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BMC Nephrology

Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

Section edited by Bernard Jaar

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Predictive abilities of cardiovascular biomarkers to renal function decline are more significant in Chinese community-dwelling population without glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 60 ml/min/1.73m2, and long-...

    Authors: Shihui Fu, Chunling Liu, Leiming Luo and Ping Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:331

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    Hyponatremia (serum sodium concentration < 135 mmol/L) is the most common electrolyte abnormality and is a predictor of the mortality of hospitalized patients in Western countries. However, hyponatremia data a...

    Authors: Jinling Hao, Yang Li, Xuehan Zhang, Cheng Pang, Yi Wang, Sagar U. Nigwekar, Ling Qiu and Limeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:328

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s first report into acute kidney injury demonstrated a significant increase in the incidence of acute-tubulo interstitial nephritis, the ICD-10 code representing ...

    Authors: Gregory J. Wilson, Adrian L. Kark, Leo P. Francis, Wendy Hoy, Helen G. Healy and Andrew J. Mallett

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:329

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The differential diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is complex however the rapid diagnosis of the underlying condition is vital to inform urgent treatment decisions. A survey was devised with the ob...

    Authors: T. Sakari Jokiranta, Ondrej Viklicky, Saleh Al Shorafa, Rosanna Coppo, Christoph Gasteyger, Manuel Macia, Tatiana Pankratenko, Mohan Shenoy, Oğuz Soylemezoglu, Michel Tsimaratos, Jack Wetzels and Hermann Haller

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:324

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Efficient and safe delivery of care to dialysis patients is essential. Concerns have been raised regarding the ability of accountable care organizations to adequately serve this high-risk population. Little is...

    Authors: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Priya Ramar, LaTonya J. Hickson, Megan S. Reinalda, Robert C. Albright, Jon C. Tilburt, Amy W. Williams, Paul Y. Takahashi, Molly M. Jeffery and Nilay D. Shah

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:322

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to compare clinical features and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the Chinese chronic kidney disease (CKD) 3 population and determined the necessity of the subdivision of CKD3 in Chin...

    Authors: Zhangzhe Peng, Jinwei Wang, Qiongjing Yuan, Xiangcheng Xiao, Hui Xu, Yanyun Xie, Wei Wang, Ling Huang, Yong Zhong, Xiang Ao, Luxia Zhang, Minghui Zhao, Lijian Tao and Qiaoling Zhou

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:311

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Arrhythmia-related complications and sudden death are common in dialysis patients. However, routine cardiac monitoring has so far not been feasible. Miniaturization of implantable cardiac monitors offers a new...

    Authors: Naya El Hage, Bernard G. Jaar, Alan Cheng, Chloe Knight, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, Luis Gimenez, Eliseo Guallar and Tariq Shafi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:309

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a major public health issue worldwide in the past few years. Pruritus is a common, well-recognized complication often seen in patients with chronic renal failure. For as...

    Authors: Inayat Ur Rehman and Tahir Mehmood Khan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:302

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:297

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:295

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2017 18:308

  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:283

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Care coordination is a challenge for patients with kidney disease, who often see multiple providers to manage their associated complex chronic conditions. Much of the focus has been on primary care physician (...

    Authors: Virginia Wang, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, JaNell Wylie and Raquel C. Greer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:274

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal disease occurs relatively prevalently in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but it remains indeterminate whether periodontal disease is an independent risk factor for premature death in this...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Hong Jiang, Min Sun and Jianghua Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:269

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:256

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:257

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Objective of the study is to assess prevalence and survival among end stage renal disease patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) within a national database (USRDS).

    Authors: Joseph J. DeFerio, Usha Govindarajulu, Amarpali Brar, Daniel Cukor, Kathleen G. Lee and Moro O. Salifu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:258

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Patient engagement and patient-centered care are critical in optimally managing patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Understanding patient preferences is a key element of patient-centered care and sha...

    Authors: Brett Hauber, John Caloyeras, Joshua Posner, Deborah Brommage, Vasily Belozeroff and Kerry Cooper

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:254

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:253

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:250

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