Clinical practice guidelines for pediatric peritoneal dialysis

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Abstract

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) continues to be an important modality of treatment for children with end-stage renal disease. The Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrologists recognized the need nationally to review the literature on the delivery of PD in children to provide optimal standardized care. This resulted in the development of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for pediatric PD. Clinical practice guidelines are a useful adjunct to clinical care. The present review includes recommendations for catheter placement and types, requirement for prophylactic omentectomy, initiation and adequacy of dialysis, PD prescription, and solute clearance. It provides physicians with updated evidence-based recommendations that include consideration towards practicality with the major goal of improved and standardized patient care.

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