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The ethical dilemma of initiating ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in a preterm neonate: an unusual experience

Prashanth RR1, Sruthi Nair1, Radhika Raman2, Anitha Haribalakrishna1


This study reports on a male 35-week preterm neonate who was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and referred for renal replacement therapy on day 10 of life. The ethical dilemma of deferring a lifesaving intervention was weighed against the best interest of the neonate and the family. By comparing the experiences in the current case to those reported previously, the authors present further insight into this challenging scenario faced by neonatologists.

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