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A study of serum sodium and calcium status in both hemodialysed and conservatively treated chronic kidney disease patients attending a tertiary care hospital of Assam, India

Rashmi Rekha Phukan, Rohini Kt. Goswami.

Abstract
Background: chronic kidney disease is a very commonly encountered health problem which if diagnosed and treated at a very early stage can increase the survivability and decrease the morbidity and mortality among these patients.
Methods: The present study is a hospital based study in patients with CKD attending a tertiary care hospital in Assam, India. 71 CKD patients (31 conservatively treated and 40 hemodialysed) and 50 healthy controls were included in the study. Serum sodium and calcium was estimated in all 71 cases and 50 controls after taking written consent for being included in the study. The results were compared statistically with the controls and also between the conservatively treated and hemodialysed group.
Results: Serum Na+ and calcium was significantly lower with p value 0.015 and

Key words: CKD, Dysnatremia, Hemodialysis, Prevalence


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