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During 1971-5, 72 episodes of acute renal failure were treated in 70 children aged up to 16 years. The commonest causes were renal hypoperfusion (31 cases), haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (12), glomerulonephritis (9), septicaemia (5), and congenital abnormalities (6). Though referral from other hospitals was generally prompt, 10 out of 51 patients had been(More)
75 children aged under 15 years have entered the regular haemodialysis/renal transplant programme at Guy's Hospital in the 10 years since its inception; 13 children have subsequently died. A combination of hospital and home haemodialysis and renal transplantation was used. 64 children received 80 renal allografts; 37 1st grafts were from live, related(More)
Many patients over the age of 55 with end stage renal disease in the United Kingdom are denied dialysis or transplantation. Although the reasons are complex, anticipation of a poor prognosis for these patients might explain why most British renal units impose an arbitrary age limit on the acceptance of patients for treatment. A study was therefore conducted(More)
It really is a great pleasure for me to write this paper. Before EDTNA was born, when it was a only a glimmer in its Mother's eye, I fell in love with renal nursing. And it was through renal nursing that I became involved with the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, which has played such an important role in advancing the art and science of(More)
REGULAR haemodialysis and renal transplantation are accepted as effective methods of treatment for adults with chronic renal failure. Ten years ago the outlook for such children was bleak, with many people suggesting that dialysis and transplantation should not be offered in view of the poor results and heavy strain on the child and his family. Despite(More)
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