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  1. Content type: Case report

    Understanding the uncommon association of IgG4-related disease with other disorders is essential for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of patients. To the best of our knowledge, there have been on...

    Authors: Shen-Ju Gou, Lu-Jia Xue and Zhang-Xue Hu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:23

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  2. Content type: Case report

    We report a 61-year-old female with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to polycystic kidney disease (PKD) complicated by intradialytic hypertension (IDH). Increased sympathetic drive leading to increased...

    Authors: Zachary Wolfmueller, Kunal Goyal and Bhanu Prasad

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:19

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Recent researches indicate that the intestinal consequences of renal ischemia reperfusion (IR) would predispose to the translocation of gut-derived endotoxin. Here, we designed experiments to test the hypothes...

    Authors: Jiangtao Li, Krishna Rekha Moturi, Lirui Wang, Kun Zhang and Chen Yu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:16

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  4. Content type: Case report

    The case report is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of embolization of a high-output idiopathic renal arteriovenous fistula (IRAVF) with an atrial septal defect occluder (ASDO) via venous access.

    Authors: Xiaomao Chen, Qingle Zeng, Peng Ye, Hongfei Miao and Yong Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:15

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  5. Content type: Case report

    It is well known that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors can cause proteinuria. The incidence of proteinuria is high for bevacizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against VEGF, bu...

    Authors: Ryo Yamada, Takao Okawa, Ken Matsuo, Makoto Suzuki, Noriko Mori and Kiyoshi Mori

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:14

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Iron deficiency is frequent in haemodialysis (HD) patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and intravenous iron is an established therapy for these patients. This study assessed treatment routine, effective...

    Authors: Ashraf I. Mikhail, Staffan Schön, Sylvia Simon, Christopher Brown, Jörgen B. A. Hegbrant, Gert Jensen, Jason Moore and Lennart D. I. Lundberg

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:13

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The use of HbA1c ≥6.5% for diagnosis of diabetes has been challenged for post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) also known as new onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) due to a low sensitivity ea...

    Authors: Amin M. Ussif, Anders Åsberg, Thea Anine Strøm Halden, Espen Nordheim, Anders Hartmann and Trond Jenssen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:12

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Use of routine medical care (RMC) is advocated to address ethnic/racial disparities in chronic kidney disease (CKD) risks, but use is less frequent among African Americans. Factors associated with low RMC use ...

    Authors: Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Clemontina A. Davenport, Joseph Lunyera, Nrupen Bhavsar, Julia Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Crystal Tyson, Mario Sims, Tara Strigo, Neil R. Powe and L. Ebony Boulware

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:11

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of specific data on early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Asian Americans (AAs). The objective of this study was to examine the independent association of Asian race/ethnicity a...

    Authors: Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, James Davis, Krupa Gandhi, Connie M. Rhee and Victoria Page

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:10

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Experimental studies have shown that exposure to incense burning may have deleterious effects on kidney function and architecture. However, the association between chronic exposure to incense smoke and risk of...

    Authors: Ting-Ting Geng, Tazeen Hasan Jafar, Jian-Min Yuan and Woon-Puay Koh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:9

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Most people who make the transition to renal replacement therapy (RRT) are treated with a fixed dose thrice-weekly hemodialysis réegimen, without considering their residual kidney function (RKF). Recent papers...

    Authors: Javier Deira, Miguel A. Suárez, Francisca López, Emilio García-Cabrera, Antonio Gascón, Eduardo Torregrosa, Giannina E. García, Jorge Huertas, Jose C. de la Flor, Suleya Puello, Jonathan Gómez-Raja, Jesús Grande, José L. Lerma, Carlos Corradino, Carlos Musso, Manuel Ramos…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:8

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Health-related quality of life (HrQoL) varies among dialysis patients. However, little is known about the association of dialysis modality with HrQoL over time. We describe longitudinal patterns of HrQoL among...

    Authors: Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Dugan W. Maddux, Marta M. Reviriego-Mendoza, John W. Larkin, Len A. Usvyat, Frank M. van der Sande, Jeroen P. Kooman and Franklin W. Maddux

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:7

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Goodpasture Syndrome (GS) is an autoimmune disease caused by the development of auto-antibodies against the Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM). Linear deposit of immunoglobulins G on the GBM detected by immuno...

    Authors: V. Thibaud, N. Rioux-Leclercq, C. Vigneau and S. Morice

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:6

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The optimal treatment algorithm for iron therapy and the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) in anemic hemodialysis (HD) patients has not been established. Hemoglobin (Hb) target levels can be achie...

    Authors: Maciej Drozdz, André Weigert, Fatima Silva, João Frazão, Abdulkareem Alsuwaida, Mahesh Krishnan, Werner Kleophas, Szymon Brzosko, Fredrik K. Johansson and Stefan H. Jacobson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:5

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  15. Content type: Research article

    HIV-positive persons bear an excess burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, conventional methods to assess kidney health are insensitive and non-specific for detecting early kidney injury. Urinary bio...

    Authors: Anthony N. Muiru, Michael G. Shlipak, Rebecca Scherzer, William R. Zhang, Simon B. Ascher, Vasantha Jotwani, Carl Grunfeld, Chirag R. Parikh, Derek Ng, Frank J. Palella Jr, Ken Ho, Seble Kassaye, Anjali Sharma, Mardge Cohen, Ruibin Wang, Qibin Qi…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:4

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Electronic health record (EHR) data is increasingly used to identify patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). EHR queries used to capture CKD status, identify comorbid conditions, measure awareness by provi...

    Authors: Martin Frigaard, Anna Rubinsky, Lo Lowell, Anna Malkina, Leah Karliner, Michael Kohn and Carmen A Peralta

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:3

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This cluster randomised controlled trial set out to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of the “Combined Diabetes and Renal Control Trial” (C-DIRECT) intervention, a nurse-led intervention based on m...

    Authors: K. Griva, M. Rajeswari, M. Nandakumar, E. Y. H. Khoo, V. Y. W. Lee, C. G. Chua, Z. S. Goh, Y. T. D. Choong and S. P. Newman

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:2

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Drug-induced nephrotic syndrome (NS) can be resolved by eliminating the causative agents. However, patients with metastatic cancer have not been previously reported to achieve complete recovery from anticancer...

    Authors: So-Yeon Jeon, Na-Ri Lee and Chang-Yeol Yim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:1

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Most studies on obesity surgery have measured renal function using the estimated GFR. However, due to the reduction of muscle mass, and therefore creatinine that accompanies weight loss, such measures can fals...

    Authors: Ling L. Chuah, Alexander D. Miras, Laura M. Perry, Andrew H. Frankel, David J. Towey, Zahraa Al-Mayahi, William Svensson and Carel W. le Roux

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:383

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is characterised by increased proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, and edema beginning in the first 3 months of life. Recently, molecular genetic studies have identified several ge...

    Authors: Guo-min Li, Qi Cao, Qian Shen, Li Sun, Yi-hui Zhai, Hai-mei Liu, Yu An and Hong Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:382

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing. Obesity is associated with a variety of chronic diseases, including chronic kidney disease. Several studies suggested that body mass index (BMI) could be an i...

    Authors: Changwei Wu, Amanda Y. Wang, Guisen Li and Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:381

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is the clinical standard for assessing kidney function and staging chronic kidney disease. Automated reporting of eGFR using the Modification of Diet in Renal Diseas...

    Authors: Kristine E. Lynch, Ji won Chang, Michael E. Matheny, Alexander Goldfarb, Olga Efimova, Gregorio Coronado and Scott L. DuVall

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:380

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of cognitive disorders in hemodialysis patients is twice as high as the general population, while these disorders often are undiagnosed. Timely prevention and treatment can improve their persona...

    Authors: Afshin Samaei, Monir Nobahar, Zaynab Hydarinia-Naieni, Abbas Ali Ebrahimian, Mohammad Reza Tammadon, Raheb Ghorbani and Abbas Ali Vafaei

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:379

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Caffeine has been proposed, based on in vitro cultured cell studies, to accelerate progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by increasing kidney size. Since ADPKD patients are advise...

    Authors: Katelyn A. McKenzie, Mirelle El Ters, Vicente E. Torres, Peter C. Harris, Arlene B. Chapman, Michal Mrug, Frederic F. Rahbari-Oskoui, Kyongtae Ty Bae, Douglas P. Landsittel, William M. Bennett, Alan S. L. Yu and Jonathan D. Mahnken

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:378

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The clinical outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of living kidney donors is mostly not detrimental, but some donors experience impairment after donation. Gender-specific effects of living kidney...

    Authors: Claudia Sommerer, Sarah Estelmann, Nicole G. Metzendorf, Maren Leuschner and Martin Zeier

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:377

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To assess the time to first on-study vascular thromboembolic events (VTEs) of clopidogrel (CL) or beraprost sodium (BPS) in Chinese population with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treated with arteriovenous fis...

    Authors: Yu Zhou, Ling Du, Bo Tu, Qiquan Lai, Xiaonan Du, Bo Xu, Fan Zhang, Mingdong Zhao, Ziming Wan and Jiajie Lai

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:376

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in the presentation of Table 3 and Table 4.

    Authors: Jutta Dierkes, Helene Dahl, Natasha Lervaag Welland, Kristina Sandnes, Kristin Sæle, Ingegjerd Sekse and Hans-Peter Marti

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:375

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2018 19:259

  28. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have shown associations between contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and increased risk of adverse clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous co...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Kaisha C. George, Ran Luo, Yichun Cheng, Weifeng Shang, Shuwang Ge and Gang Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:374

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The impact of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) on patients with chronic renal disease is well-known. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a non-invasive method that can reduce the risk of CI-...

    Authors: Ali Ghaemian, Jamshid Yazdani, Soheil Azizi, Ali A. Farsavian, Maryam Nabati, Alireza Malekrah, Mozhdeh Dabirian, Fatemeh Espahbodi, Bahareh Mirjani, Hossein Mohsenipouya and Javad Heshmatian

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:373

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most common manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is often the most serious organ complication and the cause of premature death of such a patient. Most of ...

    Authors: Marceli Lukaszewski, Kinga Kosiorowska, Dorota Kaminska, Marta Obremska, Oktawia Mazanowska and Magdalena Krajewska

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:372

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This is the first qualitative study to explore patient decision-making regarding end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. The study addresses an important gap in the literature concerni...

    Authors: Edward Appiah Boateng, Linda East and Catrin Evans

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:371

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Uremic encephalopathy (UE), a toxic metabolic encephalopathy, is an uncommon complication resulting from endogenous uremic toxins in patients with severe renal failure. UE syndrome can range from mild inattent...

    Authors: Wen-Yu Gong, Shan-Shan Li, Zong-Chao Yu, Hong-Wei Wu, Liang-Hong Yin, Li-Fan Mei and Fan-Na Liu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:370

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of a continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) device into the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) circuit is widely used. However, excessive pressure transmitted to the CRRT device i...

    Authors: Soo Jin Na, Hee Jung Choi, Chi Ryang Chung, Yang Hyun Cho, Hye Ryoun Jang, Gee Young Suh and Kyeongman Jeon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:369

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Somatostatin (SST) inhibits intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) production and thus may modify cyst formation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). We investigated whether en...

    Authors: A. Lianne Messchendorp, Edwin M. Spithoven, Niek F. Casteleijn, Wendy A. Dam, Jacob van den Born, Wouter F. Tonnis, Carlo A. J. M. Gaillard and Esther Meijer

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:368

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Urinary mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) fragment level has been proposed as a biomarker of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we determine the relation between urinary mtDNA level and rate of renal functio...

    Authors: Zhongping WEI, Bonnie Ching-Ha KWAN, Kai Ming CHOW, Phyllis Mei-Shan CHENG, Cathy Choi-Wan LUK, Ka-Bik LAI, Philip Kam-Tao LI and Cheuk Chun SZETO

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:367

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Estimation of GFR (eGFR) using formulae based on serum creatinine concentrations are commonly used to assess kidney function. Physical exercise can increase creatinine turnover and lean mass; therefore, this m...

    Authors: Kassia S. Beetham, Erin J. Howden, Nicole M. Isbel and Jeff S. Coombes

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:366

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Bordetella pertussis infection is a known trigger of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). For patients suspected of having atypical HUS, prompt plasma exchange/infusion (PE/PI) or eculizumab (ECZ) treatment ...

    Authors: Ken Saida, Masao Ogura, Yuji Kano, Shingo Ishimori, Takahisa Yoshikawa, Hiroko Nagata, Mai Sato, Koichi Kamei and Kenji Ishikura

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:365

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by normal anion gap metabolic acidosis. Autosomal recessive dRTA is usually caused by mutations occurring in ATP6V1B1 and ATP6V0A4...

    Authors: Xiangzhong Zhao, Jingru Lu, Yanxia Gao, Xiaoling Wang, Yanhua Lang and Leping Shao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:364

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Although the renal toxicity of Deferasirox, an oral iron chelator, has been reported to be mild, there have been reports of acute interstitial nephritis or Fanconi syndrome due to this agent. Thin basement mem...

    Authors: Keiko Oda, Kan Katayama, Akiko Tanoue, Tomohiro Murata, Yumi Hirota, Shoko Mizoguchi, Yosuke Hirabayashi, Takayasu Ito, Eiji Ishikawa, Kaoru Dohi and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:363

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an important therapy for recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (rFSGS) post kidney transplant. suPAR has been causally implicated in rFSGS, and shown to be a unique ...

    Authors: Nada Alachkar, Jing Li, Dany Matar, Vikas Vujjini, Sami Alasfar, Melissa Tracy, Jochen Reiser and Changli Wei

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:361

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Evidence regarding the effect of psychosocial factors on hospital readmission in the setting of hemodialysis is limited. We examined whether social worker-assessed factors were associated with 30-day readmissi...

    Authors: Olufunmilola Adisa, Bernard G. Jaar, Tahsin Masud, Abyalew Sahlie, Catherine Obadina, Joshua Ang, Janice P. Lea and Laura C. Plantinga

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:360

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Decreased heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) participates in many processes that are involved in cardiovascular (CV) disease. The objective of the study was to evaluate if HSP27 level was predictive of mortality as...

    Authors: Andrzej Jaroszyński, Anna Jaroszyńska, Tomasz Zaborowski, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Tomasz Zapolski and Wojciech Dąbrowski

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:359

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  43. Content type: Research article

    IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common forms of idiopathic glomerular diseases and might lead to end-stage kidney disease. Accurate and non-invasive biomarkers for early diagnosis are required for ea...

    Authors: Zhengguang Guo, Zhao Wang, Chen Lu, Shufen Yang, Haidan Sun, Reziw, Yu Guo, Wei Sun and Hua Yue

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:358

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Immunosuppressive treatment will predispose an idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) patient to opportunistic infections. Disease severity is one of the main concerns for making the treatment decision. Urina...

    Authors: Ziyong Tang, Yue Wang, Liyuan Tao, Yanhong Guo, Yimu Zheng and Danxia Zheng

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:357

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2019 20:50

  45. Content type: Research article

    Serum anti-phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibody was correlated with disease activity of membranous nephropathy(MN). The predictive value of antibody titer changes on immunosuppressive response remains un...

    Authors: Chao Li, Hang Li, Yu-bing Wen, Xue-mei Li and Xue-wang Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2018 19:354

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