Intellectual Impairment in Chronic Renal Failure
As one of the various neurological disturbances in the patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), poor abilities for concentration, calculation, memory and abstract thinking were reported in the early stage of renal failure. However, the individual variations of these intellectual impairments and their changes under the influence of therapies have not been described. To evaluate individual intellectual impairment of patients with CRF, the Uchida-Kraepelin psychodiagnostic test was clinically applied. This paper reports the results mainly with regards to patient’s prognosis and the effects of the induction of hemodialysis treatment and successful kidney transplantation.
KeywordsChronic Renal Failure Correct Answer Kidney Transplantation Dialysis Treatment Intellectual Impairment
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