Impact of peritoneal transport characteristics on cardiac function in paediatric peritoneal dialysis patients: a Turkish Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Study Group (TUPEPD) report

Bakkaloglu S. A., Saygili A., Sever L., Aksu N., Noyan A., AKMAN S., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.25, no.7, pp.2296-2303, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfq027
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2296-2303
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Methods. One hundred and ten PD patients (13 +/- 5 years, PD vintage: 31 +/- 27 months) were enrolled into the study. Four-hour dialysate/plasma creatinine ratio was used for differentiating PET groups. Thirty-eight patients were high transporters, 29 were high-average transporters and 43 were low-average/low transporters. Echocardiography was performed in all subjects.