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December 1981

Does Chronic Kidney Failure Lead to Mental Failure?A Neuropsychologic Survey of Self-sufficient Outpatients

Author Affiliations

From the Nephrology and Dialysis Center of the Milan (Italy) Policlinico (Drs Brancaccio and Damasso), and the Neuropsychology Center of Milan University (Drs Spinnler, Sterzi, and Vallar).

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(12):757-758. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510120057008

• The hypothesis of a proportionality between severity of chronic kidney failure (CKF) and duration of dialysis and mental impairment was tested in self-sufficient outpatients who were receiving long-term dialysis and in undialyzed patients with CKF. Extensive neuropsychologic testing failed to elicit any such proportionality.

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