• Users Online: 438
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-90

The poor outcome of pediatric chronic kidney disease in a resource-limited country

Department of Paediatrics, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Tochi Ada Uchenwa
Department of Paediatrics, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Introduction: There is a global rise in the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with the implication of increased demand for kidney replacement therapy (KRT). In resource-limited countries where there is a large deficit in renal support for such patients, this translates into poor clinical outcomes. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective review of the prevalence, clinical outcomes of CKD patients that were managed in the renal unit of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital from June 2016 to June 2019. Results: Findings from the study showed a male preponderance of 1:0.6. Of all patients with kidney disease, CKD comprised 24.6% of cases, and among these, 75.6% had ESKD. Of 34 (75.6%) patients who required KRT, 10 (29.4%) patients received at least one session of hemodialysis; however, only one patient (2.9%) continued to receive once weekly sessions of hemodialysis, sustained for a year. Mortality among the patients with CKD was 60%, with 28.9% lost to follow-up, signed against medical advice, or absconded. Conclusion: Considering the burden of CKD in Nigeria, much is desired with regards to available KRT options. Government regulation is needed to improve access to available KRT.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded60    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal