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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1275-1279
Achievements of kidney disease outcomes quality initiative goals in hemodialysis patients at Jordan University Hospital

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Ayman M Wahbeh
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Jordan, P.O. Box 1374, Amman 11941
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 22089803

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This study was conducted to assess the current practice patterns of care for hemodialysis (HD) patients at the Jordan University Hospital Dialysis Center using Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Guidelines as the reference. In a cross-sectional study, we assessed 61 patients on HD. The Kt/V was calculated, and data on serum levels of hemoglobin, iron, ferritin, transferrin saturation, calcium, phosphate, and intact parathormone (PTH) were collected. The values were compared with the dialysis outcomes quality initiative (K/DOQI) recommended target values. Forty-one patients (67.2%) had an arteriovenous fistula as the primary access. The mean hemoglobin level was 10.8 ± 1.4 g/dL, 9.8% of patients had mean serum ferritin < 100 ng/dL and 14.7% had transferrin saturation < 20%. The mean serum calcium level was 9.1 ± 0.9 mg/dL and serum calcium level between 8.5 and 10.5 mg/dL was found in 82% of HD patients. The mean serum phosphorus was 3.9 ± 1.1 mg/dL and 59% of patients had serum phosphorus between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL. The mean serum PTH was 364 ± 315 and 14 patients (23%) had serum PTH between 150 and 300 pg/mL. The achieved standard of HD among our study patients was acceptable and, in many aspects, comparable with the NKF-KDOQI guidelines. However, there is still need to improve the management of anemia and control of hyperparathyroidism.

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