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Using ultrasound technology to diagnose diabetic nephropathy

In our latest blog post, Blog Editor Dr. Daphne Knicely explores the use of 3-D ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound to diagnose diabetic nephropathy and discusses how these technologies could be game-changers in the care of diabetic patients.

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Aims and scope

BMC Nephrology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of kidney and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. 

Journal sections

Case Reports

Cell Biology and Transport Physiology

Clinical Research

Epidemiology and Health Outcomes


Guidelines and Policy

Hypertension, Hemodynamics and Vascular Regulation

Immunology and Pathology

Mineral Metabolism and Bone Disease

Pediatric Nephrology

Pre-dialysis care and dialysis

Renal transplantation


Hayley Henderson, BMC

Section Editors

  • Nada Alachkar, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Adrian Covic, Parhon University Hospital
  • Bernard Jaar, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Amir Kazory, University of Florida
  • Giorgina Piccoli, University of Torino; Centre Hospitalier Le Mans
  • Steve Sozio, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Roser TorraFundació Puigvert 
  • Benjamin Laskin, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Society Affiliation Information

The Renal Association is the professional body for nephrologists and renal scientists based in the UK, and is active in promoting and disseminating research that may ultimately improve outcomes for patients with kidney disease. The objectives of the Association are: to advance, collate and disseminate knowledge of renal structure and function; to seek means for the prevention and treatment of renal disorders; to deal with any matters concerning the welfare of patients with renal diseases and the organization of services for their relief. Members of The Renal Association will receive a discount on BMC Nephrology's article-processing charge when they provide a discount code (which members can obtain by contacting the society) during the submission process.

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