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Memory Impairment

Memory Impairment - Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Population Specific, Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Misc

Focus

Per KDQOI:

Memory and cognition are impaired in patients with decreased GFR. Only one study was found that evaluated memory and cognition among patients with decreased kidney function prior to the availability of erythropoietin. In this study of 177 subjects, of whom 72 had decreased kidney function not yet on dialysis, several cognitive functions were assessed, including sustained attention, selective attention, speed of decision-making, short-term memory, and mental manipulation of symbols. Each of these test measures was significantly lower among patients with decreased kidney function, correlated with level of dysfunction, and was improved to varying degrees among patients on dialysis and to a greater degree among patients with a kidney transplant.