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Chronic peritoneal dialysis in children

Authors Fraser N, Hussain F, Connell R, Shenoy M

Received 8 February 2015

Accepted for publication 5 May 2015

Published 7 October 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 125—137


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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal

Nia Fraser,1 Farida K Hussain,2 Roy Connell,3 Manoj U Shenoy1

1Department of Paediatric Urology, 2Paediatric Nephrology, 3Paediatric Dialysis, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

Abstract: The incidence of end-stage renal disease in children is increasing. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the modality of choice in many European countries and is increasingly applied worldwide. PD enables children of all ages to be successfully treated while awaiting the ultimate goal of renal transplantation. The advantages of PD over other forms of renal replacement therapy are numerous, in particular the potential for the child to lead a relatively normal life. Indications for commencing PD, the rationale, preparation of family, technical aspects, and management of complications are discussed.

Keywords: end-stage renal disease, chronic peritoneal dialysis, renal replacement therapy, pediatric

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