Uremic Encephalopathy Follow-up

Updated: May 02, 2017
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • Schedule maintenance hemodialysis for patients who have ESRD.

  • Carefully monitor mental status.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

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  • Administer medications (eg, iron, erythropoietin, phosphate binders, vitamin D analogues) for patients with ESRD to optimize their quality of life.

  • Avoid sedatives.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Refer patients with chronic kidney disease to a nephrologist for regular monitoring of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), so that dialysis may be initiated before encephalopathy develops.

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Complications

Complications of uremic encephalopathy include the following:

  • Seizures

  • Coma

  • Death

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