Long-term outcomes of children with end-stage renal disease

@article{Groothoff2005LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of children with end-stage renal disease},
  author={Jaap W. Groothoff},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={849-853}
}
Long-term survival of children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has increased in the last 20 years, but the mortality rate remains high. Cardiovascular disease accounts for 40 to 50% of all deaths, infectious disease for about 20%. A prolonged period of dialysis versus having a renal graft and persistent hypertension are mortality risk factors. The prevalence of the various morbidities is high among those who have reached adulthood. Nearly 50% of all these patients suffer from left… CONTINUE READING

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