Increased risk of dementia in patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury

Tsai, H. et al. (2017) PloS one. 12(2) p. e0171671


Purpose: To determine whether acute kidney injury (AKI) is a risk factor for dementia.

Conclusions: We found that patients with AKI exhibited a significantly increased risk of developing dementia. This study provides evidence on the association between AKI and long-term adverse outcomes. Additional clinical studies investigating the related pathways are warranted.

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