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Uremic Toxins pp 131-134 | Cite as

Intellectual Impairment in Chronic Renal Failure

  • Takehide Takuma
  • Tsutomu Sanaka
  • Nobuhiro Sugino
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 223)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chronic Renal Failure Correct Answer Kidney Transplantation Dialysis Treatment Intellectual Impairment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takehide Takuma
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Sanaka
    • 1
  • Nobuhiro Sugino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Kidney CenterTokyo Women’s Medical CollegeTokyoJapan

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