Korean J Pediatr.  2009 Oct;52(10):1069-1074. 10.3345/kjp.2009.52.10.1069.

Peritoneal dialysis in children and adolescents

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics and Kidney Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ilsooha@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Peritoneal dialysis is a preferred modality of replacement therapy in children and adolescents with end-stage renal disease waiting for kidney transplantation. Recent development of pediatric swan-neck catheters with cuffs, novel dialysis solutions, and cyclers for automated peritoneal dialysis enabled more flexible prescriptions of dialysis with less complication, and improved patients' activities as well as the dialysis adequacy. Principles and practical issues of chronic peritoneal dialysis in children and adolescents are reviewed and utility of a web-based Korean Pediatric CRF Registry is explained.

Keyword

Peritoneal dialysis; Children; Adolescents; End-stage renal disease
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