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Peritoneal dialysis in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16583242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The need for maintenance dialysis for infants is rare, but peritoneal dialysis has been the modality of choice in cases of end-stage renal failure, for technical reasons. Problems include higher mortality rates and an inferior long-term outcome compared with that in older children. Also, no internationally accepted guidelines exist for dialysis in infants. Many children on maintenance peritoneal dialysis in Finland have congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type (NPHS1), and dialysis is started during infancy. In this commentary we discuss our practice of performing peritoneal dialysis in infants and experiences gathered from the literature.
Kai A R Rönnholm; Christer Holmberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial     Date:  2006-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
Peritoneal Dialysis / mortality,  standards*
Treatment Outcome

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