Outcome of acute peritoneal dialysis (APD) in renal failure among children admitted at Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Multan.
Objectives: Renal failure (RF) is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. its management still remains challenging for treating physicians. Acute peritoneal dialysis (APD) is an option for treatment of renal failure among young children. We aimed to determine the efficacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in RF among children admitted. Study Design: Case series study. Setting: Nephrology Department of Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Multan. Period: February 2018 to July 2018. Material & Methods: A total of 74 children with renal failure were included. All the patients were treated with acute peritoneal dialysis. The outcome of interest was clinical and biochemical improvement. Result: Amongst all there were 46 (62.2%) male and 26 (37.8%) female. Mean age of the children was found to be 57.72 months. Mean weight of children was 12.36 kg with a standard deviation of 6.4 kg. Most of the children, 43 (58.1%) had acute renal failure (ARF) whereas 31 (41.9%) had chronic renal failure (CRF). With PD, mortality was reported in 22 (29.7%) children. Conclusion: Acute peritoneal dialysis showed good rates of improvement in renal function, so, it should be recommending among children with acute renal failure.