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  1. Content type: Research article

    Accurate measurement of renal function is important: however, radiolabelled gold standard measurement of GFR is highly expensive and can only be used on a very limited scale. We aim to compare the performance ...

    Authors: Maisarah Jalalonmuhali, Soo Kun Lim, Mohammad Nazri Md Shah and Kok Peng Ng

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:363

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Various renal manifestations are known to develop in patients with liver disease, including chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.

    Authors: Daisuke Takada, Keiichi Sumida, Akinari Sekine, Ryo Hazue, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Junichi Hoshino, Naoki Sawa, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi and Yoshifumi Ubara

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:362

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have demonstrated that red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often anemic and have high RD...

    Authors: Yueh-An Lu, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Ya-Chung Tian, Chih-Wei Yang, Yung-Chang Chen and Chih-Hsiang Chang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:361

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Mycophenolic acid (MPA), either given as an ester pro-drug or as an enteric-coated sodium salt, is the most commonly prescribed anti-proliferative immunosuppressive agent used following organ transplantation a...

    Authors: Nina T. Weber, Ali Sigaroudi, Alexander Ritter, Andreas Boss, Kuno Lehmann, David Goodman, Stefan Farese, Stefan Weiler and Thomas F. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:360

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The clinical consequences of starting chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) after emergent dialysis via a temporary hemodialysis (HD) catheter has rarely been evaluated within a full spectrum of treated end-stage r...

    Authors: Wen-Yi Li, Yi-Cheng Wang, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Shih-Hua Lin, Kwan-Dun Wu and Yung-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:359

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on stages of renal impairment and related risk factors in Luxembourg is lacking. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and identify potential correlates among the g...

    Authors: Ala’a Alkerwi, Nicolas Sauvageot, Illiasse El Bahi, Charles Delagardelle, Jean Beissel, Stephanie Noppe, Paul J. Roderick, Jennifer S. Mindell and Saverio Stranges

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:358

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  7. Content type: Research article

    For people requiring hemodialysis, infectious mortality is independently associated with geographic distance from a nephrologist. We aimed to determine if differential management of catheter-related blood stre...

    Authors: Stephanie Thompson, Natasha Wiebe, Scott Klarenbach, Rick Pelletier, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, John S. Gill, Braden J. Manns and Marcello Tonelli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:357

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Whether persistent hematuria in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) during clinical remission reflects active disease or chronic glomerular injury is uncertain....

    Authors: Li Lv, Dong-Yuan Chang, Zhi-Ying Li, Min Chen, Zhao Hu and Ming-Hui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:354

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the Western world. Early and accurate identification of DKD offers the best chance of slowing the progression of kidney disease....

    Authors: Amanda Leong, Elif Ilhan Ekinci, Cattram Nguyen, Michele Milne, Mariam Hachem, Matthew Dobson, Richard J. MacIsaac and George Jerums

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:355

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Collecting patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) via computer-based electronic data capture system may improve feasibility and facilitate implementation in clinical care. We report our initial experience a...

    Authors: Dorothy Wong, Shen Cao, Heather Ford, Candice Richardson, Dmitri Belenko, Evan Tang, Luca Ugenti, Eleanor Warsmann, Amanda Sissons, Yalinie Kulandaivelu, Nathaniel Edwards, Marta Novak, Madeline Li and Istvan Mucsi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:356

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  11. Content type: Research article

    End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on maintenance hemodialysis, are high utilizers of inpatient services. Because of data showing improved outcomes in medical patients admitted to hospitalist-run, non-tea...

    Authors: Ladan Golestaneh, Eran Bellin, William Southern and Michal L. Melamed

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:352

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Kidney stone disease is common in industrialized countries. Recently, it has attracted growing attention, because of its significant association with adverse renal outcomes, including end stage renal disease. ...

    Authors: Harald Seeger, Andrea Kaelin, Pietro M. Ferraro, Damian Weber, Philippe Jaeger, Patrice Ambuehl, William G. Robertson, Robert Unwin, Carsten A. Wagner and Nilufar Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:349

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (AKI-RRT) is associated with high morbidity, mortality and resource utilization. The type of vascular access placed for AKI-RRT is an important decision,...

    Authors: Mallika L. Mendu, Megan F. May, Arnaud D. Kaze, Dionne A. Graham, Salena Cui, Margaret E. Chen, Naomi Shin, Ayal A. Aizer and Sushrut S. Waikar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:351

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Differences in cystatin C and creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can lead to clinical uncertainty. Existing eGFR equations perform poorly in a subset of individuals. This study aims t...

    Authors: Helen Legrand, Karin Werner, Anders Christensson, Mats Pihlsgård and Sölve Elmståhl

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:350

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is a rare hereditary disease caused by pathogenic variants in the ATP6V0A4 gene or ATP6V1B1 gene, and characterized by hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis wi...

    Authors: Tomohiko Yamamura, Kandai Nozu, Yuya Miyoshi, Keita Nakanishi, Junya Fujimura, Tomoko Horinouchi, Shogo Minamikawa, Nobuo Mori, Rika Fujimaru, Koichi Nakanishi, Takeshi Ninchoji, Hiroshi Kaito, Taniguchi-Ikeda Mariko, Ichiro Morioka, Masafumi Matsuo and Kazumoto Iijima

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:353

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hyperchloremia is common in critically ill septic patients. The impact of hyperchloremia on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is not well studied. We investigated the association between hyperchloremi...

    Authors: Lenar Yessayan, Javier A. Neyra, Fabrizio Canepa-Escaro, George Vasquez-Rios, Michael Heung and Jerry Yee

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:346

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Renal failure due to the infiltration of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells into the tubulointerstitial area of the kidney is uncommon. Furthermore, granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) is a rare h...

    Authors: Yasuo Suzuki, Kan Katayama, Eiji Ishikawa, Shoko Mizoguchi, Keiko Oda, Yosuke Hirabayashi, Ayumi Haruki, Takayasu Ito, Mika Fujimoto, Tomohiro Murata and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:348

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Nephrotoxicity is a significant adverse side effect of gentamicin. Previous preclinical studies showed that hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) may have beneficial effects by attenuating renal damage in rats su...

    Authors: Matitiahu Berkovitch, Yossi Shain, Eran Kozer, Michael Goldman and Ibrahim Abu-Kishk

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:347

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    Anaemia is a commonly diagnosed complication among patients suffering with chronic kidney disease. If left untreated, it may affect patient quality of life. There are several causes for anaemia in this patient...

    Authors: Ashraf Mikhail, Christopher Brown, Jennifer Ann Williams, Vinod Mathrani, Rajesh Shrivastava, Jonathan Evans, Hayleigh Isaac and Sunil Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:345

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading cause of death before and after onset of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Knowing treatments that can delay disease progression will lead to reduced mortality. We there...

    Authors: Phisitt Vejakama, Atiporn Ingsathit, Gareth J. McKay, Alexander P. Maxwell, Mark McEvoy, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:342

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) represents a great burden for the patient and the health system, particularly if diagnosed at late stages. Consequently, tools to identify patients at high risk of having CKD are n...

    Authors: Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco, J. Jaime Miranda, Robert H. Gilman, Josefina Medina-Lezama, Julio A. Chirinos-Pacheco, Paola V. Muñoz-Retamozo, Liam Smeeth, William Checkley and Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:343

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Studies on B-cell subtypes and V(D)J gene usage of B-cell receptors in kidney transplants are scarce. This study aimed to investigate V(D)J gene segment usage in ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplant (KT) ...

    Authors: Hee Jung Jeon, Kwangsoo Kim, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Seongmin Choi, Taishi Fang, Ji-Jing Yan, Miyeun Han, Jong Cheol Jeong, Kyoung-Bun Lee, Tae Jin Kim, Curie Ahn and Jaeseok Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:340

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Adult patients with minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) are often associated with acute kidney injury (AKI). To assess the mechanisms of AKI, we examined whether tubular cell injuries unique to MCNS patie...

    Authors: Yoshihide Fujigaki, Yoshifuru Tamura, Michito Nagura, Shigeyuki Arai, Tatsuru Ota, Shigeru Shibata, Fukuo Kondo, Yutaka Yamaguchi and Shunya Uchida

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:339

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Estimating equations are recommended by clinical guidelines as the preferred method for assessment of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The aim of the study was to compare population-based prevalence estimates...

    Authors: Pietro Trocchi, Matthias Girndt, Christa Scheidt-Nave, Silke Markau and Andreas Stang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:341

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