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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New Resources for Teens

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Additional Resources, Diagnosis of Kidney Disease, eNews, Fact Sheet, Home Hemodialysis, Humor and Laughter, In-Center Hemodialysis, Kidney Transplant, Lifestyle, Medication, Nutrition, Pediatric Kidney Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis, Stress Management, Support, Symptoms|Tags: |

These booklets were developed for tweens and teens who learn their kidneys are not working and they will need dialysis or a transplant. The booklets provide a brief overview of coping with kidney disease, being [...]

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