Neurologic Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease Journal Article

Authors: Vellanki, K; Bansal, V. K.
Article Title: Neurologic Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease
Abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasing problem worldwide and is now being recognized as a global health burden particularly for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. The incidence of stroke increases in the presence of CKD with a 3-fold increased rate reported in ESRD. Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke in CKD. There is conflicting observational evidence regarding benefit of anticoagulation in CKD for prevention of stroke in AF as risk of bleeding is high. Overall, anticoagulant in CKD may be beneficial in appropriate patients with meticulous monitoring of international normalized ratio (INR). Neurological manifestations related to electrolyte disorders, drug toxicity, and uremia are common in CKD. Appropriate drug dosing, awareness of potential side effects of medications, prompt diagnosis, and treatment are essential in preventing long-term morbidity and mortality.
Journal Title: Current neurology and neuroscience reports
Volume: 15
Issue: 8
ISSN: 1534-6293; 1528-4042
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2015
Start Page: 50
End Page: 015-0577-6
Language: eng
Notes: JID: 100931790; ppublish
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