Renal Transplant Unit, National Institute of Solid Organ and Tissue Transplantation, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan: On a Road to Minimize ESRD Burden
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is clinically defined as the progressive and irrevocable impairment of kidneys to perform life-sustaining functions and represents the final stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). With bulging morbidity and mortality and rampant rise in economic burden globally, ESRD is now recognized as a major public health issue. Certainly, it goes without saying that coming decades will observe a high prevalence of ESRD, and chronic non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus, with accumulating aging population as the driving force. This prognosticated upsurge in ESRD pool has been gauged to occur mainly in the developing countries.
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