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  1. Bartonella endocarditis is often a diagnostic challenge due to its variable clinical manifestations, especially when it is first presented with involvement of organs other than skin and lymph nodes, such as t...

    Authors: Shunhua Guo, Neha D. Pottanat, Jeremy L. Herrmann and Marcus S. Schamberger
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:181
  2. Recurrence of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) after kidney transplantation occurs in about 30% of patients. The relevance of recurrence for the long-term graft survival is expected to increase, since graft survival con...

    Authors: Cédric Jäger, Susanne Stampf, Karen Molyneux, Jonathan Barratt, Déla Golshayan, Karine Hadaya, Uyen Huynh-Do, Francoise-Isabelle Binet, Thomas F Mueller, Michael Koller and Min Jeong Kim
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:178
  3. Elderly hemodialysis patients have a higher rate of mortality than nonelderly hemodialysis patients. Recent studies shown that the serum uric acid to creatinine ratio (SUA/Scr) was associated with all-cause mo...

    Authors: Zhihui Ding, Yao Fan, Chunlei Yao and Liubao Gu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:177
  4. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) produced a pandemic since March 2020 by affecting more than 243 million people with more than 5 mil...

    Authors: Laura Tapoi, Mugurel Apetrii, Gianina Dodi, Ionut Nistor, Luminita Voroneanu, Lucian Siriteanu, Mihai Onofriescu, Mehmet Kanbay and Adrian Covic
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:176
  5. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is identified as the pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). The intravascular thrombotic ph...

    Authors: Huayan Huang, Chunguang Lin, Yongdong Chen, Xiuting Wu, Miaomiao Lin, Siqi Chen and Kai Li
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:175
  6. This study aims to evaluate the impact of multidisciplinary pre-dialysis care (MDPC) on the risks of peritonitis, technique failure and mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients.

    Authors: I-Kuan Wang, Tung-Min Yu, Tzung-Hai Yen, Hei-Tung Yip, Ping-Chin Lai, Chi-Yuan Li, Kuo-Ting Sun and Fung-Chang Sung
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:173
  7. The dysfunction of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) is associated with various inflammation and cancer. The occurrence and progression of tumors are closely related to the abnormal expression of RBPs. There are few...

    Authors: Wenkai Han, Bohao Fan, Yongshen Huang, Xiongbao Wang, Zhao Zhang, Gangli Gu and Zhao Liu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:172
  8. Gitelman Syndrome (GS) is a hereditary tubulopathy associated with a biallelic inactivating mutations of the SLC12A3 gene encoding the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCCT). The typical clinical...

    Authors: Mariusz Flisiński, Ewa Skalska, Barbara Mączyńska, Natalia Butt-Hussaim, Agnieszka Sobczyńska-Tomaszewska, Olga Haus and Jacek Manitius
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:170
  9. Prevalence of Fabry disease amongst Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients on haemodialysis has been shown to be approximately 0.2%.

    Authors: Andrew Mallett, Phoebe Jane Kearey, Anne Cameron, Helen G. Healy, Charles Denaro, Mark Thomas, Vincent W. Lee, Samantha Louise Stark, Maria Fuller, Zaimin Wang and Wendy E. Hoy
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:169
  10. The burden of both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease is on the rise globally. In sierra Leone, there has been no data on renal patients or admissions. This study intends to close this gap in knowl...

    Authors: Joshua Coker, Onome Abiri, Obinna Jude Nwosu, Alhaji Gbla, Adetunji Wilson Taylor and Durodami Lisk
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:167
  11. Optimal management of anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains controversial. This retrospective study aimed to describe the epidemiology and selected clinical outcomes of anemia in patients with CKD in ...

    Authors: Lois Lamerato, Glen James, Heleen van Haalen, Katarina Hedman, James A. Sloand, Amy Tang, Eric T. Wittbrodt and Jerry Yee
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:166
  12. A diagnosis of chronic kidney disease has been strongly associated with cardiovascular disease and mortality in a number of studies, but the association with specific causes of death has not been assessed in d...

    Authors: Dagfinn Aune, Xibin Sun, Jing Nie, Wentao Huang, Bing Liao and Yafeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:165
  13. The prevalence of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is increasing worldwide and the gut microbiota is recognized to play a role in its pathology. The aim of this study was to understand the involvement o...

    Authors: Mengfei Li, Lixue Wei, Jing Sun, Qianshen Zhu, He Yang, Yu Zhang, Chao Zhang, Lin Xi, Rong Zhao and Xuanyi Du
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:164
  14. To date, nephrotic syndrome (NS) has not been well characterized in patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Whether decline in serum albumin is an ominous sign in IgAN patients with massive proteinuria remains u...

    Authors: Hongfen Li, Fanghao Wang, Junya Jia, Tiekun Yan, Youxia Liu and Shan Lin
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:163
  15. The progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increasing risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality due to elevated serum phosphate levels. Besides low phosphate diets and hemodialy...

    Authors: Jacqueline Hofrichter, Kai Sempert, Claus Kerkhoff, Anne Breitrück, Reinhold Wasserkort and Steffen Mitzner
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:162
  16. Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney failure. Clinical practice guidelines recommend prescribing renin–angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) to prevent diabetic nephropathy at any st...

    Authors: Noor Alsalemi, Cheryl A. Sadowski, Naoual Elftouh, Maudeline Louis, Kelley Kilpatrick, Sherilyn K. D. Houle and Jean-Philippe Lafrance
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:161
  17. Chronic kidney disease has been linked to worse cognition. However, this association may be dependent on the marker of kidney function used, and studies assessing modification by genetics are lacking. This stu...

    Authors: Erin L. Richard, Linda K. McEvoy, Ian J. Deary, Gail Davies, Steven Y. Cao, Eyal Oren, John E. Alcaraz, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Jan Bressler and Rany M. Salem
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:159
  18. Therapeutic strategies, including dietary intervention, to target non-dialysis dependent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) progression have been at the forefront of recent renal research. Nephrologists and other re...

    Authors: Stephanie Notaras, Kelly Lambert, Janette Perz and Angela Makris
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:158
  19. Hyperuricemia and diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with increased mortality risk in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Here we aimed to evaluate the independent and joint risks of these two condi...

    Authors: Cheng-Hung Li, Chia-Lin Lee, Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Ming-Ju Wu and Shang-Feng Tsai
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:157
  20. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is not only a bone-derived factor involved in metabolism, but also a biomarker of kidney disease and cardiovascular pathophysiology. We conducted this cross-se...

    Authors: Kai Wei, Gesheng Song, Linhe Xi, Juan Chen, Chuancai Sun, Ping Chen, Yong Wei, Li Wang, Xianglei Kong, Yang Li, Dongmei Xu and Xiaoyan Jia
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:156
  21. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) may coexist with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, it is unclear whether the manifestations of AAV with and without coexisting RA are s...

    Authors: Haiting Wu, Yiyun Lu, Rongrong Hu, Wei Ye, Yubing Wen, Jianfang Cai, Hang Li and Xuemei Li
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:155
  22. There is controversy regarding the impact of delayed graft function (DGF) on kidney transplant outcomes. We hypothesize that the duration of DGF, rather than DGF itself, is associated with long-term kidney gra...

    Authors: Pooja Budhiraja, Kunam S Reddy, Richard J Butterfield, Caroline C Jadlowiec, Adyr A. Moss, Hassan A Khamash, Lavanya Kodali, Suman S Misra and Raymond L Heilman
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:154
  23. Steroid pulse (SP) therapy is one of the immunosuppressive therapies for immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). Although there are various protocols of SP therapy in IgAN, the intermittent SP (ISP) and consecuti...

    Authors: Satoshi Yamatani, Keiji Kono, Hideki Fujii, Ken Hirabayashi, Mao Shimizu, Kentaro Watanabe, Shunsuke Goto and Shinichi Nishi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:153
  24. Peer support complements traditional models of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care through sharing of peer experiences, pragmatic advice, and resources to enhance chronic kidney disease self-management and decis...

    Authors: Shannan Love, Tyrone G. Harrison, Danielle E. Fox, Maoliosa Donald, Nancy Verdin, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn and Meghan J. Elliott
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:152
  25. Sunitinib-induced high-grade proteinuria and irreversible renal allograft dysfunction are rare conditions. Here, we present a patient who had received renal allograft and later developed metastatic clear cell ...

    Authors: Hsu-Cheng Ko, Huai-Pao Lee, Jiann-Der Wu, Tsung-Liang Ma, Cheng-Huang Shen, Chang-Te Lin, Ming-Chin Cheng and Yeong-Chin Jou
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:150
  26. Eosinophilic peritonitis is a well-known complication at the initiation of peritoneal dialysis. It is often due to an allergic reaction to peritoneal dialysis solution or sometimes to the peritoneal dialysis c...

    Authors: Zi Chan, Yun Ho Hui and Sunny Sze Ho Wong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:149
  27. Acute and chronic kidney diseases are important comorbidities in People Living With HIV (PLWH). Biopsy is often pursued in this cohort with ongoing renal impairment without a clear aetiology, in order to estab...

    Authors: Dane Turner, Doug Drak, David Gracey and Lyndal Anderson
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:148
  28. Renal perfusion may redistribute from cortex to medulla during systemic hypovolaemia and after renal ischaemia for other reasons, but there is no consensus on this matter. We studied renal perfusion after rena...

    Authors: Michael Rehling, Stine Gram Skjøth, Jørgen Frøkiær, Lene Elsebeth Nielsen, Christian Flø, Bente Jespersen and Anna Krarup Keller
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:146
  29. Little data exists on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Russian population. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of CKD in a population-based study in Russia, compare with a similar study in...

    Authors: Sarah Cook, Marit D. Solbu, Anne Elise Eggen, Olena Iakunchykova, Maria Averina, Laila A. Hopstock, Kamila Kholmatova, Alexander V. Kudryavtsev, David A. Leon, Sofia Malyutina, Andrew Ryabikov, Elizabeth Williamson and Dorothea Nitsch
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:145
  30. IgA nephropathy (IgAN), which has been reported as the most prevalent glomerulonephritis globally, is the major contributor to end-stage renal diseases. This bioinformatics study aimed to explore glomerulotubu...

    Authors: Yawen Bai, Yajing Li, Yali Xi and Chunjie Ma
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:143
  31. Among the possible causes of hypertension in adolescence, electrolyte imbalances and environmental pollutants are drawing increasing attention. We aimed to examine the relationship between bisphenol A (BPA), p...

    Authors: Siddika Songül Yalçin, İzzet Erdal, Berna Oğuz and Ali Duzova
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:141
  32. Acute kidney injury (AKI) can lead to chronic kidney disease, which results in poor long-term outcomes. There is plausibility that increased levels of physical activity may promote renal recovery post-AKI. Thi...

    Authors: Anam Asad, Amal Thomas, Maurice Dungey, Katherine L. Hull, Daniel S. March and James O. Burton
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:140
  33. Minimal change disease (MCD) is a common cause of the nephrotic syndrome. Several studies have shown an increased incidence of cancer in patients with MCD. However, there are no reports on the association betw...

    Authors: Chun-Yang Yu, Jie Liu, Chang-Hai Qi, Zhen-Yu Wu, Yue-Fei Xiao and Xue-Guang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:139
  34. Adherence of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) to Hemodialysis (HD), prescribed medications, diet and fluid restrictions is essential to get the desirable outcome and prevent complications. During C...

    Authors: Basma Osman Sultan, Ahmed Mahmoud Fouad and Heba M. Zaki
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:138
  35. Survivors of critical illness and acute kidney injury (AKI) are at risk of increased morbidity. The purpose of this study was to compare physical, emotional, and cognitive health in survivors of critical illne...

    Authors: Kirby P. Mayer, Victor M. Ortiz-Soriano, Alborz Kalantar, Joshua Lambert, Peter E. Morris and Javier A. Neyra
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:137
  36. Aplastic anemia (AA) is a rare but fatal disorder characterized by pancytopenia due to bone marrow hypoplasia. Anti-glomerular basement membrane disease (anti-GBM disease) is an immune complex small-vessel vas...

    Authors: Kenji Matsui, Wataru Kamata, Yasuhiro Mochida, Kunihiro Ishioka, Hidekazu Moriya, Sumi Hidaka, Takayasu Ohtake, Yotaro Tamai and Shuzo Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:136
  37. Membranous Nephropathy (MN) is a common cause of nephrotic syndrome (NS) in adults. Recognition of MN as an antibody mediated autoimmune disease has enabled the introduction of anti-B-cell therapy. Rituximab, ...

    Authors: Rebecca Hudson, Cassandra Rawlings, Saw Yu Mon, Julia Jefferis and George T. John
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:134
  38. According to dietary recommendations, reduction of sodium intake has potential to reduce Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) risk; however the role of dietary potassium and the sodium -to- potassium ratio in the deve...

    Authors: Samuel L. Swift, Yelena Drexler, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Leopoldo Raij, Maria M. Llabre, Neil Schneiderman, Linda Van Horn, James P. Lash, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani and Tali Elfassy
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:133
  39. Up to 60% of pediatric renal transplant recipients with end-stage renal disease due to primary focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) may develop recurrent disease. Such recurrence is associated with po...

    Authors: Jaime M. Restrepo, Laura Torres-Canchala, Hernando Londoño, Eliana Manzi and Michael J. G. Somers
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:131

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