Resolution of sleep-disordered breathing in a dialysis-dependent child post-renal transplantation


This case alerts paediatricians and renal physicians to the potential for significant sleep-disordered breathing in children with renal disease, particularly those with end stage kidney disease requiring dialysis. In some cases, management of the underlying renal disease may result in amelioration of the sleep-disordered breathing. Proactive sleep history taking and formal sleep monitoring in experienced centres may be indicated for these children to limit morbidity, especially if respiratory support is indicated.

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Ball, E., Kara, T., McNamara, D. et al. Resolution of sleep-disordered breathing in a dialysis-dependent child post-renal transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol 25, 173–177 (2010).

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  • Apnoeas
  • Dialysis
  • End stage kidney disease
  • Renal transplant
  • Sleep-disordered breathing