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Dialysis and Transplantation

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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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