Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

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  1. Research article

    Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Peruvian primary care setting

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. There are few studies in Latin America, especially in primary care settings. Our objective was to determine the prevalence, stages, and associ...

    Percy Herrera-Añazco, Alvaro Taype-Rondan, María Lazo-Porras, E. Alberto Quintanilla, Victor Manuel Ortiz-Soriano and Adrian V. Hernandez

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:246

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Temporal trends of dialysis requiring acute kidney injury after orthotopic cardiac and liver transplant hospitalizations

    The epidemiology and outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in prevalent non-renal solid organ transplant recipients is unknown.

    Girish N. Nadkarni, Kinsuk Chauhan, Achint Patel, Aparna Saha, Priti Poojary, Sunil Kamat, Shanti Patel, Rocco Ferrandino, Ioannis Konstantinidis, Pranav S. Garimella, Madhav C. Menon and Charuhas V. Thakar

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:244

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Temporal and geographical external validation study and extension of the Mayo Clinic prediction model to predict eGFR in the younger population of Swiss ADPKD patients

    Prediction models in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are useful in clinical settings to identify patients with greater risk of a rapid disease progression in whom a treatment may have more...

    Laura Girardat-Rotar, Julia Braun, Milo A. Puhan, Alison G. Abraham and Andreas L. Serra

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:241

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Risk scores to predict decreased glomerular filtration rate at 10 years in an Asian general population

    Asians have among the highest prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease in the world. A risk score capable of identifying high risk individuals at the primary care level could allow...

    Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Nisakron Thongmung, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara and Chagriya Kitiyakara

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:240

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Symptom burden in chronic kidney disease; a population based cross sectional study

    Physical and psychological symptoms are among main manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This study aimed to assess the symptom burden and self-perceived severity of symptoms among CKD patients livin...

    Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardena, Paba Palihawadana, Palitha Bandara, Rashan Haniffa, R Karunarathna and Priyantha Kumara

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:228

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Quality of life as indicator of poor outcome in hemodialysis: relation with mortality in different age groups

    Physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning are frequently impaired in dialysis patients and impairment in these domains relates to poor outcome. The aim of this analysis was to compare the prevalence of ...

    I. N. van Loon, M. L. Bots, F. T. J. Boereboom, M. P. C. Grooteman, P. J. Blankestijn, M. A. van den Dorpel, M. J. Nubé, P. M. Ter Wee, M. C. Verhaar and M. E. Hamaker

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:217

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Progression of chronic kidney disease: an illness-death model approach

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major contributor to mortality in the general population. Understanding the factors that drive this process will help delay progression of CKD. The study aimed to estimate the...

    Phisitt Vejakama, Atiporn Ingsathit, Mark McEvoy, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:205

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  8. Research article

    End stage renal disease in French Guiana (data from R.E.I.N registry): South American or French?

    End-Stage renal disease (ESRD) causes considerable morbidity and mortality, and significantly alters patients’ quality of life. There are very few published data on this problem in the French Overseas territor...

    Dévi Rita Rochemont, Mohamed Meddeb, Raoul Roura, Cécile Couchoud, Mathieu Nacher and Célia Basurko

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:207

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Incidence and diagnosis of Acute kidney injury in hospitalized adult patients: a retrospective observational study in a tertiary teaching Hospital in Southeast China

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) places a heavy burden on the healthcare system in China and is usually misdiagnosed. However, there are limited studies that have described the epidemiology and diagnosis of AKI in Ch...

    Xiaoyan Cheng, Buyun Wu, Yun Liu, Huijuan Mao and Changying Xing

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:203

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Screening for chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology in Sri Lanka: usability of surrogate biomarkers over dipstick proteinuria

    The use of dipstick proteinuria to screen Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is a recently debated matter of dispute. The aim of this study was to assess the suitability of bioma...

    Samantha Ratnayake, Zeid Badurdeen, Nishantha Nanayakkara, Tilak Abeysekara, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga and Ranjith Kumarasiri

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:199

    Published on: 19 June 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2017 18:236

  11. Research article

    Reduced Kidney Function, Albuminuria, and Risks for All-cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in China: A Population-based Cohort Study

    Previous studies have indicated that reduced kidney function and albuminuria are associated with increased risk of mortality and adverse cardiovascular outcomes, however, the evidence from the Asian population...

    Jinwei Wang, Fang Wang, Shiwei Liu, Maigeng Zhou, Luxia Zhang and Minghui Zhao

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:188

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Safety of low-molecular-weight heparin compared to unfractionated heparin in hemodialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) have been extensively studied and became the treatment of choice for several indications including pulmonary embolism. While their efficacy in hemodialysis is considered si...

    Hind Harrak Lazrak, Émilie René, Naoual Elftouh, Martine Leblanc and Jean-Philippe Lafrance

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:187

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  13. Research article

    The effect of disease severity markers on quality of life in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression

    Little is known about determinants of quality of life (QoL) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Recent studies suggest that QoL in ADPKD is determined by more factors than mere renal funct...

    Myrte K. Neijenhuis, Wietske Kievit, Ronald D. Perrone, Jeff A. Sloan, Patricia Erwin, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Tom J. G. Gevers, Marie C. Hogan and Joost P. H. Drenth

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:169

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Periodontitis and early mortality among adults treated with hemodialysis: a multinational propensity-matched cohort study

    Periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular mortality in the general population and adults with chronic diseases. However, it is unclear whether periodontitis predicts survival in the setting of kidney fai...

    Marinella Ruospo, Suetonia C Palmer, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C Craig, Massimo Petruzzi, Michele De Benedittis, Pauline Ford, David W Johnson, Marcello Tonelli, Patrizia Natale, Valeria Saglimbene, Fabio Pellegrini, Eduardo Celia, Ruben Gelfman, Miguel R Leal, Marietta Torok…

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:166

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Increased resistance of gram-negative urinary pathogens after kidney transplantation

    Urinary tract infection is the most common complication after kidney transplantation. It can cause severe sepsis and transplant loss. Emergence of drug resistance among gram-negative urinary pathogens is the c...

    Johannes Korth, Julia Kukalla, Peter-Michael Rath, Sebastian Dolff, Marco Krull, Hana Guberina, Anja Bienholz, Benjamin Wilde, Stefan Becker, Birgit Ross, Olympia Evdoxia Anastasiou, Andreas Kribben and Oliver Witzke

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:164

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  16. Research article

    Risk of acute kidney injury and survival in patients treated with Metformin: an observational cohort study

    Whether metformin precipitates lactic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains under debate. We examined whether metformin use was associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury...

    Samira Bell, Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Rory J. McCrimmon, Graham P Leese, John R Petrie, Paul McKeigue, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Wild, John McKnight, Robert Lindsay, Helen M. Colhoun and Helen Looker

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:163

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  17. Research article

    The association between urbanization and reduced renal function: findings from the China Health and Nutrition Survey

    While chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing public health concern in low- and middle-income countries, such as China, few studies have investigated the association between urbanization and the occurrence o...

    Yosuke Inoue, Annie Green Howard, Amanda L. Thompson, Michelle A. Mendez, Amy H. Herring and Penny Gordon-Larsen

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:160

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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