EEG spectral changes induced by hemodialysis

Bogdan Florea, Remus Orasan, Cristian Budurea, Ioan Patiu, Helga Demeny, Cosmina Ioana Bondor, László Vécsei, Sándor Beniczky*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Objective: To investigate the EEG spectral changes induced during hemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and to identify the risk factors associated with changes in the Central Nervous System (CNS) during hemodialysis. Paradoxical neurological deterioration at the end of hemodialysis sessions, known as dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) has been described, but previous studies on EEG spectral changes during hemodialysis were controversial.

Methods: We performed quantitative EEG spectral analysis in 56 consecutive patients who underwent hemodialysis. We compared EEG at the start and at the end of the hemodialysis, and we correlated the spectral changes with the biochemical and clinical characteristics of the patients, using multivariate analysis.

Results: At the end of hemodialysis sessions, we found a significant increase in total EEG power, relative power in delta frequency band and the ratio of delta-theta/alpha-beta power. EEG spectral changes were associated with younger age, recent start of hemodialysis therapy, level of uremia and lower level of glycaemia.

Conclusions: Quantitative EEG spectral analysis showed that hemodialysis induced slowing of the EEG background activity. These changes were associated with risk factors of DDS.

Significance: EEG spectral changes are potential biomarkers for monitoring CNS function during hemodialysis.

Sider (fra-til)146-148
Antal sider3
TidsskriftClinical Neurophysiology Practice
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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© 2021 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier B.V.


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