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Ther Apher Dial. 2016 Jun;20(3):223-8. doi: 10.1111/1744-9987.12427.

Renal Replacement Therapy in Slovenia: Excerpts From 2013 Data.

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1
Department of Nephrology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana.
2
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Trbovlje, Trbovlje.
3
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Izola, Izola, Slovenia.
4
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Ptuj, Ptuj.
5
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Novo Mesto, Novo Mesto.
6
Nefrodial Dialysis Centers, Nefrodial d.o.o, Zreče, Slovenia.
7
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Celje.
8
Department of Dialysis, University Medical Center Maribor, Maribor.
9
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota.
10
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Šempeter.
11
Dialysis Center, Hospital Sežana, Sežana.
12
Dialysis Center, Hemodial d.o.o., Vojnik.
13
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Jesenice, Jesenice.
14
Dialysis Center, General Hospital Slovenj Gradec Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia.

Abstract

This report provides a summary of the 2013 Slovenian renal replacement therapy (RRT) data, obtained from 24 renal centers: 23 dialysis and one transplant center, referring from 31 December 2013, with 100% response rate to individual patient questionnaires. Slovenia had a population of 2 061 085 on 1 January 2014. The total number of patients treated by RRT was 2077, i.e. 1008.3 per million of population (pmp); 1349 (65%) were treated by hemodialysis, 52 (2.5%) by peritoneal dialysis, and 676 (32.5%) had a functioning kidney graft. A total of 260 incident patients, 126.2 pmp (at day one), started RRT, their median age was 69 years, 59.8% were men,. 58.5% of hemodialysis patients were treated with on-line hemodiafiltration. Vascular access was arteriovenous fistula in 79%, polytetrafluoroethylene graft in 8%, and catheter in 13% of patients, mean blood flow 276 ± 41 mL/min, 5.5% dialyzed in a single-needle mode. The crude death rate was 11.4% in all RRT patients (incident patients day 1 included, 15.9% in hemodialysis, 12.3% in peritoneal dialysis, 2.1% in transplant recipients). 60 kidney transplantations were performed in 2013, from deceased donors.

KEYWORDS:

End-stage renal disease; Epidemiology; Hemodialysis; Kidney transplantation; Peritoneal dialysis

PMID:
27312905
DOI:
10.1111/1744-9987.12427
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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