Widespread white matter alterations in patients with end-stage renal disease: a voxelwise diffusion tensor imaging study.

TitleWidespread white matter alterations in patients with end-stage renal disease: a voxelwise diffusion tensor imaging study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsChou M-C, Hsieh T-J, Lin Y-L, Hsieh Y-T, Li W-Z, Chang J-M, Ko C-H, Kao E-F, Jaw T-S, Liu G-C
JournalAJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
Volume34
Issue10
Pagination1945-51
Date Published2013 Oct
Abstract

ESRD results in excessive accumulation of urea and toxic metabolites. Hemodialysis is usually performed to maintain health in patients with ESRD; however, it may cause silent white matter alterations in the earlier stages. Hence, this study aimed to perform voxelwise diffusion tensor analysis for global detection of subtle white matter alterations in patients with ESRD.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0075831
Alternate JournalAJNR Am J Neuroradiol