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Title: Prevalence and factors associated with occurrence of chronic kidney disease among patients at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital
Authors: Shariff, Hassan Mohammed
Keywords: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Hepatitis B
Kampala International University Teaching Hospital
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health problem worldwide, due to its epidemic proportions and the associated cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, data on the burden of CKD among patients attending hospitals in Uganda are still limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with CKD among patients presenting at the Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIUTH). In this retrospective study, data of 100 patients who presented at the medicine ward from June 2016 to June 2017 was reviewed. Data were descriptively and inferentially analyzed using SPSS version 18. A total of 100 patients presented at the medicine ward with history of kidney disease. Of these patients, 89 (89%) was included in this study, 46 (52%) of them were female. Among them 39(44%) had hypertension, 27(30%) had diabetic mellitus, 9 (10%) had chronic glomerulonephritis, 7(8%) had hypertension and diabetes mellitus, 2(2%) had HIV/AIDS, and 2(2%) had hepatitis B. It was concluded that chronic kidney disease was common among patients presenting in our hospital and is associated with high cardiovascular risk. To that end, patients should be thoroughly evaluated to identify and correct causes of their kidney disease, and efforts should be put in place for early detection and screening as well as advocacy on risk factors for chronic kidney disease development in Uganda.
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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