Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome in neurointensive care unit: the benefit of intracranial pressure monitoring
Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Teaching Military Sainte Anne Hospital, BP20545, 83041 Toulon Cedex 9, France
Critical Care 2012, 16:472 doi:10.1186/cc11877Published: 31 December 2012
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Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) is a brain disease characterized by neurological symptoms due to cerebral edema after hemodialysis (HD). However, a direct measurement of intracranial pressure (ICP) rarely objectified this edema . We report the case of a patient whose DDS was diagnosed by an increase of ICP.