Factors influencing choice of renal replacement therapy in European Paediatric Nephrology Units

Watson A. R. , Hayes W. N. , Vondrak K., Ariceta G., Schmitt C. P. , EKİM M., ...More

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.28, no.12, pp.2361-2368, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-013-2555-z
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2361-2368


Many factors may impact upon choice of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for children and adolescents, including patient and family choice, patient size and distance from the renal centre as well as logistic issues such as facilities and staffing at the unit. We report a survey of factors influencing treatment choice in 14 European paediatric nephrology units.