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Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in a pediatric population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6829519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seven children aged from 6 weeks to 14 years were treated for end-stage renal disease by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) for 60 patient months. Satisfactory control of their uremia was achieved. Peritonitis was diagnosed on seven occasions (one case per 8.6 patient months) and did not interfere with continuation of dialysis or decrease peritoneal membrane permeability. Patients older than 5 years grew at rates comparable with those of patients receiving hemodialysis. Two infants receiving CAPD exhibited normal growth rates. Families demonstrated good psychosocial adjustment to the technique. Thus, CAPD seems to be a satisfactory alternative to hemodialysis for long-term therapy .
R S Fennell; J K Orak; E H Garin; A Iravani; G Richard; M St John
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Weight
Child, Preschool
Kidney Diseases / therapy*
Peritoneal Dialysis*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory* / adverse effects,  rehabilitation
Peritonitis / etiology
Social Adjustment

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