Cardiac geometry in children receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis: findings from the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network (IPPN) registry.

@article{Bakkaloglu2011CardiacGI,
  title={Cardiac geometry in children receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis: findings from the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network (IPPN) registry.},
  author={Sevcan A Bakkaloglu and Dagmara Borzych and Il Soo Ha and Erkin Serdaroğlu and Rainer B{\"u}scher and Paulina Salas and Hiren Patel and Dorota Drożdż and Karel Vondr{\'a}k and Andr{\'e}ia Watanabe and Jorge Villagra and Onder Yavascan and Maria Guadalupe Carrisoza Valenzuela and Deborah Gipson and Kwan Hoong Ng and Bradley A. Warady and Franz Schaefer},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={
          1926-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor and an intermediate end point of dialysis-associated cardiovascular comorbidity. We utilized a global pediatric registry to assess the prevalence, incidence, and predictors of LVH as well as its evolution in the longitudinal follow-up in dialyzed children. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Cross-sectional echocardiographic, clinical, and biochemical data were evaluated in 507 children on… CONTINUE READING
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