The role of a single center experience in Azerbaijan's nephrology field.


OBJECTIVES There is a saying that, to evaluate the level of medicine in a country, one should pay attention to its level of uronephrology service - specifically, the level of renal replacement therapy, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplant. With the increasing number of patients requiring renal replacement therapy, it is the utmost duty of modern medicine to structure and organize it. Since its establishment in 2000, MedServis Private Medical Centre has dedicated its main services to hemodialysis, renal replacement therapy, health care in other branches of medicine, follow-ups, and preparing patients for transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared statistical indicators of the patients who have been enlisted in reports of Azerbaijan, MedServis Private Medical Centre, which is in Azerbaijan, and European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association between 2000 and 2013. The statistics of the patients reported in MedServis Private Medical Centre 's account for the past 14 years were categorized with respect to several factors. RESULTS During its activity in the past 14 years, we received 5894 new patients at MedServis Private Medical Centre (male, 58.9%; female, 41.1%). Of all the patients received, children were 1.6% patients. In all patients, 9% patients had acute kidney failure and 91% had chronic kidney disease. CONCLUSIONS MedServis Private Medical Centre has contributed importantly to nephrology in Azerbaijan, with its first-in-the-country services in remote hemodialysis, hemodialysis of children, close-up control of the pregnancy of a woman with 6 years of hemodialysis, and successful delivery of the first permanent catheter during 14 years of activities.

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@article{Ismayilov2015TheRO, title={The role of a single center experience in Azerbaijan's nephrology field.}, author={Hikmet Ismayilov and Shahin Qadimov and Kamil Muslumov and Khanbaba Huseynov and Fariz Babayev}, journal={Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation}, year={2015}, volume={13 Suppl 1}, pages={266-8} }