Case Reports

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  1. Case report

    Fibronectin glomerulopathy complicated with persistent cloaca and congenital esophageal atresia: a case report and literature review

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

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:288

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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    Doxycycline treatment in dialysis related amyloidosis: discrepancy between antalgic effect and inflammation, studied with FDG-positron emission tomography: a 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...

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:285

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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    A chronic hemodialysis patient with isolated pulmonary valve infective endocarditis caused by non-albicans Candida: a rare case and literature review

    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...

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:286

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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    Thrombotic microangiopathy associated with Valproic acid toxicity

    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...

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:262

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Successful treatment of highly advanced immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease presenting renal mass-like regions with end-stage kidney failure: a case study

    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...

    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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:261

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Beneficial effect of kidney transplantation from a deceased donor on severe chronic refractory intradialytic hypotension – a case report

    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...

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:248

    Published on: 20 July 2017

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    Hemolytic uremic syndrome as the presenting manifestation of WT1 mutation and Denys-Drash syndrome: a 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...

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:243

    Published on: 18 July 2017

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    Long-term renal survival of γ3-heavy chain deposition disease: a 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...

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

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:239

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Discovery of a novel dominant mutation in the REN gene after forty years of renal disease: a case report

    Heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding renin (REN) cause autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD), early-onset anaemia and hyperuricaemia; only four different mutations have been describe...

    Rhian L. Clissold, Helen C. Clarke, Olivera Spasic-Boskovic, Kim Brugger, Stephen Abbs, Coralie Bingham and Charles Shaw-Smith

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:234

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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    Fainting Fanconi syndrome clarified by proxy: a case report

    Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometime...

    Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William van’t Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard and Detlef Bockenhauer

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:230

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    The role of thrombectomy and diffusion-weighted imaging with MRI in post-transplant renal vein thrombosis: a case report

    Surgical thrombectomy in the context of acute renal vein thrombosis (RVT) post-transplantation has had limited success, with considerable variation in the surgical techniques used. Unfortunately, it is usually...

    Paraish Misra, Anish Kirpalani, General Leung, Paraskevi A. Vlachou, Jason Y. Lee, Serge Jothy, Jeffrey Zaltzman and Darren A. Yuen

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:224

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    Nephron development and extrarenal features in a child with congenital nephrotic syndrome caused by null LAMB2 mutations

    Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a rare disorder caused by various structural and developmental defects of glomeruli. It occurs typically as an isolated kidney disorder but associates sometimes with othe...

    Jiro Kino, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takahisa Kimata, Huan Thanh Nguyen, Yorika Nakano, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto and Kazunari Kaneko

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:220

    Published on: 6 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2017 18:271

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    Successful treatment of a patient with refractory nephrotic syndrome with PCSK9 inhibitors: a case report

    The proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-lowering drug with a new mechanism, which is currently available in Japan. Here, for the first ...

    Yuki Awanami, Makoto Fukuda, Yasunori Nonaka, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Masatora Yamasaki, Motoaki Miyazono and Yuji Ikeda

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:221

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Incremental short daily home hemodialysis: a case series

    Patients starting dialysis often have substantial residual kidney function. Incremental hemodialysis provides a hemodialysis prescription that supplements patients’ residual kidney function while maintaining t...

    Stephanie M. Toth-Manikowski, Surekha Mullangi, Seungyoung Hwang and Tariq Shafi

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:216

    Published on: 5 July 2017

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