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  1. Research article

    Temporal trends of dialysis requiring acute kidney injury after orthotopic cardiac and liver transplant hospitalizations

    The epidemiology and outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in prevalent non-renal solid organ transplant recipients is unknown.

    Girish N. Nadkarni, Kinsuk Chauhan, Achint Patel, Aparna Saha, Priti Poojary, Sunil Kamat, Shanti Patel, Rocco Ferrandino, Ioannis Konstantinidis, Pranav S. Garimella, Madhav C. Menon and Charuhas V. Thakar

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:244

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Peruvian primary care setting

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. There are few studies in Latin America, especially in primary care settings. Our objective was to determine the prevalence, stages, and associ...

    Percy Herrera-Añazco, Alvaro Taype-Rondan, María Lazo-Porras, E. Alberto Quintanilla, Victor Manuel Ortiz-Soriano and Adrian V. Hernandez

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:246

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  3. Case report

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome as the presenting manifestation of WT1 mutation and Denys-Drash syndrome: a case report

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can occur as a primary process due to mutations in complement genes or secondary to another underlying disease. HUS sometimes occurs in the setting of glomerular diseases, and i...

    Joseph L. Alge, Scott E. Wenderfer, John Hicks, Mir Reza Bekheirnia, Deborah A. Schady, Jamey S. Kain and Michael C. Braun

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:243

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Risk scores to predict decreased glomerular filtration rate at 10 years in an Asian general population

    Asians have among the highest prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease in the world. A risk score capable of identifying high risk individuals at the primary care level could allow...

    Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Nisakron Thongmung, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara and Chagriya Kitiyakara

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:240

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Blood volume-monitored regulation of ultrafiltration to decrease the dry weight in fluid-overloaded hemodialysis patients: a randomized controlled trial

    Because chronic fluid volume overload is associated with higher mortality, we tested whether blood-volume monitored regulation of ultrafiltration and dialysate conductivity (UCR) and/or regulation of ultrafilt...

    Marlies Antlanger, Peter Josten, Michael Kammer, Isabella Exner, Katharina Lorenz-Turnheim, Manfred Eigner, Gernot Paul, Renate Klauser-Braun, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Marcus D. Säemann and Manfred Hecking

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:238

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Case report

    Long-term renal survival of γ3-heavy chain deposition disease: a case report

    Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a t...

    Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda and Shoichi Maruyama

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:239

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Temporal and geographical external validation study and extension of the Mayo Clinic prediction model to predict eGFR in the younger population of Swiss ADPKD patients

    Prediction models in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are useful in clinical settings to identify patients with greater risk of a rapid disease progression in whom a treatment may have more...

    Laura Girardat-Rotar, Julia Braun, Milo A. Puhan, Alison G. Abraham and Andreas L. Serra

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:241

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Rhabdomyolysis in an HIV cohort: epidemiology, causes and outcomes

    The Literature on rhabdomyolysis in the HIV-positive population is sparse and limited. We aimed to explore the incidence, patient characteristics, etiologies and outcomes of rhabdomyolysis in a cohort of HIV-p...

    Sahar H. Koubar, Michelle M. Estrella, Rugmini Warrier, Richard D. Moore, Gregory M. Lucas, Mohamed G. Atta and Derek M. Fine

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:242

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Performance of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, clusterin, and cystatin C in predicting diabetic kidney disease and diabetic microalbuminuria: a consecutive cohort study

    Tubular biomarkers have been regarded as emerging and promising markers for early diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The study was to determine the diagnostic capabilities of tubular biomarkers (urina...

    Xian-Fei Zeng, Dong-Xue Lu, Jun-Min Li, Yun Tan, Zhuo Li, Lei Zhou, Zeng-Qian Xi, Shu-Miao Zhang and Wei Duan

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:233

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  10. Case report

    Discovery of a novel dominant mutation in the REN gene after forty years of renal disease: a case report

    Heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding renin (REN) cause autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD), early-onset anaemia and hyperuricaemia; only four different mutations have been describe...

    Rhian L. Clissold, Helen C. Clarke, Olivera Spasic-Boskovic, Kim Brugger, Stephen Abbs, Coralie Bingham and Charles Shaw-Smith

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:234

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  11. Case report

    Fainting Fanconi syndrome clarified by proxy: a case report

    Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometime...

    Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William van’t Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard and Detlef Bockenhauer

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:230

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Serum lactate level and mortality in metformin-associated lactic acidosis requiring renal replacement therapy: a systematic review of case reports and case series

    The current practice concerning timing, mode, and dose of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) with renal failure remains unknown. To investigate whether...

    Hung-Chieh Yeh, I-Wen Ting, Ching-Wei Tsai, Jenn-Yu Wu and Chin-Chi Kuo

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:229

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Response to immunosuppressive therapy in PLA2R- associated and non-PLA2R- associated idiopathic membranous nephropathy: a retrospective, multicenter cohort study

    According to renal M type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) immunohistochemistry, idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) could be categorized into PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated IMN. We conducted a re...

    Jia Wang, Qionghong Xie, Zhuxing Sun, Ningxin Xu, Yan Li, Liang Wang, Shaojun Liu, Jun Xue and Chuan-Ming Hao

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:227

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Symptom burden in chronic kidney disease; a population based cross sectional study

    Physical and psychological symptoms are among main manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This study aimed to assess the symptom burden and self-perceived severity of symptoms among CKD patients livin...

    Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardena, Paba Palihawadana, Palitha Bandara, Rashan Haniffa, R Karunarathna and Priyantha Kumara

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:228

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  15. Research article

    CKD-EPI creatinine-cystatin C glomerular filtration rate estimation equation seems more suitable for Chinese patients with chronic kidney disease than other equations

    The aim of this study was to identify the optimal equation that accurately estimates the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage in the Chinese population.

    Xiao-Hua Chi, Gui-Ping Li, Quan-Shi Wang, Yong-Shuai Qi, Kai Huang, Qian Zhang and Yao-ming Xue

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:226

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  16. Case report

    The role of thrombectomy and diffusion-weighted imaging with MRI in post-transplant renal vein thrombosis: a case report

    Surgical thrombectomy in the context of acute renal vein thrombosis (RVT) post-transplantation has had limited success, with considerable variation in the surgical techniques used. Unfortunately, it is usually...

    Paraish Misra, Anish Kirpalani, General Leung, Paraskevi A. Vlachou, Jason Y. Lee, Serge Jothy, Jeffrey Zaltzman and Darren A. Yuen

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:224

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Evaluating the feasibility of the KDIGO CKD referral recommendations

    In 2012, the international nephrology organization Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released recommendations for nephrology referral for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The feasibility o...

    Karandeep Singh, Sushrut S. Waikar and Lipika Samal

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:223

    Published on: 7 July 2017

  18. Research article

    Urinalysis findings and urinary kidney injury biomarker concentrations

    Urinary biomarkers of kidney injury are presumed to reflect renal tubular damage. However, their concentrations may be influenced by other factors, such as hematuria or pyuria. We sought to examine what non-in...

    Girish N. Nadkarni, Steven G. Coca, Allison Meisner, Shanti Patel, Kathleen F. Kerr, Uptal D. Patel, Jay L. Koyner, Amit X. Garg, Heather Thiessen Philbrook, Charles L. Edelstein, Michael Shlipak, Joe El-Khoury and Chirag R. Parikh

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:218

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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