End-stage renal diseases requiring chronic dialysis are rare in childhood and adolescence, but they are associated with high mortality and impaired quality of life (1, 2). The most common disease that causes chronic kidney disease (CKD) is primary glomerular disease (GD), followed by congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract, cystic, hereditary or congenital disorders and, more rarely, secondary GD. However, patients with secondary GD, urologic disorders, and metabolic diseases have greater mortality risk than patients with primary GD (3). Here, we focused on the different options of treatment available, and specifically we compared peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, showing pros and cons between them.
|Titolo:||Hemodialysis in children: how, when and why|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|