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  1. Content type: Correction

    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 18:308

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2017 18:295

  2. Content type: Research article

    Prescribing policy recommendations aimed at moving immunosuppressant prescribing for renal transplant patients from primary to secondary care may result in benefits of increased safety and reduced cost. Howeve...

    Authors: Anke Hagemi, Catrin Plumpton and Dyfrig A. Hughes

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:305

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Regional anticoagulation with citrate is the recommended first line treatment for patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). There is wide variability in filter patency which may be due to...

    Authors: Richard Fisher, Katie Lei, Mike J. Mitchell, Gary W. Moore, Helen Dickie, Linda Tovey, Siobhan Crichton and Marlies Ostermann

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:304

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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of glyoxylate metabolism in which excessive oxalates are formed by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Calcium oxalate crystal...

    Authors: Houda Kanoun, Faiçal Jarraya, Bayen Maalej, Amina Lahiani, Hichem Mahfoudh, Fatma Makni, Jamil Hachicha and Faiza Fakhfakh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:303

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidences proved the important roles of circulating IgA1-containing immune complexes (cIgA1) in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Galactose-deficient IgA1 (Gd-IgA1) and glycan-specific IgG antibody have bee...

    Authors: Yan-feng Zhao, Li Zhu, Li-jun Liu, Su-fang Shi, Ji-cheng Lv and Hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:301

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal disorder characterized by the accumulation of cystine in lysosomes. Cystinosis is much rarer in Asian than Caucasian populations. There are only 14 patients h...

    Authors: Satomi Higashi, Natsuki Matsunoshita, Masako Otani, Etsuro Tokuhiro, Kandai Nozu and Shuichi Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:300

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Kidney transplantation (KT) is the treatment option for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to prolong survival and improve quality of life. Although the use of potent immunosuppressive agents increas...

    Authors: Yu Ah Hong, Hyeon Seok Hwang, Hae Joung Sul, Suk Young Kim and Yoon Kyung Chang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:299

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Early detection and interventions have enabled patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) to live well into adulthood. Consequently, the chronicity of SCD allows for the insidious manifestation of multisystem com...

    Authors: Daveena Meeks, Arunraj Navaratnarajah, Emma Drasar, Ounali Jaffer, C. Jason Wilkins, Swee Lay Thein and Claire C. Sharpe

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:298

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Low physical activity and reduced physical functioning are common after renal transplantation, resulting in a reduced quality of life. Another common post-transplantation complication is poor cardio-metabolic ...

    Authors: Gerald Klaassen, Dorien M. Zelle, Gerjan J. Navis, Desie Dijkema, Frederike J. Bemelman, Stephan J.L. Bakker and Eva Corpeleijn

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:296

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  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Exercise during haemodialysis improves strength and physical function. However, both patients and clinicians are time poor, and current exercise recommendations add an excessive time burden making exercise a r...

    Authors: Matthew J. Clarkson, Steve F. Fraser, Paul N. Bennett, Lawrence P. McMahon, Catherine Brumby and Stuart A. Warmington

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:294

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Adults on dialysis are at increased risk of foot ulceration, which commonly precedes more serious lower limb complications, including amputation. Limited data exist regarding the prevalence and factors associa...

    Authors: Michelle R. Kaminski, Anita Raspovic, Lawrence P. McMahon, Katrina A. Lambert, Bircan Erbas, Peter F. Mount, Peter G. Kerr and Karl B. Landorf

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:293

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Acute kidney injury (AKI), which is common among HIV-positive individuals, may contribute to the excess burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in this patient population; however, conventional clinical methods...

    Authors: Celia P. Corona-Villalobos, Michael G. Shlipak, Adrienne Tin, Chirag Parikh, Richard D. Moore, Eric Vittinghoff, Jose Manuel Monroy-Trujillo, Mohamed G. Atta and Michelle M. Estrella

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:289

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To assess whether serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and/or fetuin-A predict mortality and cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients.

    Authors: Sílvia Collado, Elisabeth Coll, Carlos Nicolau, Manel Azqueta, Mercedes Pons, Josep M Cruzado, Bernat de la Torre, Ramón Deulofeu, Sergi Mojal, Julio Pascual and Aleix Cases

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:290

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular (CV) complications are the main cause of death in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The high CV risks are attributable to the additive effects of multiple factors. Endothelin (EDN) is a p...

    Authors: Chih-Chin Kao, Shih-Ying Cheng, Mei-Yi Wu, Shu-Chen Chien, Hsing-Fang Lu, Yu-Wen Hsu, Yan-Feng Zhang, Mai-Szu Wu and Wei-Chiao Chang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:291

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is an important nephron site for parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcitonin regulation of urinary divalent cation excretion. These hormones exert their effects on the DCT in su...

    Authors: Wararat Kittikulsuth, Peter A. Friedman, Alfred van Hoek, Yang Gao and Donald E. Kohan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:292

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Fracture risk is increased in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but assessment of bone fragility remains controversial in these patients. This study investigated the associations between bone turnover markers, bon...

    Authors: Hanne Skou Jørgensen, Simon Winther, Morten Bøttcher, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, Lars Rejnmark, My Svensson and Per Ivarsen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:284

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) is an immunomodulatory molecule that has been implicated in several biological processes. Although IDO has been linked with some renal diseases, its role in renal fibrosis is...

    Authors: Luiz Henrique Gomes Matheus, Gislene Mendes Simão, Taíssa Altieri Amaral, Rodrigo Barbosa Oliveira Brito, Camila Soares Malta, Yves Silva Teles Matos, Alexandre Chagas Santana, Gabriela Gomes Cardoso Rodrigues, Maria Clara Albejante, Erna Elisabeth Bach, Maria Aparecida Dalboni, Cleber Pinto Camacho and Humberto Dellê

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:287

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Fibronectin glomerulopathy is a rare, inherited, autosomal dominant, glomerular disease characterized by proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, hypertension, massive glomerular deposits of fibronectin, and slow p...

    Authors: Misaki Takii, Takaichi Suehiro, Aya Shima, Hideki Yotsueda, Satoshi Hisano and Ritsuko Katafuchi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:288

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  22. Content type: Case report

    No effective treatment is currently available and dialysis related amyloidosis continues to be invalidating in long-term dialysis patients. A recent case series reported reduction of osteoarticular pain on dox...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Mammar Hachemi, Ida Molfino, Jean Philippe Coindre and Charles Boursot

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:285

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Isolated pulmonary valve infective endocarditis caused by Candida is rare in chronic hemodialysis patients. The 2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines suggest the combined use of surgery and antib...

    Authors: Chih-Hao Chang, Myo-Ming Huang, Dong-Feng Yeih, Kuo-Cheng Lu and Yi-Chou Hou

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:286

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