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  1. This study aimed to ascertain whether the correlation of high serum ferritin with mortality is affected by systemic inflammation and to investigate the optimal serum ferritin level for predicting death when in...

    Authors: Sha Fu, Junzhe Chen, Bo Liu, Peifen Liang, Yuchun Zeng, Min Feng, Zhenjian Xu, Guiqiong Zheng, Suqiong Yang, Anping Xu and Ying Tang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:237

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a life-threatening disease that leads to end-stage kidney disease if only a poor response to plasma exchanges (PEs) or eculizumab therapy is achieved.

    Authors: Yusuke Kuroki, Koji Mitsuiki, Kaneyasu Nakagawa, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Ritsuko Katafuchi, Hideki Hirakata and Toshiaki Nakano

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:236

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disorder and can affect any organ; however, ureteric involvement is extremely rare with only four cases reported in the literature to date, all of which were diagnosed...

    Authors: Michikata Hayashida, Akihiro Yano, Kiichi Hagiwara, Shoichi Nagamoto, Kohei Ogawa, Kazushige Sakaguchi, Naoki Sawa, Toshikazu Okaneya and Shinji Urakami

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:235

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Previous studies have not described the relationship between reducing radial artery diameter as well as increasing age and functional maturation of the radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) and no data ...

    Authors: Zi-ming Wan, Bo Hu, Qi-quan Lai, Xue-jing Gao, Bo Tu, Yu Zhou and Wen-bo Zhao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:234

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Arteriosclerosis is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our aims were to investigate (1) the effects of 12 months of either balance- or strength- both in combination with endurance trainin...

    Authors: Yunan Zhou, Matthias Hellberg, Thomas Hellmark, Peter Höglund and Naomi Clyne

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:233

    Content type: Research article

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  6. There is an increasing burden of non-communicable disease globally. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is the most commonly prescribed antiretroviral drug globally. Studies show that patients receiving TDF ar...

    Authors: Louis Nyende, Robert Kalyesubula, Emmanuel Sekasanvu and Pauline Byakika-Kibwika

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:232

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Haemodialysis patients have a high mortality rate. Part of this can be attributed to vascular access complications. Large retrospective studies have shown a higher mortality in patients dialysed with a cathete...

    Authors: Dieter De Clerck, Florence Bonkain, Wilfried Cools and Patricia Van der Niepen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:231

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Low levels of physical activity are implicated in low life expectancies of people receiving maintenance haemodialysis. Accelerometers are increasingly being used to quantify activity behaviours of this populat...

    Authors: Sean Prescott, Jamie P. Traynor, Ilona Shilliday, Tobia Zanotto, Robert Rush and Thomas H. Mercer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:230

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Proteinuria is a major marker of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and the predictor of cardiovascular mortality. The rapid development of renal failure is expected in those patients who have higher lev...

    Authors: Abduzhappar Gaipov, Zhandos Utegulov, Rostislav Bukasov, Duman Turebekov, Pavel Tarlykov, Zhannur Markhametova, Zhangatay Nurekeyev, Zhanar Kunushpayeva and Alisher Sultangaziyev

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:229

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Although the soluble form of suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) and soluble low-density lipoprotein receptor relative with 11 ligand-binding repeats (sLR11) have emerged as novel cardiovascular biomarkers ...

    Authors: Yu Bum Choi, Mi Jung Lee, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Tae-Hyun Yoo and Hyung Jong Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:228

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 12–20% of multiple myeloma (MM) patients. Several studies have shown a reduction of free light chains (FLC) using hemodialysis with High-Cut-Off membranes. However, this tec...

    Authors: M. Victoria Pendón-Ruiz de Mier, Raquel Ojeda, M. Antonia Álvarez-Lara, Ana Navas, Corona Alonso, Javier Caballero-Villarraso, Pedro Aljama, Miguel A. Álvarez, Sagrario Soriano, Mariano Rodríguez and Alejandro Martín-Malo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:227

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  12. To investigate the metabolite changes in the frontal lobe of the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with depression using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS).

    Authors: Jiachen Wang, Tong Zhou, Jihua Liu, Jingjun Shangguan, Xuejun Liu, Zhiming Li, Xiaoming Zhou, Yande Ren and Chengjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:225

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  13. Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is frequently coexisted with diabetes mellitus (DM). Few researches investigate clinical outcomes in IMN patients coexisting diabetes mellitus (DM), including remission ...

    Authors: Zhiyong Xie, Zhilian Li, Wei Dong, Yuanhan Chen, Ruizhao Li, Yanhua Wu, Huaban Liang, Zhiming Ye, Shuangxin Liu, Wei Shi and Xinling Liang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:224

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  14. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common postoperative complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). So far, little attention has been paid on the association between overweight and AKI after OLT, and a...

    Authors: Jian Zhou, Lin Lyu, Lin Zhu, Yongxin Liang, He Dong and Haichen Chu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:223

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  15. Currently very little is known about the perceptions and experiences of kidney transplant recipients from a qualitative perspective. As highlighted by the European Kidney Health Alliance recommendations, provi...

    Authors: C. McKeaveney, H. Noble, A. E. Courtney, P. Gill, S. Griffin, W. Johnston, A. P. Maxwell, F. Teasdale and J. Reid

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:222

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. The association between glomerulonephritis (GN) and cancer has been well known for decades. However, studies evaluating long-term de novo cancer development in patients with GN are limited. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Hyunjin Ryu, Kipyo Kim, Jiwon Ryu, Hyung-Eun Son, Ji-Young Ryu, Sejoong Kim, Ki Young Na, Dong Wan Chae and Ho Jun Chin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:221

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  17. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease is a recognized complication following solid organ transplantation. This is usually a B cell disease and frequently associated with Epstein Barr virus infection, alt...

    Authors: Emily K. Glover, R. Alexander Speight, Despina Televantou, Stephanie Needham and Neil S. Sheerin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:220

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) disrupts mineral homeostasis and its main underlying cause is secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). We previously reported that calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) mRNA and protein exp...

    Authors: Taketo Uchiyama, Ichiro Ohkido, Akio Nakashima, Yatsumu Saito, Masataka Okabe and Takashi Yokoo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:219

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  19. The extension of the interdialytic interval due to due to dialysis session non-attendance varies according to which session of the week the patient misses. The impact of this on subsequent hospitalization and ...

    Authors: James Fotheringham, Michael T. Smith, Marc Froissart, Florian Kronenberg, Peter Stenvinkel, Jürgen Floege, Kai-Uwe Eckardt and David C. Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:218

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There are a growing number of studies on ethnic differences in progression and mortality for pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD), but this literature has yet to be synthesised, particularly for studies o...

    Authors: Hilda O. Hounkpatin, Simon D. S. Fraser, Rory Honney, Gavin Dreyer, Alison Brettle and Paul J. Roderick

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:217

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  21. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects drug elimination and patients with CKD require appropriate adjustment of renally cleared medications to ensure safe and effective pharmacotherapy. The main objective of thi...

    Authors: Ronald L. Castelino, Timothy Saunder, Alex Kitsos, Gregory M. Peterson, Matthew Jose, Barbara Wimmer, Masuma Khanam, Woldesellassie Bezabhe, Jim Stankovich and Jan Radford

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:216

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  22. There is mounting evidence that individuals with kidney disease and kidney stones have an abnormal gut microbiota composition. No studies to date have summarised the evidence to categorise how the gut microbio...

    Authors: Jordan Stanford, Karen Charlton, Anita Stefoska-Needham, Rukayat Ibrahim and Kelly Lambert

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:215

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  23. Patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing chronic hemodialysis (HD) are at high risk to develop tuberculosis (TB) associated with a high mortality rate. TB diagnosis is often delayed due to non-specific...

    Authors: Florence Bonkain, Dieter De Clerck, Violette Dirix, Mahavir Singh, Camille Locht, Françoise Mascart and Véronique Corbière

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:214

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease often do not understand treatment options for renal replacement therapy, conservative kidney management, and advance care planning. It is unclear whether bot...

    Authors: Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Allison K. Labbe, Taylor L. Stallings, Shananssa Percy, Jennifer S. Temel, Tamar A. Klaiman and Elyse R. Park

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:213

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Anaemia is common in haemodialysis (HD) patients and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Intravenous (IV) iron combined with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) is the mainstay treatment o...

    Authors: Jorge A. Jesus-Silva, Archie Lamplugh, Sameera Dhada, James O. Burton and Sunil Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:212

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour (too much sitting) can contribute to renal dysfunction. However, the potential benefits of behavioural change (e.g. replacing sedentary behaviour with physical activ...

    Authors: Keisei Kosaki, Koichiro Tanahashi, Masahiro Matsui, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Yosuke Osuka, Kiyoji Tanaka, David W. Dunstan, Neville Owen, Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka and Seiji Maeda

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:211

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  27. Blood oxygenation level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are useful methods for investigating the morphology and function of the kidneys, including revealing u...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Wang, Hongxu Liu, Heng Meng and Duo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:210

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  28. Elevated aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase (AST/ALT) ratio is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the general population. However, an association between AST/ALT...

    Authors: Xiaoran Feng, Yueqiang Wen, Fen Fen Peng, Niansong Wang, Xiaojiang Zhan and Xianfeng Wu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:209

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  29. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the histology of active and chronic lesions and urinary protein and serum creatinine (SCr) levels, as common clinical endpoints in clinical ...

    Authors: Eri Katsuyama, Yoshia Miyawaki, Ken-ei Sada, Yosuke Asano, Keigo Hayashi, Yuriko Yamamura, Sumie Hiramatsu-Asano, Michiko Morishita, Keiji Ohashi, Haruki Watanabe, Takayuki Katsuyama, Mariko Narazaki, Yoshinori Matsumoto and Jun Wada

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:208

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  30. Acute kidney disease (AKD) describes acute or subacute damage and/or loss of kidney function for a duration of between 7 and 90 days after exposure to an acute kidney injury (AKI) initiating event. This study ...

    Authors: Yih-Ting Chen, Chang-Chyi Jenq, Cheng-Kai Hsu, Yi-Ching Yu, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Pei-Chun Fan, Heng-Chih Pan, I-Wen Wu, Wen-Jin Cherng and Yung-Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:207

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  31. Previous study showed that purinergic P2X7 receptors (P2X7R) reach the highest expression in the first week after unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in mice, and are involved in the process of inflammation,...

    Authors: José Monteiro Sad Pereira, André Luis Barreira, Conrado Rodrigues Gomes, Felipe Mateus Ornellas, Débora Santos Ornellas, Luiz Carlos Miranda, Lucio Ronaldo Cardoso, Robson Coutinho-Silva, Alberto Schanaider, Marcelo M. Morales, Maurilo Leite Jr and Christina Maeda Takiya

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:206

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  32. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based therapy performed by patients or their relatives in numerous cases, and the role of patients’ educational practices in the risk of peritonitis is not well assessed. Our...

    Authors: Hélène Bonnal, Clémence Bechade, Annabel Boyer, Thierry Lobbedez, Sonia Guillouët, Christian Verger, Maxence Ficheux and Antoine Lanot

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:205

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  33. Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) occurring in the postpartum period may be difficult to manage. They present as the combination of mechanical hemolytic anemia and consumption thrombocytopenia due to endothe...

    Authors: Cyril Mousseaux, Bérangère S. Joly, Inna Mohamadou, Romain Arrestier, Alexandre Hertig and Cédric Rafat

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:204

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) reportedly have a high prevalence of aortic valve calcification (AVC). In population-based studies, AVC is considered a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis. The...

    Authors: Yui Arita, Masaru Nakayama, Yuta Matsukuma, Ryota Yoshitomi, Makiko Seki, Akiko Fukui, Susumu Tsuda, Yuri Sonoda, Rina Imazu, Kimika Arakawa, Mitsuhiro Tominaga, Toshiaki Nakano, Kazuhiko Tsuruya and Takanari Kitazono

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:203

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  35. Urological malignancy (UM) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an added burden to their overall morbidity and mortality. UM is itself a common cause of CKD. Understanding the associations of UM wi...

    Authors: Rajkumar Chinnadurai, Noel W. Clarke and Philip A. Kalra

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:202

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  36. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) primarily affect men over 65 years old who often have many other diseases, with similar risk factors and pathobiological mechanisms to AAA. The aim of this study was to assess ...

    Authors: Milena Miszczuk, Verena Müller, Christian E. Althoff, Andrea Stroux, Daniela Widhalm, Andy Dobberstein, Andreas Greiner, Helena Kuivaniemi and Irene Hinterseher

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:201

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  37. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Gregory A. Nichols, Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, Kimberly G. Brodovicz, Teresa M. Kimes, A. Gabriela Rosales and Sibylle J. Hauske

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:200

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:167

  38. A large body mass index (BMI) has been considered as a relative contraindication for percutaneous catheter insertion, although this technique has many advantages. Up to now, there are few studies on peritoneal...

    Authors: Dayang Xie, Jianhui Zhou, Xueying Cao, Qingtao Zhang, Yanli Sun, Li Tang, Jing Huang, Juanli Zheng, Li Lin, Zhenzhen Li, Guangyan Cai and Xiangmei Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:199

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  39. To examine the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associations in a Russian population.

    Authors: Mukharram M. Bikbov, Rinat M. Zainullin, Gyulli M. Kazakbaeva, Timur R. Gilmanshin, Ellina M. Rakhimova, Iulia A. Rusakova, Natalia I. Bolshakova, Kamila R. Safiullina, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas, Dilya F. Yakupova, Nikolai A. Nikitin and Jost B. Jonas

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:198

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  40. Physical activity (PA) is typically lower on hemodialysis (HD) days. Albeit intradialytic inactivity is expected, it is unknown whether recovery after HD contributes to low PA. We investigated the impact of HD...

    Authors: John W. Larkin, Maggie Han, Hao Han, Murilo H. Guedes, Priscila Bezerra Gonçalves, Carlos Eduardo Poli-de-Figueiredo, Américo Lourenço Cuvello-Neto, Ana Beatriz L. Barra, Thyago Proença de Moraes, Len A. Usvyat, Peter Kotanko, Maria Eugenia F. Canziani, Jochen G. Raimann and Roberto Pecoits-Filho

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:197

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  41. The kidney is a major target in primary antiphospholipid syndrome. Several types of nephropathy have been reported, the most frequent being acute or chronic specific vascular nephropathies and membranous nephr...

    Authors: Maxime Teisseyre, Hélène Perrochia, Pascal Reboul, Sylvain Cariou, Sophie Renaud, Cédric Aglae and Olivier Moranne

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:196

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FGN) is distinguished from amyloidosis by thicker fibrils and the lack of staining with histochemical dyes typically reactive with amyloid. However, congophilic FGN has been prop...

    Authors: Misa Adachi, Mineaki Kitamura, Kumiko Muta, Akihiro Maekawa, Tadashi Uramatsu, Masato Tadokoro, Satoshi Funakoshi, Satoshi Hisano, Naomi Kuwahara, Akira Shimizu, Hiroshi Mukae and Tomoya Nishino

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:195

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Accurate assessment of volume status to direct dialysis remains a clinical challenge. Despite current attempts at volume-directed dialysis, inadequate dialysis and intradialytic hypotension (IDH) are common oc...

    Authors: Bret D. Alvis, Monica Polcz, Merrick Miles, Donald Wright, Mohammad Shwetar, Phil Leisy, Rachel Forbes, Rachel Fissell, Jon Whitfield, Susan Eagle, Colleen Brophy and Kyle Hocking

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:194

    Content type: Technical advance

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  44. Kidney transplantation remains the optimal therapy for patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD), though a small fraction of patients on dialysis are on organ waitlists. An important barrier to both preemp...

    Authors: Samira S. Farouk, Sara Atallah, Kirk N. Campbell, Joseph A. Vassalotti and Jaime Uribarri

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:192

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Currently, there is limited epidemiology data on acute kidney injury (AKI) in Indonesia. Therefore, we assessed the incidence of AKI and the utilization of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in Indonesia.

    Authors: Jonny Jonny, Moch Hasyim, Vedora Angelia, Ayu Nursantisuryani Jahya, Lydia Permata Hilman, Venna Febrian Kusumaningrum and Nattachai Srisawat

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:191

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Arterial reconstruction is one of the paramount procedures in kidney transplantation (KT) and greatly important if the procured kidney has multiple renal arteries (MRA). Despite various established techniques ...

    Authors: Mitsuru Tomizawa, Shunta Hori, Nobutaka Nishimura, Chihiro Omori, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Tatsuo Yoneda and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:190

    Content type: Case report

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  47. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) can result in severe kidney dysfunction, secondary to thrombotic microangiopathy. Eculizumab has been used to treat this disorder, and has resulted in favourable outco...

    Authors: Sam Kant, Anshul Bhalla, Sami Alasfar and Nada Alachkar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:189

    Content type: Research article

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  48. There is a lack of empirical effort that systematically investigates the clustering of comorbidity among known risk factors (obesity, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and elevated inflammation) of...

    Authors: Agus Surachman, Jonathan Daw, Bethany C. Bray, Lacy M. Alexander, Christopher L. Coe and David M. Almeida

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:188

    Content type: Research article

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  49. T-type calcium channels (TTCC) are involved in mesangial cell proliferation. In acute thy-1 nephritis in the rat TTCC inhibition reduces glomerular damage and cell proliferation. This work is extended here by ...

    Authors: Andrea Cove-Smith, Claire C. Sharpe, Michael J. Shattock and Bruce M. Hendry

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:187

    Content type: Research article

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