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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121--124

Modality of choice for renal replacement therapy for children with acute kidney injury: Results of a survey

A Vasudevan, A Iyengar, K Phadke 
 Department of Pediatrics, Children's Kidney Care Center, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

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A Vasudevan
Assistant Professor, Children«SQ»s Kidney Care Center, Department of Pediatrics, St John«SQ»s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore 560 034
India

Information on current practices in India for management of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in acute kidney injury (AKI) is lacking. We mailed a questionnaire to 26 pediatric nephrology centers across India to obtain information on the current choice of dialysis modality for management of AKI in children. Acute intermittent peritoneal dialysis was available at all centers surveyed, whereas intermittent hemodialysis and continuous RRT were available in 86% and 17% centers, respectively. Peritoneal dialysis was the predominant modality (accounting for more than 80% of all dialysis) in 14 of the 22 centers, while 4 centers used hemodialysis more commonly. The most important factors influencing the modality choice were patient size, hemodynamic stability, and duration of AKI. These results provide insight into the choice of modality and factors influencing their selection in the management of pediatric AKI in our country.

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Vasudevan A, Iyengar A, Phadke K. Modality of choice for renal replacement therapy for children with acute kidney injury: Results of a survey.Indian J Nephrol 2012;22:121-124

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Vasudevan A, Iyengar A, Phadke K. Modality of choice for renal replacement therapy for children with acute kidney injury: Results of a survey. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 17 ];22:121-124
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