Pediatric End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Pediatric End-Stage Renal Diseases affects children of all ages. The outcome of End-Stage Renal Diseases in Children has considerably improved since the development of dialysis and kidney transplantation. Children constitute 1-2% of total ESRD population, but the devastating effects of ESRD are more significant than in adults. The mortality rate of children on dialysis is estimated to be 30 to 150 times higher than genal pediatric population. When examined by age, peritoneal dialysis is the most common initial ESRD treatment modality for children age 9 years and younger. Hemodialysis is the least common initiating modality in small children and increases in frequency with increasing patient weight.
- Track 1-1 Epidemiology of End-Stage Renal Disease in Children
- Track 2-2 Glomerular Filtration Rate
- Track 3-3 Nutrition in ESRD