• Vol. 42 No. 12, 629–631
  • 15 December 2013

Addressing the Plight of Patients with Kidney Failure



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In this issue of the Annals, there are 5 papers dealing with kidney diseases which have attracted the attention of this editorial. The paper authored by Ang et al, reviewed the
quality of care in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) from 2007 to 2011, reported that the number of CKD patients had
increased more than 2-fold from 4734 in 2007 to 10,245 in 2011. In 2011, majority of patients with stage CKD 3A (39.6%) and 3B (37.6%) had hypertension (98.2%), dyslipidaemia (97.2%) and diabetes mellitus (68.7%).

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