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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patient experience in hemodialysis (HD) is measured twice yearly in all in-center HD patients in the United States using the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH ...

    Authors: Taimur Dad, Hocine Tighiouart, Eduardo Lacson Jr, Klemens B. Meyer, Daniel E. Weiner and Michelle M. Richardson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:340

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    To date, limited research has been dedicated to exploring the experience of decision-making for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who have initiated dialysis and have to make decisions in the context of ma...

    Authors: Danielle Marie Muscat, Roshana Kanagaratnam, Heather L. Shepherd, Kamal Sud, Kirsten McCaffery and Angela Webster

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:339

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  3. Content type: Research article

    IgA vasculitis (IgAV, formerly Henoch-Schönlein purpura) is a type of systemic vasculitis. This study aimed to explore the clinicopathological features, treatment and renal outcomes of adult IgAV-related nephr...

    Authors: Xiao Huang, Jing Wu, Xiao-mei Wu, Ya-xin Hao, Cai-hong Zeng, Zhi-hong Liu and Zheng Tang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:334

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Immunoglobulin heavy-and-light-chain amyloidosis (AHL amyloidosis) is a newly established disease entity where both the immunoglobulin heavy-chain and light-chain compose amyloid fibrils. The immunoglobulins r...

    Authors: Shun Manabe, Chihiro Iwasaki, Michiyasu Hatano, Fuyuki Kametani, Masahide Yazaki, Kosaku Nitta and Michio Nagata

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:337

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is a need for a large, contemporary, multi-centre series of measured glomerular filtration rates (mGFR) from healthy individuals to determine age- and gender-specific reference ranges for GFR. We aimed t...

    Authors: Anthony Fenton, Emma Montgomery, Peter Nightingale, A. Michael Peters, Neil Sheerin, A. Caroline Wroe and Graham W. Lipkin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:336

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is the most common glomerular etiology of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Increasing evidence has indicated the reparative potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) ...

    Authors: Ru-chun Yang, Xiao-ling Zhu, Jun Wang, Feng Wan, Hua-qin Zhang, Yi Lin, Xuan-li Tang and Bin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:335

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Kidney diseases have emerged as significant cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV subject on antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Ghana, routine follow up of HIV positive clients is by estimation of serum creati...

    Authors: Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Yaw Asante Awuku, Wonderful Alofa, Alice Charwudzi, Ebenezer Aniakwa-Bonsu, Evans Obboh and Paul Nsiah

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:333

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The goal of this study was to identify predictors for development of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in kidney and simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant recipients in the present era of universal pri...

    Authors: Neetika Garg, Margaret Jorgenson, Jillian Descourouez, Christopher M. Saddler, Sandesh Parajuli, Brad C. Astor, Arjang Djamali and Didier Mandelbrot

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:332

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with diverse glomerular diseases. Characteristics of minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) in this setting have been little studied, and the specific feature...

    Authors: Romain ARRESTIER, Anne-Pascale SATIE, Shao-yu ZHANG, Emmanuelle PLAISIER, Corinne ISNARD-BAGNIS, Philippe GATAULT, Quentin RAIMBOURG, David BUOB, Flavia VOCILA, Anne-Elisabeth HENG, Helene FRANCOIS, Anissa MOKTEFI, Guillaume CANAUD, Marie MATIGNON, Nathalie DEJUCQ-RAINSFORD, Isabelle BROCHERIOU…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:331

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In a previous study we showed that troponin I (TnI) > 0.42 ng/mL predicted the need of dialysis in a group of 29 septic patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to confirm such finding in a...

    Authors: Daniel de Almeida Thiengo, Jorge P. Strogoff-de-Matos, Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon and Miguel Luis Graciano

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:329

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  11. Content type: Case report

    IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized fibroinflammatory condition. The kidney is one of the organs commonly affected by IgG4-RD. Tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) is the main feature, and membr...

    Authors: Atsushi Kitazawa, Ryo Koda, Atsunori Yoshino, Yoshihiko Ueda and Tetsuro Takeda

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:330

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) defines histologic criteria (MEST-C) that provide prognostic information based on the kidney biopsy. There are few data on the predictive impact of this clas...

    Authors: Judith Isabel Schimpf, Till Klein, Christina Fitzner, Frank Eitner, Stefan Porubsky, Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, Jürgen Floege, Hermann-Josef Groene and Thomas Rauen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:328

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The CKD-associated decline in soluble α-Klotho (α-Klotho) levels is considered detrimental. Some studies suggest a direct induction of α-Klotho concentrations by growth hormone (GH). In the present study, the ...

    Authors: Aaltje Y. Adema, Camiel L. M. de Roij van Zuijdewijn, Joost G. Hoenderop, Martin H. de Borst, Piet M. Ter Wee, Annemieke C. Heijboer and Marc G. Vervloet

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:327

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Acyclovir is one of the most common prescribed antiviral drugs. Acyclovir nephrotoxicity occurs in approximately 12–48% of cases. It can present in clinical practice as acute kidney injury (AKI), crystal-induc...

    Authors: Jonathan S. Chávez-Iñiguez, Ramón Medina-Gonzalez, Lilia Aguilar-Parra, Eduardo J. Torres-Vázquez, Pablo Maggiani-Aguilera, Enrique Cervantes-Pérez and Guillermo García-García

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:324

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is considered to play an important role in the pathogenesis in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). The correlations between serum TNF-α and disease severity in patients with IgAN remain...

    Authors: Guanhong Li, Wei Wu, Xinyao Zhang, Yuan Huang, Yubing Wen, Xuemei Li and Ruitong Gao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:326

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) levels are markedly elevated in haemodialysis patients and have been linked to mortality outcomes. Small studies in health and chronic kidney disease, have demonstrat...

    Authors: Matthew J. Damasiewicz, Zhong X. Lu, Peter G. Kerr and Kevan R. Polkinghorne

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:325

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Different methods to prevent contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) have been proposed in recent years. We performed a mixed treatment comparison to evaluate and rank suggested interventions.

    Authors: Khalid Ahmed, Terri McVeigh, Raminta Cerneviciute, Sara Mohamed, Mohammad Tubassam, Mohammad Karim and Stewart Walsh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:323

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Caregivers of hemodialysis patients endure a significant caring pressure as a result of caring for patients with chronic illness, which can affect their quality of life. Disruptions in the quality of life of t...

    Authors: Haleh Jafari, Azita Ebrahimi, Abbas Aghaei and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:321

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) is a recently defined group of renal diseases caused by monoclonal immunoglobulin secreted by nonmalignant proliferative B cell or plasma cell. Monoclonal imm...

    Authors: Xiao-juan Yu, Xu-jie Zhou, Su-xia Wang, Fu-de Zhou and Ming-hui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:322

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Surgery is one of the leading causes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients. Major abdominal surgery has the second higher incidences of AKI, after cardiac surgery. AKI results from a complex in...

    Authors: Joana Gameiro, José Agapito Fonseca, Joana Monteiro Dias, Joana Milho, Rosário Rosa, Sofia Jorge and José António Lopes

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:320

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the study was to examine overall anemia management trends in non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) from 2006 to 2015, and to evaluate the impact of Trial to Reduced Cardiovas...

    Authors: Haesuk Park, Xinyue Liu, Linda Henry, Jeffrey Harman and Edward A. Ross

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:318

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The risk of early death is particularly high in patients over the age of 65 presenting with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated renal vasculitis. We hypothesized that by combining disease sev...

    Authors: Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Alexis Francois, Thierry Lobbedez, Dominique Guerrot, David Launay, Laurence Vrigneaud, Maité Daroux, Celine Lebas, Boris Bienvenu, Eric Hachulla, Momar Diouf and Gabriel Choukroun

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:317

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Infective complications following percutaneous renal biopsy are rare, even among immunocompromised. However it is important to be vigilant about such complications, to detect them early and prevent morbidity a...

    Authors: Prashan Buddhika Illeperuma, Harsha Anuruddhika Dissanayake and Eranga Sanjeewa Wijewickrama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:319

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Kimura’s disease (KD) is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder with a high incidence of renal involvement. In this report, we present a case study of KD-associated nephrotic syndrome combined with minimal chang...

    Authors: Song Ren, Xin Yi Li, Fang Wang, Ping Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Gui Sen Li, Li Wang and Xiang Zhong

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:316

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) has been known to be associated with cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis. However, the association between AAC and future coronary artery disease (CAD) occurrence is n...

    Authors: Hung-Chih Chen, Wei-Ting Wang, Chieh-Ning Hsi, Che-Yi Chou, Hsuan-Jen Lin, Chiu-Ching Huang and Chiz-Tzung Chang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:313

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Rapid decline in renal dysfunction due to primary renal lymphoma, or secondary renal lymphoma by infiltration from a primary origin, is extremely rare. There are notably few reports indicating infiltration of ...

    Authors: Ken Matsuda, Hirotaka Fukami, Ayako Saito, Hiroyuki Sato, Satoshi Aoki, Yoichi Takeuchi, Shinji Nakajima and Tasuku Nagasawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:312

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Fructose intake, mainly as table sugar or high fructose corn syrup, has increased in recent decades and is associated with increased risk for kidney stones. We hypothesized that fructose intake alters serum an...

    Authors: Richard J. Johnson, Santos E. Perez-Pozo, Julian Lopez Lillo, Felix Grases, Jesse D. Schold, Masanari Kuwabara, Yuka Sato, Ana Andres Hernando, Gabriela Garcia, Thomas Jensen, Christopher Rivard, Laura G. Sanchez-Lozada, Carlos Roncal and Miguel A. Lanaspa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:315

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Patients with end stage renal disease have a high all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Secondary hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D deficiency are considered part of the mechanism for the excess mortality ob...

    Authors: Jo-Yen Chao, Hsu-Chih Chien, Te-Hui Kuo, Yu-Tzu Chang, Chung-Yi Li, Ming-Cheng Wang and Yea-Huei Kao Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:309

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Blood pressure (BP) is currently the main hemodynamic parameter used to assess the influence of fluid removal during hemodialysis session. Since BP is dependent on cardiac output (CO) and total peripheral resi...

    Authors: Yunlin Feng, Yurong Zou, Yifei Zheng, Nathan W. Levin and Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:310

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Iodinated contrast media may contribute to acute kidney injury. However, several recent works suggest that this toxicity is minimal in the clinical setting. Recently, urinary G1 cell-cycle arrest proteins tissue ...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Rouve, Karim Lakhal, Charlotte Salmon Gandonnière, Youenn Jouan, Laetitia Bodet-Contentin and Stephan Ehrmann

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:308

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The number of elderly patients with end-stage renal disease is increasing rapidly. The higher prevalence of comorbidities and shorter life expectancy in these patients make it difficult to decide on the type o...

    Authors: Eunjin Bae, Hajeong Lee, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Yon Su Kim, Curie Ahn, Jin Suk Han, Sang-Il Min, Seung-Kee Min, Hyo-Cheol Kim and Kwon Wook Joo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:306

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Patients on hemodialysis are at high risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection if measures for effective control of HCV infection in the hemodialysis environment are not implemented. Whereas in developed coun...

    Authors: Xhevat Jakupi, Jana Mlakar, Maja M. Lunar, Katja Seme, Ibrahim Rudhani, Lul Raka, Adriana Vince and Mario Poljak

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:304

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) is the most common chronic glomerular disease in children. Approximately 80–90% of patients with childhood INS have steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS), and can obta...

    Authors: Tomoko Horinouchi, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Nakanishi, Kenji Ishikura, Shuichi Ito, Hidefumi Nakamura, Mari Saito Oba, Kandai Nozu and Kazumoto Iijima

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:302

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) most commonly complain of gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea. Diarrhea negatively affects patient quality of life and has miscellaneous etiologies, such as C...

    Authors: Takaaki Higashihara, Akira Okada, Yukiko Kishida, Sayako Maruno, Mimiko Matsumura, Koichi Tamura and Hideki Takano

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:303

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) caused by mutations in the UMOD gene (ADTKD-UMOD) is considered rare and often remains unrecognised. We aimed to establish the prevalence of genetic ki...

    Authors: Christine Gast, Anthony Marinaki, Monica Arenas-Hernandez, Sara Campbell, Eleanor G. Seaby, Reuben J. Pengelly, Daniel P. Gale, Thomas M. Connor, David J. Bunyan, Kateřina Hodaňová, Martina Živná, Stanislav Kmoch, Sarah Ennis and G. Venkat-Raman

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:301

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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Research article

    It is debated whether transperitoneal membrane transport of larger (charged) molecules in peritoneal dialysis can be partially governed by the electrokinetic model. In this model, it is postulated that streami...

    Authors: Anneleen Pletinck, Wim Van Biesen, Clement Dequidt and Sunny Eloot

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:299

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare subtype of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma characterized by proliferation of B cells within small vessels. Herein, we report a case of a 77-year-...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Oda, Kunihiro Ishioka, Takayasu Ohtake, Shuku Sato, Yotaro Tamai, Rikako Oki, Kenji Matsui, Yasuhiro Mochida, Hidekazu Moriya, Sumi Hidaka and Shuzo Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:300

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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