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Analysis of Water Used For Haemodialysis In Dialysis Centres, South East Nigeria – How Adequate?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.464
Synopsis: 
Water purity is important for effective haemodialysis. We analysed the water used for haemodialysis in eight centres in South East Nigeria for its adequacy. All these centres failed the standard of the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

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Background: Standard water purity is one of the essential ingredients in achieving the goals of haemodialysis. However, water purity, though cardinal to the outcome of haemodialysis is probably the most neglected aspect of renal replacement therapy with haemodialysis.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 07 Mar, 2016

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The Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease among Nursing Home Residents

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.249
Pages: 
267–70
Synopsis: 
Metabolic syndrome may be a main contributant to the aetiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among nursing home residents. Monitoring body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference is a simple but effective way to suspect presence of CKD.

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Introduction: The prevalence of end-stage renal disease in Taiwan is the highest in the world; hemodialysis accounts about 7% of the expenditure of the National Health Insurance. Nursing home residents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been identified yet in Taiwan, along with associated risk factors. The objective of this study is to investigate the risk factors of CKD in long-term care facilities in Taiwan and those significantly associated with the presence of CKD.

Accepted: 
31 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 01 Dec, 2015

Relationship between Early Life Factors and Renal Function in Afro-Caribbean Young Adults: Analysis from the Jamaica 1986 Birth Cohort Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.450
Pages: 
165-72
Synopsis: 
This study examines the relationship between birth weight and renal function among an Afro-Caribbean population of young adults from the 1986 Jamaica Birth Cohort. Our analyses show significant associations between low birth weight and reduced, estimated, glomerular filtration rate.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth and renal function among Jamaican young adults.

Accepted: 
08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Sep, 2015

Aetiology of Paediatric End-stage Renal Failure in Jordan: A Multicentre Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.151
Pages: 
263–6
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This is the first report on the aetiology of end-stage renal failure in Jordan. The most common aetiologies were congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, 56.0%, heredofamilial disorders, 23.2%, and glomerulopathies, 22.9%.
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out the aetiology of end-stage renal failure (ESRF) in children in Jordan.
 
Accepted: 
11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.084
Pages: 
201–8
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients of the University Hospital of the West Indies diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes. Approximately 86% of patients had CKD and 70% were at high risk for adverse outcomes.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients attending the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Diabetes Clinic and to determine the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Caribbean

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464–70
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The leading causes of bhronic kidney disease in the Caribbean are hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The incidence of these two non-communicable diseases is rising in the Caribbean and prevention methods must be scaled-up to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with them.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

The Importance of Bone Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Renal Osteodystrophy

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332–7
Synopsis: 
A combination of serum biochemical markers might predict underlying renal osteodystrophy better than would individual biochemical markers. A predictive model using bone histology and biochemical markers can be developed in the future.

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Objective: To evaluate the association of serum biochemical markers in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Jamaica for early detection of renal osteodystrophy (ROD).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

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