Advertisment
Indian Journal of Nephrology About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback | Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Current Issue | Archives| Ahead of print | Search |Instructions |  Editorial Board  

Users Online:247

Official publication of the Indian Society of Nephrology
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~Related articles
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2545    
    Printed94    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded189    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal

 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-124

Modality of choice for renal replacement therapy for children with acute kidney injury: Results of a survey


Department of Pediatrics, Children's Kidney Care Center, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
A Vasudevan
Assistant Professor, Children's Kidney Care Center, Department of Pediatrics, St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore 560 034
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.97130

Rights and Permissions

Information on current practices in India for management of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in acute kidney injury (AKI) is lacking. We mailed a questionnaire to 26 pediatric nephrology centers across India to obtain information on the current choice of dialysis modality for management of AKI in children. Acute intermittent peritoneal dialysis was available at all centers surveyed, whereas intermittent hemodialysis and continuous RRT were available in 86% and 17% centers, respectively. Peritoneal dialysis was the predominant modality (accounting for more than 80% of all dialysis) in 14 of the 22 centers, while 4 centers used hemodialysis more commonly. The most important factors influencing the modality choice were patient size, hemodynamic stability, and duration of AKI. These results provide insight into the choice of modality and factors influencing their selection in the management of pediatric AKI in our country.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Indian Journal of Nephrology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 20th Sept '07