Mineral and Bone Disease in Hemodialysis Patients


Paraskevi Theofilou 1 , *

1 Centre for Research and Technology, Department of Kinesiology, Health and Quality of Life Research Group, Thessaly, Greece

How to Cite: Theofilou P. Mineral and Bone Disease in Hemodialysis Patients, Nephro-Urol Mon. 2013 ; 5(4):931-931. doi: 10.5812/numonthly.9510.


Nephro-Urology Monthly: 5 (4); 931-931
Published Online: August 12, 2013
Article Type: Letter
Received: December 6, 2012
Accepted: December 16, 2012

Dear Editor,

I have read with interest the article by Sidy Mohamed Seck et al. titled “Mineral and Bone Disease in Black African Hemodialysis Patients: A Report from Senegal” published in Nephro-Urology Monthly (2012; 4(4): 613-616) (1). As pointed out in the article, chronic kidney disease related mineral and bone disease (CKD-MBD) is frequent in Senegalese hemodialysis patients and is dominated by high turn - over disease. It is essential to refer that this study is a great contribution not only to the quality of the journal but also to the scientific community. Although a considerable number of articles on CKD have been published, there are a limited number of studies with regards to CKD-MBD, especially in Africa.

The writing is concise; the aim of the study is very clear as well as the study is very - well designed. The authors have used relative and up - to - date bibliography comparing in a comprehensible way their results to other studies’ findings. Further, the present study is a first step in identifying the need of the implementation of an intensive educational program, with a multi - faceted approach, focused on changing health professional behavior in managing patients, with small but clinically relevant improvements (2). Educational interventions, comprising different types of activities intended to increase the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals and patients, have traditionally been the predominant approach to stimulate change and improvement in healthcare (3). I would like to congratulate the authors of this paper and wish them every success in their ongoing research.



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    Seck SM, Dahaba M, Ka EF, Cisse MM, Gueye S, Lemrabott Tal AO. Mineral and Bone Disease in Black African Hemodialysis Patients: A Report From Senegal. Nephro Urol Mon. 2012; 4(4) : 613 -6

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    Grol Richard, Wensing Michel, Eccles Martin. Improving patient care: the implementation of change in clinical practice. 2005;

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    Hulscher ME, Wensing M, Grol RP, van der Weijden T, van Weel C. Interventions to improve the delivery of preventive services in primary care. Am J Public Health. 1999; 89(5) : 737 -46 [PubMed]

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