Author(s): Osama El Minshawy
Background: Previously we conducted three cross sectional studies of epidemiology of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in El Minia Governorate. Objectives: The aim of study was to ascertain prevalence, etiology and risk factors for ESRD during year 2007. Patients and Methods: Patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) in El-Minia Governorate in 2007 was 1615. They were offered to participate in this study, standardized questionnaire was completed including demographics, family history, risk factors for ESRD, environmental exposure to toxins, and causes of death. Results: Prevalence of ESRD was 367 per million populations. Renal replacement therapy was hemodialysis in 1550 (96%), peritoneal dialysis in 32 (2%) and renal transplantation in 33 (2%) patients. Only 950 (59%) of the patients included in the study, mean age was 47 ± 13 years, median 43, range (18 to 80), males Vs females (64% Vs 36%), death rate was 182/1000. Conclusion: This study indicates an annual increase of 59 new ESRD pmp patients than the study of year 2006.