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  1. Content type: Research article

    Decreased residual urine volume (RUV) is associated with higher mortality in hemodialysis (HD). However, few studies have examined RUV in patients on HD in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to iden...

    Authors: Vieux Momeme Mokoli, Ernest Kiswaya Sumaili, François Bompeka Lepira, Fiston Ikwa Ndol Mbutiwi, Jean Robert Rissassy Makulo, Justine Busanga Bukabau, Patrick Parmba Izeidi, Jeannine Losa Luse, Stéphane Kalambay Mukendi, Désiré Kulimba Mashinda and Nazaire Mangani Nseka

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:68

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Although aortic calcification has a significant negative impact on prognosis in patients on hemodialysis (HD), risk factors for aortic calcification progression remain unclear. The aim of this study was to inv...

    Authors: Teppei Okamoto, Shingo Hatakeyama, Hirotake Kodama, Hirotaka Horiguchi, Yuka Kubota, Koichi Kido, Masaki Momota, Shogo Hosogoe, Yoshimi Tanaka, Tooru Takashima, Fumitada Saitoh, Tadashi Suzuki and Chikara Ohyama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:71

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is primarily characterized by immune-mediated destruction of platelets in circulation. Major treatment options range from careful observation, steroids, immunosuppressive ...

    Authors: Raja Muhammad Rashid, Zahid Nabi, Ahmad Zaki Ansari and Quratul-ain Qaiser

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:69

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is common in non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) patients, but detailed information on prevalence and treatment is lacking.

    Authors: Wendy L. St. Peter, Haifeng Guo, Shaum Kabadi, David T. Gilbertson, Yi Peng, Trudy Pendergraft and Suying Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:67

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  5. Content type: Editorial

    Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world’s adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidn...

    Authors: Giorgina B. Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova and Adeera Levin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:66

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patients with late referral and positive history of volume overload may have a poor prognosis after initiating dialysis due to insufficient and/or inadequate management of complications of renal failure and th...

    Authors: Masaki Okazaki, Daijo Inaguma, Takahiro Imaizumi, Akiko Kada, Takaaki Yaomura, Naotake Tsuboi and Shoichi Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:65

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  7. Content type: Technical advance

    The classical approach to the analysis of kidney biopsies is based on semi-quantitative scores of the amount of sclerosis, inflammatory infiltrate, fibrosis and vascular damage. However, advanced renal lesions...

    Authors: Michelangelo Nigro, Davide Viggiano, Vincenzo Ragone, Tiziana Trabace, Annamaria di Palma, Michele Rossini, Giovambattista Capasso, Loreto Gesualdo and Giuseppe Gigliotti

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:62

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing glomerular lesions are a feature of severe glomerulonephritis. Unlike apoptosis, cellular necrosis has the potential to release damage-associated proteins into the microenvironment, thereby potenti...

    Authors: N. R. Hill, H. T. Cook, C. D. Pusey and R. M. Tarzi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:61

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Both prevention and treatment of recurrent immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) in kidney transplant recipients are important since recurrent IgAN seems to affect long-term graft survival. We present here a cas...

    Authors: Haruki Katsumata, Izumi Yamamoto, Yo Komatsuzaki, Mayuko Kawabe, Yusuke Okabayashi, Takafumi Yamakawa, Ai Katsuma, Yasuyuki Nakada, Akimitsu Kobayashi, Yudo Tanno, Jun Miki, Hiroki Yamada, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Hiroyasu Yamamoto and Takashi Yokoo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:64

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidence suggests that a decrease in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level induces a variety of psychiatric and neurological disorders. However, the expression and role of BDNF in the kid...

    Authors: Yuan Sheng Tao, Shang Guo Piao, Ying Shun Jin, Ji Zhe Jin, Hai Lan Zheng, Hai Yan Zhao, Sun Woo Lim, Chul Woo Yang and Can Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:63

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Page kidney phenomenon is caused by strong renal parenchymal compression and leads to renal hypoperfusion and microvascular ischemia, resulting in renal dysfunction and hypertension. Although the development o...

    Authors: Shunta Hori, Mitsuru Tomizawa, Fumisato Maesaka, Takuya Owari, Yosuke Morizawa, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Tatsuo Yoneda, Nobumichi Tanaka, Katsunori Yoshida and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:59

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Renal transplant is the preferred treatment option for these patients with end-stage renal disease. Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is one of the most common and serious vascular complications after re...

    Authors: Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Yiman Meng, Lei Yang, Fengshan Wang, Baifeng Li and Xitong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:56

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Membranous nephropathy (MN), the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults, is characterized by the deposition of subepithelial immune deposits. Most of the cases are primary, while only approximately 25% ...

    Authors: Sanda Mrabet, Narjess Ben Aicha, Nihed Abdessayed, Moncef Mokni and Abdellatif Achour

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:57

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Proteinuria is well recognised as a marker of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as a risk factor for progression of CKD among those with known CKD, and as a risk factor for cardiovascular events and death among bo...

    Authors: Tracey Ying, Philip Clayton, Chetana Naresh and Steven Chadban

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:55

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  15. Content type: Case report

    It is well-recognized that injection of iodinated radiographic contrast media (CM) sometimes causes acute renal injury via multiple mechanisms, such as vasoconstriction, toxicity on glomerular endothelium and ...

    Authors: Hua Su, Chen Ye, Qian Wen, Hong-Yan Zhu, Li-Xia Yi and Chun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Klotho, a protein linked to aging, has emerged as a pivotal player in mineral bone metabolism and might explain the relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The prese...

    Authors: Hyo Jin Kim, Eunjeong Kang, Yun Kyu Oh, Yeong Hoon Kim, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae Hyun Yoo, Dong-Wan Chae, Joongyub Lee, Curie Ahn and Kook-Hwan Oh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:51

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Cilostazol is an antiplatelet drug that is widely prescribed for the prevention of secondary stroke. Adverse reactions to cilostazol include headaches, palpitations, and diarrhea. Little is known about the nep...

    Authors: Hisato Shima, Manabu Tashiro, Satoshi Yamada, Motokazu Matsuura, Kazuyoshi Okada, Toshio Doi, Jun Minakuchi and Shu Kawashima

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:52

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  18. Content type: Research article

    C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is a member of the natriuretic peptide family and have been implicated to be involved in maintaining vascular homeostasis and acting as a cardiac chronotropic agent in experime...

    Authors: Lulu Wang, Wenjin Liu, Yanting Yu, Lei Jiang and Junwei Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:50

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Both diabetes and hemodialysis can seriously impair patients’ health related quality of life (HRQOL). This study seeks to obtain data which will help to address the factors associated with impaired HRQOL in he...

    Authors: Sohaib T. Khatib, Mohammad K. Hemadneh, Samer A. Hasan, Emad Khazneh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:49

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) has been increasingly recognized as an important manifestation of kidney injury associated with the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA-4). Wh...

    Authors: Ryo Koda, Hirofumi Watanabe, Masafumi Tsuchida, Noriaki Iino, Kazuo Suzuki, Go Hasegawa, Naofumi Imai and Ichiei Narita

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:48

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Accelerated muscle atrophy is associated with a three-fold increase in mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. It is suggested that hyperphosphatemia might contribute to muscle wasting, but the und...

    Authors: Yue-yue Zhang, Man Yang, Jin-fang Bao, Li-jie Gu, Hong-lei Yu and Wei-jie Yuan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:45

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