Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

: 1996  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 313--314

Renal Replacement Therapy in Yemen

Abdul-Karim Sheiban, A Yehia, Yassin A.K Mohamed, AR Hajar 
 Sana'a University, Faculty of Medicine, Yemen

Correspondence Address:
Abdul-Karim Sheiban
Al Thawra Modern General Hospital, Sana«SQ»a

In this report we present the current status of dialysis and transplantation in Yemen. The reported incidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in one region of Yemen was estimated as 385 per million population (PMP) per year. The total population of Yemen is also estimated as 16,000,000. Peritoneal dialysis was started in 1980, while hemodialysis was started in 1981. At present there are around 36 hemodialysis machines distributed in the large cities of Yemen. Intermittent peritoneal dialysis is commonly used; however, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis has been out of practice since 1992. Renal transplantation has not yet been started in Yemen; however, at present there are 327 transplant patients being followed up in it. The majority of patients had their grafts from living non related donors abroad. In our experience, such transplantations were associated with high morbidity and mortality, in addition to acquisition of serious, potentially lethal extra-renal medical problems. We believe that there is a wide shortage of renal services in Yemen. Establishing a National Kidney Foundation to organize these services may be helpful.

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Sheiban AK, Yehia A, Mohamed YA, Hajar A R. Renal Replacement Therapy in Yemen.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1996;7:313-314

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Sheiban AK, Yehia A, Mohamed YA, Hajar A R. Renal Replacement Therapy in Yemen. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];7:313-314
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