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  1. Content type: Research article

    There are limited data on the associations of circulating angiogenic factors with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We investigate the associations of circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, angio...

    Authors: Christopher E. Anderson, L. Lee Hamm, Gem Batuman, Damodar R. Kumbala, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Swapna G. Kallu, Ravi Siriki, Shilpa Gadde, Myra A. Kleinpeter, N. Kevin Krane, Eric E. Simon, Jiang He and Jing Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:117

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The magnitude effects of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatching on post-transplant outcomes of kidney transplantation remain controversial. We aim to quantitatively assess the associations of HLA mismatchin...

    Authors: Xinmiao Shi, Jicheng Lv, Wenke Han, Xuhui Zhong, Xinfang Xie, Baige Su and Jie Ding

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:116

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  3. Content type: Research article

    About 40–50% of patients with familial microscopic hematuria (FMH) caused by thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) inherit heterozygous mutations in collagen IV genes (COL4A3, COL4A4). On long follow-up, the ...

    Authors: Konstantinos Voskarides, Gregory Papagregoriou, Despina Hadjipanagi, Ioanelli Petrou, Isavella Savva, Avraam Elia, Yiannis Athanasiou, Androulla Pastelli, Maria Kkolou, Michalis Hadjigavriel, Christoforos Stavrou, Alkis Pierides and Constantinos Deltas

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:114

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is grouped with several other epidemics of similar nature across the world as Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC). In...

    Authors: S. B. Agampodi, G. S. Amarasinghe, P. G. C. R. Naotunna, C. S. Jayasumana and S. H. Siribaddana

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:115

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The calcimimetic agent cinacalcet is effective for the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in dialysis patients. Changes to reimbursement of cinacalcet in Australia provided an opportunity to as...

    Authors: Irene Ruderman, Edward R. Smith, Nigel D. Toussaint, Tim D. Hewitson and Stephen G. Holt

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:113

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Although the relationship between hyperparathyroidism and hypertension has been described for decades, the role of hyperparathyroidism in hypertension in dialysis is still unclear. Following the case of a seve...

    Authors: Andreea Corina Sofronie, Isabelle Kooij, Claude Bursot, Giulia Santagati, Jean-Philippe Coindre and Giorgina Barbara Piccoli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:112

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Lipodystrophy syndromes are rare disorders of variable body fat loss associated with potentially serious metabolic complications. Familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) is mostly inherited as an autosomal domin...

    Authors: Ru-Xuan Chen, Lei Zhang, Wei Ye, Yu-Bing Wen, Nuo Si, Hang Li, Ming-Xi Li, Xue-Mei Li and Ke Zheng

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:111

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The impact of the low-protein diet on nutrition in CKD diabetics is uncertain.

    Authors: Vincenzo Bellizzi, Patrizia Calella, Julia Nava Hernández, Verónica Figueroa González, Silvia Moran Lira, Serena Torraca, Rocio Urbina Arronte, Pietro Cirillo, Roberto Minutolo and Rafael A. Montúfar Cárdenas

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:110

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function in incident-automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) patients.

    Authors: Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Wen-Hao Liu, Shang-Chih Liao, Mao-Young Morgan Fu, Sin-Hua Moi and Cheng-Hong Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:109

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  10. Content type: Research article

    African Americans have persistently poor access to living donor kidney transplants (LDKT). We conducted a small randomized trial to provide preliminary evidence of the effect of informational decision support ...

    Authors: L. Ebony Boulware, Patti L. Ephraim, Jessica Ameling, LaPricia Lewis-Boyer, Hamid Rabb, Raquel C. Greer, Deidra C. Crews, Bernard G. Jaar, Priscilla Auguste, Tanjala S. Purnell, Julio A. Lamprea-Monteleagre, Tope Olufade, Luis Gimenez, Courtney Cook, Tiffany Campbell, Ashley Woodall…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:107

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Urinothorax is defined as the presence of urine in the pleural space and is a rather rare cause of transudate pleural effusion. The potential etiologies are urinary tract obstruction and trauma. Diagnosis requ...

    Authors: Tae Won Lee, Ha Nee Jang, Hyun Seop Cho, See Min Choi, Bong-Hoi Choi, Eunjin Bae, Se-Ho Chang and Dong Jun Park

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:104

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Complement component 3 (C3) glomerulopathy, which includes dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis, is caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. In most cases, C3 glomerulopa...

    Authors: Shuma Hirashio, Ayaka Satoh, Takahiro Arima, Kouichi Mandai, Tadasuke Awaya, Kumi Oshima, Shigeo Hara and Takao Masaki

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:108

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Calcineurin inhibitor induced nephrotoxicity contributes to late allograft failure in kidney transplant patients. Evidence points towards aldosterone to play a role in the development of fibrosis in multiple o...

    Authors: Line Aas Mortensen, Helle C. Thiesson, Birgitte Tougaard, Martin Egfjord, Anne Sophie Lind Fischer and Claus Bistrup

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:105

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Monoclonal gammopathy causes several kinds of renal pathology. A rare and special form is monoclonal gammopathy-induced C3 glomerulopathy (MG-C3G). Like idiopathic C3G, MG-C3G frequently leads to end-stage ren...

    Authors: Philipp Moog, Philipp J. Jost and Maike Büttner-Herold

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:106

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common post-cardiac surgery complication and influences patient morbidity and prognosis. This study was designed to identify preoperative candidate urine biomarkers in patients u...

    Authors: Michael L. Merchant, Michael E. Brier, Mark S. Slaughter, Jon B. Klein and Kenneth R. McLeish

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:102

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We hypothesized that the use of actual body weight might lead to more frequent misdiagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) than when ideal body weight is used in underweight and/or obese patients. We examined wh...

    Authors: Shinshu Katayama, Kansuke Koyama, Yuya Goto, Toshitaka Koinuma, Ken Tonai, Jun Shima, Masahiko Wada and Shin Nunomiya

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:101

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Kidney impairment constitutes severe risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and all-cause mortality, and early identification and prevention of kidney impairment is critical to effective management of prognos...

    Authors: Shihui Fu, Yi Guo, Leiming Luo and Ping Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:103

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessment after kidney transplantation has become an important tool in evaluating outcomes. This study aims to identify the associated factors with HRQoL among a represe...

    Authors: Yosra Mouelhi, Elisabeth Jouve, Marine Alessandrini, Nathalie Pedinielli, Valérie Moal, Aurélie Meurette, Elisabeth Cassuto, Georges Mourad, Antoine Durrbach, Bertrand Dussol and Stéphanie Gentile

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:99

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The transition from pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) to renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a stressful event. Anxiety, depression and stress are frequent conditions in this population, and might play ...

    Authors: Cicero Italo L. Bezerra, Bruno C. Silva and Rosilene M. Elias

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:98

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  20. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ name is spelled incorrectly. In this Erratum the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original publi...

    Authors: Iain C. Macdougall, Naomi V. Dahl, Kristine Bernard, Zhu Li, Alka Batycky and William E. Strauss

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:97

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2017 18:117

  21. Content type: Research article

    Increasing evidence has shown that albuminuria is related to serum uric acid. Little is known about whether this association may be interrelated via renal handling of uric acid. Therefore, we aim to study urin...

    Authors: Fengqin Li, Hui Guo, Jianan Zou, Weijun Chen, Yijun Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Chensheng Fu, Jing Xiao and Zhibin Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:95

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Research on factors associated with dialysis withdrawal is scarce. This study examined the predictors that might influence rate of dialysis withdrawal. Existing literature is summarized, analyzed and synthesiz...

    Authors: Hammad Ali Qazi, Helen Chen and Meng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:96

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Analyzing the relationships between biomarkers representing distinct pathophysiologic pathways and microalbuminuria (MA) can strengthen the identifying ability for renal damage and illuminate previously unreco...

    Authors: Shihui Fu, Yi Guo, Zhao Zhang, Leiming Luo and Ping Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:93

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Cryptococcosis is an important opportunistic infection of organ transplant recipients. It is the third most common fungal infection of transplant patients and occurs especially in kidney recipients. Cryptococcus ...

    Authors: Albert Z. Muranda, Ludolf Greeff, Mike M. Sathekge, Thabo Lengano and Victor O. L. Karusseit

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:94

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