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Sueli Luciano Pires ; Milton Luiz Gorzoni ; Luiz Antonio Miorin ;Dementia & Neuropsychologia 2013, 7 4

Autor: Francisco Souza do Carmo



Dementia & Neuropsychologia ISSN: 1980-5764 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento Brasil Souza do Carmo, Francisco; Luciano Pires, Sueli; Gorzoni, Milton Luiz; Miorin, Luiz Antonio Cognitive and renal dysfunction in the elderly Dementia & Neuropsychologia, vol.
7, núm.
4, octubre-diciembre, 2013, pp.
397-402 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento São Paulo, Brasil Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Original Articles Dement Neuropsychol 2013 December;7(4):397-402 Cognitive and renal dysfunction in the elderly Francisco Souza do Carmo1, Sueli Luciano Pires2, Milton Luiz Gorzoni3, Luiz Antonio Miorin4 ABSTRACT.
Cognitive impairment has been associated with several diseases and organic disturbances but few studies have explored the relationship between renal function and cognition.
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the renal function of elderly patients with and without Alzheimer’s disease, and to identify potential associated comorbidities, as well as the presence of microalbuminuria.
Methods: A group of 60 patients with dementia syndrome and probable Alzheimer’s disease, and 20 patients without dementias, followed at the Geriatric outpatient unit of the Santa Casa de São Paulo Hospital, were selected for this study.
Results: The results showed that the groups studied differed in terms of age, gender and Mini-Mental State Exam score, but no statistical difference was found for the presence of comorbidities (diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and systemic arterial hypertension).
A significant difference in estimated creatinine clearance was observed between the two groups, with the Al...

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