International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 1027–1033

Challenges in pediatric peritoneal dialysis in Turkey


    • Department of Pediatric NephrologyAnkara University School of Medicine
  • Sevcan A. Bakkaloglu
    • Department of Pediatric NephrologyGazi University School of Medicine
  • Nejat Aksu
    • Pediatric Nephrology UnitTepecik Training and Research Hospital
  • Sema Akman
    • Department of Pediatric NephrologyAkdeniz University School of Medicine
  • Aytul Noyan
    • Department of Pediatric NephrologyCukurova University School of Medicine
  • Lale Sever
    • Department of Pediatric NephrologyIstanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine
Nephrology - Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-008-9451-7

Cite this article as:
Ekim, M., Bakkaloglu, S.A., Aksu, N. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2008) 40: 1027. doi:10.1007/s11255-008-9451-7


Chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) is the modality of choice for children with end-stage renal disease in Turkey. CPD was first instituted in 1989 in Turkish pediatric patients by using imported basic equipment and solutions since then the number of patients on CPD increased gradually. Parallel to the developments in the PD industry, in 2002, the Turkish Pediatric Nephrology Association established the Turkish Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis (TUPEPD) Study Group to study peritoneal dialysis in children and adolescents. Today in Turkey, almost all of the PD equipment and PD solutions are available. Turkish pediatric nephrologists now have a significant experience with PD. Physicians, parents, and the children prefer to start with CPD because of its advantages, such as a more liberal social life and better school attendance.


APDCAPDChildrenChronic peritoneal dialysisEnd-stage renal disease

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