Pediatric Nephrology

Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes

Adequacy as Measured by Kt/V > 1.2 (N = 12)


Dialysis adequacy is measured in 2 ways: by urea reduction rate and by Kt/V. The percentage of Cleveland Clinic pediatric patients with adequate dialysis as measured by Kt/V exceeds the national average for patients under age 18 years receiving chronic dialysis between 2014 and 2017.

Hemoglobin Maintained Between 10 g/dL and 12 g/dL (N = 12)


Cleveland Clinic Children’s has improved anemia outcomes through more diligent monitoring to maintain hemoglobin levels between 10 g/dL and 12 g/dL, which is important in maintaining dialysis patients’ health and quality of life. Anemia rates are well below the national average. There is a portion of patients who maintain hemoglobin > 12g/dL without the use of erythropoietin-stimulating agents, and this is attributed to existing native kidney dysfunction.