Pediatric ESRD patients create unique challenges for healthcare providers that go beyond treating the disease itself. These include:

  • Higher rates of catheter use in children leading to higher infection rates

  • Growth related issues due to both the disease and treatment options

  • Increased risk for cardiovascular issues and hypertension

  • Damage to the development of other organs such as the liver and lungs

  • Noncompliance with treatments

  • Financial challenges for families

  • Psychosocial issues

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May 6th, 2019|Categories: eNews, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Pediatric Kidney Disease, Support, Webinar|

During this webinar, Amy Walters, PhD, Clinical Psychologist will discuss: 1) the psychological and emotional side effects of chronic illness on children and families, 2) how illness impacts different stages of childhood development, 3) common [...]

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