Relation between pediatric experience and treatment recommendations for children and adolescents with kidney failure

  • Furth S
  • Hwang W
  • Yang C
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Abstract

Children and adolescent patients with renal failure are frequently cared for by adult subspecialists. While peritoneal dialysis is used in less than 17% of adults with kidney failure, it is the preferred dialysis treatment for children. National data show that 45% of children receiving dialysis are treated with peritoneal dialysis and pediatric nephrologists report its use in 65% of patients receiving dialysis. Whether differences in peritoneal dialysis use among children are due to the pediatric experience of the clinician has not been examined.

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Authors

  • Susan L. Furth

  • Wenke Hwang

  • Ching Yang

  • Alicia M. Neu

  • Barbara A. Fivush

  • Neil R. Powe

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