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  1. Content type: Research article

    Simkania negevensis is an obligate intracellular bacterium belonging to the family Simkaniaceae in the Chlamydiales order. It is considered an ubiquitous microorganism and aquatic envi...

    Authors: Andrea Angeletti, Roberta Biondi, Giuseppe Battaglino, Eleonora Cremonini, Giorgia Comai, Irene Capelli, Gabriele Donati, Roberto Cevenini, Manuela Donati and Gaetano La Manna

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:133

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Dementia is common in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on hemodialysis (HD) and is associated with worse outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular e...

    Authors: Sung Min Jung, Clara Tammy Kim, Ea Wha Kang, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Shina Lee, Hyung Jung Oh, Seung-Jung Kim, Duk-Hee Kang, Kyu Bok Choi, Dong-Ryeol Ryu and Hyunwook Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:128

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent among dialysis patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular and all cause mortality. Magnesium (Mg) inhibits vascular calcification in animal...

    Authors: Amber O. Molnar, Mohan Biyani, Ian Hammond, John Paul Harmon, Susan Lavoie, Brendan McCormick, Manish M. Sood, Jessica Wagner, Elena Pena and Deborah L. Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:129

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Pre-produced bicarbonate concentrates (PPC) are still widely used in developing countries despite its cost and risk but Central Concentrate System (CCS) is lacking in data to support its wider adoption.

    Authors: K. Fauziah, K. W. Go, A. Ghazali, M. Zaki and T. O. Lim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:123

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Different measures of non-adherence to immunosuppressant (IS) medication have been found to be associated with rejection episodes after successful transplantation. The aim of the current study was to investiga...

    Authors: Jennifer Scheel, Sandra Reber, Lisa Stoessel, Elisabeth Waldmann, Sabine Jank, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Franziska Grundmann, Frank Vitinius, Martina de Zwaan, Anna Bertram and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:107

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a common opportunistic infection after kidney transplantation (KT). The QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In-Tube test (QFT) is widely used for assessing latent TB; however, it is currently unclear whet...

    Authors: Enkthuya Jambaldorj, Miyeun Han, Jong Cheol Jeong, Tai Yeon Koo, Sang Il Min, Eun Young Song, Jongwon Ha, Curie Ahn and Jaeseok Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:88

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the critically ill patients and associated with a substantial morbidity and mortality. Severe AKI may be associated with up to 60% hospital mortality. Over...

    Authors: Girish Chandra Bhatt and Rashmi Ranjan Das

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:78

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, and a number of reports have shown a relationship between CKD and CVD in pre-dialysis or maintenance dialysis...

    Authors: Daijo Inaguma, Shigehisa Koide, Kazuo Takahashi, Hiroki Hayashi, Midori Hasegawa and Yukio Yuzawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:79

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Optimising filter life and performance efficiency in continuous renal replacement therapy has been a focus of considerable recent research. Larger high quality studies have predominantly focussed on optimal an...

    Authors: Matthew Brain, Elizabeth Winson, Owen Roodenburg and John McNeil

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:69

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Serum β-trace protein (βTP, MW 23–29 kDa) is a marker of GFR impairment in renal patients. Recent papers propose to predict residual renal function (RRF) in maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) patients from serum ...

    Authors: Carlo Donadio, Danika Tognotti, Laura Caponi and Aldo Paolicchi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:68

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have investigated the management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated end-stage renal failure particularly in low-resource settings with limited access to renal replacement therapy. We ...

    Authors: Kwazi C. Z. Ndlovu, Wilbert Sibanda and Alain Assounga

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:48

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently detected in deceased donors (DDs), and it could be associated with adverse clinical outcomes in corresponding kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). In this regard, we sou...

    Authors: Jeong Ho Kim, Young Soo Kim, Min Seok Choi, Young Ok Kim, Sun Ae Yoon, Ji-Il Kim, In Sung Moon, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Chul Woo Yang, Yong-Soo Kim and Byung Ha Chung

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:39

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Atherosclerosis is regarded as a combination of two major separate diseases: atherosis and sclerosis. Sclerotic component depends on deterioration of elastic properties of the aortic wall and is called aortic ...

    Authors: Tomasz Zapolski, Jacek Furmaga, Andrzej Jaroszyński, Anna Wysocka, Sławomir Rudzki and Andrzej P. Wysokiński

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:33

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  14. Content type: Debate

    Mediterranean diet is characterized by low to moderate consumption of animal protein and high consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread, beans, nuts, seeds and other cereals. It has been associated with reduced...

    Authors: Khawla Kammoun, Hanen Chaker, Hichem Mahfoudh, Nouha Makhlouf, Faical Jarraya and Jamil Hachicha

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:34

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Optimal treatment for established renal failure is living donor kidney transplantation. However this pathway exposes healthy individuals to significant reduction in nephron mass via major surgical procedure. L...

    Authors: Shona Mackinnon, Emma Aitken, Ryan Ghita and Marc Clancy

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:30

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Ghrelin, a gastric orexigenic peptide, and body mass index (BMI) are known as inversely associated to each other and are both linked to cardiovascular (CV) risk and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) ...

    Authors: Ilia Beberashvili, Inna Sinuani, Ada Azar, Gregory Shapiro, Leonid Feldman, Keren Doenyas-Barak, Kobi Stav and Shai Efrati

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:29

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Age and number of recipients in need of kidney re-transplantation are increasing. Re-transplantation practices and outcomes in elderly recipients are not previously explored. We aimed to retrospectively evalua...

    Authors: Kristian Heldal, Anders Hartmann, Kjersti Lønning, Torbjørn Leivestad, Anna V. Reisæter, Pål-Dag Line, Hallvard Holdaas and Karsten Midtvedt

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:13

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The increasing prevalence of treated end-stage renal disease and low transplant rates in Africa leads to longer durations on dialysis. Dialysis should not only be aimed at prolonging lives but also improve qua...

    Authors: Elliot K. Tannor, Elize Archer, Kenneth Kapembwa, Susan C. van Schalkwyk and M. Razeen Davids

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) is one of most common complications of hemodialysis patients. Heart rate variability (HRV) is the predictor of death in heart disease patients. However, ...

    Authors: Nanami Kida, Yoshiharu Tsubakihara, Hirota Kida, Shunro Ageta, Makoto Arai, Yoshinosuke Hamada and Nariaki Matsuura

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Haemodialysis (HD) patients suffer from an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Skin autofluorescence (SAF) is a strong marker for CVD. SAF indirectly measures tissue advanced glycation end products...

    Authors: Bernd Ramsauer, Gerwin Erik Engels, Reindert Graaff, Aleksandar Sikole, Stefan Arsov and Bernd Stegmayr

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:5

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  21. Content type: Research article

    End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving dialysis are at particular risk for infection. We assessed the clinical and economic burden of pneumonia in a population of Medicare-enrolled ESRD patients wit...

    Authors: Scott Sibbel, Reiko Sato, Abigail Hunt, Wendy Turenne and Steven M. Brunelli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:199

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  22. Content type: Research article

    There is no single, gold-standard, low-protein diet (LPD) for CKD patients; the best compliance is probably obtained by personalization. This study tests the hypothesis that a multiple choice diet network allo...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Marta Nazha, Irene Capizzi, Federica Neve Vigotti, Stefania Scognamiglio, Valentina Consiglio, Elena Mongilardi, Marilisa Bilocati, Paolo Avagnina and Elisabetta Versino

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:197

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Immunoglobulin light chains are classified as middle molecule uremic toxins able to interact with B lymphocyte membranes leading to the activation of transmembrane signaling. The ensuing impairment of neutroph...

    Authors: Gabriele Donati, Maria Ilaria Moretti, Olga Baraldi, Alessandra Spazzoli, Irene Capelli, Giorgia Comai, Antonio Marchetti, Maria Sarma, Rita Mancini and Gaetano La Manna

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:193

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Patients with peritoneal dialysis are in the persistent inflammation state and have elevated arterial stiffness. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio(NLR) is a new inflammatory marker in renal and cardiac disorders. Br...

    Authors: Kedan Cai, Qun Luo, Beixia Zhu, Lina Han, Dan Wu, Zhiwei Dai and Kaiyue Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:191

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  25. Content type: Research article

    T-cell-mediated rejection (TCMR) remains a major cause of kidney allograft failure. The characterization of T-cell repertoire in different immunological disorders has emerged recently as a novel tool with sign...

    Authors: Houda Alachkar, Martin Mutonga, Taigo Kato, Sowjanya Kalluri, Yoichi Kakuta, Motohide Uemura, Ryoichi Imamura, Norio Nonomura, Vikas Vujjini, Sami Alasfar, Hamid Rabb, Yusuke Nakamura and Nada Alachkar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:181

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Despite the multiple benefits of maintaining residual urine volume (RUV) in hemodialysis (HD), there is limited data from Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of RUV decline on th...

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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:182

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    The ISAR study is a prospective, longitudinal, observational cohort study to improve the cardiovascular risk stratification in endstage renal disease (ESRD). The major goal is to characterize the cardiovascula...

    Authors: Christoph Schmaderer, Susanne Tholen, Anna-Lena Hasenau, Christine Hauser, Yana Suttmann, Siegfried Wassertheurer, Christopher C. Mayer, Axel Bauer, Kostantinos D. Rizas, Stephan Kemmner, Konstantin Kotliar, Bernhard Haller, Johannes Mann, Lutz Renders, Uwe Heemann and Marcus Baumann

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:161

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Higher incidence of malignancy and infectious diseases in kidney transplant recipients is related to immunosuppressive treatment after transplantation and the recipient’s native immune system. The complement s...

    Authors: Julia Smedbråten, Geir Mjøen, Anders Hartmann, Anders Åsberg, Halvor Rollag, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Leiv Sandvik, Morten W. Fagerland, Steffen Thiel and Solbjørg Sagedal

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:148

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Mortality in patients with end-stage renal disorders is often a consequence of cardiovascular complications. Renal replacement therapies may contribute to this morbidity by promoting cellular activation. In re...

    Authors: Gergely Becs, Renáta Hudák, Zsolt Fejes, Ildikó Beke Debreceni, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, József Balla and János Kappelmayer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:147

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy in women with advanced CKD becoming increasingly common. However, experience with low-protein diets in CKD patients in pregnancy is still limited.

    Authors: Rossella Attini, Filomena Leone, Silvia Parisi, Federica Fassio, Irene Capizzi, Valentina Loi, Loredana Colla, Maura Rossetti, Martina Gerbino, Stefania Maxia, Maria Grazia Alemanno, Fosca Minelli, Ettore Piccoli, Elisabetta Versino, Marilisa Biolcati, Paolo Avagnina…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:132

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  31. Content type: Correspondence

    Cameroon is a low–middle income country with a rich diversity of culture and cuisine. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in Cameroon and over 80 % of patients present late for care, precluding the use of t...

    Authors: Gloria Enow Ashuntantang, Hermine Fouda, Francois Folefack Kaze, Marie-Patrice Halle, Crista Tabi-Arrey and Magloire Biwole-Sida

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:126

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Citrate, the currently preferred anticoagulant for continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH), may influence acid-base equilibrium.

    Authors: Rita Jacobs, Patrick M. Honore, Marc Diltoer and Herbert D. Spapen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:119

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study was performed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of alternative strategies for the prevention and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing peritoneal dialysis and colonized by S...

    Authors: Cibele Grothe, Mônica Taminato, Angélica Belasco, Ricardo Sesso and Dulce Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:115

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    As a result of difficulties related to their illness, diagnosis and treatment, patients with end-stage renal disease experience significant emotional and psychological problems, which untreated can have consid...

    Authors: Francesca Taylor, Celia Taylor, Jyoti Baharani, Johann Nicholas and Gill Combes

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:111

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Kidney transplantation (KTx) disparity is a significant problem in the United States, particularly in the Southeastern region. In response to this phenomenon, the Southeastern Kidney Transplant Coalition was c...

    Authors: Teri Browne, Ahinee Amamoo, Rachel E. Patzer, Jenna Krisher, Henry Well, Jennifer Gander and Stephen O. Pastan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:108

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  36. Content type: Correspondence

    Evidence exists that nutritional therapy induces favorable metabolic changes, prevents signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency, and is able to delay the need of dialysis. Currently, the main concern of the r...

    Authors: Claudia D’Alessandro, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Patrizia Calella, Giuliano Brunori, Franca Pasticci, Maria Francesca Egidi, Irene Capizzi, Vincenzo Bellizzi and Adamasco Cupisti

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:102

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Increasing the weekly frequency of hemodialysis sessions has positive effects, on the control of several biological data of patients. However, knowledge about Daily HemoDialysis (DHD) practices is limited in F...

    Authors: Adélaïde Pladys, Sahar Bayat, Anne Kolko, Clémence Béchade, Cécile Couchoud and Cécile Vigneau

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:107

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on the role of plasma exchange for treating recurrent post-transplant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) comes largely from individual cases and uncontrolled series. We conducted a systematic r...

    Authors: Abdullah Kashgary, Jessica M. Sontrop, Lihua Li, Ahmed A. Al-Jaishi, Zainab N. Habibullah, Roaa Alsolaimani and William F. Clark

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:104

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  39. Content type: Correspondence

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an emerging health public problem in Brazil. Nutritional counseling with focus on protein restriction is a promising strategy to treatment of nondialysis CKD patients due its ef...

    Authors: Denise Mafra and Viviane O. Leal

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:105

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  40. Content type: Research article

    New-onset diabetes mellitus after transplantation (NODAT) is a serious complication following renal transplantation. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for the development of NODAT in Korea...

    Authors: Hoon Yu, Hyosang Kim, Chung Hee Baek, Seung Don Baek, Soomin Jeung, Duck Jong Han and Su-Kil Park

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:106

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Health related quality of life (HRQOL) is patient-reported, and an important treatment outcome for patients undergoing renal replacement therapy. Whether HRQOL in dialysis can affect mortality or graft surviva...

    Authors: Nanna von der Lippe, Bård Waldum-Grevbo, Anna Varberg Reisæter and Ingrid Os

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:94

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study are to find the prevalence of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in patients with Hemodialysis and identify factors associated with these interactions if present.

    Authors: Rowa’ Al-Ramahi, Afnan R. Raddad, Alaa O. Rashed, Amneh Bsharat, Dania Abu-Ghazaleh, Eman Yasin and Oraina Shehab

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:96

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The first government funded and sustainable dialysis unit was established in Ethiopia at Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC). This has led to the development of a unique cohort of patient...

    Authors: Ahmed Ibrahim, Momina M. Ahmed, Seman Kedir and Delayehu Bekele

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:91

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