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Dialysis access: conversion from PD to HD

Maria Stack, Neil Price, Jane Ronaldson, Chanel Prestidge, William Wong, Tonya Kara
BACKGROUND: Acute pediatric dialysis is provided by a single center in New Zealand. Most acute dialysis in our center is performed in the under 5 age group. The advantage of using peritoneal dialysis (PD) in these children is the ability to perform continuous renal replacement therapy without always requiring an ICU setting, avoiding central venous access and promoting greater cardiovascular stability. The disadvantage of PD in the acute setting includes the requirement for immediate use and the potential for early leaks due to peritoneal disruption with resulting delayed use and restricted volumes...
February 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Kai-Ming Chow, Wing-Fai Pang, Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong, Chi-Bon Leung, Philip Kam-Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) are often regarded as equivalent choices of renal replacement therapy. However, little is known about the outcome of patients who failed PD and converted to long-term HD. METHODS: We reviewed 197 patients who received long-term HD after failed PD in a University hospital from 1994 to 2008 (the PD-first group) and 140 patients who received long-term HD as their initial therapy during that period (the primary-HD group)...
2010: Nephron. Clinical Practice
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