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Neurologic Complications of Acute Renal Disease

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in Neurologic Complications of Critical Illness

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195371093
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371093.003.0010

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Neurologic Complications of Acute Renal Disease

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In this chapter, the neurologic manifestations of acute renal failure are discussed in relation to the most common clinical problems seen in critically ill patients and to those that may pose difficulty in assessment during consultation in ICUs. Hypertensive encephalopathy, currently best known as posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome or PRES, is included in this chapter because of its common interrelation with acute or chronic renal failure. The management of hypertension as a manifestation of eclampsia is distinctly different and is discussed in Chapter 14 on pregnancy-associated neurologic illness.

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Subjects: Neurology

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