Neuropathy in the hemodialysis population: a review of neurophysiology referrals in a tertiary center.
AffiliationDepartment of Nephrology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
MeSHArteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Referral and Consultation
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CitationNeuropathy in the hemodialysis population: a review of neurophysiology referrals in a tertiary center. 2012, 34 (4):538-41 Ren Fail
AbstractThis was a retrospective observational study of neurophysiology referrals over 8 years from a tertiary referral center in Ireland. A total of 68 of the 73 referrals yielded one or more abnormalities. Thirty-nine (53%) patients had one or more mononeuropathies; iatrogenic mononeuropathies believed to be associated with arterio-venous fistula creation occurred in 15 patients. Polyneuropathy was identified in 43 patients (59%). Access to an experienced neurophysiology department offers valuable insight into dialysis-associated neuropathies, especially when associated with arterio-venous fistulae.