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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 594-596
Mortality rate of patients with end stage renal disease on regular hemodialysis: A single center study

Department of Nephrology, Gazira Hospital for Renal Diseases, Khartoum, North Sudan

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Elhafiz Elsharif
Department of Nephrology, Gazira Hospital for Renal Diseases, P.O. Box 335, Khartoum, North Sudan

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 21566330

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End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a devastating medical, social and economic problem in any community and needs dedicated supervision and health care. It is fatal unless treated properly. Despite the improvements in dialysis care, the mortality of patients with ESRD remains high. We retrospectively studied 242 patients with ESRD on regular hemodialysis (HD) at Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery, Sudan, from 1 January to 31 December 2008, to determine the mortality rate and causes of mortality. We found that the mortality rate was 7.44% per year and the leading cause of death was infections (45%) and cardiovascular (22%) diseases.

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