The implementation of neonatal peritoneal dialysis in a clinical setting

Unal S., BİLGİN L. , Gunduz M., Uncu N., Azili M. N. , Tiryaki T.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, cilt.25, sa.10, ss.2111-2114, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/14767058.2012.665105
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2111-2114


Objective: To investigate etiology, outcome and complications related to neonatal peritoneal dialysis (PD). Methods: Neonates treated with PD in our neonatal intensive care unit during 2007-2010 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: Among 4036 hospitalized neonates; 20 neonates (0.5%) who underwent 21 cycles of PD [7 preterm, 13 term; 13 female, 7 male] were included. The mean birth weight was 2930.2 +/- 720.6 g (1120-4570), mean gestational age was 37.5 +/- 3.5 weeks (27-41). The etiologic disorders included inborn errors of metabolism (propionic acidemia, methylmalonic acidemia, citrullinemia, glutaric aciduria type2, maple syrup urine disease, 10), or acute renal failure secondary to perinatal asphyxia (4), sepsis (2), prematurity (2), hypoplastic left heart syndrome (1), kernicterus (1). The complications included peritonitis (2), early leakage (4), hemorrhage (1), catheter removal (3) and occlusion (2). The mortality rate was 50%. The gestational ages and birth weights of surviving neonates were higher (p < 0.05). Among surviving neonates, chronic renal failure (1), severe (4) and moderate neuromotor impairment (2) developed within 4-43 months. Conclusion: PD, although invasive, is an effective therapy in neonates. The complexity and invasiveness of the procedure is probably responsible for high rate of complications and mortality. If appropriate catheter selection and technique in the placement should be done, PD might improve outcome.