Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

ISSN: 2161-0959

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Loza R

Cayetano Heredia Hospital Lima,

  • Research Article
    Noninfectious Complications in Children Undergoing Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis
    Author(s): Loza R and Gutarra ELoza R and Gutarra E

    Objectives: To describe the general characteristics and frequency of noninfectious complications in children with end stage renal disease (ESRD) in chronic peritoneal dialysis. Material and methods: A retrospective case series study describing noninfectious complications in the population of children, aged between 1 month and 17 years 11 months, with end stage renal disease from the peritoneal dialysis program at Cayetano Heredia Hospital between 2000 and 2007. Results: We studied 80 children, 41 male and 39 female; 92 catheters were implanted; the average age of the children was 10.3 years and the largest age group was from 5 to 12 years. The leading cause of end stage renal disease was primary glomerulopathy. The Tenckhoff two-cuff spiral catheter was the most commonly used catheter; continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis was the most common mode of dialysis; there were 1.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000163

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