Virtual Conference

Guled Abdijalil

Somali Kidney Association, Somalia

Title: Iatrogenic Errors in Hemodialysis Practices


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its evolution to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) are a rapidly increasing global health and healthcare burden. With more than 850 million people suffering from CKD, acute kidney injury, and renal replacement therapy (RRT), the need for hemodialysis (HD) continues to rise worldwide. However, although the safety profile of hemodialysis has been satisfactory over the years, various errors such as dialysis machine errors, dialysate composition errors, and errors in dialysis techniques have been reported, and the treatment has been associated with the highest mortality rates, followed by kidney transplantation and peritoneal dialysis. Consideration of some of these errors could improve safety by facilitating the implementation of preventive measures. . The aim of this study was to highpoint some of the important iatrogenic errors encountered during hemodialysis. This review found that common iatrogenic complications during hemodialysis include iatrogenic hypernatremia, iatrogenic iron overload, iatrogenic pseudo aneurysm, iatrogenic cerebral air embolism, iatrogenic infective endocarditis (IE) in Chronic Hemodialysis (CHD) patients, and major bleeding. Adverse effects associated with these complications include interdialytic weight gains, hypertension, cardiovascular events, local pain, neuropathy, distal embolization, and death.


Guled Abdi has completed his specialist study at Shaoxing University, China at age of 36. He was resident doctor at Zhejiang University school of Medicine Hospital in Shaoxing and is nephrologist by profession. He is Lecturer at numerous Universities in Somalia and now he is Secretory General of Somali Kidney Association and Head of National of Health emergencies in Somalia. He has publications about Nephrology especially in dialysis published by reputed journals and publishers.