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  1. Some people who are receiving dialysis treatment have virus infection such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/or HIV that is present in their blood. These infections can be transmitted to other patients if blood ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Garthwaite, Veena Reddy, Sam Douthwaite, Simon Lines, Kay Tyerman and James Eccles

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:388

    Content type: Guidelines

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  2. This guideline is written primarily for doctors and nurses working in dialysis units and related areas of medicine in the UK, and is an update of a previous version written in 2009. It aims to provide guidance...

    Authors: Damien Ashby, Natalie Borman, James Burton, Richard Corbett, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Katey Flowers, James Fotheringham, R. N. Andrea Fox, Gail Franklin, Claire Gardiner, R. N. Martin Gerrish, Sharlene Greenwood, Daljit Hothi, Abdul Khares, Pelagia Koufaki…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:379

    Content type: Guidelines

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  3. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are being developed and implemented in order to improve clinical practice related to the detection and tre...

    Authors: Jorge Coronado Daza, Robin W. M. Vernooij, Karla Salas, Dimelza Osorio and Gerard Urrútia Cuchí

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are frequently used to treat glomerular diseases but are associated with multiple adverse effects including hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis inhibition that can lead to adrenal insuffi...

    Authors: Alvin H. K. Karangizi, May Al-Shaghana, Sarah Logan, Sherwin Criseno, Rachel Webster, Kristien Boelaert, Peter Hewins and Lorraine Harper

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is thought to affect about 1 in 1000 people in the UK. ADPKD causes a progressive decline in kidney function, with kidney failure tending to occur in middle...

    Authors: Jan Dudley, Paul Winyard, Matko Marlais, Oliver Cuthell, Tess Harris, Jiehan Chong, John Sayer, Daniel P. Gale, Lucy Moore, Kay Turner, Sarah Burrows and Richard Sandford

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:148

    Content type: Guidelines

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  6. Natalina Tomilina, a pioneer of Russian nephrology, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, organizer, leader, and a real pioneer, who has worked in nephrology from the very beginning of its development in Russia...

    Authors: Elena Zakharova

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:111

    Content type: Editorial

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  7. Elderly end stage kidney patients face a decision concerning whether or not to initiate dialysis. In Asia, this decision is highly influenced by family caregivers. The objective of this paper was to understand...

    Authors: Semra Ozdemir, Tazeen H. Jafar, Lina Hui Lin Choong and Eric Andrew Finkelstein

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Like most of the sub-Saharan countries, Tanzania faces significant increase in the number of patients diagnosed with an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among which only a few manage to receive chronic haemodial...

    Authors: Godwin Pancras, Judith Shayo and Amani Anaeli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:342

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is age-dependent and has a high prevalence in the general population. Most patients are managed in ambulatory care. This systematic review provides an updated overview of quality a...

    Authors: Gesine F C Weckmann, Sylvia Stracke, Annekathrin Haase, Jacob Spallek, Fabian Ludwig, Aniela Angelow, Jetske M Emmelkamp, Maria Mahner and Jean-François Chenot

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:258

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The present increase in life span has been accompanied by an even higher increase in the burden of comorbidity. The challenges to healthcare systems are enormous and performance measures have been introduced t...

    Authors: Jean Philippe Coindre, Romain Crochette, Conrad Breuer and Giorgina Barbara Piccoli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:227

    Content type: Debate

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  11. End stage renal disease (ESRD) is on the rise globally. Varicella infection among adult patients with ESRD has been reported to lead to multiple complications and even death. While varicella vaccination has be...

    Authors: Chong Yau Ong, Sher Guan Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Shashidhar Baikunje and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:185

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Gabriel Richet, one of the fathers of the French and international Nephrology, was a man remarkable for his courage, vision and empathy. He was proud and brave, and he presented himself proud of being brave. H...

    Authors: Pierre Ronco

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:92

    Content type: Editorial

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  13. Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world’s adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidn...

    Authors: Giorgina B. Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova and Adeera Levin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:66

    Content type: Editorial

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  14. Anaemia is a commonly diagnosed complication among patients suffering with chronic kidney disease. If left untreated, it may affect patient quality of life. There are several causes for anaemia in this patient...

    Authors: Ashraf Mikhail, Christopher Brown, Jennifer Ann Williams, Vinod Mathrani, Rajesh Shrivastava, Jonathan Evans, Hayleigh Isaac and Sunil Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:345

    Content type: Correspondence

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  15. These guidelines cover all aspects of the care of patients who are treated with peritoneal dialysis. This includes equipment and resources, preparation for peritoneal dialysis, and adequacy of dialysis (both i...

    Authors: Graham Woodrow, Stanley L. Fan, Christopher Reid, Jeannette Denning and Andrew Neil Pyrah

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:333

    Content type: Correspondence

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  16. Advances in technology and the ability to interrogate disease pathogenesis using systems biology approaches are exploding. As exemplified by the substantial progress in the personalized diagnosis and treatment...

    Authors: Daniel A. Muruve, Michelle C. Mann, Kevin Chapman, Josee F. Wong, Pietro Ravani, Stacey A. Page and Hallgrimur Benediktsson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:252

    Content type: Correspondence

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  17. Drug dosing errors result in adverse patient outcomes and are more common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). As internists treat the majority of patients with CKD, we study if Internal Medicine hou...

    Authors: Sikander Surana, Neeru Kumar, Amita Vasudeva, Gulvahid Shaikh, Kenar D. Jhaveri, Hitesh Shah, Deepa Malieckal, Joshua Fogel, Gurwinder Sidhu and Sofia Rubinstein

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:26

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have unmet information needs. Greater patient participation in healthcare discussions can address these needs and improve health outcomes. We developed a pat...

    Authors: Swati Lederer, Michael J. Fischer, Howard S. Gordon, Anuradha Wadhwa, Subhash Popli and Elisa J. Gordon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2016 17:155

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to lupus nephritis (LN-ESRD) may be followed by multiple providers (nephrologists and rheumatologists) and have greater opportunities to receive recommended ESR...

    Authors: Laura C Plantinga, Rachel E Patzer, Cristina Drenkard, Stephen O Pastan, Jason Cobb, William McClellan and Sung Sam Lim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2015 16:39

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Women with chronic kidney disease have an increased risk of maternal and fetal complications in pregnancy. Pre-pregnancy counselling is recommended but the format of the counselling process and the experience ...

    Authors: Kate S Wiles, Kate Bramham, Alina Vais, Kate R Harding, Paramit Chowdhury, Cath J Taylor and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2015 16:28

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The first aim of the study was to investigate the accuracy and intra-laboratory variation of serum creatinine measurements in clinical laboratories in Flanders. The second purpose was to check the effect of th...

    Authors: Liesbeth Hoste, Kathleen Deiteren, Hans Pottel, Nico Callewaert and Frank Martens

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2015 16:21

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Evidence suggests that high dose haemodialysis (HD) may be associated with better health outcomes and even cost savings (if conducted at home) versus conventional in-centre HD (ICHD). Home-based regimens such ...

    Authors: Frank Xiaoqing Liu, Catrin Treharne, Bruce Culleton, Lydia Crowe and Murat Arici

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:161

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Several major ESRD-related regulatory and reimbursement changes were introduced in the United States in 2011. In several large, national datasets, these changes have been associated with decreases in erythropo...

    Authors: Katherine A Cappell, Sanatan Shreay, Zhun Cao, Helen V Varker, Carly J Paoli and Matthew Gitlin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:116

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in the population, but also disproportionately affects African Americans. Disparities in care of chronic kidney disease and transplant for African Americans have also ...

    Authors: Abby S Kazley, Emily E Johnson, Kit N Simpson, Kenneth D Chavin and Prabhakar Baliga

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:112

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Many older patients have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and a lower dose of anti-depressants paroxetine, mirtazapine and venlafaxine is recommended in patients with CKD to prevent drug accumulation from reduced...

    Authors: Varun Dev, Stephanie N Dixon, Jamie L Fleet, Sonja Gandhi, Tara Gomes, Ziv Harel, Arsh K Jain, Salimah Z Shariff, Davy Tawadrous, Matthew A Weir and Amit X Garg

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:79

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In the UK, chronic disease, including chronic kidney disease (CKD) is largely managed in primary care. We developed a tool to assess practitioner confidence and knowledge in managing CKD compared to other chro...

    Authors: Mohammad Tahir, Simon Hassan, Simon de Lusignan, Lazza Shaheen, Tom Chan and Olga Dmitrieva

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:73

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Most non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are cared for by their primary care physicians (PCPs). Studies suggest many CKD patients receive suboptimal care. Recently, CKD clinical practi...

    Authors: Khaled Abdel-Kader, Raquel C Greer, L Ebony Boulware and Mark L Unruh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:64

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There is a lack of online, evidence-based information and resources to support home-based care of childhood CKD stages 3-5.

    Authors: Veronica M Swallow, Andrew G Hall, Ian Carolan, Sheila Santacroce, Nicholas JA Webb, Trish Smith and Noreen Hanif

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:34

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The choice of vascular access type is an important aspect of care for incident hemodialysis patients. However, data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medical Evidence Report (form CMS-272...

    Authors: Craig A Solid, Allan J Collins, James P Ebben, Shu-Cheng Chen, Arman Faravardeh, Robert N Foley and Areef Ishani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:30

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Structured comparison of pharmacoeconomic analyses for ACEIs and ARBs in patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy is still lacking. This review aims to systematically review the cost-effectiveness of both ACE...

    Authors: Yunyu Huang, Qiyun Zhou, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp and Maarten J Postma

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common cause of acute renal failure in hospital patients. To prevent CIN, identification and hydration of high-risk patients is important. Prevention of CIN by hydration...

    Authors: Janneke Schilp, Carolien de Blok, Maaike Langelaan, Peter Spreeuwenberg and Cordula Wagner

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2014 15:2

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  32. The Camp COOL programme aims to help young Dutch people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) develop self-management skills. Fellow patients already treated in adult care (hereafter referred to as ‘buddies’) or...

    Authors: Jane NT Sattoe, Susan Jedeloo and AnneLoes van Staa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:279

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) developed guidelines to care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). While these are disseminated through the NKF...

    Authors: Michelle M Estrella, Bernard G Jaar, Kerri L Cavanaugh, Chester H Fox, Mark A Perazella, Sandeep S Soman, Emily Howell, Michael V Rocco and Michael J Choi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:230

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Early referral and management of high-risk chronic kidney disease may prevent or delay the need for dialysis. Automatic eGFR reporting has increased demand for out-patient nephrology consultations and in some ...

    Authors: Michael E Schachter, Alexandra Romann, Ognjenka Djurdev, Adeera Levin and Monica Beaulieu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:182

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In March, 2007, a black box warning was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the lowest possible erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) doses for treatment of anemia associated with renal d...

    Authors: Mae Thamer, Yi Zhang, Dejian Lai, Onkar Kshirsagar and Dennis Cotter

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:172

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Little is known about the targets and expectations of practicing nephrologists with regard to timing of preemptive AV access surgery and how these relate to actual observed practice patterns in clinical care.

    Authors: Nisha Bansal, Chenyin He, Daniel P Murphy, Kirsten L Johansen and Chi-yuan Hsu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:115

    Content type: Research article

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