Test Your Knowledge: Renal Replacement Therapy in Children

There is paucity of literature on dialysis in the pediatric population, especially on prescription and complications. Since renal replacement therapy in children requires specialized care, Sethi et al discuss these issues in a Core Curriculum published in AJKD.  The following questions based on the article will test your knowledge on this topic:

1. The typical fluid volume for peritoneal dialysis in children is …

A. 400-600 mL/m2

B. 700-800 mL/m2

C. 800-1100 mL/m2

2. The optimal vascular access size for hemodialysis in a neonate is …

A. 5F double lumen

B. 7F double lumen

C. 8F double lumen

 3. The surface area of dialyzer should be … the body surface area of the child.

 A. 50%

B. 100%

C. 200%

 4. The extracorporeal blood volume can often be maintained at … of the intravascular volume of the child.

 A. 8-10%

B. 15-20%

C. 20-30%

 5. The usual maintenance dose of heparin in hemodialysis in children is … U/kg/h.

 A. 10-20

B. 30-40

C. 50-60

Post prepared by Dr. Sidharth Sethi, eAJKD Advisory Board member. (Note: Dr. Sethi is an author of the AJKD article discussed.)

To see answers, please click here.

To view the article full-text or PDF (freely available), please visit AJKD.org.

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