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  1. Individuals with chronic kidney disease experience difficult physical and psychological symptoms, that impact quality of life, and are at increased risk of anxiety and depression. Access to specialist psycholo...

    Authors: Anna Wilson, Claire Carswell, Clare McKeaveney, Karen Atkinson, Stephanie Burton, Clare McVeigh, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Erika Jääskeläinen, William Johnston, Daniel O’Rourke, Joanne Reid, Soham Rej, Ian Walsh and Helen Noble
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:45
  2. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health issue with an increasing incidence and prevalence worldwide. In CKD, hematological parameters are influenced, and the effect increases with CKD stage. Thus...

    Authors: Melaku Shenkut, Fekadu Urgessa, Rahel Alemu and Bezaye Abebe
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:44
  3. NGAL and Cystatin C (CysC) as biomarkers for the early detection of AKI are subject to both pathophysiological, as well as patient related heterogeneity. The aim of this study was to investigate the timeline o...

    Authors: Daniela Jou-Valencia, Meint Volbeda, Jan G. Zijlstra, Jenny E Kootstra-Ros, Jill Moser, Matijs van Meurs and Jacqueline Koeze
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:43
  4. Despite several clinical trials, the use of corticosteroid therapy for treating immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) remains controversial. We aimed to describe the use of corticosteroid therapy combined with s...

    Authors: Mariell Rivedal, Yngvar Lunde Haaskjold, Øystein Eikrem, Rune Bjørneklett, Hans Peter Marti and Thomas Knoop
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:42
  5. Respiratory sarcopenia is characterized by the weakness of respiratory muscles associated with sarcopenia due to aging or systemic diseases such as chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with CKD undergoing di...

    Authors: Francini Porcher Andrade, Sheila Borges, César Alencar da Silva Filho, Taís Ferreira Martins, Heloíse Benvenutti, Júlia de Melo Cardoso de Freitas, Fernando Saldanha Thomé, Cristina Karohl, Gabriela Correa Souza, Graziella França Bernardelli Cipriano and Paula Maria Eidt Rovedder
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:41
  6. Patient reported experience measures are contemporary quality indicators that focus on evaluation of healthcare delivery processes. While surgical arteriovenous fistulas (otherAVF) are preferred for haemodialy...

    Authors: Melanie Field, A. Z. Khawaja, J. Ellis, R. G. Jones and N. G. Inston
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:38
  7. Patients taking SGLT-2 inhibitors may experience delayed peritoneal fibrosis, better ultrafiltration of water and toxins, and higher survival rates. We aimed to evaluate the possible effects of Dapagliflozin i...

    Authors: Zakaria Hamdan, Yusri Abdel-Hafez, Ahmad Enaya, Alaa Sarsour, Lubna Kharraz and Zaher Nazzal
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:37
  8. The objective of this study is to investigate the clinical and pathological differences between patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and IgA vasculitis associated nephritis (IgAVN).

    Authors: Yinhong Wang, Hao Wang, Xiaotao Ma, Zikun Zhu, Xuefei Tian, Rongguo Fu and Lining Jia
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:35
  9. Diabetic kidney diseases (DKD) is a the most common cause of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) around the world. Previous studies suggest that urinary podocyte stress biomarker, e.g. podocin:nephrin mRNA ratio, ...

    Authors: Lingfeng Zeng, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Gordon Chun-Kau Chan, Kai-Ming Chow and Cheuk-Chun Szeto
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:32
  10. The psychosocial assessment is an essential component of the living kidney donor (LKD) evaluation. However, it remains uncertain how specific psychosocial factors impact LKD eligibility. We performed a retrosp...

    Authors: Liza K. Cholin, Everly F. Ramos, Jordana Yahr, Jesse D. Schold, Emilio D. Poggio, Christina L. Delvalle and Anne M. Huml
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:31
  11. Hemodialysis patients are prone to anxiety and depression due to physiological changes and psychological tensions that leave irreversible effects on the patients. In this regard, the present study was an attem...

    Authors: Tahereh Hosseini, Manijeh Hooshmandja, Morteza Noaparast, Rita Mojtahedzadeh and Aeen Mohammadi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:30
  12. Evidence of willingness to pay for kidney replacement therapy is scarce in low-middle-income countries, including Nigeria’s Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme. The study, therefore, assessed the w...

    Authors: Yakubu Adole Agada-Amade, Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbuabor, Eric Obikeze, Ejemai Eborieme and Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:29
  13. To construct and validate a prediction model of the risk of citrate accumulation in patients with hepatic dysfunction receiving continuous renal replacement therapy with regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA-C...

    Authors: Quxia Hong, Siyu Chen, Yongchun He, Jianghua Chen and Ping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:27
  14. Up to now, there is no unequivocal intervention to mitigate vascular calcification (VC) in patients with hemodialysis. This network meta-analysis aimed to systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy of sodiu...

    Authors: Lei He, Yuzhe Li, Jingjing Jin, Meijuan Cheng, Yaling Bai and Jinsheng Xu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:26
  15. Fibronectin (FN) glomerulopathy (FNG), a rare autosomal hereditary renal disease, is characterized by proteinuria resulting from the massive accumulation of FN in the glomeruli. It typically affects individual...

    Authors: Misa Hata, Takayasu Mori, Yurika Hirose, Yuriko Nishida, Shintaro Mandai, Fumiaki Ando, Koichiro Susa, Soichiro Iimori, Shotaro Naito, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Towako Taguchi, Shohei Tomii, Kenichi Ohashi and Shinichi Uchida
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:25
  16. This narrative review highlights strategies proposed by the Mexican Group of Experts on Arterial Hypertension endorsed to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic kidney disease (CKD) related to systemic arterial ...

    Authors: Silvia Palomo-Piñón, José Manuel Enciso-Muñoz, Eduardo Meaney, Ernesto Díaz-Domínguez, David Cardona-Muller, Fabiola Pazos Pérez, Emilia Cantoral-Farfán, Juan Carlos Anda-Garay, Janet Mijangos-Chavez and Neftali Eduardo Antonio-Villa
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:24
  17. We aimed to explore the three-way interaction among age, gender, and kidney function on the risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

    Authors: Tazeen H. Jafar, Loraine Liping Seng, Yeli Wang, Ching Wee Lim, Choong Meng Chan, Jia Liang Kwek, Thomas M. Coffman, Yongjing Ping, Yong Mong Bee and John C. Allen
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:23
  18. Previous Mendelian studies identified a causal relationship between renal function, as assessed by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and severe infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Ho...

    Authors: Qiuling Li, Mengjiao Lin, Yinghui Deng and Haozhang Huang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:21
  19. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a growing cause of morbidity worldwide. Protein malnutrition is common among patients with ESRD. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) offers greater lifestyle flexibility and independence...

    Authors: Iyad Ali, Dania Haddad, Mostafa A. Soliman, Ahmed Al-Sabi, Kamel Jebreen, Dana Abuzahra, Bakrieh Shrara, Diana Ghanayem, Nihal Natour, Mohanad Hassan, M. Yasser Alsedfy, Duha Shellah and Inad Nawajah
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:20
  20. Muscle weakness, balance, and functional capacity are affected in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in dialysis. However, studies about kinesiophobia, peripheral and respiratory muscle strength, balan...

    Authors: Nihan Katayıfçı, İrem Hüzmeli, Döndü İriş and Faruk Hilmi Turgut
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:19
  21. Vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, somatic (VEXAS) syndrome is caused by mutations in the ubiquitin-activating enzyme1 (UBA1) gene and characterised by an overlap between autoinflammatory and haemat...

    Authors: Natsuki Fukuda, Daisuke Kanai, Kaoru Hoshino, Yuriko Fukuda, Ryutaro Morita, Yuki Ishikawa, Tomohiko Kanaoka, Yoshiyuki Toya, Yohei Kirino, Hiromichi Wakui and Kouichi Tamura
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:18
  22. Plasma proenkephalin A (PENK-A) is a precursor of active enkephalins. Higher blood concentrations have been associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline in European populations. Due to t...

    Authors: Alexander L. Bullen, Ronit Katz, Sayna Poursadrolah, Samuel A. P. Short, D. Leann Long, Katharine L. Cheung, Shilpa Sharma, Tala Al-Rousan, Alma Fregoso, Janin Schulte, Orlando M. Gutierrez, Michael G. Shlipak, Mary Cushman, Joachim H. Ix and Dena E. Rifkin
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:16
  23. Tertiary hyperparathyroidism describes the autonomous and excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by the parathyroid glands after longstanding secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease. ...

    Authors: Cihan Uysal, Tugba Yilmaz, Hamiyet Ozkan, Ozlem Canoz and Bulent Tokgoz
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:15
  24. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for multiple adverse events, several of which have been proven to be less likely with the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT...

    Authors: Deborah L. Pestka, Daniel Murphy, Pearl Huynh, Jessica A. Rechtzigel, Shari Kjos, Lisa Marie Ellich, Adam N. Kaplan, Brent C. Taylor, Melissa Atwood, Beth A. Polsfuss, Joseph Y. Lee and Areef Ishani
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:14
  25. Combined methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) and hyperhomocysteinemia, cobalamin C (cblC) type, also named cblC deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive genetic metabolic disease. It progressively causes neurological...

    Authors: Qiufa Hao, Bei Jiang, Yuying Zhao and Zhao Hu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:13
  26. Physical inactivity is prevalent among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is linked to unfavorable outcomes. In recent years, daily steps have emerged as a prominent target for interventions in ...

    Authors: Liuyan Huang, Hui Wang, Yan Bai, Huachun Zhang, Fan Zhang and Yifei Zhong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:10
  27. Although the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) and the progression of chronic kidney disease are known to be interrelated, it remains unclear when and how renal function changes during the clinical cours...

    Authors: Ryobun Yasuoka, Hiroyuki Sakurane, Mana Okune, Motohide Tanaka, Tomoya Nagano, Masahiro Maruyama, Gaku Nakazawa and Takashi Kurita
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:9
  28. Chronic inflammatory disorders in peritoneal dialysis (PD) contribute to the adverse clinical outcome. Systemic immune inflammation index (SII) is the novel and convenient measurement that is positively associ...

    Authors: Ruiying Tang, Jiexin Chen, Qian Zhou, Jihong Deng, Xiaojiang Zhan, Xiaoyang Wang, Yueqiang Wen, Ning Su, Xiaoran Feng and Qingdong Xu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:8
  29. The well-being of informal caregivers of people living with chronic kidney disease is influenced by their experiences with support, however, few studies have focused on exploring these experiences. This study ...

    Authors: Chelsea Coumoundouros, Paul Farrand, Robbert Sanderman, Louise von Essen and Joanne Woodford
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:7
  30. For patients on dialysis with poor quality of life and prognosis, dialysis withdrawal and subsequent transition to palliative care is recommended. This study aims to understand multi-stakeholder perspectives r...

    Authors: Chandrika Ramakrishnan, Nathan Widjaja, Chetna Malhotra, Eric Finkelstein, Behram Ali Khan and Semra Ozdemir
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:6
  31. The effect of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) on chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been studied in some studies. The present study aimed to investigate the association between UPF consumption and the risk of prote...

    Authors: Zainab Shateri, Sevda Eskandarzadeh, Mehran Nouri, Shahrokh Ezzatzadegan Jahromi, Fatemeh Mansouri and Siavash Babajafari
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:4
  32. Bloodstream Infections (BSI) are a major cause of death and hospitalization among hemodialysis (HD) patients. The rates of BSI among HD patients vary and are influenced by local patient and pathogen characteri...

    Authors: Miri Schamroth Pravda, Yasmin Maor, Konstantin Brodsky, Anna Katkov, Relu Cernes, Nili Schamroth Pravda, Milena Tocut, Iris Zohar, Arie Soroksky and Leonid Feldman
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:3
  33. The current state of knowledge regarding the efficacy of whole-body vibration (WBV) training for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is limited. To address this gap, the present study seeks to undert...

    Authors: Yan Bai, Liuyan Huang, Xiaojing Yin, Qiuzi Sun and Fan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:2
  34. The global use of kidney replacement therapy (KRT) has increased, mirroring the incidence of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. Despite its growing clinical usage, patient outcomes with KRT modali...

    Authors: Subhash Chander, Sindhu Luhana, FNU Sadarat, Om Parkash, Zubair Rahaman, Hong Yu Wang, FNU Kiran, Abhi Chand Lohana, FNU Sapna and Roopa Kumari
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2024 25:1
  35. Hereditary renal hypouricemia (RHUC) is a heterogenous disorder characterized by defective uric acid (UA) reabsorption resulting in hypouricemia and increased fractional excretion of UA. RHUC is an important c...

    Authors: Jie Zhou, Min Zhang, Qionghong Xie, Ningxin Xu, Mingxin Li, Ming Zhang and Chuanming Hao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:384
  36. Effective interpersonal communication is critical for shared decision-making (SDM). Previous SDM communication training in nephrology has lacked context-specific evidence from ethnographic analysis of SDM inte...

    Authors: Maria R. Dahm, Suzanne Eggins Raine, Diana Slade, Laura J. Chien, Alice Kennard, Giles Walters, Tony Spinks and Girish Talaulikar
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:383
  37. We observe the increasing use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in patients affected by chronic inflammatory diseases. These drugs provide good control of symptoms, contributing to significant improvem...

    Authors: Agnieszka Przygocka, Gian Marco Berti, Anita Campus, Francesco Tondolo, Gisella Vischini, Benedetta Fabbrizio, Gaetano La Manna and Olga Baraldi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:381
  38. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a prevalent form of renal malignancy, is distinguished by its proclivity for robust tumor proliferation and metastatic dissemination. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as ...

    Authors: Omid Anbiyaee, Arash Moalemnia, Farhoodeh Ghaedrahmati, Maryam Khombi Shooshtari, Seyed Esmaeil Khoshnam, Bartosz Kempisty, Shahla Ahmadi Halili, Maryam Farzaneh and Olanrewaju B. Morenikeji
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:380

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