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What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Dialysis Problems
This usually happens when a person is first placed on hemodialysis.
There are two theories as to why this happens. This link will take you to a very thorough explanation of these theories: http://www.Kidneydoctor.Com/equilib.Htm. You need to read this slowly to get the full picture of dss.

In brief: Dialysis Problems
This usually happens when a person is first placed on hemodialysis.
There are two theories as to why this happens. This link will take you to a very thorough explanation of these theories: http://www.Kidneydoctor.Com/equilib.Htm. You need to read this slowly to get the full picture of dss.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Lack of adherence
Non compliance with dialysis care would have lots of consequences.
Missing treatments yields high urea levels that on aggressive removal may cause "dysequilibrium" as noted by low blood pressure due to shift of liquids to inside of cells due to lowered blood osmosis. Similarly, large fluid gains will cause low pressure on removal albeit a bit different mechanism but feels same to the patient.

In brief: Lack of adherence
Non compliance with dialysis care would have lots of consequences.
Missing treatments yields high urea levels that on aggressive removal may cause "dysequilibrium" as noted by low blood pressure due to shift of liquids to inside of cells due to lowered blood osmosis. Similarly, large fluid gains will cause low pressure on removal albeit a bit different mechanism but feels same to the patient.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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