Acknowledgments: The author gratefully acknowledges and thanks the patients and caregivers from the Texas Children’s Hospital Renal Service who shared their personal experiences and without whom this study and findings would not be possible. Much gratitude and appreciation is extended to Stuart L. Goldstein, MD, for his expertise and helpful comments.
Author’s Note: Work originally presented as an abstract (poster) at the 31st Annual Dialysis Conference, February 20-22, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
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