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Long Term Peritoneal Dialysis in an Anuric Preterm Infant - a Futile Treatment?
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PMID:  21913163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The primarily anuric very low birth weight infant (VLBWI) is an ethical challenge for the attending doctor as well as for the parents. Long term peritoneal dialysis (PD) might provide an acceptable way in treating a primarily anuric VLBWI prior to kidney transplantation without endangering the child's neurologic development. We report a case of a VLBWI born at 30 weeks gestational age after anhydramnion for 5 weeks. Postnatally the neonate had persisting anuria and was successfully treated with peritonealdialysis for 31 months followed by hemodialysis for 12 months and eventually received a renal transplantion at the age of 43 months.
D Faas; D Klauwer; G Klaus; K Zerres; C Neuhäuser; M Heckmann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Klinische Padiatrie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-3824     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0326144     Medline TA:  Klin Padiatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
General Pediatrics and Neonatology.
Vernacular Title:
Langzeit-Peritonealdialyse bei einem anurischen Frühgeborenen - eine vergebliche Therapie?
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