Neurological disorders in patients with acute renal failure

  • Andrew Davenport


Patients with rapidly progressive uraemia often become confused, due to a combination of uraemia, electrolyte and acid-base disorders, sepsis, the accumulation of drugs and other organ failure. Some groups with pre-existing renal disease are more prone to neurological complications; cerebral venous thrombosis in patients with the nephrotic syndrome, CNS infection in renal transplant recipients, and subarachnoid haemorrhage in adult polycystic kidney disease. Similarly, the incidence of renal failure is increased in patients with bladder dysfunction; spina bifida and multiple sclerosis.


Cerebral Blood Flow Peritoneal Dialysis Acute Renal Failure Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Mean Arterial Blood Pressure 
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