Pediatric Hemodialysis Interventions

Chapter

Abstract

Renal failure in children is uncommon. However, both the incidence and prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in pediatric patients is increasing worldwide. A previously quoted incident figure of 8.6/million population in 1980 has risen to 14.1/million in 2004. The prevalence has also risen from 28.3 to 81.1/million population [1]. Additional data from the UK suggests a prevalence of 69 children, aged 1–4 years/million age related population [2].

Keywords

Dialysis catheter Blood loss Sedation Peritoneal dialysis Pediatric hemodialysis 

Notes

Acknowledgment

I wish to thank Mukesh Gajaria, Chief Technologist in the Dialysis / Apharesis Unit at SickKids, for his assistance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Earl Glenwood Coulson Chair, Medical Imaging DepartmentUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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