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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 789-797
Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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. Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:789-97

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. Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Oct 1];21:789-97. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2010/21/4/789/64650
The dialysis statistics prepared by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) at the end of year 2009 showed a total of 12,040 dialysis patients, 10,928 of them are treated by Hemodialysis and the remaining 1,112 by peritoneal dialysis. The prevalence of end-stage renal failure treated by dialysis is estimated to be 475 cases/pmp. Total death was 1376 (11.4%), while the incidence of treated ESRD is estimated at 122 cases/pmp.

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There are 176 dialysis centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia having 4,264 machines catering to 10,928 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 socially highly productive age group, 26 to 45, years. About 6.7% of the dialysis patients are older than 75 years while only 1.9% of them are less than 15 years.

Hepatitis B seems to be in good control (4.2%) while hepatitis C continues to be a major problem (25.2% positivity) among dialysis patients. Of the 10,928 patients on dialysis, about 20% are in the active waiting list for transplantation with another 24% being evaluated for possible inclusion in the waiting list. It is worth mentioning that 61.4% of the hemodialysis patients are hypertensive, while 42.6% are diabetes.

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The total number of patients treated by peritoneal dialysis had increased from 965 patients in 2008 to be 1112 by the end of the year 2009. (80% of patients are adults and 20% are children). At the same time, 464 new patients have been registered this year on peritoneal dialysis. Total death among PD patients was reported to be 11% (122 patients). 31.1% of PD patients are treated by the continuous ambulant peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), 64.4% by automated/continuous cyclic peri­toneal dialysis (APD/CCPD), and 4.5% are treated by intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD). 3.1% of patients on PD are found to be HBs Ag +ve and 5.4% are HCV antibodies +ve.[Additional file 1]

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