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Med Arh. 2006;60(4):240-2.

[Balkan endemic nephropathy in Bosnia and Herzegovina--renal registry report].

[Article in Bosnian]

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Udruzenje Ljekara za Nefrologiju, Dijalizu i Transplantaciju Bubrega u Bosni i Hercegovini. nisa@bih.net

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Balkan Endemic Nephropathy (BEN) is still dominant cause of the end stage renal disease (ESRD) in North-Eastern Bosnia. The aim of this paper was to analyze the patients with BEN diagnosis on chronic dialysis treatment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

METHODS:

In this study we used data from individual questionnaires which we collected for Renal Registry. Individual questionnaires include: sex, age, place of birth and address, primary renal disease, data of the first dialysis treatment, type of dialysis, kidney transplantation, co-morbid diseases, erythropoietin therapy and outcome. For patients with BEN diagnosis we gathered additional data: history of urothelial tumor and family history of similar kidney diseases and renal replacement therapy. We compared these data with data about others dialysis patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS:

descriptive statistical analysis.

RESULTS:

Prevalence of the chronic dialysis patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2003 was 474 pmp, 70 pmp for patients with BEN and 54 pmp for patients with diabetic nephropathy. In North-Eastern Bosnia prevalence of chronic dialysis patients was 844 and of patients with BEN 520 pmp. Incidence of the new chronic dialysis patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2003 was 113 pmp, 11 pmp for BEN, and 19 pmp for diabetic nephropathy. Mortality of the chronic dialysis patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2003 was 11.24 %, and mortality of the BEN patients 10.75 %.

CONCLUSION:

From the total number of the chronic dialysis patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina 14.7 % are BEN patients and 11.3 % are patients with diabetes. BEN is still big medical and social problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in the North-Eastern Bosnia. There are certain indicators that the incidence of the BEN patients is in decrease such as decreased difference between the prevalence of the patients with BEN and diabetic nephropathy; as well as increase of average age of patients with BEN.

PMID:
16761518
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