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  1. Adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring chronic dialysis continue to suffer from poor health outcomes and represent a population rightfully targeted for quality improvement. Electronic dashboards ...

    Authors: Michael J. Fischer, Wissam M. Kourany, Karen Sovern, Kurt Forrester, Cassandra Griffin, Nancy Lightner, Shawn Loftus, Katherine Murphy, Greg Roth, Paul M. Palevsky and Susan T. Crowley

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:136

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Lack of accurate and effective assessment tools of fluid status is one of the major challenges to reach proper dry weight (DW) in chronic hemodialysis (HD) population. The aim of this randomized study was to e...

    Authors: Li Liu, Yi Sun, Yuqing Chen, Jinsheng Xu, Ping Yuan, Yulan Shen, Shan Lin, Weiming Sun, Yingchun Ma, Jianwei Ren, Wenjun Liu, Jinghong Lei and Li Zuo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:135

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  3. Use of rituximab (RTX) for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and minimal change disease (MCD) is widely described in children. Clinical evidence in adults is limited. The objective of this study was to...

    Authors: Panupong Hansrivijit, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Charat Thongprayoon and Nasrollah Ghahramani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:134

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  4. Patients with primary hyperoxaluria (PH) often develop kidney stones and chronic kidney disease. Noninvasive urine markers reflective of active kidney injury could be useful to gauge the effectiveness of ongoi...

    Authors: Xiangling Wang, Gauri Bhutani, Lisa E. Vaughan, Felicity T. Enders, Zejfa Haskic, Dawn Milliner and John C. Lieske

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:133

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  5. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most prevalent cause of renal disease in type 2 diabetic patients and is usually diagnosed clinically. A kidney biopsy is considered when non-diabetic renal disease (NDRD) is s...

    Authors: Jyh-Tong Hsieh, Fu-Pang Chang, An-Hang Yang, Der-Cherng Tarng and Chih-Yu Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Chronic kidney disease is an increasingly common health problem for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is associated with multiple concurrent psychosocial stressors frequently resulting in negati...

    Authors: Tricia Nagel, Michelle Sweet, Kylie M. Dingwall, Stefanie Puszka, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, David J. Kavanagh, Alan Cass, Kirsten Howard and Sandawana W. Majoni

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:130

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Optimal clinical care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires collaboration between primary care physicians (PCPs) and nephrologists. We undertook a randomised trial to determine the impact of s...

    Authors: Patrick Saudan, Belen Ponte, Nicola Marangon, Chantal Martinez, Lena Berchtold, David Jaques, Thomas Ernandez, Sophie de Seigneux, Sebastian Carballo, Thomas Perneger and Pierre-Yves Martin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:128

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Vibrio vulnificus infection is a rare but fatal foodborne illness. Here, we report a case of Vibrio vulnificus peritonitis followed by severe septicemia in a patient undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal di...

    Authors: Jae Young Kim, Young Su Joo, Sangmi Lee, Ji Young Lee, Jung Tak Park, Seong Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo and Shin-Wook Kang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:127

    Content type: Case report

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  9. The prevalence of impaired cognitive functioning in older patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) is high. We aim to describe patterns of memory, executive function or psychomotor speed and to identify n...

    Authors: Floor J. van Deudekom, Marije H. Kallenberg, Noeleen C. Berkhout-Byrne, Gerard J. Blauw, Henk Boom, Jeroen de Bresser, Mark A. van Buchem, André Gaasbeek, Sebastiaan Hammer, Joep Lagro, Matthias J. P. van Osch, Marie-Noëlle Witjes-Ané, Ton J. Rabelink, Marjolijn van Buren and Simon P. Mooijaart

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:126

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome has a relapsing-remitting course in the majority of pediatric patients, demanding vigilant monitoring and self-management. A novel, expert-designed, user-informed mobile applicati...

    Authors: Chia-shi Wang, Cam Escoffery, Rachel E. Patzer, Courtney McCracken, Diana Ross, Michelle N. Rheault, Amira Al-Uzri and Larry A. Greenbaum

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:125

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Although the prevalence of kidney disease is higher in those with reduced lung function, the longitudinal relationship between low lung function and future risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has not been wid...

    Authors: Suneela Zaigham, Anders Christensson, Per Wollmer and Gunnar Engström

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The renal length and cortical echogenicity have shown correlation to the renal function and histological changes in CKD patients. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of crude and composite ultraso...

    Authors: Nordeval Cavalcante Araújo, Maria Alice Puga Rebelo, Lilimar da Silveira Rioja and José Hermógenes Rocco Suassuna

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:123

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  13. Increased leucine-rich α2-glycoprotein-1 (LRG1) has been observed in various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We aimed to explore the expression and role of LRG1 in lupus nephritis (LN).

    Authors: Yi Yang, Ran Luo, Yichun Cheng, Tingting Liu, Wei Dai, Yueqiang Li, Shuwang Ge and Gang Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:122

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  14. Vascular calcification progression has been associated with the loss of trabecular bone in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. There are few data evaluating the relationship between cortical bone loss and v...

    Authors: Larissa R. Costa, Aluizio B. Carvalho, Amandha L. Bittencourt, Carlos E. Rochitte and Maria Eugênia F. Canziani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:121

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  15. Few chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk prediction models have been investigated in low- and middle-income areas worldwide. We developed new risk scores for predicting incident CKD in low- and middle-income rura...

    Authors: Jiangping Wen, Jie Hao, Ye Zhang, Kai Cao, Xiaohong Zhang, Jiang Li, Xinxin Lu and Ningli Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:120

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  16. Increased urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in diabetes is a sensitive marker of microvascular injury and a reliable predictor of cardiovascular outcomes. Hypertension-induced hemodynamic pressure load, diabetes...

    Authors: Barbara Nikolaidou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Panagiota Anyfanti, Eleni Gavriilaki, Antonios Lazaridis, Areti Triantafyllou, Ioanna Zografou and Stella Douma

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:119

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  17. (1–3)-β-D glucans (BG) are cellular components of yeasts and fungi. Elevated blood levels may be an adjunct in diagnosing invasive fungal infection, though can be high in dialysis patients without fungaemia. B...

    Authors: Jonathan Wong, Yonglong Zhang, Oscar Swift, Malcolm Finkelman, Ashish Patidar, Sivaramakrishnan Ramanarayanan, Enric Vilar and Ken Farrington

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:118

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  18. In the past urine was considered sterile. Through the introduction of next generation sequencing, it has become clear that a urinary microbiome exists. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a major threat to ki...

    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 21:117

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:168

  19. Little is known about the relationship between acute kidney injury (AKI) and outcomes after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). We aimed to investigate associations between AK...

    Authors: Atsushi Hirayama, Tadahiro Goto and Kohei Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:116

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  20. This study was conducted to evaluate and update the current prevalence of and risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in a central Chinese urban population.

    Authors: Jia-Yu Duan, Guang-Cai Duan, Chong-Jian Wang, Dong-Wei Liu, Ying-Jin Qiao, Shao-Kang Pan, Deng-Ke Jiang, Yong Liu, Zi-Hao Zhao, Lu-Lu Liang, Fei Tian and Zhang-Suo Liu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:115

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  21. Non-adherence (NA) to immunosuppressants (IS) among renal transplant recipients (RTRs) is associated with higher risk of allograft rejection, graft loss, and mortality. A precise measurement of NA is indispens...

    Authors: Marietta Lieb, Tobias Hepp, Mario Schiffer, Mirian Opgenoorth and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:114

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  22. The advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has significantly improved the prognosis of patients with advanced malignancies. On the other hand, these drugs might cause immune-related adverse events (irAE...

    Authors: Natsumi Matsuoka, Kenji Tsuji, Eiki Ichihara, Takayuki Hara, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Kishio Toma, Shinji Kitamura, Kenichi Inagaki, Hitoshi Sugiyama and Jun Wada

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:113

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The purse-string suture has been widely used for bleeding control after percutaneous interventions through arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and graft (AVG), and it requires suture removal the next day. This study a...

    Authors: Qiquan Lai, Hui Zhang, Bo Chen, Xuejing Gao, Ling Chen, Bo Tu, Baifei Li, Bo Hu, Fan He, Yong Xu and Ziming Wan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:112

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  24. Monoclonal serum free light chains (sFLC) are a well-known cause of renal impairment (RI) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). As an indicator of monoclonality, sFLC ratio has acquired a key role in the dia...

    Authors: Alícia Molina-Andújar, Pau Robles, Maria T. Cibeira, Enrique Montagud-Marrahi, Elena Guillen, Marc Xipell, Miquel Blasco, Esteban Poch, Laura Rosiñol, Joan Bladé and Luis F. Quintana

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:111

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  25. Encapsulating-peritoneal-sclerosis (EPS) is a rare, but serious and life-threatening complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Treatment of EPS consists of discontinuation of PD and maintenance of nutritional ...

    Authors: Vassilios Liakopoulos, Panagiotis I. Georgianos, Vasilios Vaios, Stefanos Roumeliotis, Apostolos Karligkiotis and Pantelis E. Zebekakis

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:110

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a non-classical HLA molecule with immunomodulant and immunosuppressive functions, involved in transplantation tolerance. HLA-G14bp ins/del polymorphism in exon 8 has been ass...

    Authors: Daniela Piancatelli, Daniela Maccarone, Alessia Colanardi, Pierluigi Sebastiani, Katia Clemente, Samuele Iesari, Quirino Lai and Francesco Pisani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:109

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  27. Prior papers have been inconsistent regarding how much creatinine clearance (CrCl) overestimates glomerular filtration rate (GFR). A recent cross-sectional study suggested that measurement error alone could en...

    Authors: Xuehan Zhang, Andrew D. Rule, Charles E. McCulloch, John C. Lieske, Elaine Ku and Chi-yuan Hsu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:108

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  28. The conjunction of hepatitis and renal disease can be seen in several clinical context, including karyomegalic nephritis (KIN). Karyomegalic nephritis (KIN) is a rare genetic disease, with less than 50 cases r...

    Authors: Jonathan Dash, Patrick Saudan, Ariane Paoloni-Giacobino, Solange Moll and Sophie de Seigneux

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:107

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the approved number by the Ethical Committee was given incorrectly. In the section “Methods” stated that: The Central Ethical Commi...

    Authors: Rita Jacobs, Patrick M. Honore, Marc Diltoer and Herbert D. Spapen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:105

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2016 17:119

  30. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by systemic thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) reflected by hemolysis, anemia, thrombocytopenia and systemic organ injury. The optimal ma...

    Authors: Christoph Nunius, Maike Büttner-Herold, Simone Bertz, Mario Schiffer and Bjoern Buchholz

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:104

    Content type: Case report

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  31. High water hardness associated with high water fluoride and the geographical distribution of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka are well correlated. We undertook this study to obser...

    Authors: Thanusha Perera, Shirani Ranasinghe, Neil Alles and Roshitha Waduge

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:103

    Content type: Research article

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  32. P. multocida (Pasteurella multocida) is animal-sourced gram-negative coccobacillus which can be transmitted to human through many animals including household pets. P. multocida induced peritoneal dialysis-related...

    Authors: Haoran Mu, Man Yang, Yueyue Zhang, Yajing Zhang, Juan Wang, Weijie Yuan and Shu Rong

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:102

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Little is known about the changes in disease makers and risk factors in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) under nephrological care in Africa. This study aimed to evaluate the baseline level of markers...

    Authors: Halle Marie Patrice, Kengne Andre Pascal, Kaze Folefack François, Djantio Hilaire, Doualla Marie Solange, Ashuntantang Enow Gloria and Choukem Siméon Pierre

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:101

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  34. A randomized trial of a pedometer-based intervention with weekly activity goals led to a modest increase in step count among dialysis patients. In a secondary analysis, we investigated the effect of this inter...

    Authors: Anoop Sheshadri, Piyawan Kittiskulnam, Jennifer C. Lai and Kirsten L. Johansen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:100

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  35. Stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD-5) patients on haemodialysis (HD) are at high risk of accidental falls. Previous research has shown that frailty is one of the primary contributors to the increased risk of ...

    Authors: Tobia Zanotto, Thomas H. Mercer, Marietta L. van der Linden, Robert Rush, Jamie P. Traynor, Colin J. Petrie, Arthur Doyle, Karen Chalmers, Nicola Allan, Ilona Shilliday and Pelagia Koufaki

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:99

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  36. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is highly associated with mortality risk in children worldwide. Trauma can lead to AKI and is a leading cause of pediatric death in Africa. However, there is no information regarding ...

    Authors: Erica C. Bjornstad, William Muronya, Zachary H. Smith, Keisha Gibson, Amy K. Mottl, Anthony Charles, Stephen W. Marshall, Yvonne M. Golightly, Charles K. Munthali and Emily W. Gower

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:98

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  37. Growing evidence has shown that the gut-renal connection and gut microbiota dysbiosis play a critical role in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). However, the fecal microbiome profile in Chinese patients with...

    Authors: Xiaofang Hu, Jie Du, Yuhong Xie, Qiong Huang, Yi Xiao, Juan Chen, Siyuan Yan, Zhicheng Gong and Shaxi Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) syndromes are characterized by the association of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and organ injury due to arteriolar and capillary thrombosis.

    Authors: C. Philipponnet, J. Desenclos, M. Brailova, J. Aniort, J. L. Kemeny, C. Deville, V. Fremeaux-Bacchi, B. Souweine and A. E. Heng

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:96

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is growing population health concern worldwide, and with early identification and effective management, kidney disease progression can be slowed or prevented. Most patients with ri...

    Authors: Elizabeth P. Neale, Justin Middleton and Kelly Lambert

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:83

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a us...

    Authors: Hebing Guo, Jingyuan Liu, Lin Pu, Jingjing Hao, Ningning Yin, Yufeng Liu, Haofeng Xiong and Ang Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:95

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  41. In low-middle-income countries (LMICs), data regarding acute kidney injury (AKI) are scarce. AKI patients experience delayed diagnosis. This study aimed to evaluate whether delayed nephrologist consultation (N...

    Authors: Ginivaldo Victor Ribeiro do Nascimento, Marcela do Nascimento Silva, Juarez Duarte de Carvalho Neto, Ludgero Ribeiro Feitosa Filho and Jessica Duarte Antão

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:94

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  42. Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a life-threatening fungal infection that can occur in kidney transplantation (KT) recipients. A growing number of KT recipients are receiving perioperative treatment with rituxi...

    Authors: Young Hoon Kim, Jee Yeon Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Youngmin Ko, Ji Yoon Choi, Sung Shin, Joo Hee Jung, Su-Kil Park, Sung-Han Kim, Hyunwook Kwon and Duck Jong Han

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:93

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  43. The efficacy and safety of minimisation of immunosuppression including early steroid withdrawal in kidney transplant recipients treated with Basiliximab induction remains unclear.

    Authors: Mysore K. Phanish, Richard P. Hull, Peter A. Andrews, Joyce Popoola, Edward J. Kingdon and Iain A. M. MacPhee

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:92

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  44. Nutritional factors are associated with high mortality and morbidity in dialysis patients, and protein-energy wasting is regarded as an important one. The modality of dialysis may affect patients’ dietary beha...

    Authors: Seon-Mi Kim, Byung Chin Kang, Hyun-Jung Kim, Min-Sook Kyung, Hyung Jung Oh, Jung-Hyun Kim, Oran Kwon and Dong-Ryeol Ryu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:91

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  45. DD was found to be associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and renal insufficiency. However, it is uncertain whether DD is an independent risk factor of CI-AKI in patients undergoing pPCI.

    Authors: Kai-Yang Lin, Han-Chuan Chen, Hui Jiang, Sun-Ying Wang, Hong-Mei Chen, Zhi-Yong Wu, Feng Jiang, Yan-Song Guo and Peng-Li Zhu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:90

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  46. Left ventricular (LV) myocardial longitudinal diastolic strain rate measured by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI) was proved to have a better correlation with the LV diastolic function. We aime...

    Authors: Jing Zhu, Fei Shi, Tao You, Chao Tang and Jianchang Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:89

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Reductions in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are thought to be exacerbated by the low hemoglobin (Hb) levels that define anemia, a common complication of C...

    Authors: Heleen van Haalen, James Jackson, Bruce Spinowitz, Gary Milligan and Rebecca Moon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:88

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