Background/aim: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is generally considered the practical dialysis modality for neonates in the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) and metabolic disturbances. e aim of this study was to evaluate the indications, complications, and outcomes of PD between January 2011 and December 2016. Materials and methods: This study included all 56 neonates that underwent PD over six years in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A retrospective chart review was performed for all patients in our institution. Results: The incidence of PD was 1.32% (56/4230 patients) during this period. Mean birth weight of the patients was 2267.77 ± 1060.63 (540?5050) g. irty-four (60.7%) patients were premature. Fourteen patients (25%) were in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery due to congenital cardiac defects, fourteen patients (25%) were diagnosed with metabolic diseases, one patient had hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and another patient had severe pulmonary hypertension. Conclusion: In the acute setting of a neonatal intensive care unit, PD performed in a neonate provides a technically simple method of steady uid, solute removal, and correction of electrolyte abnormalities. A trocar catheter appears safe even in premature babies, and closed three-way stopcock system seems to be reliable at the bedside in NICUs.
Neonates, peritoneal dialysis, trocar catheter
ÖZLÜ, FERDA; YILDIZDAŞ, HACER YAPICIOĞLU; ŞEKER, GÜL; ŞİMŞEK, HÜSEYİN; BAYAZIT, AYSUN KARABAY; and SATAR, MEHMET
"Peritoneal dialysis in neonates: six years of single center experience,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 48:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol48/iss2/5