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Pre-dialysis care and dialysis

Section edited by Giorgina Piccoli 

The Pre-dialysis Care and Dialysis section considers clinical research relating to the care of patients both before and during dialysis and their post-dialysis outcomes. Articles may describe interventional and non-interventional studies as well as qualitative studies. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses and large epidemiological studies should be directed to the Epidemiology and Health Outcomes section. This section does not consider case reports and these should be directed to the dedicated Case Reports section.

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  1. Dialysis initiation rates among older adults, aged 75 years or greater, are increasing at a faster rate than for younger age groups. Older adults with advanced CKD (eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m2) typically lose renal ...

    Authors: Steven J. Rosansky, Jane Schell, Joseph Shega, Jennifer Scherer, Laurie Jacobs, Cecile Couchoud, Deidra Crews and Matthew McNabney

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:200

    Content type: Review

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  2. Poor quality of life (QOL) and a high prevalence of depression have been identified among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). We aimed to evaluate the associations between rel...

    Authors: Paulo Roberto Santos, José Roberto Frota Gomes Capote Júnior, José Renan Miranda Cavalcante Filho, Ticianne Pinto Ferreira, José Nilson Gadelha dos Santos Filho and Stênio da Silva Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:197

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Although angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARB) have been shown to preserve residual kidney function in a select group of Asian patients undergoing continuou...

    Authors: Jenny I. Shen, Anjali B. Saxena, Sitaram Vangala, Satvinder K. Dhaliwal and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:196

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), is a rare and heterogeneous disease and one of major causes of renal insufficiency in Tunisia, caused by mutations in the AGXT gene. 33-34InsC mutation, was mainly described in...

    Authors: Ibtihel Benhaj Mbarek, Saoussen Mdimeg, Amira Moussa, Dorsaf Zellama, Hayat Kaarout, Jaouida Abdelmoula, Abdellatif Achour, Saoussen Abroug, Asma Omezzine and Ali Bouslama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:195

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Vascular calcifications are highly prevalent in hemodialysis patients. Dephosphorylated-uncarboxylated MGP (dp-ucMGP) was found to increase in vitamin K-deficient patients and may be associated with vascular c...

    Authors: Mabel Aoun, Maha Makki, Hiba Azar, Hiam Matta and Dania Nehme Chelala

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:191

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Results concerning the association between peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis and mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients are inconclusive, with one potential reason being that the time-dependent effect...

    Authors: Hongjian Ye, Qian Zhou, Li Fan, Qunying Guo, Haiping Mao, Fengxian Huang, Xueqing Yu and Xiao Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:186

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of sedentarism, and to assess physical capacity and nutritional status in a cohort of older patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), with respect to age-matched non-dialys...

    Authors: Adamasco Cupisti, Claudia D’Alessandro, Viviana Finato, Claudia Del Corso, Battista Catania, Gian Marco Caselli and Maria Francesca Egidi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:180

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Adherence to diet recommendations, fluid restriction, prescribed medications, and attendance at hemodialysis (HD) sessions are essential for optimal and effective treatment of patients with end-stage renal dis...

    Authors: Karam Sh. Naalweh, Mohammad A. Barakat, Moutaz W. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Waleed M. Sweileh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:178

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The benefit of early dialysis initiation remains controversial with a paucity of data in Asians. Therefore, we undertook this study to investigate the association between timing of initiation of dialysis and m...

    Authors: Liang Feng, Ai Zhen Jin, John Carson Allen, Khuan Yew Chow and Tazeen Hasan Jafar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:176

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In this prospective study, we aimed to assess the haemodynamic changes before and after haemodialysis (HD) in cardiac healthy subjects on chronic HD by imaging methods and endocrine markers of fluid balance.

    Authors: Franz Maximilian Rasche, Stephan Stoebe, Thomas Ebert, Silvana Feige, Andreas Hagendorff, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Filip Barinka, Volker Busch, Ulrich Sack, Jochen G. Schneider and Stephan Schiekofer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:175

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Kidney transplantation is the renal replacement therapy of choice for end stage renal disease. To ensure safety regular audit of the donation process is necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the evalu...

    Authors: A. Muturi, V. Kotecha and S. Kanyi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:171

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is a high prevalence of cognitive impairment in dialysis patients. The prevalence of cognitive impairment after kidney transplantation is unknown.

    Authors: Aditi Gupta, Jonathan D. Mahnken, David K. Johnson, Tashra S. Thomas, Dipti Subramaniam, Tyler Polshak, Imran Gani, G. John Chen, Jeffrey M. Burns and Mark J. Sarnak

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:158

    Content type: Research article

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  13. There are limited published data on the types and appropriateness of oral and intravenous (IV) antibiotics prescribed to patients receiving haemodialysis. This information is critical to optimise antibiotic pr...

    Authors: Katrina Hui, Michelle Nalder, Kirsty Buising, Aspasia Pefanis, Khai Y Ooi, Eugenie Pedagogos, Craig Nelson, Carl M. J. Kirkpatrick and David C. M. Kong

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:156

    Content type: Research article

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  14. A previous cohort study indicated a significant association of lower baseline level of physical activity in hemodialysis patients with elevated risks of mortality. However, there have been no reports regarding...

    Authors: Takahiro Shimoda, Ryota Matsuzawa, Kei Yoneki, Manae Harada, Takaaki Watanabe, Mika Matsumoto, Atsushi Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi and Atsuhiko Matsunaga

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:154

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  15. Many controversies exist regarding the management of dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (D-AKI). No clear evidence has shown that the choice of dialysis modality can change the survival rate or kidney func...

    Authors: Marisa Aparecida de Souza Oliveira, Thais Oliveira Claizoni dos Santos, Julio Cesar Martins Monte, Marcelo Costa Batista, Virgilio Gonçalves Pereira Jr, Bento Fortunato Cardoso dos Santos, Oscar Fernando Pavão Santos and Marcelino de Souza Durão Jr

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:150

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Frailty is associated with poor outcomes for patients on dialysis and is traditionally measured using tools that assess physical impairment. Alternate measurement tools highlight cognitive and functional domai...

    Authors: David A. Clark, Usman Khan, Bryce A. Kiberd, Colin C. Turner, Alison Dixon, David Landry, Heather C. Moffatt, Paige A. Moorhouse and Karthik K. Tennankore

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:148

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Preserved residual kidney function (RKF) and normal fluid status are associated with better patient outcomes in incident haemodialysis patients. The objective of this trial is to determine whether using bioimp...

    Authors: Simon J. Davies, Fergus J. Caskey, David Coyle, Elizabeth Lindley, Jamie Macdonald, Sandip Mitra, Martin Wilkie, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Indranil Dasgupta, Paula Ormandy, Lazaros Andronis, Ivonne Solis-Trapala and Julius Sim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:138

    Content type: Study protocol

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