Timing for Removal of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters in Pediatric Renal Transplant Patients


Melek E. , Baskin E., Gulleroglu K. S. , Kirnap M., Moray G., Haberal M.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.14, pp.74-77, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.6002/ect.tondtdtd2016.p24
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-77

Abstract

Objectives: Peritoneal dialysis, the preferred long-term renal replacement modality in the pediatric population, can also be used during the post transplant period. Although it is well known that peritonitis or other complications may occur related to the peritoneal dialysis catheter, less is known about complications related to the peritoneal dialysis during the post transplant period. Our objective was to evaluate the complications related to use of a peritoneal dialysis catheter during the posttransplant period and to determine the optimum time for removal of the peritoneal dialysis catheter.