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Objective: This study aims to study the frequency of cognitive impairment and neurocognitive pattern of post-transplanted liver patients after 1 year of intervention. Materials and methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. It included transplant consult patients between October 2018 and May 2019. The cognitive evaluation included Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA), 5-word test, and frontal assessment battery. ANOVA and Student’s t-test were performed. Results: Seventy-six patients were included in the study. The mean age was 53.53 years (± 11.3). Forty-three (56.6%) of the patients had subjective memory loss, while only 33 (43.4%) had objective decline by cognitive tests. A frontal-subcortical pattern was shown. The affected domains were visuospatial abilities (-1.3 ± 0.95, p = 0.00), attention (-0.75 ± 1.2, p = 0.00), language (?0.99 ± 0.1.0, p = 0.00), abstraction (-0.61 ± 1.6, p = 0.015), and retrieval (-0.80 ± 1.1, p = 0.00). Conclusions: Cognitive evaluation measured by MoCA is useful to detect cognitive impairment and a frontal-subcortical pattern in post-transplanted liver patients.

Palabras clave: Liver transplant cognition cognitive impairment

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Vol. 5 Núm.2. Julio-Diciembre 2019 Pags. 39-43 J Lat Am Geriatric Med 2019; 5(2)