Mark Unruh, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease

Does this patient have cognitive dysfunction in chronic kidney disease? Cognitive impairment increases in prevalence with chronic kidney disease (CKD) severity, potentially affecting up to 60% of CKD patients. There may also be specific domains of cognition that are impaired for patients with CKD, such as executive cognitive function. Similar to the general population, a…

Chronic Kidney Disease: Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease

Does this patient have chronic kidney disease with depression? Depression has a lifetime incidence of 10% in the general population, but is more common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Up to 1/3 of hemodialysis patients have depressive symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of depression. Depression among patients with chronic kidney disease has been…

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