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  1. Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is frequently accompanied by symptoms of nausea, dizziness, fatigue, muscle spasm, and arrhythmia, which can adversely impact the daily lives of patients who undergo hemodialysi...

    Authors: Jianhua Wang, Jing Yao, Xiaoye Zhu, Tingting Wang, Jianda Lu, Qiubo Wei, Jun Xue, Yuanhao Wu and Li You
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:209
  2. Tubulointerstitial lesions play a pivotal role in the progression of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Elevated N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) in urine is released from damaged proximal tubular epithelial cells (...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Shaomin Gong, Yichun Ning, Yang Li, Huili Zhou, Luna He, Lin Lin, Shi Jin, Ziyan Shen, Bowen Zhu, Fang Li, Jie Li, Xiao Tan, Xiaoyan Jiao, Yiqin Shi and Xiaoqiang Ding
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:208
  3. The kidney is particularly vulnerable to toxins due to its abundant blood supply, active tubular reabsorption, and medullary interstitial concentration. Currently, calcium phosphate-induced and calcium oxalate...

    Authors: Xiangtuo Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Ruiying Zhang, Yingxuan Zhang and Lei Cao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:207
  4. Vaspin is an adipokine that regulates glucose and lipid metabolism. Plasma vaspin level is increased in chronic kidney disease but decreased in hemodialysis patients. However, plasma vaspin level in peritoneal...

    Authors: Win Hlaing Than, Gordon Chun-Kau Chan, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Ka-Bik Lai, Ronald Cheong-Kin Chan, Jeromy Yuen Chun Teoh, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Kai-Ming Chow, Phyllis Mei-Shan Cheng, Philip Kam-Tao Li and Cheuk-Chun Szeto
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:206
  5. Home hemodialysis (HHD) offers several clinical, quality of life and cost-saving benefits for patients with end-stage kidney disease. While uptake of this modality has increased in recent years, its prevalence...

    Authors: Estelle Tran, Oliver Karadjian, Christopher T. Chan and Emilie Trinh
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:205
  6. Older individuals with multiple comorbidities and especially patients with multiple myeloma are at higher risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. When patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are also affected by SARS-CoV-...

    Authors: Gabriele Donati, Agnieszka Przygocka, Fulvia Zappulo, Gisella Vischini, Sabrina Valente and Gaetano La Manna
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:204

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2023 24:264

  7. Abnormalities of serum sodium are associated with increased mortality risk in hospitalised patients, but it is unclear whether, and to what extent other factors influence this relationship. We investigated the...

    Authors: Conor Walsh, Leonard D. Browne, Robert Gilligan, Rose Galvin, Liam Glynn, Cathal Walsh and Austin G. Stack
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:203
  8. Minimal change disease (MCD), a pathological type of nephrotic syndrome (NS), can occur in patients with tumors. We report two adult cases of MCD associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), known to be ...

    Authors: Juanjuan Yin, Zexuan Li, Zedong Hao, Zhuanzhuan Yu, Weimin Yu, Guang Yang and Xiaojun Ren
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:202
  9. Tubulointerstitial nephritis with IgM-positive plasma cells (IgMPC-TIN) is a newer disease about which there are many unclear points. Glucocorticoid therapy is effective in many cases of IgMPC-TIN; however, re...

    Authors: Ryota Akagi, Akira Ishii, Keiichi Kaneko, Naoya Kondo, Hideki Yokoi, Takeshi Matsubara, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Yoshihiko Kanno and Motoko Yanagita
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:201
  10. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare and life-threatening disorder characterized by systemic inflammation and organ failure as a result of dysregulated immune cell activation. HLH can be induced ...

    Authors: Jiyuan Li, Chen Gao, Xuejing Zhu, Danyi Yang, Wendan Mao, Hengchang Yao, Mingyang Deng, Liang Tan, Helong Dai, Xubiao Xie, Longkai Peng and Fenghua Peng
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:200
  11. Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G (IgG) deposits (PGNMID) is a disease entity with nonorganized granular glomerular deposition with monoclonal proteins of both heavy and light c...

    Authors: Shoko Miura, Kan Katayama, Yuka Sugimoto, Fumika Tanaka, Mutsuki Mori, Daisuke Takahashi, Ryosuke Saiki, Yosuke Hirabayashi, Tomohiro Murata, Isao Tawara and Kaoru Dohi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:199
  12. Ferritin levels are used to make decisions on therapy of iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hyperferritinaemia, common among patients with CKD from the Northern Territory (NT) of Au...

    Authors: Sandawana William Majoni, Jane Nelson, Jessica Graham, Asanga Abeyaratne, David Kiran Fernandes, Sajiv Cherian, Geetha Rathnayake, Jenna Ashford, Lynn Hocking, Heather Cain, Robert McFarlane, Paul Damian Lawton, Federica Barzi, Sean Taylor and Alan Cass
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:198
  13. Appropriate management of anemia in patients with hemodialysis (HD) involves the administration of iron supplementation and erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs), in addition to monitoring the response. Thi...

    Authors: Samah W. Al-Jabi, Nada S. Rajabi, Amer A. Koni and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:197
  14. Machine Learning has been increasingly used in the medical field, including managing patients undergoing hemodialysis. The random forest classifier is a Machine Learning method that can generate high accuracy ...

    Authors: Hiroko Inoue, Megumi Oya, Masashi Aizawa, Kyogo Wagatsuma, Masatomo Kamimae, Yusuke Kashiwagi, Masayoshi Ishii, Hanae Wakabayashi, Takayuki Fujii, Satoshi Suzuki, Noriyuki Hattori, Narihito Tatsumoto, Eiryo Kawakami and Katsuhiko Asanuma
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:196
  15. Shared decision making (SDM) is a collaborative effort between healthcare professionals, individuals with CKD whereby clinical evidence, expected outcomes and potential side-effects are balanced with individua...

    Authors: Björn Meijers, Karolien Wellekens, Marco Montomoli, Karmela Altabas, Jessica Geter, Kate McCarthy, Thierry Lobbedez, Rumeyza Kazancioglu and Nicola Thomas
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:195
  16. Numerous factors are likely to result in poor treatment adherence, which is one of the important factors contributing to increased complications and the low efficacy of hemodialysis (HD), particularly inadequa...

    Authors: Mohsen Torabikhah, Zahra Farsi and Seyedeh Azam Sajadi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:194
  17. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common and serious clinical syndrome. There is increasing recognition of heterogeneity in observed AKI across different clinical settings. In this analysis we have utilised a lar...

    Authors: Winnie Magadi, Javeria Peracha, William S McKane, Manuela Savino, Fiona Braddon, Retha Steenkamp and Dorothea Nitsch
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:193
  18. We determined the clinical presentation and outcomes of the Omicron variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in hemodialysis patients and identified the risk factors for severe coro...

    Authors: Nam-Seon Beck, Soomin Song, Taesung Park, So-Hyeon Hong, Jang Jeong-Eun, Kyoung-Hwan Kim, Joung-Il Im and Sae-Yong Hong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:191
  19. The French Renal Epidemiology and Information Network (REIN) registry collect dialysis initiation context for each patient starting dialysis with a flawed definition of urgent start dialysis (USD). The main ob...

    Authors: Amin Tachikart, Clément Vachey, Charline Vauchy, Caroline Savet, Didier Ducloux and Cécile Courivaud
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:190
  20. Hemodialysis patients are prone to gastrointestinal bleeding, and Mallory-Weiss syndrome (MWS) is one of the causes. Mallory-Weiss syndrome is often induced by severe vomiting, manifests as upper gastrointesti...

    Authors: Shuai-Shuai Shi, Xian-Zhu Yang, Xiao-ye Zhang, Lei Huang, Hui-Dan Guo, Shuang-fang Li, Wei Zhang and Yi-Qiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:188
  21. Light and heavy chain deposition disease (LHCDD) is a rare condition characterised by the deposition of immunoglobulin components in the kidneys. Similarly, Amyloidosis is also caused by the deposition of ligh...

    Authors: Yuki Shimamoto, Naoki Takahashi, Nagaaki Katoh, Yuki Matsui, Yusuke Mochizuki, Masanori Ito, Masahide Yazaki, Fuyuki Kametani, Kenji Kasuno, Yoshiki Sekijima, Hironobu Naiki and Masayuki Iwano
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:187
  22. Pulse wave analysis may be useful to assess fistula function. We aimed to prospectively evaluate if convenient oscillometric devices are applicable to detect flow below 500 ml/min in a real life clinical setting.

    Authors: Veit Busch, Joachim Streis, Sandra Müller, Niklas Mueller, Felix S. Seibert, Thomas Felderhoff and Timm H. Westhoff
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:186
  23. There is growing emphasis on the need for ensuring person-centred care for patients living with chronic kidney disease as this will benefit patients, providers, and healthcare systems alike. Nevertheless, less...

    Authors: Amie Cotta and Maria Kristiansen
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:185
  24. The phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) associated with membranous nephropathy (MN) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease associated with PLA2R and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes. Familial PLA2R-related MN i...

    Authors: Yan-jiao Cheng, Xiao-yu Jia, Hong-ru Cao, Xiao-yi Zhao, Xu-jie Zhou, Xiao-juan Yu, Rong Xu, Fu-de Zhou, Su-xia Wang, Zhao Cui and Ming-hui Zhao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:183
  25. Tolvaptan slows kidney function decline in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) who are at risk of rapid progression. Given that treatment requires commitment to long-term use, we...

    Authors: Michael Lioudis, Xiaolei Zhou, Eric Davenport, Sasikiran Nunna, Holly B. Krasa, Dorothee Oberdhan and Ancilla W. Fernandes
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:182
  26. The clinical presentation of renal diseases can vary widely. The lack of a comprehensive national registry for Sri Lanka makes it difficult to provide a detailed record of the various clinical presentations an...

    Authors: Chanaka Muthukuda, Vindika Suriyakumara, Cherine Sosai, Thilina Samarathunga, Maithili Laxman and Arjuna Marasinghe
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:181
  27. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus and a leading cause of kidney failure worldwide. Despite its prevalence, the mechanisms underlying early kidney damage in DKD ...

    Authors: Wanting Shi, Weibo Le, Qiaoli Tang, Shaolin Shi and Jingsong Shi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:180
  28. Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a potentially organ and life-threatening condition affecting patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Cases of proteasome inhibitor-induced TMA and specifically carfilzomib-indu...

    Authors: Lorenzo Catanese, Katharina Link and Harald Rupprecht
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:179
  29. A significant barrier to biomarker development in the field of acute kidney injury (AKI) is the use of kidney function to identify candidates. Progress in imaging technology makes it possible to detect early s...

    Authors: Jennifer R. Charlton, Teng Li, Teresa Wu, Kimberly deRonde, Yanzhe Xu, Edwin J. Baldelomar and Kevin M. Bennett
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:178
  30. Peritoneal catheter related infection is one of the main complications and the major cause of technical failure of peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment. However, PD catheter tunnel infection can be difficult to ...

    Authors: Fang Cao, Li Zhang, Yiping Ruan, Miao Lin and Fuyuan Hong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:177
  31. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is recommended as a treatment for IgA nephropathy (IgAN) to control proteinuria. The long-term effects of HCQ compared to systemic corticosteroid therapy remain unclear.

    Authors: Feng-Lei Si, Chen Tang, Ji-Cheng Lv, Su-Fang Shi, Xu-Jie Zhou, Li-Jun Liu and Hong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:175
  32. Medication adherence is a key component of successful dialysis in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to use the Capability-Opportunity-Motivation and Behavior (COM-B) model in order to i...

    Authors: Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Behrooz Hamzeh, Hamidreza Omrani, Sharareh Esmailli, Saeid Khakzad and Farzad Jalilian
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:174
  33. Piperacillin is one of the most common drugs that cause drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia, but a complete description of the serological features and course of the disease is rare. This study completely des...

    Authors: Yong Wu, Yuanjun Wu, Ganping Guo, Jiajun Zeng, Yan Liu and Yueqin Wu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:173
  34. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a highly prevalent disease that has life-threatening consequences like micro and macrovascular complication. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the common consequences of T2...

    Authors: Samaneh Mohassel Azadi, Reza Fadaei, Ramtin Omid-Shafaat, Jalil Hosseini and Nariman Moradi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:172
  35. Community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) is common among hospitalized patients and has a poor prognosis. Research is scarce on the impact of a CA-AKI episode among patients without preexisting kidney di...

    Authors: Christel Gross, Junmei Miao Jonasson, David Buchebner and Björn Agvall
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:171
  36. The association between serum β2-microglobulin (β2M) levels and the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients undergoing maintenanc...

    Authors: Yu-Xin Jin, Shuang Zhang, Jia Xiao, Zhi-Hong Wang, Cui Dong, Lian-Lian You, Ting-Ting Kuai, Yu Zhang and Shu-Xin Liu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:170
  37. Hyperkalemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hyperkalemia is associated with mortality, CKD progression, hospitalization, and high healthcare costs in patients with CKD. We developed ...

    Authors: Hsin-Hsiung Chang, Jung-Hsien Chiang, Chun-Chieh Tsai and Ping-Fang Chiu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:169
  38. A vegetarian diet is a popular alternative to the casual diet - it is considered healthy, and was proven to positively affect cardiovascular health. The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) progression is a major issu...

    Authors: Łukasz Świątek, Jan Jeske, Miłosz Miedziaszczyk and Ilona Idasiak-Piechocka
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:168
  39. Phosphates, similar to urea, are small molecular substances that can be cleared during dialysis. Dialytic phosphate reduction rate (PRR) may, to some extent, be related to the relative amount of phosphates cle...

    Authors: Shuixiu Yang, Zongli Diao, Wenhu Liu and Wang Guo
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:167
  40. The widening supply–demand imbalance for kidneys necessitates finding ways to reduce rejection and improve transplant outcomes. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) epitope compatibility between donor and recipient m...

    Authors: Louisa Edwards, Colene Bentley, Michael Burgess, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, David Hartell, Paul Keown and Stirling Bryan
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:165
  41. Visceral disseminated varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is a rare but life-threatening complication in immunosuppressed patients. Herein, we report a survival case of visceral disseminated VZV infection i...

    Authors: Yuri Ishino, Hirotaka Fukasawa, Shuhei Kitamoto, Daisuke Nakagami, Mai Kaneko, Hideo Yasuda and Ryuichi Furuya
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:164
  42. Changes of serum galectin-3 (Gal-3) is associated with the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, current literature indicates that the given results remain debatable and inconsistent. Hence, the ...

    Authors: Yong Guo, Ling Li and Shanbiao Hu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:163

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2023 24:221

  43. The exact optimal timing of dialysis for ESKD patients remains unknown. This study systematically reviewed the available evidence with regard to the optimal initiation of maintenance dialysis in ESKD patients.

    Authors: Xiaoyan Jia, Xueqing Tang, Yunfeng Li, Dongmei Xu and Paulo Moreira
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:162
  44. Continuous kidney replacement therapy (CKRT) is an increasingly common intervention for critically ill patients with kidney failure. Because CKRT affects body temperature, detecting infections in patients on C...

    Authors: Douglas W. Challener, Xiaolan Gao, Shahrzad Tehranian, Kianoush B. Kashani and John C. O’Horo
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:161
  45. IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common glomerulonephritis globally. Because of the heterogeneity of the disease prognostic biomarkers are highly needed.

    Authors: Sigridur Elíasdóttir, Alina Khramova, Aso Saeed, Gregor Guron, Roberto Boi, Johan Mölne, Kerstin Ebefors and Jenny Nyström
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:160

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