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Dr. Michael Mortiz provides an overview of the history and complications of pediatric dialysis.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the modalities for dialysis in children
  • List the complications of dialysis
  • Review the systemic manifestations of kidney failure

Reading Resources:

  • Knorer, K. History of vascular access for haemodialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant (2005) 20: 2629–2635
  • Lantos, J and Warady, B. A. The evolving ethics of infant dialysis. Pediatr Nephrol Hemmelfarb. J, Alp Akizler, T. Hemodialysis. (2013) 28:1943–1947
  • Mateer, FM, Greenman L, Danowski TS. Hoemodialysis of the uremic child. Am J Dis Child. 1955;89:645-55
  • Blagg, C.R. The Early History of Dialysis for Chronic Renal Failure in the United States: A View From Seattle. AJKD. Vol 49, No 3 (March), 2007: pp 482-496


Dr. Moritz has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/24/2016 | Last Modified On: 6/24/2016 | Expires:6/26/2017

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