Kidney Transplantation Is Superior to Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis in Terms of Cognitive Function, Anxiety, and Depression Symptoms in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Ozcan H., Yucel A., Avsar U. Z. , Cankaya E. , Yucel N., Gozubuyuk H., ...More

Transplantation proceedings, vol.47, no.5, pp.1348-51, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.04.032
  • Title of Journal : Transplantation proceedings
  • Page Numbers: pp.1348-51


Background. Cognitive impairment, anxiety and depression are important problems for patients with chronic kidney failure. Cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression may be related to various factors, such as complications of hemo/peritoneal dialysis, uremic encephalopathy, psychosocial burden of the disease, and various comorbidities in patients with chronic kidney failure. Successful kidney transplantation (KT) improves kidney, endocrine, metabolic, and vascular systems, mental functions, and the quality of life of the patients.