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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Peritoneal Dialysis in an Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate with Ileostomy

Amita Kaul, Kapil Jadhav

Keywords : Acute peritoneal dialysis, Extremely low birth weight, Ileostomy

Citation Information : Kaul A, Jadhav K. Peritoneal Dialysis in an Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate with Ileostomy. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (5):232-233.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23167

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in sick, extremely low birth weight (ELBW) neonates. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the treatment modality but is seldom attempted in this patient population. We present a 40-day-old ELBW neonate previously operated for necrotizing enterocolitis with ileostomy who developed AKI. Peritoneal dialysis was started by a modifying intercostal drain. Results: Doing a simple procedure and using a few modifications helped the baby to come out of acute kidney injury. Conclusion: Peritoneal dialysis can be technically quite challenging in ELBW neonates but is possible with certain innovative modifications.

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