Anna Jander

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We retrospectively analysed peritoneal dialysis treatment in 29 infants dialysed in 9 paediatric centres in Poland in the years 1993-2004. The mean age at the start of dialysis was 4.9 +/- 3.5 months (range 2 days to 11 months), mean body mass 5.6 +/- 2.5 kg (range 2.5 to 11 kg). The mean duration of PD was 6.8 +/- 3.9 in the first year of life and total(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute renal failure (ARF) is still a frequent complication following extensive cardiac surgery. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) modality preferences to treat critically ill children have shifted from peritoneal dialysis to continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), although the experience with the latter is still highly limited in the infants.(More)
OBJECTIVE Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are applied as a standard therapy in children with anaemia in chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to describe the efficacy and details of ESA treatment in a population of dialysed children in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study had a prospective observational design and was performed in(More)
BACKGROUND It is estimated that 20-50% of adult patients start chronic dialysis therapy without prior contact with a nephrologist. The aim of this nationwide study was to assess clinical and metabolic status of children at the start of chronic dialysis in Poland with regard to the timing of the referral to a nephrologist. METHODS We studied data of 180(More)
We set out to assess the effect of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) on residual renal function (RRF) in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In 101 children (age: 8.84 +/- 5.25 years; 44 on CAPD, 57 on APD) over 36 months, we evaluated RRF [as daily diuresis (DD) in mL/kg/24 h and mL/m2/24 h],(More)
PURPOSE The mortality of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is much higher than that of the general population. To date no data has been published on the mortality of children with ESRD in Poland. The aim of this study was to compare the risk of death for pediatric patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) with that of the general pediatric(More)
Wide spreading of prophylaxis principles of HBV infections in dialysis centers decreased the HBV infection rate in general population of dialyzed patients in Poland last years. There is neither data concerned with HBV infection epidemiology in children and adolescents, nor data about anti-viral treatment possibilities and effects in this group of dialyzed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this multicenter nationwide study was to reveal the influence of social and non-medical factors on qualifying children to commence chronic dialysis, to withhold it or to withdraw it. It was also important to compare the real and postulated significance of particular factors that were taken under consideration by pediatric(More)
UNLABELLED Disturbances of calcium-phosphate metabolism are one of the most prominent complications of chronic kidney disease with high impact on cardiovascular complications and outcome. The aim of the study was to assess the clinical efficacy of CKD-related calcium-phosphate homeostasis treatment in children and adolescents on chronic dialysis in a(More)