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Need for Education on the Differential Diagnosis between Chronic Glomerulonephritis and Nephrosclerosis, and Treatment of both Conditions to Reduce the Number of Patients Requiring Hemodialysis in Wakayama.
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PMID:  22821095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective We investigated the present state of, and trends in, hemodialysis therapy in Wakayama, with the aim of identifying present and future problems. Methods We compared the number of patients on maintenance hemodialysis, patients newly commencing hemodialysis each year, and proportion of diseases prompting the initiation of hemodialysis, between Wakayama and all Japan from 2002 to 2009, using the CD-ROM, "An overview of dialysis treatment in Japan," published by the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy. Results The number of patients on maintenance hemodialysis per head of population was higher in Wakayama than in all Japan throughout the study period. The number of patients newly commencing hemodialysis per head of population was higher in Wakayama than in all Japan from 2002 to 2004, but no significant difference was seen after 2005. The proportion of patients with chronic glomerulonephritis as the causative disease for hemodialysis initiation was higher in Wakayama than in all Japan. However, nephrosclerosis was less common as the causative condition in Wakayama than in all Japan. The proportions of the different causative diseases were similar in all patients on maintenance hemodialysis in Wakayama as in the newly initiated patients. Accordingly, some patients diagnosed with chronic glomerulonephritis might actually have nephrosclerosis, or treatment may be inadequate. Conclusion In order to reduce the number of patients requiring maintenance hemodailysis, it is important to accurately differentiate between chronic glomerulonephritis and nephrosclerosis, and also to treat patients with either disease appropriately.
Yuri Nakashima; Toru Mima; Shigeo Negi; Toshifumi Sakaguchi; Toshihiko Kashii; Yuji Kita; Ken Kunimoto; Koichi Tatsuta; Masanori Okamoto; Toshihiro Satou; Takashi Shigematsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1827-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology and Blood Purification Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Japan.
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