I am happy to report to you that an article written by me titled, "Peritoneal dialysis as modality of choice in kids" has been featured in the "Grand Rounds" of the website Pediatric Nephrology maintained by Dr. Sidharth Sethi, Pediatric Nephrologist at AIIMS, New Delhi.
In the article, I suggest that in kids with renal failure, Peritoneal dialysis, rather than Hemodialysis should be the modality of choice, all other things being neutral. An excerpt from the article:
"The whole exercise of undergoing a session of hemodialysis is quite traumatic to the strongest of adults. For kids, it can be living hell. The process of cannulations and then seeing your blood outside your body, the fatigue at the end of a session, it is all too much for a child to bear.
Peritoneal dialysis is an excellent alternative medicine has given us.
...kidney disease is often a lifelong affair, something that the playful little boy sitting in
front of you is going to have to live with for the rest of his life. Every little step you take to help him bear this cross will make life a little less difficult to live."
You can find the entire article here.