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Renal replacement by regular haemodialysis therapy and renal transplantation in Barbados: 1979 to 1997.

Authors
  • Nicholson, G D
  • Bailey, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
West Indian Medical Journal
Publisher
West Indian Medical Journal
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1998
Volume
47
Issue
2
Pages
54–58
Identifiers
PMID: 9769752
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have reviewed our delivery of highly sophisticated medical therapy, haemodialysis and renal transplantation in a Caribbean setting. The purpose has been to reflect local outcomes in relation to mortality and survival, but comparisons with a vastly larger database have been attempted. Such comparisons are extremely difficult due to methodological differences and the fact that facilities contributing to that database vary considerably with regard to patient age, gender, ethnicity and comorbidity. Nonetheless, the crude data available provide important justification for the existence of regular haemodialysis and its adjunctive therapy of renal transplantation in the Caribbean.

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