Intensive in-center hemodialysis for children: a case for longer dialysis duration.

@article{Bell2003IntensiveIH,
  title={Intensive in-center hemodialysis for children: a case for longer dialysis duration.},
  author={Lorraine E. Bell and Pauline Espinosa},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={290-5}
}
BACKGROUND Children with renal failure need their dialysis time optimized. Although traditional surrogate markers of outcome in pediatric patients have been growth and development, increasing attention is being focused on cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, volume overload, malnutrition, and elevated calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) levels. We have previously shown catch-up growth without growth hormone, in children undergoing long intermittent hemodialysis. Recently we analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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