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Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

Section edited by Bernard Jaar

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is highly prevalent but identification of patients at high risk for fast CKD progression before reaching end-stage renal disease in the short-term has been challenging. Whether fac...

    Authors: Alan S. Go, Jingrong Yang, Thida C. Tan, Claudia S. Cabrera, Bergur V. Stefansson, Peter J. Greasley and Juan D. Ordonez

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:146

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    This study describes the time trend of renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region (PACA) between 2004 and 2015, and forecasts up to 2030.

    Authors: Anne-Claire Durand, Elisabeth Jouve, Jean-Christophe Delarozière, Mohamed Boucekine, Ghizlane Izaaryene, Adeline Crémades, Franck Mazoué, Bénédicte Devictor, Asmatullah Kakar, Roland Sambuc, Philippe Brunet and Stéphanie Gentile

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:141

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is global health concern and priority. It is the 12th leading cause of death worldwide. Protein Energy Wasting occurs in 20–25% of patients with chronic kidney disease and can lead...

    Authors: Lydia Namuyimbwa, Collins Atuheire, Joel Okullo and Robert Kalyesubula

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:139

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    A combination of safety concerns and labeling changes impacted use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in renal anemia. Data regarding contemporary utilization in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (C...

    Authors: Heide A. Stirnadel-Farrant, Jiacong Luo, Lata Kler, Borut Cizman, Delyth Jones, Steven M. Brunelli and Alexander R. Cobitz

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:135

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The high mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is well-documented. Recent literature suggests that acute kidney injury is also associated with CVD. I...

    Authors: Benjamin J. Lee, Chi-yuan Hsu, Rishi V. Parikh, Thomas K. Leong, Thida C. Tan, Sophia Walia, Kathleen D. Liu, Raymond K. Hsu and Alan S. Go

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:134

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic nephropathy requires periodic monitoring, dietary modification, and early intervention to prevent the disease severity within limited resource settings. To emphasize the importance of continuous care ...

    Authors: Yun Jung Jang, Yoon Soo Choy, Chung Mo Nam, Ki Tae Moon and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:127

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Accurate contemporary data on the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on the African continent are lacking. We determined the prevalence of CKD in adult populations living in Africa, and variations by stage...

    Authors: Arnaud D. Kaze, Titilayo Ilori, Bernard G. Jaar and Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugui

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:125

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    People with chronic renal disease are insulin resistant. We hypothesized that in a healthy population, baseline renal function is associated with insulin sensitivity three years later.

    Authors: Soline Siméon, Ziad Massy, Kurt Højlund, Katarina Lalic, Francesca Porcellati, Jacqueline Dekker, John Petrie, Gemma Currie and Beverley Balkau

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:124

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    There are limited data on the associations of circulating angiogenic factors with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We investigate the associations of circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, angio...

    Authors: Christopher E. Anderson, L. Lee Hamm, Gem Batuman, Damodar R. Kumbala, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Swapna G. Kallu, Ravi Siriki, Shilpa Gadde, Myra A. Kleinpeter, N. Kevin Krane, Eric E. Simon, Jiang He and Jing Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:117

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is grouped with several other epidemics of similar nature across the world as Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC). In...

    Authors: S. B. Agampodi, G. S. Amarasinghe, P. G. C. R. Naotunna, C. S. Jayasumana and S. H. Siribaddana

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:115

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Analyzing the relationships between biomarkers representing distinct pathophysiologic pathways and microalbuminuria (MA) can strengthen the identifying ability for renal damage and illuminate previously unreco...

    Authors: Shihui Fu, Yi Guo, Zhao Zhang, Leiming Luo and Ping Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:93

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Accurately identifying cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from primary care data facilitates the management of patients, and is vital for surveillance and research purposes. Ontologies provide a systematic ...

    Authors: Nicholas I. Cole, Harshana Liyanage, Rebecca J. Suckling, Pauline A. Swift, Hugh Gallagher, Rachel Byford, John Williams, Shankar Kumar and Simon de Lusignan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:85

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Central venous catheters (CVC) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD), yet they are frequently used as the primary vascular access for many patient...

    Authors: Wael F. Hussein, Husham Mohammed, Leonard Browne, Liam Plant and Austin G. Stack

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:76

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    Evidence indicates favorable effects of dialysate (DNa+) to serum sodium concentration (SNa+) alignment, however, results from larger sample populations are needed. For this reason, we conducted a retrospective p...

    Authors: Jochen G. Raimann, Linda H. Ficociello, Len A. Usvyat, Hanjie Zhang, Lisa Pacelli, Sandi Moore, Penny Sheppard, Qingqing Xiao, Yuedong Wang, Claudy Mullon, Paul Balter, Terry Sullivan and Peter Kotanko

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:75

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is common in non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) patients, but detailed information on prevalence and treatment is lacking.

    Authors: Wendy L. St. Peter, Haifeng Guo, Shaum Kabadi, David T. Gilbertson, Yi Peng, Trudy Pendergraft and Suying Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:67

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Both diabetes and hemodialysis can seriously impair patients’ health related quality of life (HRQOL). This study seeks to obtain data which will help to address the factors associated with impaired HRQOL in he...

    Authors: Sohaib T. Khatib, Mohammad K. Hemadneh, Samer A. Hasan, Emad Khazneh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:49

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a serious public health problem, both in Brazil and worldwide, with an increasing number of cases observed inrecent years. Especially, CKD has been reported to be hig...

    Authors: Natalino Salgado-Filho, Joyce Santos Lages, Dyego José Brito, João Victor Salgado, Gyl Eanes Silva, Alcione Miranda Santos, Francisco Chagas Monteiro-Júnior, Elisangela Milhomen Santos, Antônio Augusto Silva, Denizar Vianna Araújo and Ricardo Castro Sesso

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:43

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to assess the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and obesity in predicting CKD among Chinese adults, distinguishing between 5 different adiposity indices: visceral fat in...

    Authors: Ying Dong, Zengwu Wang, Zuo Chen, Xin Wang, Linfeng Zhang, Jingyu Nie, Congyi Zheng, Jiali Wang, Lan Shao, Ye Tian and Runlin Gao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are a major clinical feature in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Spontaneous bleeding can be life threatening, and appropriate information and proper surveillance an...

    Authors: I. Cockerell, M. Guenin, K. Heimdal, M. Bjørnvold, K. K. Selmer and O. Rouvière

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:39

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