Electroencephalogram findings in chronic kidney disease

Salwa Swelam, Samir Abdallah, Doaa Mahrous
2019 GEGET  
Introduction Uremic polyneuropathy is a common complication of chronic renal in sufficiency in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). EEG is useful in assessing patients with uremic encephalopathy and in monitoring their progress. EEG in CKD usually shows irregular low voltage with slowing of the posterior dominant alpha rhythm and occasional theta bursts. Prolonged bursts of bilateral, synchronous slow and sharp waves or spike waves are characteristic. These changes stabilize with dialysis when
more » ... with dialysis when adequate, efficient of long duration and sufficient for appropriate urea clearance. However many patients as, hypertensive patients, those with associated electrolyte disorders (hypocalcemia, hypo or hypernatremia, hypo or hyperkalemia, intractable acidosis) will not show any improvement.
doi:10.21608/geget.2019.67036 fatcat:vupqlbwwvrgmdiwul4c6ofkkfi