Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 1059–1066 | Cite as

Clinical practice guidelines for pediatric peritoneal dialysis

  • Colin T. White
  • Manjula Gowrishankar
  • Janusz Feber
  • Verna YiuEmail author
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrologists (CAPN) and Peritoneal Dialysis Working Group


Peritoneal dialysis (PD) continues to be an important modality of treatment for children with end-stage renal disease. The Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrologists recognized the need nationally to review the literature on the delivery of PD in children to provide optimal standardized care. This resulted in the development of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for pediatric PD. Clinical practice guidelines are a useful adjunct to clinical care. The present review includes recommendations for catheter placement and types, requirement for prophylactic omentectomy, initiation and adequacy of dialysis, PD prescription, and solute clearance. It provides physicians with updated evidence-based recommendations that include consideration towards practicality with the major goal of improved and standardized patient care.


Guidelines Peritoneal dialysis Children Canadian Evidence-based practice 



We would like to acknowledge Baxter Healthcare Ltd., Canada, and Hoffman LaRoche, Canada for an (unrestricted) educational grant which was utilized for the guidelines meeting held September 2002. We would also like to thank all members of CAPN who participated in the meeting as well as the final review of this document.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin T. White
    • 1
  • Manjula Gowrishankar
    • 2
  • Janusz Feber
    • 3
  • Verna Yiu
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrologists (CAPN) and Peritoneal Dialysis Working Group
  1. 1.British Columbia’s Children’s HospitalUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Stollery Children’s HospitalEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Children’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioOttawaCanada
  4. 4.Pediatric Nephrology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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