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June 1970

Hemodialysis in Children

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the Renal Division, Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(6):498-504. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050500008

Twenty-five children, aged 1 to 17 years, with end-stage renal disease were hemodialyzed intermittently for periods of 1 to 22 months in preparation for renal homotransplantation. The clinical manifestations of uremia were adequately controlled. Minimal difficulties were encountered with the silicone rubber-polytef (Teflon) arteriovenous cannula. Complications related to extended hemodialysis were not excessive. No major personality problems, family difficulties, or breakdowns were observed to develop in the context of the treatment program.