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Renal replacement therapy in Nepal fulfills only a small part of the current needs, with 97 hemodialysis machines available for the general population of 29 million. Transportation difficulties to dialysis centers preclude many of the patients from end-stage renal disease care, due to the rural nature of the population. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) organized into rural sub segments, considering the Mexican model of PD and government funding appear to offer some solution to provision of care for this mountainous rural country. We review the current statistics of dialysis patients, hemodialysis numbers, and renal transplantations within Nepal and offer suggestions regarding possibilities for increasing renal care within the country. © 2010 The Authors. Hemodialysis International © 2010 International Society for Hemodialysis.


Padam Hirachan, Tirtha Kharel, Dibya S Shah, John Ball. Renal replacement therapy in Nepal. Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis. 2010 Oct;14(4):383-6

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