RESEARCH ARTICLE


Management of End Stage Renal Disease-Bangladesh Perspective



Harun Ur Rashid*
Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh


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Abstract

End stage renal disease (ESRD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. The treatment of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for patients with ESRD is expensive. There is a direct relationship between per capita income and treatment of ESRD. Eighty five per cent of the world’s population lives in low income or middle-income countries, where the mortality is highest in patients with chronic kidney disease.

The future perspective is not satisfactory for Bangladesh where treatment of ESRD is out of reach for majority of people. Effort should made for prevention and treatment of CKD at an initial stage of disease.

Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, cost of treatment, end stage renal disease, renal replacement therapy..