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  1. Content type: Research article

    Knowing how chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients talk about their encounters with providers (i.e., their discourse) can inform the important clinical goal of engaging patients in their chronic disease self-ma...

    Authors: Ann E. Vandenberg, Katharina V. Echt, Theodore M. Johnson II and C. Barrett Bowling

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:183

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    Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is one of the most common adult nephrotic syndromes. Some patients with this disorder require immunosuppressive therapy. This retrospective case series was performed to ...

    Authors: Shun-Lai Shang, Guang-Yan Cai, Shu-wei Duan, Ping Li, Qing-Gang Li and Xiang-Mei Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:182

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    Increasing evidence suggests heat stress induced chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be mediated by endogenous fructose generation and may be exacerbated by rehydration by fructose-containing solutions. We have r...

    Authors: Tamara Milagres, Fernando E. García-Arroyo, Miguel A. Lanaspa, Gabriela Garcia, Takuji Ishimoto, Ana Andres-Hernando, Masanari Kuwabara, Thomas Jensen, Yuka Sato, Jason Glaser, Laura G. Sánchez-Lozada, Richard J. Johnson and Carlos Roncal-Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:180

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Angiotensin II (Ang II) contributes to the progression of renal diseases associated with proteinuria and glomerulosclerosis mainly by inducing podocyte apoptosis. In the present study, we investigated whether ...

    Authors: Vanessa Gerolde Cardoso, Guilherme Lopes Gonçalves, Juliana Martins Costa-Pessoa, Karina Thieme, Bruna Bezerra Lins, Fernando Augusto Malavazzi Casare, Mariana Charleaux de Ponte, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara and Maria Oliveira-Souza

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:179

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Renal impairment (RI) is common in multiple myeloma (MM) and is associated with poor survival. This study reports the associations between renal function and disease characteristics including serum free light ...

    Authors: Punit Yadav, Paul Cockwell, Mark Cook, Jennifer Pinney, Hannah Giles, Yu Sandar Aung, David Cairns, Roger G. Owen, Faith E. Davies, Graham H. Jackson, J. Anthony Child, Gareth J. Morgan and Mark T. Drayson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:178

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Graft survival after kidney transplantation has significantly improved within the last decades but there is a substantial number of patients with declining transplant function and graft loss. Over the past yea...

    Authors: Anna Wiegand, Alexander Ritter, Nicole Graf, Spyridon Arampatzis, Daniel Sidler, Karine Hadaya, Thomas F. Müller, Carsten A. Wagner, Rudolf P. Wüthrich and Nilufar Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:177

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Sixty mutations of claudin 16 coding gene have been reported in familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis (FHHNC) patients. Recent investigations revealed that a highly conserved glycine...

    Authors: Jingru Lu, Xiangzhong Zhao, Alessandro Paiardini, Yanhua Lang, Irene Bottillo and Leping Shao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:181

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Echocardiographic characteristics across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been well described. We assessed the echocardiographic characteristics of patients with preserved renal function a...

    Authors: Thomas A. Mavrakanas, Aisha Khattak, Karandeep Singh and David M. Charytan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:176

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The management of proliferative lupus nephritis (LN) comprises timely and coordinated immunosuppressive therapy. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the effectiveness and safety profile of low dose mycoph...

    Authors: Arun Sedhain, Rajani Hada, Rajendra K. Agrawal, Gandhi R. Bhattarai and Anil Baral

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:175

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Current guidelines regarding plasma-sampling techniques for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) determination are inconsistent. Single-sample methods are commonly believed not to be precise enough to meet clinica...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Zhun Sui, Ze Yu, Tai Feng Li, Wan Yu Feng and Li Zuo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:174

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Nephrolithiasis is a risk factor for Osteopenia and osteoporosis. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) regulate bone remodeling and osteoclastogenesis. This stud...

    Authors: Asieh Mansour, Maryam Aboeerad, Mostafa Qorbani, Amir Pejman Hashemi Taheri, Mohamad Pajouhi, Abbas Ali Keshtkar, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani and Mohammad Reza Ganji

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:172

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We present a case series of 5 patients with proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits (PGNMID) of renal allografts to better define its natural history, presenting characteristics, patholog...

    Authors: Jiqiu Wen, Wei Wang, Feng Xu, Jinsong Chen, Mingchao Zhang, Dongrui Cheng, Xuefeng Ni, Xue Li and Zhihong Liu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:173

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a substantial health burden in sub-Saharan Africa, with risk factors ranging from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Hyperuricemia has been recently identified as a f...

    Authors: Marie Doualla, Marie Patrice Halle, Jude Moutchia, Steve Tegang and Gloria Ashuntantang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:169

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Choice of dialysis is context sensitive, explored for PD and extracorporeal dialysis, but less studied for haemodialysis (HD) and hemodiafiltration (HDF), both widely employed in Italy and France; reasons of c...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Maria Rita Moio, Antioco Fois, Riccardo Cao, Ida Molfino, Ana Kaniassi, Francoise Lippi, Ludivine Froger, Antonello Pani and Marilisa Biolcati

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:171

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Recurrence of glomerulonephritis is an important risk factor for renal graft dysfunction. Cryoglobulinemia is known as a relatively rare cause of renal failure, and doctors are usually hesitant to perform tran...

    Authors: Tomomichi Kasagi, Hironobu Nobata, Kaori Ikeda, Shogo Banno and Yasuhiko Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:170

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Substrate reduction therapy with analogs reduces the accumulation of substrates by inhibiting the metabolic pathways involved in their biosynthesis, providing new treatment options for patients with primary hy...

    Authors: Huan Yang, Musa Male, Yang Li, Ning Wang, Chenming Zhao, Shan Jin, Juncheng Hu, Zhiqiang Chen, Zhangqun Ye and Hua Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:167

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There are conflicting reports on the impact of HIV in the era of combined antiretroviral (c-ART) on survival of patient with ESKD. We aimed to compare the one-year survival of HIV positive patients to that of ...

    Authors: Marie Patrice Halle, Anais Mfoula Edjomo, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Noel Essomba and Gloria Enow Ashuntantang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:166

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Organ donation after brain death (DBD) is the standard strategy for organ transplantation; however, the concept of brain death is not universally accepted due to cultural beliefs and barriers amongst billions ...

    Authors: Qipeng Sun, Honglan Zhou, Ronghua Cao, Minzhuan Lin, Xuefeng Hua, Liangqing Hong, Zhengyu Huang, Ning Na, Ruiming Cai, Gang Wang, Fanhang Meng and Qiquan Sun

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:164

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary renal disorder, leading to end stage renal failure and kidney transplantation in its most serious form. The severity of the di...

    Authors: Veronika Elisakova, Miroslav Merta, Jana Reiterova, Alica Baxova, Jaroslav Kotlas, Katerina Hirschfeldova, Lena Obeidova, Vladimir Tesar and Jitka Stekrova

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:163

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  20. Content type: Case report

    While the majority of adult-onset minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) is a primary or an idiopathic form of disease, it can also occur as a secondary form. Reports on the spontaneous remission of MCNS are...

    Authors: Ayumi Haruki, Eiji Ishikawa, Kan Katayama, Takayasu Ito, Takuya Hiramoto, Mika Fujimoto, Tomohiro Murata and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:162

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Gallbladder perforation is a rare but lethal condition and its diagnosis is usually difficult and delayed. Frequently, gallbladder rupture is associated with cholecystitis, but spontaneous perforation was ever...

    Authors: Yueh-Lin Wu, Yi-Sheng Lin, Thomas Yu-Ren Hsueh, Wen-Ching Lo, Kuo-Chou Peng and Mu-Jung Kao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:165

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery is a frequent complication and several risk factors increasing its incidence have already been characterized. This study evaluates the influence of preoperat...

    Authors: T. Kaufeld, K. A. Foerster, T. Schilling, J. T. Kielstein, J. Kaufeld, M. Shrestha, H. G. Haller, A. Haverich and B. M. W. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:161

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Hypokalemia is one of the most common clinical electrolyte imbalance problems, and thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a leading cause of presentation to the emergency department. Low renal potassium secret...

    Authors: Mei-Lan Tu, Yu-Wei Fang, Jyh-Gang Leu and Ming-Hsien Tsai

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:160

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