Growth in very young children undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis

Lesley Rees, Marta Azocar, Dagmara Borzych, Alan R. Watson, Anja Büscher, Alberto Edefonti, Ilmay Bilge, David Askenazi, Giovanna Leozappa, Claudia Gonzales, Koen Van Hoeck, Donna Secker, Aleksandra Zurowska, Kai Rönnholm, Antonia H M Bouts, Heather Stewart, Gema Ariceta, Bruno Ranchin, Bradley A. Warady, Franz Schaefer

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Very young children with chronic kidney disease often have difficulty maintaining adequate nutrition, which contributes to the high prevalence of short stature in this population. Characteristics of the dialysis prescription and supplemental feeding via a nasogastric (NG) tube or gastrostomy may improve growth, but this is not well understood. Here, we analyzed data from 153 children in 18 countries who commenced chronic peritoneal dialysis at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2303-2312
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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