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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 494-502
The Need for Guidelines for the Practice of Hemodialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Questionnaire Survey

1 Department of Medicine, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah A Al-Khader
Department of Medicine, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, P.O. Box 7897, Riyadh 11159
Saudi Arabia
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Hemodialysis remains the most widely used form of renal replacement therapy world-wide. In view of the large number of patients who are on maintenance hemodialysis in Saudi Arabia, it was felt to have some sort of guidelines to standardize dialysis delivery in the Kingdom. We performed a survey on various aspects of dialysis delivery. A detailed questionnaire was sent to 120 hemodialysis centers in the Kingdom and response was obtained from 55 (45.8%). The questionnaire consisted of questions for which answer on the present situation and ideal recommendation were sought. With these data, it is hoped to have proper guidelines that can be laid down to assist the practicing nephrologists in the Kingdom in optimizing dialysis delivery.

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