Neurocognitive functions of pediatric kidney transplant recipients

Marta Molnar-Varga, M. Novák, Attila J. Szabo, Kata Kelen, Elani Streja, A. Remport, I. Mucsi, M. Molnár, G. Reusz

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Background: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children is associated with impaired neurocognitive function and development. However, data on factors associated with neurocognitive dysfunctions in children with kidney transplants are limited. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis comparing cognitive functions (using the Woodcock-Johnson International Edition, WJIE) in 35 kidney transplant and 35 healthy control children. Data on laboratory measurements, comorbidities, and social characteristics were collected. Results: Transplant children had significantly worse scores on the intelligence quotient (IQ) test compared with controls [Full Scale IQ score 85 (26) vs 107 (10), p 9 months) were associated with lower test scores. Age-standardized duration of hospitalization was inversely correlated with IQ (r = −0.46, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 12 2016



  • Hospitalization
  • Intellectual functioning
  • Kidney transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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