Mini mental status examination (MMSE) in stable chronic renal failure patients on hemodialysis: The effects of hemodialysis on the MMSE score. A prospective study.

@article{Dahbour2009MiniMS,
  title={Mini mental status examination (MMSE) in stable chronic renal failure patients on hemodialysis: The effects of hemodialysis on the MMSE score. A prospective study.},
  author={Said S. Dahbour and Ayman M Wahbeh and Mohammad Hamdan},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={80-5}
}
Cognitive impairment is common in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The mini mental status examination is a simple screening test for dementia. The objectives of this study were to (1) study and compare the predialysis and postdialysis mini mental status examination score and 2 subscores and compare them with those of a control group and (2) determine the factors affecting these scores. This was a prospective study of 54 HD patients, which involved calculation of their predialysis (PrHDSc) and (2-4… CONTINUE READING

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