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  1. Although urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) and renin reflect intrarenal renin-angiotensin system activity and are enhanced in proteinuric chronic kidney disease, the clinical value of urinary AGT and renin levels ...

    Authors: Junseok Jeon, Do Hee Kim, Hye Ryoun Jang, Jung Eun Lee, Wooseong Huh, Hye-Young Kim, Dae Joong Kim and Yoon-Goo Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:180

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  2. Abdominal aortic calcification assessed by X-ray is recommended to evaluate vascular calcification in dialysis patients. It has been shown that abdominal aortic calcification score (AACS) is a predictor of adv...

    Authors: Dahua Ma, Hao Yan, Xiaoxiao Yang, Zanzhe Yu, Zhaohui Ni and Wei Fang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:151

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  3. Whether ligation of the dorsal branch of the cephalic vein during the surgical establishment of the radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) favorably or adversely affects the patency rate of the RCAVF rema...

    Authors: Hongtao Zhang, Guizhen Zhu, Lei Yan, Yang Lu and Fengmin Shao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:155

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  4. The oral health of patients undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT) is insufficient. Poor oral health and its components can affect the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of these patients. The ai...

    Authors: Gerhard Schmalz, Susann Patschan, Daniel Patschan and Dirk Ziebolz

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:154

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  5. Fluid overload (FO) assessed by bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is associated with higher mortality risk in maintenance haemodialysis (HD). The aim was to assess if a better management of FO through short dail...

    Authors: Ana Beatriz Lesqueves Barra, Ana Paula Roque-da-Silva, Marcos S. Vasconcellos, Jocemir R. Lugon and Jorge Paulo Strogoff-de-Matos

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:153

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  6. Dialysis patients are at high risk of developing glucose metabolism disturbances (GMDs), such as diabetes mellitus (DM), impaired fast glucose (IFG), and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). However, it is unclea...

    Authors: Yanan Shi, Jiajie Cai, Chunxia Shi, Conghui Liu and Zhongxin Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:152

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  7. Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury (CA-AKI) is a serious complication associated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an elevated risk for develop...

    Authors: Joseph Walker Keach, Maggie A. Stanislawski, Anna E. Barón, Mary E. Plomondon, Paula Langner, Amit Amin, Heather M. Gilmartin, Stephen Waldo and Thomas M. Maddox

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:150

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  8. There have been few systematic studies regarding clearance of uric acid (UA) in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). This study investigated peritoneal UA removal and its influencing factors in patien...

    Authors: Xi Xiao, Hongjian Ye, Chunyan Yi, Jianxiong Lin, Yuan Peng, Xuan Huang, Meiju Wu, Haishan Wu, Haiping Mao, Xueqing Yu and Xiao Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:148

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  9. With the development and progression of genetic technology, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) has made it possible to block the inheritance of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) as early ...

    Authors: Mingji Sun, Cheng Xue, Yunhui Lu, Yiyi Ma, Ting Pan, Xiaoliu Wang, Li Fan, Jiandong Shen, Yan Hao, Danxia Zheng, Junhua Li, Mingxu Li, Yaping He and Changlin Mei

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:147

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  10. Light chain proximal tubulopathy (LCPT) is a rare paraproteinemic renal disease that has been mostly reported in Western patients. LCPT is characterized by the accumulation of immunoglobulin (Ig)-light chain (...

    Authors: Minsun Jung, Youngeun Lee, Hajeong Lee and Kyung Chul Moon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:146

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  11. The relationship between kidney function and hearing loss has long been recognized, but evidence of this association mostly comes from small observational studies or other populations. The aim of this study is...

    Authors: Wenwen Liu, Qinqin Meng, Yafeng Wang, Chao Yang, Lili Liu, Huaiyu Wang, Zaiming Su, Guilan Kong, Yaohui Zhao and Luxia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:145

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  12. Aciduria caused by urinary excretion of acidic metabolic wastes produced in daily life is known to be augmented in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). To evaluate the reno-protective effect of oral alk...

    Authors: Michiaki Abe, Tetsuya Akaishi, Mutsumi Shoji, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Takashi Miki, Fumitoshi Satoh, Shin Takayama, Satomi Yamasaki, Kazuhiko Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Sato, Tadashi Ishii and Sadayoshi Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:144

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  13. Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) following a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the third most common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) worldwide. Patients who require hemodialysis secondary to CIN...

    Authors: Luis F. Reyes, Diego F. Severiche-Bueno, Carlos A. Bustamante, Sixta Murillo, Nilam J. Soni, Marcela Poveda, Efraín Gomez, Ricardo Buitrago and Alejandro Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:143

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  14. Early detection of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical treatment and quality of life for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. This study aimed to evaluate ...

    Authors: Nhan Hieu Dinh, Suzanne Monivong Cheanh Beaupha and Loan Thi Anh Tran

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:142

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  15. The relationships between digestive bacterial translocation, uremic toxins, oxidative stress and microinflammation in a population of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients without metabolic nor inflammatory di...

    Authors: Valerie Olivier, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Pierre Corbeau, Jean-Paul Cristol, Thibault Sutra, Stephane Burtey, Jean-Philippe Lavigne and Olivier Moranne

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:141

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  16. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the name of one author was spelled incorrectly as Georges N. Na khoul, when the correct spelling is Georges N. Nakhoul.

    Authors: Rami Azem, Remy Daou, Elias Bassil, Eva Maria Anvari, Jonathan J. Taliercio, Susana Arrigain, Jesse D. Schold, Tushar Vachharajani, Joseph Nally and Georges N. Nakhoul

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:139

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:49

  17. Eosinophilic peritonitis is a relatively rare entity. Kimura’s disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by subcutaneous nodules mainly in the head and neck region, reg...

    Authors: Bingxin Yu, Zhikai Yang, Di Song, Zi Wang, Damin Xu, Suxia Wang, Lin Nong, Fude Zhou and Jie Dong

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:138

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Following publication of the original article [1]

    Authors: Osama Y. Safdar, Khalid A. Alhasan, Mohamed A. Shalaby, Norah Khathlan, Suleman A. Al Rezgan, Amr S. Albanna and Jameela A. Kari

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:137

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2019 20:89

  19. Adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring chronic dialysis continue to suffer from poor health outcomes and represent a population rightfully targeted for quality improvement. Electronic dashboards ...

    Authors: Michael J. Fischer, Wissam M. Kourany, Karen Sovern, Kurt Forrester, Cassandra Griffin, Nancy Lightner, Shawn Loftus, Katherine Murphy, Greg Roth, Paul M. Palevsky and Susan T. Crowley

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:136

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  20. Lack of accurate and effective assessment tools of fluid status is one of the major challenges to reach proper dry weight (DW) in chronic hemodialysis (HD) population. The aim of this randomized study was to e...

    Authors: Li Liu, Yi Sun, Yuqing Chen, Jinsheng Xu, Ping Yuan, Yulan Shen, Shan Lin, Weiming Sun, Yingchun Ma, Jianwei Ren, Wenjun Liu, Jinghong Lei and Li Zuo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:135

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  21. Use of rituximab (RTX) for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and minimal change disease (MCD) is widely described in children. Clinical evidence in adults is limited. The objective of this study was to...

    Authors: Panupong Hansrivijit, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Charat Thongprayoon and Nasrollah Ghahramani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:134

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  22. Patients with primary hyperoxaluria (PH) often develop kidney stones and chronic kidney disease. Noninvasive urine markers reflective of active kidney injury could be useful to gauge the effectiveness of ongoi...

    Authors: Xiangling Wang, Gauri Bhutani, Lisa E. Vaughan, Felicity T. Enders, Zejfa Haskic, Dawn Milliner and John C. Lieske

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:133

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  23. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most prevalent cause of renal disease in type 2 diabetic patients and is usually diagnosed clinically. A kidney biopsy is considered when non-diabetic renal disease (NDRD) is s...

    Authors: Jyh-Tong Hsieh, Fu-Pang Chang, An-Hang Yang, Der-Cherng Tarng and Chih-Yu Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:131

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  24. Chronic kidney disease is an increasingly common health problem for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is associated with multiple concurrent psychosocial stressors frequently resulting in negati...

    Authors: Tricia Nagel, Michelle Sweet, Kylie M. Dingwall, Stefanie Puszka, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, David J. Kavanagh, Alan Cass, Kirsten Howard and Sandawana W. Majoni

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:130

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  25. Optimal clinical care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires collaboration between primary care physicians (PCPs) and nephrologists. We undertook a randomised trial to determine the impact of s...

    Authors: Patrick Saudan, Belen Ponte, Nicola Marangon, Chantal Martinez, Lena Berchtold, David Jaques, Thomas Ernandez, Sophie de Seigneux, Sebastian Carballo, Thomas Perneger and Pierre-Yves Martin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:128

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  26. Vibrio vulnificus infection is a rare but fatal foodborne illness. Here, we report a case of Vibrio vulnificus peritonitis followed by severe septicemia in a patient undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal di...

    Authors: Jae Young Kim, Young Su Joo, Sangmi Lee, Ji Young Lee, Jung Tak Park, Seong Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo and Shin-Wook Kang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:127

    Content type: Case report

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  27. The prevalence of impaired cognitive functioning in older patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) is high. We aim to describe patterns of memory, executive function or psychomotor speed and to identify n...

    Authors: Floor J. van Deudekom, Marije H. Kallenberg, Noeleen C. Berkhout-Byrne, Gerard J. Blauw, Henk Boom, Jeroen de Bresser, Mark A. van Buchem, André Gaasbeek, Sebastiaan Hammer, Joep Lagro, Matthias J. P. van Osch, Marie-Noëlle Witjes-Ané, Ton J. Rabelink, Marjolijn van Buren and Simon P. Mooijaart

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:126

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  28. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome has a relapsing-remitting course in the majority of pediatric patients, demanding vigilant monitoring and self-management. A novel, expert-designed, user-informed mobile applicati...

    Authors: Chia-shi Wang, Cam Escoffery, Rachel E. Patzer, Courtney McCracken, Diana Ross, Michelle N. Rheault, Amira Al-Uzri and Larry A. Greenbaum

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:125

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Although the prevalence of kidney disease is higher in those with reduced lung function, the longitudinal relationship between low lung function and future risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has not been wid...

    Authors: Suneela Zaigham, Anders Christensson, Per Wollmer and Gunnar Engström

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:124

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  30. The renal length and cortical echogenicity have shown correlation to the renal function and histological changes in CKD patients. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of crude and composite ultraso...

    Authors: Nordeval Cavalcante Araújo, Maria Alice Puga Rebelo, Lilimar da Silveira Rioja and José Hermógenes Rocco Suassuna

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:123

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  31. Increased leucine-rich α2-glycoprotein-1 (LRG1) has been observed in various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We aimed to explore the expression and role of LRG1 in lupus nephritis (LN).

    Authors: Yi Yang, Ran Luo, Yichun Cheng, Tingting Liu, Wei Dai, Yueqiang Li, Shuwang Ge and Gang Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:122

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  32. Vascular calcification progression has been associated with the loss of trabecular bone in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. There are few data evaluating the relationship between cortical bone loss and v...

    Authors: Larissa R. Costa, Aluizio B. Carvalho, Amandha L. Bittencourt, Carlos E. Rochitte and Maria Eugênia F. Canziani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:121

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  33. Few chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk prediction models have been investigated in low- and middle-income areas worldwide. We developed new risk scores for predicting incident CKD in low- and middle-income rura...

    Authors: Jiangping Wen, Jie Hao, Ye Zhang, Kai Cao, Xiaohong Zhang, Jiang Li, Xinxin Lu and Ningli Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:120

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  34. Increased urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in diabetes is a sensitive marker of microvascular injury and a reliable predictor of cardiovascular outcomes. Hypertension-induced hemodynamic pressure load, diabetes...

    Authors: Barbara Nikolaidou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Panagiota Anyfanti, Eleni Gavriilaki, Antonios Lazaridis, Areti Triantafyllou, Ioanna Zografou and Stella Douma

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:119

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  35. (1–3)-β-D glucans (BG) are cellular components of yeasts and fungi. Elevated blood levels may be an adjunct in diagnosing invasive fungal infection, though can be high in dialysis patients without fungaemia. B...

    Authors: Jonathan Wong, Yonglong Zhang, Oscar Swift, Malcolm Finkelman, Ashish Patidar, Sivaramakrishnan Ramanarayanan, Enric Vilar and Ken Farrington

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:118

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  36. In the past urine was considered sterile. Through the introduction of next generation sequencing, it has become clear that a urinary microbiome exists. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a major threat to ki...

    Authors: Daniela Gerges-Knafl, Peter Pichler, Alexander Zimprich, Christoph Hotzy, Wolfgang Barousch, Rita M. Lang, Elisabeth Lobmeyr, Sabina Baumgartner-Parzer, Ludwig Wagner and Wolfgang Winnicki

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:117

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  37. Little is known about the relationship between acute kidney injury (AKI) and outcomes after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). We aimed to investigate associations between AK...

    Authors: Atsushi Hirayama, Tadahiro Goto and Kohei Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:116

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  38. This study was conducted to evaluate and update the current prevalence of and risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in a central Chinese urban population.

    Authors: Jia-Yu Duan, Guang-Cai Duan, Chong-Jian Wang, Dong-Wei Liu, Ying-Jin Qiao, Shao-Kang Pan, Deng-Ke Jiang, Yong Liu, Zi-Hao Zhao, Lu-Lu Liang, Fei Tian and Zhang-Suo Liu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:115

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  39. Non-adherence (NA) to immunosuppressants (IS) among renal transplant recipients (RTRs) is associated with higher risk of allograft rejection, graft loss, and mortality. A precise measurement of NA is indispens...

    Authors: Marietta Lieb, Tobias Hepp, Mario Schiffer, Mirian Opgenoorth and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:114

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  40. The advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has significantly improved the prognosis of patients with advanced malignancies. On the other hand, these drugs might cause immune-related adverse events (irAE...

    Authors: Natsumi Matsuoka, Kenji Tsuji, Eiki Ichihara, Takayuki Hara, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Kishio Toma, Shinji Kitamura, Kenichi Inagaki, Hitoshi Sugiyama and Jun Wada

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:113

    Content type: Case report

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  41. The purse-string suture has been widely used for bleeding control after percutaneous interventions through arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and graft (AVG), and it requires suture removal the next day. This study a...

    Authors: Qiquan Lai, Hui Zhang, Bo Chen, Xuejing Gao, Ling Chen, Bo Tu, Baifei Li, Bo Hu, Fan He, Yong Xu and Ziming Wan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:112

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  42. Monoclonal serum free light chains (sFLC) are a well-known cause of renal impairment (RI) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). As an indicator of monoclonality, sFLC ratio has acquired a key role in the dia...

    Authors: Alícia Molina-Andújar, Pau Robles, Maria T. Cibeira, Enrique Montagud-Marrahi, Elena Guillen, Marc Xipell, Miquel Blasco, Esteban Poch, Laura Rosiñol, Joan Bladé and Luis F. Quintana

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:111

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  43. Encapsulating-peritoneal-sclerosis (EPS) is a rare, but serious and life-threatening complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Treatment of EPS consists of discontinuation of PD and maintenance of nutritional ...

    Authors: Vassilios Liakopoulos, Panagiotis I. Georgianos, Vasilios Vaios, Stefanos Roumeliotis, Apostolos Karligkiotis and Pantelis E. Zebekakis

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:110

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a non-classical HLA molecule with immunomodulant and immunosuppressive functions, involved in transplantation tolerance. HLA-G14bp ins/del polymorphism in exon 8 has been ass...

    Authors: Daniela Piancatelli, Daniela Maccarone, Alessia Colanardi, Pierluigi Sebastiani, Katia Clemente, Samuele Iesari, Quirino Lai and Francesco Pisani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:109

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  45. Prior papers have been inconsistent regarding how much creatinine clearance (CrCl) overestimates glomerular filtration rate (GFR). A recent cross-sectional study suggested that measurement error alone could en...

    Authors: Xuehan Zhang, Andrew D. Rule, Charles E. McCulloch, John C. Lieske, Elaine Ku and Chi-yuan Hsu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The conjunction of hepatitis and renal disease can be seen in several clinical context, including karyomegalic nephritis (KIN). Karyomegalic nephritis (KIN) is a rare genetic disease, with less than 50 cases r...

    Authors: Jonathan Dash, Patrick Saudan, Ariane Paoloni-Giacobino, Solange Moll and Sophie de Seigneux

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:107

    Content type: Case report

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