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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-104

Kidney transplantation: Hemodialysis and surrounding are they informed enough?


1 Departement of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation of University Teaching Hospital Ibn Rochd of Casablanca, Morocco
2 Departement of Nephrology and Hemodialysis of University Teaching Hospital Sylvanus Olympio of Lomé, Togo

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Béfa Noto Kadou Kaza
Departement of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation of University Teaching Hospital Ibn Rochd of Casablanca
Morocco
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2015.10.001

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Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for chronic renal failure. However there is less donors compared to recipients whose number continues to increase. Ignorance of transplantation by hemodialysis patients and their families could be one of the causes. We aim to assess the knowledge and opinions of hemodialysis patient and his surrounding on renal transplantation. The survey conducted in August 2013 included 83 hemodialysis patients of our center and 70 members of their surroundings. They underwent a questionnaire about usual aspects of kidney transplantation. Out of 83 hemodialysis patients we noted 49.4% of women with an average age of 41.4 ± 12 years; 66.7% had a low economic status. There was a lack of information among 62.7%. Only 41% reported to be transplant candidate with 12% noted on the transplant list. Transplantation was estimated to be more expensive by 50.6% of the patients and 71.1% think that it allowed a better life. For 20.5% of the patients, Islam is against the cadaveric donation. Out of 70 members of the surrounding questioned there were 56.8% of women with an average age of 44.4 ± 10.5 years. The low economic status represented 52.3%; 61.4% lacked information. 56.8% think that life is impossible with only one kidney, 13.6% were noted on the donation register. For 45.5% Islam is against the cadaveric donation. It is important to increase awareness of hemodialysis patients and their families about kidney transplantation.


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