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Case Reports

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  1. Content type: Case report

    Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) secondary to gemcitabine therapy (GiTMA) is a very rare pathology that carries a poor prognosis, with nearly half of the cases progressing to end stage renal disease. GiTMA is ...

    Authors: Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Haikoo Shah, Abhijit Das, Natthavat Tanphaichitr, Robert Novak and Rupesh Raina

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:9

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    Amyloid A amyloidosis is one of the most common forms of amyloidosis. It is secondary to rheumatoid arthritis, which is difficult to manage and has a poor prognosis. We present a patient with rheumatoid arthri...

    Authors: Akira Yamagata, Takahiro Uchida, Yuji Yamada, Takashi Nakanishi, Kazue Nagai, Toshihiko Imakiire, Naoki Oshima and Hiroo Kumagai

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:377

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  3. 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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  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: 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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  6. Content type: Case report

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication in patients receiving chronic dialysis therapy. Although cinacalcet can control parathyroid function and bone turnover, preventing ectopic calcific...

    Authors: Daisuke Takada, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Miho Fuse, Shinpei Kada and Motoko Yanagita

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:315

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) such as pain and catheter leakage are frequently reported. Delayed bowel perforation of a PD catheter is a rare adverse event but a serious complication associated wit...

    Authors: Maki Fujiwara, Takeshi Soda, Takuya Okada, Hiroshi Kanamaru, Takahiro Inoue and Osamu Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:312

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal disorder characterized by the accumulation of cystine in lysosomes. Cystinosis is much rarer in Asian than Caucasian populations. There are only 14 patients h...

    Authors: Satomi Higashi, Natsuki Matsunoshita, Masako Otani, Etsuro Tokuhiro, Kandai Nozu and Shuichi Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:300

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Kidney transplantation (KT) is the treatment option for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to prolong survival and improve quality of life. Although the use of potent immunosuppressive agents increas...

    Authors: Yu Ah Hong, Hyeon Seok Hwang, Hae Joung Sul, Suk Young Kim and Yoon Kyung Chang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:299

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Fibronectin glomerulopathy is a rare, inherited, autosomal dominant, glomerular disease characterized by proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, hypertension, massive glomerular deposits of fibronectin, and slow p...

    Authors: Misaki Takii, Takaichi Suehiro, Aya Shima, Hideki Yotsueda, Satoshi Hisano and Ritsuko Katafuchi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:288

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  11. Content type: Case report

    No effective treatment is currently available and dialysis related amyloidosis continues to be invalidating in long-term dialysis patients. A recent case series reported reduction of osteoarticular pain on dox...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Mammar Hachemi, Ida Molfino, Jean Philippe Coindre and Charles Boursot

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:285

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Isolated pulmonary valve infective endocarditis caused by Candida is rare in chronic hemodialysis patients. The 2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines suggest the combined use of surgery and antib...

    Authors: Chih-Hao Chang, Myo-Ming Huang, Dong-Feng Yeih, Kuo-Cheng Lu and Yi-Chou Hou

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:286

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disorder marked by the presence of endothelial injury and microvascular thrombi. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (DI-TMA) is on...

    Authors: Sean A. Hebert, Timothy P. Bohan, Christian L. Erikson and Rita D. Swinford

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:262

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease characterized by immunoglobulin G4-positive plasma cell-rich tubulointerstitial nephritis has distinctive serological and radiological findings. Renal prognosis is good...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Ono, Taichi Murakami, Akira Mima, Eriko Shibata, Masanori Tamaki, Sakiya Yoshimoto, Sayo Ueda, Fumi Kishi, Seiji Kishi, Takashi Kawanaka, Motokazu Matsuura, Kojiro Nagai, Hideharu Abe, Masashi Harada and Toshio Doi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:261

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    Chronic refractory hypotension (IDH, intradialytic hypotension) is a rare but serious problem encountered in patients on hemodialysis. Patients with chronic hypotension are often disqualified by transplant tea...

    Authors: Ewa Ignacak, Dominik Cieniawski, Alina Bętkowska-Prokop, Czesław Osuch, Marek Kuźniewski and Władysław Sułowicz

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:248

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can occur as a primary process due to mutations in complement genes or secondary to another underlying disease. HUS sometimes occurs in the setting of glomerular diseases, and i...

    Authors: Joseph L. Alge, Scott E. Wenderfer, John Hicks, Mir Reza Bekheirnia, Deborah A. Schady, Jamey S. Kain and Michael C. Braun

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:243

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a t...

    Authors: Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda and Shoichi Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:239

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