hashim Al-Saedi1, Nawar S Jameel1, Ali Qais1, Abdul Hakeem A Kareem2, Talib S Mohssen3 
1 Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
2 College of Basic Education, Al Mustansiriya, Baghdad, Iraq
3 Department of Physiology, Alkindi College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ali J Hashim Al-Saedi
Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad
Iraq

Cardiovascular complications including abdominal aortic calcification significantly affect the mortality and morbidity in patients on a hemodialysis (HD) program. The objective of this study is to find the frequency of abdominal aortic calcification in patients on regular HD and to evaluate the effect of parameters on frequency and severity of abdominal aortic calcification. Fifty-four patients with end-stage renal disease on regular HD were studied from January 2011 to December 2011 to evaluate abdominal aortic calcification by plain abdominal X-ray. The study showed that 10 (18.5%) patients had abdominal aortic calcification. Only one (1.9%) had grade 3 calcification and among the remaining, five (9.3%) patients had grade 1 and four (7.4%), grade 2. There was a statistically significant difference (P <0.05) in the means of serum cholesterol among those with and without abdominal aortic calcification. Hypertension was noticed in most patients with abdominal aortic calcification. The frequency of abdominal aortic calcification is directly related to age and duration of dialysis. The only biochemical parameter with a statistically significant effect was serum cholesterol.


How to cite this article:
Hashim Al-Saedi AJ, Jameel NS, Qais A, Kareem AA, Mohssen TS. Frequency of abdominal aortic calcification in a group of Iraqi hemodialysis patients.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:1098-1104


How to cite this URL:
Hashim Al-Saedi AJ, Jameel NS, Qais A, Kareem AA, Mohssen TS. Frequency of abdominal aortic calcification in a group of Iraqi hemodialysis patients. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 24 ];25:1098-1104
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