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BMC Nephrology

Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

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  1. 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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    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the leading inheritable cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD); however, the natural course of disease progression is heterogeneous between patients. Th...

    Authors: Phil McEwan, Hayley Bennett Wilton, Albert C. M. Ong, Bjarne Ørskov, Richard Sandford, Francesco Scolari, Maria-Cristina V. Cabrera, Gerd Walz, Karl O’Reilly and Paul Robinson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:37

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    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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    Albuminuria, elevated serum creatinine and low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are pivotal indicators of kidney decline. Yet, it is uncertain if these and emerging biomarkers such as uric acid repr...

    Authors: Keith C. Norris, Karen E. Smoyer, Catherine Rolland, Jan Van der Vaart and Eliza Beth Grubb

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:36

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    The association of increased cancer risk with glomerulonephritis (GN) is well known, but controversy exists concerning which types of GN are involved, and the size of the association. A national registry surve...

    Authors: James Goya Heaf, Alastair Hansen and Gunnar Hellmund Laier

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:27

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Reducing Disparities in Access to kidNey Transplantation Community Study (RaDIANT) was an End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 6-developed, dialysis facility-level randomized trial testing the effectiven...

    Authors: Reem E. Hamoda, Jennifer C. Gander, Laura J. McPherson, Kimberly J. Arriola, Loren Cobb, Stephen O. Pastan, Laura Plantinga, Teri Browne, Erica Hartmann, Laura Mulloy, Carlos Zayas, Jenna Krisher and Rachel E. Patzer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:13

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Most estimates for End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) prevalence and incidence are based on renal replacement therapy (RRT) registers. However, not all people with ESKD will commence RRT and estimates based only ...

    Authors: Lin Li, Steven Guthridge, Shu Qin Li, Yuejen Zhao, Paul Lawton and Alan Cass

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:15

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    For older adults receiving dialysis, health-related quality of life is not often considered in prognostication of death or future hospitalizations. To determine if routine health-related quality of life measur...

    Authors: Rasheeda K. Hall, Alison Luciano, Carl Pieper and Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:11

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    Agricultural workers especially in sugarcane plantations have a high risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Little is known about CKD among sugarcane plantation workers in Cameroon. This study sought to evaluat...

    Authors: Martin E. Ekiti, Jean-Berthelot Zambo, Felix K. Assah, Valirie N. Agbor, Krystel Kekay and Gloria Ashuntantang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:10

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    The Fried frailty phenotype, a measure of physiologic reserve defined by 5 components (exhaustion, unintentional weight loss, low physical activity, slow walking speed, and poor grip strength), is associated w...

    Authors: Sarah Van Pilsum Rasmussen, Jonathan Konel, Fatima Warsame, Hao Ying, Brian Buta, Christine Haugen, Elizabeth King, Sandra DiBrito, Ravi Varadhan, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Jeremy D. Walston, Dorry L. Segev and Mara A. McAdams-DeMarco

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:8

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    Despite the development of biomarkers and noninvasive imaging tools, biopsy remains the only method for correctly diagnosing patients with unexplained hematuria, proteinuria and renal failure. Renal biopsy has...

    Authors: Hsien-Fu Chiu, Hung-chun Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu and Kuo-Hsiung Shu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to describe clinical characteristics of patients with community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI), the effectiveness of initial management of CA-AKI, its prognosis and the impact of medication on ...

    Authors: Fabien Stucker, Belen Ponte, Victoria De la Fuente, Cyrielle Alves, Olivier Rutschmann, Sebastian Carballo, Nicolas Vuilleumier, Pierre-Yves Martin, Thomas Perneger and Patrick Saudan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:380

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    Patients with CKD are at increased risk of potentially preventable hospital acquired complications (HACs). Understanding the economic consequences of preventable HACs, may define the scope and investment of in...

    Authors: Babak Bohlouli, Terri Jackson, Marcello Tonelli, Brenda Hemmelgarn and Scott Klarenbach

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:375

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The most commonly used glomerular filtration rate estimating equations for drug dosing are Cockcroft-Gault (CG), Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration ...

    Authors: Hunduma Dinsa, Teshome Nedi and Alemseged Beyene Berha

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:368

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Systemic inflammation has been implicated in several chronic diseases. GlycA is a new nuclear mass resonance (NMR) spectroscopy-derived biomarker of systemic inflammation that reflects protein glycosylation. W...

    Authors: Silvia M. Titan, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Sandhi M. Barreto, Antônio Alberto Lopes, Isabela J. Bensenor and Paulo A. Lotufo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:367

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on stages of renal impairment and related risk factors in Luxembourg is lacking. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and identify potential correlates among the g...

    Authors: Ala’a Alkerwi, Nicolas Sauvageot, Illiasse El Bahi, Charles Delagardelle, Jean Beissel, Stephanie Noppe, Paul J. Roderick, Jennifer S. Mindell and Saverio Stranges

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:358

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  17. Content type: Research article

    For people requiring hemodialysis, infectious mortality is independently associated with geographic distance from a nephrologist. We aimed to determine if differential management of catheter-related blood stre...

    Authors: Stephanie Thompson, Natasha Wiebe, Scott Klarenbach, Rick Pelletier, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, John S. Gill, Braden J. Manns and Marcello Tonelli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:357

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hyperchloremia is common in critically ill septic patients. The impact of hyperchloremia on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is not well studied. We investigated the association between hyperchloremi...

    Authors: Lenar Yessayan, Javier A. Neyra, Fabrizio Canepa-Escaro, George Vasquez-Rios, Michael Heung and Jerry Yee

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:346

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading cause of death before and after onset of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Knowing treatments that can delay disease progression will lead to reduced mortality. We there...

    Authors: Phisitt Vejakama, Atiporn Ingsathit, Gareth J. McKay, Alexander P. Maxwell, Mark McEvoy, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:342

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    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) represents a great burden for the patient and the health system, particularly if diagnosed at late stages. Consequently, tools to identify patients at high risk of having CKD are n...

    Authors: Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco, J. Jaime Miranda, Robert H. Gilman, Josefina Medina-Lezama, Julio A. Chirinos-Pacheco, Paola V. Muñoz-Retamozo, Liam Smeeth, William Checkley and Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:343

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