Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article



SSK Tepecik Eğitim Hastanesi Çocuk Klinikleri, Çocuk Nefrolojisi Bölümü- İZMİR

Turkish J Nephrol 1997; 6: 40-42
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Peritoneal dialysis has become an important renal replacement therapy (RRT) for children with endstage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study is to report the short term results of a pediatric center.

From December 1995 to November 1996 ten children (5 girls, 5 boys) aged 3.5 - 15 years (average 9.35+4.51 years) were admitted into CAPD program. In all the children double - cuffed swan neck catheter was implanted percutaneously. Patients used twin bag system (Dianeal 137 - Baxter).

The observation period ranged from 5.5 to 12 months (average 8.50±2.44 months). The complications were peritonitis in 5 patients, inguinal hernia in 2 patients and inadequate drainage in 2 patients. The rate of peritonitis was 1/17 patient-months.

In conclusion, CAPD is an acceptable form of renal replacement theraphy in children with ESRD.

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