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Title: Peritoneal Dialysis Using Improvised Pd Catheter and Self-Constituted Dialysis Solution
Authors: Antwi, Sampson
Issue Date: 4-Aug-2010
Abstract: Objectives and Study: Acute renal failure is a potentially reversible condition if the appropriate intervention is instituted in a timely manner. In developing countries, however, many children die from ARF largely due to lack of facilities for dialysis. But peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a simple procedure that only requires the instillation into the peritoneum of solution containing the appropriate substances in their right concentrations. In this report, I share my experience of performing acute PD using improvised PD catheter and self-constituted PD solution. Methods: A 1-year old girl was referred to our hospital after failing to pass urine for 1 week despite fluid and diuretic challenge. She had been admitted with fever, decreased urine output and startling attack. On arrival, an in-situ urinary catheter only had scanty, concentrated urine limited to catheter lumen. Acute PD was performed using size 12 thoracic trocar catheter and self-constituted PD fluid. Results: For 31 days on admission, urine output remained < 0.15ml/kg/hr. The PD functioned effectively over the 31-day period with significant improvement in the biochemical parameters. Conclusion: Acute PD can still be performed in areas where traditional PD catheters and solutions are not available.
Description: Article presented at the fifteenth Congress of the Int. Pediatric Nephrology Association, New York, August 29, 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/569
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