Uremic encephalopathy

Sharon Moe, S. M. Sprague

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Abstract

The neurologic manifestations of renal failure are variable, nonspecific and most likely result from multiple metabolic derangements. Commonly used neurodiagnostic tests may be abnormal but are generally nondiagnostic. The EEG, although nonspecific, correlates with clinical symptoms and may be of diagnostic value if serial studies are performed. The pathophysiology of uremic encephalopathy is not well understood and multiple potential 'uremic toxins' have been evaluated. Of these, parathyroid hormone is the only substance to be clearly linked to clinical findings. It is likely that other, even unidentified toxins, may play a role in the complex pathogenesis of neurologic disease associated with renal failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Nephrology
Volume42
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

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Brain Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Parathyroid Hormone
Electroencephalography

Keywords

  • Cognitive function
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Kidney diseases
  • Neurotoxin
  • Parathyroid hormone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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Moe, S., & Sprague, S. M. (1994). Uremic encephalopathy. Clinical Nephrology, 42(4), 251-256.

Uremic encephalopathy. / Moe, Sharon; Sprague, S. M.

In: Clinical Nephrology, Vol. 42, No. 4, 1994, p. 251-256.

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Moe, S & Sprague, SM 1994, 'Uremic encephalopathy', Clinical Nephrology, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 251-256.
Moe S, Sprague SM. Uremic encephalopathy. Clinical Nephrology. 1994;42(4):251-256.
Moe, Sharon ; Sprague, S. M. / Uremic encephalopathy. In: Clinical Nephrology. 1994 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 251-256.
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