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In Holguin more than 165 people have chronic renal failure
As part of a permanent campaign for the prevention and early detection of renal disease carried in our country, a project of CITMA, headed by Dr Damaso Marisma, is developing an active investigation in the Mario Gutierrez Ardaya polyclinic in Holguin.

"Through this research 80 percent of the population at risk has been investigated and it is hoped to finish within two months", said Damaso Maresma after dedicating this achievement to the World Kidney Day to be held on second Thursday of March, a date set by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations.

In Holguin more than 165 people have chronic renal failure, of whom 153 are members of the haemodialysis plan and 15 to Peritoneal dialysis (which uses the peritoneal membrane of the body inside the abdomen as a semi permeable membrane. Special solutions are infused to help eliminate toxins).

Over 100 patients are on dialysis for life on alternate days, while more than 60 are awaiting kidney transplants.

There are 33 haemodialysis machines in the hospitals of the municipalities of Moa, Mayarí, and Banes, including the "Lenin" hospital and the Lucia Iñiguez Landín Clinic in Holguin province, where there are the largest number of artificial kidneys (15), operating rooms for transplants and the Territorial Center for the Coordination for Organ Donations, the best in the country.

Renal diseases can be detected in their early stages through very simple analysis, but the most important thing is to know that the cause of the increase in ERC is not a consequence of the incidence of kidney problems, but a systematic increase in diseases affecting the body, such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, alcoholism and smoking, among others.


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