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Paediatric continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
  1. E J Eastham,
  2. H Kirpalani,
  3. D Francis,
  4. R Gokal,
  5. R H Jackson

    Abstract

    Ten children in end-stage renal failure were treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). This represents a total of 3.4 patient years. Biochemical control was good, and parent and patient acceptability high. Peritonitis was the chief complication, but after the institution of a specific CAPD education and training programme the incidence declined 10-fold. We regard CAPD as an effective short- and medium-term treatment for children with end-stage renal failure as part of an integrated dialysis and transplant programme, but it requires a devoted and enthusiastic trained staff to ensure success.

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