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  1. Research article

    Seroprevalence of a “new” bacterium, Simkania negevensis, in renal transplant recipients and in hemodialysis patients

    Simkania negevensis is an obligate intracellular bacterium belonging to the family Simkaniaceae in the Chlamydiales order. It is considered an ubiquitous microorganism and aquatic envi...

    Andrea Angeletti, Roberta Biondi, Giuseppe Battaglino, Eleonora Cremonini, Giorgia Comai, Irene Capelli, Gabriele Donati, Roberto Cevenini, Manuela Donati and Gaetano La Manna

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:133

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Lower serum magnesium is associated with vascular calcification in peritoneal dialysis patients: a cross sectional study

    Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent among dialysis patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular and all cause mortality. Magnesium (Mg) inhibits vascular calcification in animal...

    Amber O. Molnar, Mohan Biyani, Ian Hammond, John Paul Harmon, Susan Lavoie, Brendan McCormick, Manish M. Sood, Jessica Wagner, Elena Pena and Deborah L. Zimmerman

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:129

    Published on: 6 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Dementia is a risk factor for major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events in elderly Korean patients initiating hemodialysis: a Korean national population-based study

    Dementia is common in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on hemodialysis (HD) and is associated with worse outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular e...

    Sung Min Jung, Clara Tammy Kim, Ea Wha Kang, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Shina Lee, Hyung Jung Oh, Seung-Jung Kim, Duk-Hee Kang, Kyu Bok Choi, Dong-Ryeol Ryu and Hyunwook Kim

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:128

    Published on: 6 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Patient-reported non-adherence and immunosuppressant trough levels are associated with rejection after renal transplantation

    Different measures of non-adherence to immunosuppressant (IS) medication have been found to be associated with rejection episodes after successful transplantation. The aim of the current study was to investiga...

    Jennifer Scheel, Sandra Reber, Lisa Stoessel, Elisabeth Waldmann, Sabine Jank, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Franziska Grundmann, Frank Vitinius, Martina de Zwaan, Anna Bertram and Yesim Erim

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:107

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Poor predictability of QuantiFERON-TB assay in recipients and donors for tuberculosis development after kidney transplantation in an intermediate-TB-burden country

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a common opportunistic infection after kidney transplantation (KT). The QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In-Tube test (QFT) is widely used for assessing latent TB; however, it is currently unclear whet...

    Enkthuya Jambaldorj, Miyeun Han, Jong Cheol Jeong, Tai Yeon Koo, Sang Il Min, Eun Young Song, Jongwon Ha, Curie Ahn and Jaeseok Yang

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:88

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Relationship between history of coronary heart disease at dialysis initiation and onset of events associated with heart disease: a propensity-matched analysis of a prospective cohort study

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, and a number of reports have shown a relationship between CKD and CVD in pre-dialysis or maintenance dialysis...

    Daijo Inaguma, Shigehisa Koide, Kazuo Takahashi, Hiroki Hayashi, Midori Hasegawa and Yukio Yuzawa

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:79

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Early versus late initiation of renal replacement therapy in patients with acute kidney injury-a systematic review & meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the critically ill patients and associated with a substantial morbidity and mortality. Severe AKI may be associated with up to 60% hospital mortality. Over...

    Girish Chandra Bhatt and Rashmi Ranjan Das

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:78

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Non anti-coagulant factors associated with filter life in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT): a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Optimising filter life and performance efficiency in continuous renal replacement therapy has been a focus of considerable recent research. Larger high quality studies have predominantly focussed on optimal an...

    Matthew Brain, Elizabeth Winson, Owen Roodenburg and John McNeil

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:69

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Prediction of clinical outcomes after kidney transplantation from deceased donors with acute kidney injury: a comparison of the KDIGO and AKIN criteria

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently detected in deceased donors (DDs), and it could be associated with adverse clinical outcomes in corresponding kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). In this regard, we sou...

    Jeong Ho Kim, Young Soo Kim, Min Seok Choi, Young Ok Kim, Sun Ae Yoon, Ji-Il Kim, In Sung Moon, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Chul Woo Yang, Yong-Soo Kim and Byung Ha Chung

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:39

    Published on: 27 January 2017

  10. Debate

    Diet in chronic kidney disease in a Mediterranean African country

    Mediterranean diet is characterized by low to moderate consumption of animal protein and high consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread, beans, nuts, seeds and other cereals. It has been associated with reduced...

    Khawla Kammoun, Hanen Chaker, Hichem Mahfoudh, Nouha Makhlouf, Faical Jarraya and Jamil Hachicha

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:34

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  11. Research article

    The reverse remodeling of the aorta in patients after renal transplantation - the value of aortic stiffness index: prospective echocardiographic study

    Atherosclerosis is regarded as a combination of two major separate diseases: atherosis and sclerosis. Sclerotic component depends on deterioration of elastic properties of the aortic wall and is called aortic ...

    Tomasz Zapolski, Jacek Furmaga, Andrzej Jaroszyński, Anna Wysocka, Sławomir Rudzki and Andrzej P. Wysokiński

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:33

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  12. Study protocol

    A comparison of the effects of oral vs. intravenous hydration on subclinical acute kidney injury in living kidney donors: a protocol of a randomised controlled trial

    Optimal treatment for established renal failure is living donor kidney transplantation. However this pathway exposes healthy individuals to significant reduction in nephron mass via major surgical procedure. L...

    Shona Mackinnon, Emma Aitken, Ryan Ghita and Marc Clancy

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:30

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Interaction between acyl-ghrelin and BMI predicts clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients

    Ghrelin, a gastric orexigenic peptide, and body mass index (BMI) are known as inversely associated to each other and are both linked to cardiovascular (CV) risk and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) ...

    Ilia Beberashvili, Inna Sinuani, Ada Azar, Gregory Shapiro, Leonid Feldman, Keren Doenyas-Barak, Kobi Stav and Shai Efrati

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:29

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Increased glomerulonephritis recurrence after living related donation

    Kidney transplantation confers superior outcomes for patients with end stage kidney disease, and live donor kidneys associate with superior outcomes compared to deceased donor kidneys. Modern immunosuppression...

    A. L. Kennard, S. H. Jiang and G. D. Walters

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:25

    Published on: 17 January 2017

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