Hemodialysis, plea of availability versus adequecy gezira experience

  • M Elhafiz
  • ME Imam
  • O Omran
  • AA Gabar
  • E Miskeen


Objectives: This is a prospective cross sectional study carried out in Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery (Sudan) to assess the adequacy of hemodialysis in 206 patients with end stage kidney disease on regular hemodialysis twice per week using.
Methods: Pre and post hemodialysis blood sample were obtained from the study group, spKt/V and urea reduction ratio were calculated.
Results: Mean Kt/v was found to be 1.19 and urea reduction ratio was 59.55%. None of the patients in this study group achieved the National Kidney Foundation Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) recommendations for adequate hemodialyis, since it requires
three hemodialyis sessions per week and our patients are receiving two sessions per week.
Conclusion: In order to improve the situation herewith we recommended increased number of sessions from two to three times per week and \or increase the duration of hemodialysis session, increase blood flow rate and dialysate flow rate. Moreover, decrease the number of patients on
regular hemodialysis by encouraging the patients to take the other renal replacement therapy (peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantations).

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