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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 918-926
Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



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. Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:918-26

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. Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Nov 29];25:918-26. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2014/25/4/918/135231
The dialysis statistics prepared by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) at the end of year 2013 showed a total of 14,562 dialysis patients, 13,160 of them are treated by Hemodialysis and the remaining 1,402 by peritoneal dialysis. The prevalence of end-stage renal failure treated by dialysis is estimated to be 485 cases/pmp, Total death was 1748 (12%), while the incidence of treated ESRD is estimated at 127 cases/PMP.

Hemodialysis

There are 184 dialysis centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia having 5,086 machines catering to 13,160 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 age groups (26-65) years. About 7.3% of the dialysis patients are older than 75 years while only 1.4% of them are under 15 years.

Hepatitis B seems to be in good control (3.6%) while hepatitis C continues to be a major problem (18.1% positivity) among dialysis patients. Of the 13,160 patients on dialysis, about 25% are in the active waiting list for transplantation with another 20% being evaluated for possible inclusion in the waiting list. It is worth mentioning that 65.1% of the hemodialysis patients are hypertensive, while 47.5% are diabetes.

Peritoneal Dialysis

The total number of patients treated by peritoneal dialysis had increased from 1,327 patients in 2012 to be 1,402 by the end of the year 2013. Age distribution of P.D patients showed that (87% of them are adults and 13% are children. At the same time, 536 new patients have been registered this year on peritoneal dialysis. Total death among PD patients was reported to be 9.8% (138 patients). 27.8% of PD patients are treated by the continuous ambulant peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), 69.9% by automated/continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis (APD/CCPD), and only 2.3% are treated by intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD). 2.7% of patients on PD are found to be HBsAg+ve and 4% are HCV antibodies+ve.

Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Hemodialysis Patients, Centers and Machines in MOH and Non-MOH Hospitals - 2013



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Peritoneal Dialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Active Peritoneal Dialysis Patients



Dialysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



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