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  1. Glomerulonephritides (GN) are relatively rare kidney diseases with substantial morbidity and mortality. They are often difficult to treat, sometimes with no cure, and can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) a...

    Authors: Anas AlYousef, Ali AlSahow, Bassam AlHelal, Ahmed Alqallaf, Emad Abdallah, Mohammed Abdellatif, Hani Nawar and Riham Elmahalawy

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:186

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Quality of life (QOL) is important to patients with end stage renal disease and their partners. Despite the first 12 weeks being a critical time in the treatment pathway, limited research exists which examines...

    Authors: Currie Moore, Lesley-Anne Carter, Sandip Mitra, Suzanne Skevington and Alison Wearden

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:185

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:254

  3. Crystalglobulin-associated nephropathy (CAN), a rare subtype of monoclonal gammopathy, usually associated with multiple myeloma and occasionally monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS), is chara...

    Authors: Rajib K. Gupta, Lois J. Arend, Anupama BK, Sriram Narsipur and Ramya Bhargava

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:184

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients have a high incidence of stroke and commonly have increased parathyroid hormone levels and vitamin D insufficiency. We seek to investigate the incidenc...

    Authors: Xiaohan You, Ying Zhou, Jianna Zhang, Qiongxiu Zhou, Yanling Shi, Zhen Su, Chaoshen Chen, Rongrong Shao and Ji Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:183

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Thalassemia is a group of hereditary diseases characterized by a common recessive monogenic hematological disorder, presenting a significant public health concern in the developing countries. Recent studies ha...

    Authors: Jun Ni, Caifeng Zhu, Xiaoqiu Ni and Jiazhen Yin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:182

    Content type: Case report

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  6. We aimed to develop a nomogram based on preprocedural features for early prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) and to assess the prognosis in patients after radical and partial nephrectomy.

    Authors: Lingyu Xu, Chenyu Li, Long Zhao, Bin Zhou, Congjuan Luo, Xiaofei Man, Hong Luan, Lin Che, Yanfei Wang and Yan Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:181

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Peritoneal ultrafiltration (pUF) in refractory heart failure (HF) reduces the incidence of decompensation episodes, which is of particular significance as each episode incrementally adds to mortality. Neverthe...

    Authors: Leonie Grossekettler, Bastian Schmack, Carsten Brockmann, Reinhard Wanninger, Michael M. Kreusser, Lutz Frankenstein, Lars P. Kihm, Martin Zeier, Hugo A. Katus, Vedat Schwenger and Andrew Remppis

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:179

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  8. Induction therapy is crucial in kidney transplantation and constitutes an important cornerstone for long-term allograft survival. Alemtuzumab is a depleting CD52-specific antibody with T- and B-cell activity, ...

    Authors: Martina Guthoff, Kilian Berger, Karina Althaus, Thomas Mühlbacher, Tamam Bakchoul, Wolfgang Steurer, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer and Nils Heyne

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:178

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Burnout syndrome in physicians is associated with adverse patient safety events, poorer quality of care and reduced patients’ satisfaction. There has been scarce information on the risk factors of burnout affe...

    Authors: Ewa Pawłowicz and Michał Nowicki

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:177

    Content type: Research article

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  10. phosphate homeostasis is mediated through complex counter regulatory feed-back balance between parathyroid hormone, FGF-23 and 1,25(OH)2D. Both parathyroid hormone and FGF-23 regulate proximal tubular phosphat...

    Authors: Forough Saki, Seyed Reza Kassaee, Azita Salehifar and Gholam Hossein Ranjbar Omrani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:176

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  11. Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is a rare condition accounting for < 1% of histopathological diagnoses made on kidney biopsy1. The best outcomes are seen in those diagnosed and treated promptl...

    Authors: Michael Turner, Anna Crawford, Claire Winterbottom, Oliver Flossmann, Bassam Alchi, Maria Soares and Umanath Bhandary

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:175

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes, and is the most important cause of death for diabetic patients. Baicalin (BAI) has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory a...

    Authors: Xiao-peng Zheng, Qing Nie, Jing Feng, Xiao-yan Fan, Yue-lei Jin, Guang Chen and Ji-wei Du

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:174

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  13. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive metabolite of sphingolipids and produced by sphingosine kinases (SphK1 and SphK2). SphK1/S1P pathway is implicated in the progression of chronic kidney disease. How...

    Authors: Bingqing Lyu, Weili Wang, Xin-Ying Ji, Joseph K. Ritter and Ningjun Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:173

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  14. Rehabilitation effects of exercise training on adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been generally recognised; however, the effects of exercise training on proteinuria have been underexplored. Our aim...

    Authors: Lei Yang, Xiaoxia Wu, Ying Wang, Chunfeng Wang, Rong Hu and Yong Wu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:172

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  15. Female Dent disease 1 patients with low-molecular-weight proteinuria (LMWP) due to CLCN5 gene mutation were rarely reported, and these cases that the people were also with Turner syndrome (TS) were even hardly do...

    Authors: Yuhong Ye, Jingjing Wang, Xiaofang Quan, Ke Xu, Haidong Fu, Weiyue Gu and Jianhua Mao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:171

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, progressive renal insufficiency and defective cellular immunity. Podocytic infoldin...

    Authors: Shiqiu Xiong, Lanjun Shuai, Xiaoyan Li, Xiqiang Dang, Xiaochuan Wu and Qingnan He

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:170

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Impaired kidney function is the hallmark of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality in the elderly. In the present cross-sectional population-based study, we ...

    Authors: Horng-Jinh Chang, Kuan-Reng Lin, Meng-Te Lin and Junn-Liang Chang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:169

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

    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 21:168

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:117

  19. Studies of progression of kidney dysfunction typically focus on renal replacement therapy or percentage decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as outcomes. Our aim was to compare real-world pat...

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

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:167

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:200

  20. Low physical performance in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis is associated with a high mortality rate. We investigated the clinical relevance of gait speed and handgrip strength, the two most commo...

    Authors: Yu Ho Lee, Jin Sug Kim, Su-Woong Jung, Hyeon Seok Hwang, Ju-Young Moon, Kyung-Hwan Jeong, Sang-Ho Lee, So-Young Lee, Gang Jee Ko, Dong-Young Lee, Hong joo Lee and Yang Gyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:166

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  21. Limited data suggest serum chloride levels associate with mortality in heart failure, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Randomized trials have also shown that administration of...

    Authors: Minesh Khatri, Joshua Zitovsky, Dale Lee, Kamal Nayyar, Melissa Fazzari and Candace Grant

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:165

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  22. Twice-weekly maintenance hemodialysis sessions in patients with end stage renal disease are commonly practiced due to economic constraints in developing countries including Eritrea. To ameliorate the paucity o...

    Authors: Saud Mohammed Raja and Yemane Seyoum

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:163

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  23. Patients who were diagnosed with hematologic malignancies (HM) had a higher risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). This study applies the Bayesian networks (BNs) to investigate the interrelationships between AKI a...

    Authors: Yang Li, Xiaohong Chen, Yimei Wang, Jiachang Hu, Ziyan Shen and Xiaoqiang Ding

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:162

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  24. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common chronic condition and a rising public health issue with increased morbidity and mortality, even at an early stage. Primary care has a pivotal role in the early detectio...

    Authors: Steve A. Van den Bulck, Patrik Vankrunkelsven, Geert Goderis, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Jonathan Swerts, Karolien Panis and Rosella Hermens

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:161

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  25. To measure health-related and care-related quality of life among informal caregivers of older people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and to determine the association between caregiver quality of life and...

    Authors: Karan K. Shah, Fliss E. M. Murtagh, Kevin McGeechan, Susan M. Crail, Aine Burns and Rachael L. Morton

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:160

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  26. The inflammatory mediator calprotectin (CPT, myeloid-related protein 8/14) is known as an endogenous ligand contributing to pathophysiology in inflammatory diseases. Serum CPT reportedly became a potential bio...

    Authors: Tomoko Kanki, Takashige Kuwabara, Jun Morinaga, Hirotaka Fukami, Shuro Umemoto, Daisuke Fujimoto, Teruhiko Mizumoto, Manabu Hayata, Yutaka Kakizoe, Yuichiro Izumi, Saeko Tajiri, Tetsuya Tajiri, Kenichiro Kitamura and Masashi Mukoyama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:158

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  27. 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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  28. Xylitol is an approved food additive that is widely used as a sweetener in many manufactured products. It is also used in pharmaceuticals. Secondary oxalosis resulting from high dietary oxalate has been report...

    Authors: Shinobu Takayasu, Aya Kamba, Kazutaka Yoshida, Ken Terui, Yutaka Watanuki, Noriko Ishigame, Satoru Mizushiri, Tetsu Tomita, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Norio Yasui-Furukori and Makoto Daimon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:157

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Regarding lupus disease activity, morbidity and survival, limited literature concluded conflicting results when comparing hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis as initial renal replacement therapies (RRT) pr...

    Authors: Joel Swai, Xiexiong Zhao, Julie-Raisa Noube and Gui Ming

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:156

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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

  45. 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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  46. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

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