Neurocognitive function in chronic hemodialysis patients.

  title={Neurocognitive function in chronic hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Neil H. Pliskin and Harald Yurk and Louisa T Ho and Jason G Umans},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={49 5},
We administered a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery, including measures of intelligence, immediate and delayed memory, attention and mental processing speed, language abilities, complex problem solving, motor skills, and depression, to 16 well-dialyzed (Kt/Vurea = 1.46 +/- 0.24) patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and 12 age- and education-matched medical controls. We observed no clear neuropsychological deficits in these ESRD patients who had low average intelligence and… CONTINUE READING