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  1. Poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAGN) in the elderly tends to have a severe clinical course and often presents with crescentic necrotizing glomerulonephritis in the renal biopsy. However, vasculit...

    Authors: Keiko Yano, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Takashi Oda, Yoshihiko Ueda, Tatsuo Tsukamoto and Eri Muso

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:471

    Content type: Case report

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  2. A simpler method for detecting atherosclerosis obliterans is required in the clinical setting. Laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) is easy to perform and can accurately detect deterioration in skin perfusion. We per...

    Authors: Takeo Ishii, Shizuka Takabe, Yuki Yanagawa, Yuko Ohshima, Yasuhiro Kagawa, Atsuko Shibata and Kunio Oyama

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:470

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations of the GLA gene, followed by deficiency in α-galactosidase A (α-gal) activity. Nephrotic syndrome, as the renal phenotype of FD, is...

    Authors: Hironobu Fujisawa, Yosuke Nakayama, Shoichiro Nakao, Ryo Yamamoto, Yuka Kurokawa, Nao Nakamura, Akiko Nagata, Takahiro Tsukimura, Tadayasu Togawa, Hitoshi Sakuraba and Kei Fukami

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:469

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Acute kidney injury (AKI) commonly occurs in intensive care units (ICUs), leading to adverse clinical outcomes and increasing costs. However, there are limited epidemiological data of AKI in the critically ill...

    Authors: Li Jiang, Yibing Zhu, Xuying Luo, Ying Wen, Bin Du, Meiping Wang, Zhen Zhao, Yanyan Yin, Bo Zhu and Xiuming Xi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:468

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The goal of this study was to investigate the clinical and pathological features and prognosis of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) with focal segmental lesions.

    Authors: Jiatong Li, Bing Chen, Caifeng Gao, Jing Huang, Yongmei Wang, Shiyin Zhang, Ying Xu, Wenkai Guo and Rong Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:467

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Approximately 30% of patients on dialysis received combination therapy for their phosphate binder prescription; however, few studies for combined effects of phosphate binders are reported. For the purpose of e...

    Authors: Atsushi Yaguchi, Kenji Akahane, Kumi Tsuchioka, Saori Yonekubo, Shota Yamamoto, Yasuaki Tamai, Satoshi Tatemichi and Hiroo Takeda

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:465

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Although most cases of tubulointerstitial nephritis in paraproteinemia are monoclonal light chain deposition-mediated, interstitial nephritis as neoplastic interstitial cell infiltration has rarely been descri...

    Authors: Takako Saeki, Takashi Kuroha, Yuya Sato, Maasa Tamura, Akira Iguchi, Tomoyuki Ito, Hajime Yamazaki, Yumi Ito, Kazuhiro Yoshita, Naofumi Imai, Ichiei Narita and Hiroyuki Usuda

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:464

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Malnutrition and muscle wasting are common in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Their pathogenesis is complex and involves many molecules including Myostatin (Mstn), which acts as a negative regulator of skeletal m...

    Authors: Pasquale Esposito, Yuri Battaglia, Edoardo La Porta, Maria Antonietta Grignano, Elena Caramella, Alessando Avella, Sabrina Peressini, Nicodemo Sessa, Riccardo Albertini, Giuseppe Di Natali, Claudio Lisi, Marilena Gregorini and Teresa Rampino

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:462

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Figs. 3 and S3.

    Authors: Dena E. Cohen, Andrew Lee, Scott Sibbel, Deborah Benner, Steven M. Brunelli and Francesca Tentori

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:461

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2019 20:112

  10. C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) is a rare disease caused by inherited or acquired complement alternative pathway (CAP) dysregulation, which could also be secondary to monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined signifi...

    Authors: Lin-Lin Li, Zhi-Ying Li, Su-Xia Wang, Xiao-Juan Yu, Ying Tan, Yu Wang, Feng Yu and Ming-Hui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:459

    Content type: Case report

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  11. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the perioperative hemodynamic parameters and the occurrence of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury.

    Authors: Jifu Jin, Jiawei Yu, Su Chi Chang, Jiarui Xu, Sujuan Xu, Wuhua Jiang, Bo Shen, Yamin Zhuang, Chunsheng Wang, Xiaoqiang Ding and Jie Teng

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:458

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a well-known male-predominant inflammatory disease. This study aimed to assess the gender disparity in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in AS patients in China.

    Authors: Wenling Ye, Jing Zhuang, Yang Yu, Hang Li, Xiaomei Leng, Jun Qian, Yan Qin, Limeng Chen and Xue-mei Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:457

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Despite the obvious survival benefit compared to that among waitlist patients, outcomes of positive crossmatch kidney transplantation (KT) are generally inferior to those of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-compa...

    Authors: Deok Gie Kim, Juhan Lee, Younhee Park, Myoung Soo Kim, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Soon Il Kim, Yu Seun Kim, Beom Seok Kim and Kyu Ha Huh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:456

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The timing of when to initiate dialysis for progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients has not been well established. There has been a strong trend for early dialysis initiation for these patients over ...

    Authors: Xinju Zhao, Pei Wang, Lining Wang, Xiaonong Chen, Wen Huang, Yonghui Mao, Rihong Hu, Xiaohong Cheng, Caili Wang, Li Wang, Ping Zhang, Detian Li, Yuzhu Wang, Wenling Ye, Yuqing Chen, Qiang Jia…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:455

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Extracellular volume overload is a common problem in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is associated with excessive mortality. We determine the effectiveness of treating PD patients with extracellular volu...

    Authors: Man Ching Law, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Janny Suk-Fun Fung, Kai Ming Chow, Jack K.C. Ng, Wing-Fai Pang, Phyllis Mei-Shan Cheng, Chi Bon Leung and Cheuk Chun Szeto

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:454

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The effects of Simultaneous Pancreas Kidney Transplantation (SPKT) on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) warrants additional study and more target focus, since little is known about the mid- and long-term effec...

    Authors: Robert Sucher, Sebastian Rademacher, Nora Jahn, Max Brunotte, Tristan Wagner, Athanasios Alvanos, Elisabeth Sucher, Daniel Seehofer, Uwe Scheuermann and Hans-Michael Hau

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:453

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Flexitrate, an innovative regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) protocol, was compared to traditional RCA (tRCA) and Heparin anticoagulation protocols in intensive care patients treated with continuous renal ...

    Authors: Ilan Lenga, Wilma M. Hopman, Adam J. O’Connell, Francesca Hume and Charles C. Y. Wei

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at high risk of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE), which predicts ESKD risk among patients with CKD, has not been validated...

    Authors: Yeli Wang, Francis Ngoc Hoang Long Nguyen, John C. Allen, Jasmine Quan Lan Lew, Ngiap Chuan Tan and Tazeen H. Jafar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:451

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Physical activity (PA) is exceptionally low amongst the haemodialysis (HD) population, and physical inactivity is a powerful predictor of mortality, making it a prime focus for intervention. Objective measurem...

    Authors: Hannah M. L. Young, Mark W. Orme, Yan Song, Maurice Dungey, James O. Burton, Alice C. Smith and Sally J. Singh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:450

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Elderly, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and patients with heart failure who continue using renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) inhibitors, diuretics, or non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory drug...

    Authors: Suzanne J. Faber, Nynke D. Scherpbier, Hans J. G. Peters and Annemarie A. Uijen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:449

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In their correspondence, Hays et al. raise two main critiques of our recently published article entitled “Use of the KDQOL-36™ for assessment of health-related quality of life among dialysis patients in the Un...

    Authors: Dena E. Cohen, Andrew Lee, Scott Sibbel, Deborah Benner, Steven M. Brunelli and Francesca Tentori

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:448

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2019 20:447

  22. A recent article in the journal reported analyses of KDQOL-36™ survey data collected from 240,343 adults (330,412 surveys) dialyzed at a large dialysis organization in the United States during 2014–2016. The a...

    Authors: Ron D. Hays, John D. Peipert and Joel D. Kallich

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:447

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Nephrology 2019 20:112

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2019 20:448

  23. To investigate predictive factors related to graft failure of IgA nephropathy(IgAN) in renal allografts following living donor transplantation.

    Authors: Jin Zhang, Guo-dong Chen, Jiang Qiu, Guo-chang Liu, Li-zhong Chen, Kai Fu and Zi-xuan Wu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:446

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Galactomannan index (GMI) at a level higher than 0.5 provides high sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of fungal peritonitis. Here, we report the false-positive of GMI in peritoneal dialysis (PD) eff...

    Authors: Tamonwan Chamroensakchai, Wasin Manuprasert, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Kullaya Takkavatakarn, Nisa Thongbor, Bunpring Jaroenpattrawut and Talerngsak Kanjanabuch

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:445

    Content type: Case report

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  25. To investigate the correlation of M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) expression and serum anti-PLA2R antibody with the clinical parameters and prognosis of patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy...

    Authors: Dan Dong, Ting-ting Fan, Ying-ying Wang, Lu Zhang, Li Song and Li Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:444

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Proteinuria after kidney transplantation portends a worse graft survival. However the magnitude of proteinuria related to patient and graft survival and its correlation with donor and recipient characteristics...

    Authors: Davide Diena, Maria Messina, Consuelo De Biase, Fabrizio Fop, Edoardo Scardino, Maura M. Rossetti, Antonella Barreca, Aldo Verri and Luigi Biancone

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:443

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Successful renal transplantation (RT) reverses some of the cardiac changes and reduces cardiac mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Widened QRS-T angle reflects both ventricular repolarization and depolari...

    Authors: Andrzej Jaroszyński, Jacek Furmaga, Tomasz Zapolski, Tomasz Zaborowski, Sławomir Rudzki and Wojciech Dąbrowski

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:441

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Reliable, timely-onset, oral treatments with an acceptable safety profile for patients with hyperkalemia are needed. We examined the efficacy and safety of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (SZC; formerly ZS-9) t...

    Authors: Alpesh N. Amin, Jose Menoyo, Bhupinder Singh and Christopher S. Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:440

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In recent years, there has been a growing concern that abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) has a predictive effect on the prognosis of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, whether other vasc...

    Authors: Qingyu Niu, Huiping Zhao, Bei Wu, Shihming Tsai, Jian Wu, Meng Zhang, Lixia Lu, Jie Qiao, Chuncui Men, Li Zuo and Mei Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:439

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There is paucity of data using direct anti-viral agents (DAA) in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) infected with HCV-genotype 1 & 3. Aim of the study was to evaluate DAA therapy in patients infected w...

    Authors: Shafiq Ur Rehman Cheema, Muhammad Salman Rehman, Ghulam Hussain, Sidra Shafiq Cheema and Nooman Gilani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Despite improvement in short-term outcome of kidney transplants, the long-term survival of kidney transplants has not changed over past decades. Kidney biopsy is the gold standard of transplant pathology but i...

    Authors: Johanna Päivärinta, Vesa Oikonen, Anne Räisänen-Sokolowski, Tuula Tolvanen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Hidehiro Iida, Pirjo Nuutila, Kaj Metsärinne and Niina Koivuviita

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:437

    Content type: Research article

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  32. There is scarce data on CASR associations with dyslipidemia. We investigated in hemodialysis (HD) patients whether CASR single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs7652589 and rs1801725 have associations with dyslip...

    Authors: Alicja E. Grzegorzewska, Bartosz A. Frycz, Monika Świderska, Leszek Niepolski, Adrianna Mostowska and Paweł P. Jagodziński

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:436

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Experimental studies have demonstrated that hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) is associated with development of glomerular sclerosis. However, clinical case of such condition is very rare. Here we presente...

    Authors: Jia Zheng, Zhao Cui, Ji-cheng Lv, Hong-zhou Duan, Su-xia Wang, Jun-qing Zhang, Fu-de Zhou, Xiao-hui Guo and Ming-hui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:435

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for stroke in the general population. The impact of prior stroke on major clinical outcomes in CKD populations is poorly characterised.

    Authors: James Tollitt, Aghogho Odudu, Emma Flanagan, Rajkumar Chinnadurai, Craig Smith and Philip A. Kalra

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:432

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS) is a common glomerular disease in children. T cell dysfunction plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of PNS. Moreover, dysbiosis of gut microbiota contributes to immunologic...

    Authors: Yulin Kang, Dan Feng, Helen Ka-wai Law, Wei Qu, Ying Wu, Guang-hua Zhu and Wen-yan Huang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:434

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Renal hypouricemia (RHUC) is an inherited heterogenous disorder caused by faulty urate reabsorption transporters in the renal proximal tubular cells. Anaerobic exercise may induce acute kidney injury in indivi...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Furuto, Mariko Kawamura, Akio Namikawa, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuko Shibuya, Takayasu Mori and Eisei Sohara

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:433

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the vascular access of choice for patients on hemodialysis. Recent evidence suggests that AVF creation may slow estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline. The study obj...

    Authors: Valérie Bénard, Maude Pichette, Jean-Philippe Lafrance, Naoual Elftouh, Vincent Pichette, Louis-Philippe Laurin and Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:420

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Dysregulation of the B-cell activating factor (BAFF) system is involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Increased serum concentrations of BAFF are related to lupus nephritis and dise...

    Authors: Justa Friebus-Kardash, Marten Trendelenburg, Ute Eisenberger, Camillo Ribi, Carlo Chizzolini, Uyen Huynh-Do, Karl Sebastian Lang, Benjamin Wilde, Andreas Kribben, Oliver Witzke, Sebastian Dolff and Cornelia Hardt

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:430

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Research suggests that patients with end stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis have a higher rate of depression and dietary non adherence leading to hospitalization and mortality. The purpose of this rev...

    Authors: Mignote Hailu Gebrie and Jodi Ford

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:429

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The commonly used recommended criteria for renal recovery are not unequivocal. This study compared five different definitions of renal recovery in order to evaluate long-term outcomes of cardiac surgery associ...

    Authors: Jiarui Xu, Xialian Xu, Bo Shen, Yamin Zhuang, Lan Liu, Yimei Wang, Yi Fang, Zhe Luo, Jie Teng, Chunsheng Wang, Claudio Ronco, Jiawei Yu and Xiaoqiang Ding

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:427

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a hereditary disease characterized by the presence of renal cysts. Over time the expanding cysts lead to progressive renal failure. The use of tolvaptan,...

    Authors: Angela Maria Pellegrino, Luigi Annicchiarico Petruzzelli, Eleonora Riccio and Antonio Pisani

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:426

    Content type: Case report

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  42. The aberrant activation of complement system is critically involved in lupus nephropathy. Recent study showed complement C3 inhibitor was effective in the treatment of lupus nephropathy. In this study, we inve...

    Authors: Yu Shi, Wen Yao, Li Sun, Guomin Li, Haimei Liu, Peipei Ding, Weiguo Hu and Hong Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:424

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Dialysis patients experience high rates of foot ulceration. Although risk factors for ulceration have been extensively studied in patients with diabetes, there is limited high-quality, longitudinal evidence in...

    Authors: Michelle R. Kaminski, Katrina A. Lambert, Anita Raspovic, Lawrence P. McMahon, Bircan Erbas, Peter F. Mount, Peter G. Kerr and Karl B. Landorf

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:423

    Content type: Research article

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  44. IgG4-related disease, described around the years 2000 as a form of autoimmune pancreatitis, is now increasingly accepted as a systemic syndrome. The diagnosis is based on both comprehensive and organ-specific ...

    Authors: Giorgia Comai, Vania Cuna, Benedetta Fabbrizio, Elena Sabattini, Ornella Leone, Francesco Tondolo, Andrea Angeletti, Maria Cappuccilli, Rocco Liguori and Gaetano La Manna

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:418

    Content type: Case report

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