Peritoneal Dialysis in Children
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis have been successfully used in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (1,2,3,4). While neither form of dialysis is optimal (5), intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD) has been shown to be as effective as hemodialysis and offers certain medical and psychosocial advantages. Although simplicity has been the hallmark of peritoneal dialysis since its inception (6,7), the successful employment of arteriovenous shunts followed by the perfection in dialysis techniques and the proliferation of treatment facilities relegated peritoneal dialysis to a secondary role. These developments created a gap in the clinical application and technology between the two treatment modalities.
KeywordsPeritoneal Dialysis Residual Renal Function Dialysis Center Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Dialysis Technique
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