The European Experience with Treatment of End-Stage Renal Disease in Young Children
In developed countries children with terminal renal failure are accepted in dialysis-transplant programs. There is nevertheless an age limit under which these programs are not currently applied. For arbitrary reasons this limit has been fixed at 5 years in some countries, but not in others, where the treatments have been applied more broadly when feasible. This chapter deals with the European experience in treating children less than 5 years of age by dialysis and transplantation through two sources: (1) European Dialysis and Transplant Association registry—for general information; (2) Hôpital des Enfants Malades (Paris)—to provide more details on some points.
KeywordsPeritoneal Dialysis Standard Deviation Score Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis European Experience Cadaver Kidney
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