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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patients reaching end-stage renal disease must make a difficult decision regarding renal replacement therapy (RRT) options. Because the choice between dialysis modalities should include patient preferences, it...

    Authors: Jarcy Zee, Junhui Zhao, Lalita Subramanian, Erica Perry, Nicole Bryant, Margie McCall, Yanko Restovic, Delma Torres, Bruce M. Robinson, Ronald L. Pisoni and Francesca Tentori

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:298

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Inflammation-based prognostic scores have been used as outcome predictors in patients with cancer or on hemodialysis. However, their role in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) remains...

    Authors: Lu Cai, Jianwen Yu, Jing Yu, Yuan Peng, Habib Ullah, Chunyan Yi, Jianxiong Lin, Xiao Yang and Xueqing Yu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:297

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its risk factors improves outcomes; however, many high-risk individuals lack access to healthcare. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (...

    Authors: Swati Lederer, Laurie Ruggiero, Nicole M. Sisen, Nancy Lepain, Kate Grubbs O’Connor, Yamin Wang, Jinsong Chen, James P. Lash and Michael J. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:295

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have suggested that cardiometabolic index (CMI), a novel estimate of visceral adipose tissue, could be of use in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors. However, the potential utility and...

    Authors: Hao-Yu Wang, Wen-Rui Shi, Xin Yi, Shu-Ze Wang, Si-Yuan Luan and Ying-Xian Sun

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:294

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Icodextrin is a starch-derived, water soluble glucose polymer, which is used as an alternative to glucose in order to enhance dialytic fluid removal in peritoneal dialysis patients. Although the safety and eff...

    Authors: Vassilios Liakopoulos, Panagiotis I Georgianos, Paraskevi Demirtzi, Vasilios Vaios, Theofanis Kalathas and Pantelis E Zebekakis

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:293

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is becoming a major public health problem around the world. But the prevalence has not been reported in South Asian region as a whole. This study aimed to systematically review the...

    Authors: Mehedi Hasan, Ipsita Sutradhar, Rajat Das Gupta and Malabika Sarker

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:291

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge on cross-talk between the heart and kidney has been established by basic and clinical research. Nevertheless, the effects of systolic and diastolic heart dysfunctions on the development of acute kidn...

    Authors: Jae Shin Choi, Seon Ha Baek, Ho Jun Chin, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Yon Su Kim, Sejoong Kim and Seung Seok Han

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:292

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In a recent study we demonstrated that low birth weight (LBW) was associated with increased risk of progressive IgA nephropathy (IgAN). In the present study we investigate whether this could be explained by di...

    Authors: Paschal Ruggajo, Sabine Leh, Einar Svarstad, Hans-Peter Marti and Bjørn Egil Vikse

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:287

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  9. Content type: Review

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an inherently systemic disease that refers to a long-term loss of kidney function. The progression of CKD has repercussions for other organs, leading to many kinds of extrarenal...

    Authors: Di Zou, Wen Wu, Yan He, Sichao Ma and Ji Gao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:285

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Hantavirus infection is an uncommon cause of acute renal failure with massive proteinuria. Serology tests to support a presumptive diagnosis usually take a few days. During the initial work-up, autoimmune caus...

    Authors: H. W. Zijlstra, A. H. L. Mulder, F. Geeraedts and F. Visser

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:286

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Arteriovenous fistulae can restrict daily living behaviors involving the upper limbs in hemodialysis patients, but no studies have investigated the detailed effects of an arteriovenous fistula on routine life ...

    Authors: Yuuta Hara, Kosuke Sonoda, Koji Hashimoto, Kazuaki Fuji, Yosuke Yamada and Yuji Kamijo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:284

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Star fruit is a popular medicinal fruit in the tropics. Its hypoglycaemic properties are considered useful in achieving glycaemic control in diabetes. Star fruit induced nephrotoxicity is a rare cause of acute...

    Authors: Dilushi Rowena Wijayaratne, V. Bavanthan, M. V. C. de Silva, A. L. M. Nazar and Eranga S. Wijewickrama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:288

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic abdominal surgery has been widely used to reduce the length of hospital stay and complications from open abdominal surgery. During the operation, the creation of pneumoperitoneum is used for bette...

    Authors: Nattachai Srisawat, Manasnun Kongwibulwut, Passisd Laoveeravat, Nuttha Lumplertgul, Pornlert Chatkaew, Pipat Saeyub, Krittayot Latthaprecha, Sadudee Peerapornratana, Khajohn Tiranathanagul, Somchai Eiam-Ong and Kriang Tungsanga

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:289

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) accounts for 8–10% of end-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients worldwide. In the last decade, the advanced knowledge in genetics and molecular pathob...

    Authors: Antonio Pisani, Eleonora Riccio, Dario Bruzzese and Massimo Sabbatini

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:282

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D, apart from being an important part of the “calcium-vitamin D-parathyroid hormone” endocrine axis, has diverse range of “non-calcemic” biological actions. A high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency has b...

    Authors: Santosh Timalsina, Mahesh Raj Sigdel, Santosh Baniya and Shantos Subedee

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:290

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To achieve optimal health outcomes, people with chronic kidney disease must make changes in their everyday lives to self-manage their condition. This can be challenging, and there is a need for self-management...

    Authors: Kathryn Havas, Clint Douglas and Ann Bonner

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:279

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Previous research suggests that novel biomarkers may be used to identify patients at increased risk of acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship ...

    Authors: Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, Donald S. Likosky, Michael Rezaee, Kevin Lobdell, Shama Alam, Devin Parker, Sherry Owens, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Todd MacKenzie and Jeremiah R. Brown

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:280

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the impact of a transvenous cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) placement on outcomes and arteriovenous vascular access (VA) patency among chronic hemodialysis patients.

    Authors: Seonjeong Jeong, Gi Byoung Nam, Jai Won Chang, Min-Ju Kim, Youngjin Han, Tae-Won Kwon and Yong-Pil Cho

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:281

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cystinuria is caused by the defective renal reabsorption of cystine and dibasic amino acids, and results in cystine stone formation. So far, mutations in two genes have been identified as causative. The SLC3A1/rB...

    Authors: Kathrin Olschok, Udo Vester, Sven Lahme, Ingo Kurth and Thomas Eggermann

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:278

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in cirrhotic patients and is associated with negative outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of AKI and its progression according to KDIGO (Kidney Dise...

    Authors: Paulo Ricardo Gessolo Lins, Wallace Stwart Carvalho Padilha, Carolina Frade Magalhaes Giradin Pimentel, Marcelo Costa Batista and Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Gois

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:277

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Lupus nephritis (LN) is a frequent severe complication of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), especially in patients of non-Caucasian ethnicity. Induction treatment for LN consists in the combination of steroi...

    Authors: Francesco Fontana, Gaetano Alfano, Marco Leonelli, Caterina Cerami, Giulia Ligabue, Amelia Spinella, Giorgia Citriniti, Carlo Umberto Manzini, Clodoveo Ferri and Gianni Cappelli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:276

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate changes in population characteristics and outcomes in a large single-center pediatric patient cohort treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) over a 10 year course, coincident with ...

    Authors: Alyssa A. Riley, Mary Watson, Carolyn Smith, Danielle Guffey, Charles G. Minard, Helen Currier and Ayse Akcan Arikan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:268

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Lenvatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor with novel binding ability. It is considered the standard of care for metastatic thyroid cancer; moreover, whether it is indicated for other malignant tumors has been ...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Furuto, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Akio Namikawa, Haruki Outi, Hiroko Takahashi, Hajime Horiuti, Kazuho Honda and Yuko Shibuya

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:273

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Mineral bone disease constitutes a common complication of post-kidney transplantation, leading to great disability. As there is no consensus on the optimal treatment for post-kidney transplant recipients (KTRs...

    Authors: Yan Yang, Shi Qiu, Linghui Deng, Xi Tang, Xinrui Li, Qiang Wei and Ping Fu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:269

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis causes end-stage renal failure in up to a third of cases even with treatment. The disease recurs occasionally after kidney transplantation, but...

    Authors: Michael S. Sagmeister, Max Weiss, Peter Eichhorn, Antje Habicht, Rupert Habersetzer, Michael Fischereder and Ulf Schönermarck

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:270

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Cyst infection is a common and serious complication of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) that is often refractory. Carbapenems are frequently needed to treat to patients with refractory cyst...

    Authors: Satoshi Hamanoue, Tatsuya Suwabe, Yoshifumi Ubara, Koichi Kikuchi, Ryo Hazue, Koki Mise, Toshiharu Ueno, Kenmei Takaichi, Kana Matsumoto and Kunihiko Morita

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:272

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The clinical course of Viridans streptococci (VS) peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) is rarely reported. This study examined the association of clinical factors with VS peritonitis.

    Authors: Ying Liu, Ben-Chung Cheng, Jien-Wei Liu, Chiao-Jung Chen, Li-Chueh Kuo, Wen Xiu Chang and Jin-Bor Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:271

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) Syndrome is a rare genodermatosis caused by a mutation on folliculin gene, with a strong link to renal cancer. To date few patients with such condition have reached dialysis stage, as neph...

    Authors: Joana Coutinho, Joaquim de Sa, Filipe Castro Teixeira, Catarina Reis Santos, Raquel Sa Chorão, Rui Alves Filipe and Ernesto Fernandes Rocha

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:267

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  29. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that all of the authors’ names were processed incorrectly so that their given and family names were interchanged.

    Authors: Alain Michel, Adelaide Pladys, Sahar Bayat, Cécile Couchoud, Thierry Hannedouche and Cécile Vigneau

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:266

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2018 19:233

  30. Content type: Research article

    Previous clinical studies found inconsistent relationship between circulating sclerostin levels and treatment outcome in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Therefore, this study aimed to asses...

    Authors: Aiqun Chen, Ying Sun, Ju Cui, Ban Zhao, Haitao Wang, Xianguang Chen and Yonghui Mao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:264

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Ingestion of vitamin C is generally regarded as harmless. Oxalate nephropathy is an infrequent condition and is characterized by oxalate deposition in the renal tubules, in some cases resulting in acute kidney...

    Authors: Miguel Moyses-Neto, Bruno Rafael Santos Brito, Dyego José de Araújo Brito, Noelia Dias Carneiro Barros, Márcio Dantas, Natalino Salgado-Filho, Roberto Silva Costa and Gyl Eanes Barros Silva

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:265

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Utilization of home hemodialysis (HHD) is low in Europe. The Knowledge to Improve Home Dialysis Network in Europe (KIHDNEy) is a multi-center study of HHD patients who have used a transportable hemodialysis ma...

    Authors: Shashidhar Cherukuri, Maria Bajo, Giacomo Colussi, Roberto Corciulo, Hafedh Fessi, Maxence Ficheux, Maria Slon, Eric Weinhandl and Natalie Borman

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:262

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Estimates of the incidence of glomerulonephritis (GN) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in an Iraqi population are compared with the United States (US) and Jordan.

    Authors: Alaa A Ali, Dana A Sharif, Safa E Almukhtar, Kais Hasan Abd, Zana Sidiq M Saleem and Michael D Hughson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:257

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Poor nutritional status of patients with renal disease has been associated with worsening of renal function and poor health outcomes. Simply measuring weight and height for calculation of the body mass index d...

    Authors: Jutta Dierkes, Helene Dahl, Natasha Lervaag Welland, Kristina Sandnes, Kristin Sæle, Ingegjerd Sekse and Hans-Peter Marti

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:259

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Decline of renal function is common in older persons and the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising with ageing. CKD affects different outcomes relevant to older persons, additionally to morbidit...

    Authors: Andrea Corsonello, Lisanne Tap, Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Gerhard Wirnsberger, Carmine Zoccali, Tomasz Kostka, Agnieszka Guligowska, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Pedro Gil, Lara Guardado Fuentes, Itshak Meltzer, Ilan Yehoshua, Francesc Formiga-Perez, Rafael Moreno-González, Christian Weingart, Ellen Freiberger…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:260

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Chronic active antibody-mediated rejection (c-aABMR) is an important cause of allograft failure and graft loss in long-term kidney transplants.

    Authors: Gastón J Piñeiro, Erika De Sousa-Amorim, Manel Solé, José Ríos, Miguel Lozano, Frederic Cofán, Pedro Ventura-Aguiar, David Cucchiari, Ignacio Revuelta, Joan Cid, Eduard Palou, Josep M Campistol, Federico Oppenheimer, Jordi Rovira and Fritz Diekmann

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:261

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is an uncommon lymphoproliferative disease characterized by systemic inflammatory reactions associated with the dysregulated production of interleukin-6 (IL-6). In patients...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsunami, Yoshifumi Ubara, Keiichi Sumida, Yoichi Oshima, Masahiko Oguro, Kazuya Kinoshita, Kiho Tanaka, Yuki Nakamura, Keiichi Kinowaki, Kenichi Ohashi, Takeshi Fujii, Takuro Igawa, Yasuharu Sato and Yasuo Ishii

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:263

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is common and its prevalence has increased steadily over several decades. Monitoring of rates and severity of CKD across populations is critical for policy development and resource...

    Authors: Mariette J Chartier, Navdeep Tangri, Paul Komenda, Randy Walld, Ina Koseva, Charles Burchill, Kari-Lynne McGowan and Allison Dart

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:255

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  40. Content type: Case report

    The development of proteinuria and reduced glomerular filtration rate is associated with higher mortality among patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). AA amyloidosis, also associated with increased mortality...

    Authors: Ann Bugeja, Paula Blanco, Edward G. Clark and Manish M. Sood

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:256

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  41. Content type: Research article

    High-circulating level of parathyroid hormone (PTH) is associated with elevated mortality in dialysis patients. The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy guideline suggests a lower PTH target than other intern...

    Authors: Suguru Yamamoto, Angelo Karaboyas, Hirotaka Komaba, Masatomo Taniguchi, Takanobu Nomura, Brian A. Bieber, Patricia De Sequera, Anders Christensson, Ronald L. Pisoni, Bruce M. Robinson and Masafumi Fukagawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:253

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Anaemia after kidney transplantation may reduce quality of life, graft or patient survival. We aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for anaemia in the initial 12 months after transplantation.

    Authors: Andy K.H. Lim, Arushi Kansal and John Kanellis

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:252

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  43. Content type: Case report

    ABO-incompatible living related kidney transplantation (ABO-iLKT) has increased the possibilities for kidney transplantation in patients with end stage renal disease. Due to advancements in immunosuppressive a...

    Authors: Hiroaki Nishimura, Yasutoshi Yamada, Satoshi Hisano, Akihiko Mitsuke, Syuichi Tatarano, Takenari Gotanda, Hiroshi Hayami, Masayuki Nakagawa and Hideki Enokida

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:254

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  44. Content type: Case report

    The pathophysiologic role of exogenous granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration is reportedly linked to the progression of glomerulonephritis. However, the relationship between endogenous G...

    Authors: Seigo Ito, Takahiro Uchida, Naoki Oshima, Takashi Oda and Hiroo Kumagai

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:251

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  45. Content type: Case report

    The possibility of clearing Cell-free Plasma Hemoglobin (CPH) from human plasma may appear attractive, especially when considering the noxious effects that CPH has on the immune function and the renal damage c...

    Authors: David Cucchiari, Enric Reverter, Miquel Blasco, Alicia Molina-Andujar, Adriá Carpio, Miquel Sanz, Angels Escorsell, Javier Fernández and Esteban Poch

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:250

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Patients with Alport syndrome (AS) develop progressive kidney dysfunction due to a hereditary type IV collagen deficiency. Survival of the kidney allograft in patients with AS is reportedly excellent because A...

    Authors: Ai Katsuma, Yasuyuki Nakada, Izumi Yamamoto, Shigeru Horita, Miyuki Furusawa, Kohei Unagami, Haruki Katsumata, Masayoshi Okumi, Hideki Ishida, Takashi Yokoo and Kazunari Tanabe

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:249

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