Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Home dialysis a big relief for kidney disease sufferers

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More than 720 Emiratis per million and more than 320 people per million of the general population in the United Arab Emerates suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), a nephrologist said in December. Around 1,600 people are currently undergoing dialysis with end-stage kidney disease.

One of the most important developments in managing kidney disease has been the home dialysis system, which has provided relief to geriatric, disabled and child patients for whom going to the hospital twice every week for dialysis posed a problem. Nearly 66 patients in Abu Dhabi are getting home dialysis and a couple of patients in Dubai have also enrolled.

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