Ghana Medical Journal

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Hearing loss in patients with chronic kidney disease and psychological burden in their caregivers

Sampson Antwi


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is assuming alarming proportion lately in Sub-Saharan Africa, a continent already saddled with infectious disease leading to the description of the continent as being hit with a double burden of diseases.1 Despite the huge challenges faced by CKD patients in this region in terms of accessibility and affordability to care, several co-morbidities exist among these patients and their caregivers also suffer numerous psychological problems which are often overlooked. The two studies published in this issue of the journal highlight the need to embrace these additional burdens amongst patients with CKD and their caregivers.

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