Overview of Paediatric Renal Care Activities and Availability of Renal Replacement Therapy for Children at Mulago Hospital, Uganda
Odiit Amos*, 1, Kalyesubula Robert 2, Atukunda Peace 3, Nabacwa Oliver 3, Eyoku S.P4, Kiguli Sarah 1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 95
Last Page: 97
Publisher ID: TOUNJ-7-95
Article History:Received Date: 26/1/2014
Revision Received Date: 22/5/2014
Acceptance Date: 15/6/2014
Electronic publication date: 9/10/2014
Collection year: 2014
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The range of activities undertaken by any renal team will depend on many factors. One of the common challenges encountered in Mulago hospital is management of kidney failure in a child.
to outline activities of the renal team with specific reference to RRT.
members of the renal team were interviewed for their activities, and ward records spanning a period of 3 years were reviewed, for information on children who had had RRT.
activities of the renal team included: training, sensitization of the public, research, and nursing care of patients on dialysis. Nineteen (19) children had had RRT, fourteen (14) had been put on PD; 4 on Haemodialysis (HD); and 1 child had a kidney transplant in India. All children with Acute Tubular Necrosis recovered normal kidney functions by the end of RRT; 3 out of the 4 children with rapidly progressive Glomerulonephritis progressed to CKD.
Renal Replacement Therapy for children is happening at a very low level. The renal team is engaged predominantly in conservative management of kidney failure and in preventive activities.