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A world perspective on renal care: the challenges of prevention and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16180550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is a special privilege to address the renal care professionals who so skilfully carry out renal replacement treatment in all the countries of the European Union. Approximately one million people a year die from renal diseases. There are currently 1,065,000 people on haemodialysis worldwide. Ninety percent of them live in North America, Japan and Europe, whose population is less than 20% of the world's total. What this tells us is that dialysis isn't available in developing countries, as one could expect that the number of both pre-dialysis patients and those needing dialysis would be about the same in the developed and developing world.
J Dirks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  EDTNA/ERCA journal (English ed.)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1019-083X     ISO Abbreviation:  EDTNA ERCA J     Publication Date:    2005 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2005-11-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9805754     Medline TA:  EDTNA ERCA J     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-4     Citation Subset:  N    
Massey College, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cost of Illness
Developing Countries
Health Priorities
Health Services Needs and Demand
International Agencies / organization & administration
International Educational Exchange
Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality,  therapy*
Nephrology / education,  organization & administration*
Organizational Objectives
Primary Prevention / organization & administration*
Renal Replacement Therapy* / statistics & numerical data
World Health*

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