Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

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  1. Research article

    Validity and reproducibility of a short food frequency questionnaire among patients with chronic kidney disease

    A balanced diet is essential to slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and managing the symptoms. Currently, no tool is available to easily and quickly assess energy and macronutrient intake i...

    Aurélie Affret, Sandra Wagner, Douae El Fatouhi, Courtney Dow, Emmanuelle Correia, Maryvonne Niravong, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Julie De Chefdebien, Denis Fouque, Bénédicte Stengel, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault and Guy Fagherazzi

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:297

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Association of plasma potassium with mortality and end-stage kidney disease in patients with chronic kidney disease under nephrologist care - The NephroTest study

    Low and high blood potassium levels are common and were both associated with poor outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether such relationships may be altered in CKD patients receiving opt...

    Sandra Wagner, Marie Metzger, Martin Flamant, Pascal Houillier, Jean-Philippe Haymann, François Vrtovsnik, Eric Thervet, Jean-Jacques Boffa, Ziad A. Massy, Bénédicte Stengel and Patrick Rossignol

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:295

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  3. Research article

    Projecting prevalence, costs and evaluating simulated interventions for diabetic end stage renal disease in a Canadian population of aboriginal and non-aboriginal people: an agent based approach

    Diabetes-related end stage renal disease (DM-ESRD) is a devastating consequence of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, both of which disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples. Projecting case numbers and costs in...

    Amy Gao, Nathaniel D. Osgood, Ying Jiang and Roland F. Dyck

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:283

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug induced acute kidney injury in the community dwelling general population and people with chronic kidney disease: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a common cause of adverse drug events (ADEs), but renal risks of NSAIDs are less well quantified than gastrointestinal and cardiac risks. This paper reports a...

    Xinyu Zhang, Peter T Donnan, Samira Bell and Bruce Guthrie

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:256

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Prediction of new onset of end stage renal disease in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus – a population-based retrospective cohort study

    Since diabetes mellitus (DM) is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD), this study aimed to develop a 5-year ESRD risk prediction model among Chinese patients with Type 2 DM (T2DM) in primary care.

    Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Esther Yee Tak Yu, Weng Yee Chin, Anca Ka Chun Chan and Cindy Lo Kuen Lam

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:257

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Hemodialysis patients’ preferences for the management of anemia

    Patient engagement in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is expected to result in a more patient-centered approach to care that aligns with patients’ values, preferences, and goals for treatment. Nevertheless, no ...

    Brett Hauber, John Caloyeras, Joshua Posner, Deborah Brommage, Spiros Tzivelekis and Allan Pollock

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:253

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  7. Research article

    CD133+ cells are associated with ADIPOCYTOKINES and endothelial dysfunction in hemodialysis patients

    Hemodialysis (HD) patients have increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Impaired stem cell health and adipocytokine metabolism may play important roles in the complex pathophysiological mechanisms of C...

    Abdullah Ozkok, Riza Atas, Suzan Adin Cinar, Akar Yilmaz, Esin Aktas, Gunnur Deniz and Alaattin Yildiz

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:250

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Temporal trends of dialysis requiring acute kidney injury after orthotopic cardiac and liver transplant hospitalizations

    The epidemiology and outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in prevalent non-renal solid organ transplant recipients is unknown.

    Girish N. Nadkarni, Kinsuk Chauhan, Achint Patel, Aparna Saha, Priti Poojary, Sunil Kamat, Shanti Patel, Rocco Ferrandino, Ioannis Konstantinidis, Pranav S. Garimella, Madhav C. Menon and Charuhas V. Thakar

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:244

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Peruvian primary care setting

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. There are few studies in Latin America, especially in primary care settings. Our objective was to determine the prevalence, stages, and associ...

    Percy Herrera-Añazco, Alvaro Taype-Rondan, María Lazo-Porras, E. Alberto Quintanilla, Victor Manuel Ortiz-Soriano and Adrian V. Hernandez

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:246

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Risk scores to predict decreased glomerular filtration rate at 10 years in an Asian general population

    Asians have among the highest prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease in the world. A risk score capable of identifying high risk individuals at the primary care level could allow...

    Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Nisakron Thongmung, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara and Chagriya Kitiyakara

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:240

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Temporal and geographical external validation study and extension of the Mayo Clinic prediction model to predict eGFR in the younger population of Swiss ADPKD patients

    Prediction models in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are useful in clinical settings to identify patients with greater risk of a rapid disease progression in whom a treatment may have more...

    Laura Girardat-Rotar, Julia Braun, Milo A. Puhan, Alison G. Abraham and Andreas L. Serra

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:241

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Symptom burden in chronic kidney disease; a population based cross sectional study

    Physical and psychological symptoms are among main manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This study aimed to assess the symptom burden and self-perceived severity of symptoms among CKD patients livin...

    Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardena, Paba Palihawadana, Palitha Bandara, Rashan Haniffa, R Karunarathna and Priyantha Kumara

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:228

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Quality of life as indicator of poor outcome in hemodialysis: relation with mortality in different age groups

    Physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning are frequently impaired in dialysis patients and impairment in these domains relates to poor outcome. The aim of this analysis was to compare the prevalence of ...

    I. N. van Loon, M. L. Bots, F. T. J. Boereboom, M. P. C. Grooteman, P. J. Blankestijn, M. A. van den Dorpel, M. J. Nubé, P. M. Ter Wee, M. C. Verhaar and M. E. Hamaker

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:217

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  14. Research article

    End stage renal disease in French Guiana (data from R.E.I.N registry): South American or French?

    End-Stage renal disease (ESRD) causes considerable morbidity and mortality, and significantly alters patients’ quality of life. There are very few published data on this problem in the French Overseas territor...

    Dévi Rita Rochemont, Mohamed Meddeb, Raoul Roura, Cécile Couchoud, Mathieu Nacher and Célia Basurko

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:207

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Progression of chronic kidney disease: an illness-death model approach

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major contributor to mortality in the general population. Understanding the factors that drive this process will help delay progression of CKD. The study aimed to estimate the...

    Phisitt Vejakama, Atiporn Ingsathit, Mark McEvoy, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:205

    Published on: 30 June 2017

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