Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome: Rapid recognition and rapid intervention decrease the risk of mortality - A case study

Stephanie Wright, Jeanette Merriweather

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Abstract

Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome is a potentially fatal complication of hemodialysis that is often undetected and under-reported. Early recognition and intervention are essential to prevent the potential deadly effects of this disorder and improve outcomes for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. Using a case study, this article discusses the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and management of dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalNephrology Nursing Journal
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Case study
  • Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome
  • ESRD
  • End stage renal disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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