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  1. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is one of the leading causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults. This epidemiological study describes a renal centre’s 20-year experience of primary FSGS.

    Authors: Thomas McDonnell, Joshua Storrar, Rajkumar Chinnadurai, Calvin Heal, Constantina Chrysochou, James Ritchie, Francesco Rainone, Dimitrios Poulikakos, Philip Kalra and Smeeta Sinha
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:365
  2. Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and aortic stenosis. However, the data on the relationship between Lp(a) and mildly reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ...

    Authors: Hong Zhang, Rui Chen, Shoukui Xiang, Pei Gao, Jing Zhu, Long Wang, Xiaohong Jiang, Fei Hua and Xiaolin Huang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:364
  3. Organ measurements derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have the potential to enhance our understanding of the precise phenotypic variations underlying many clinical conditions.

    Authors: Marjola Thanaj, Nicolas Basty, Madeleine Cule, Elena P. Sorokin, Brandon Whitcher, Ramprakash Srinivasan, Rachel Lennon, Jimmy D. Bell and E. Louise Thomas
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:362
  4. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a serious chronic complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is an important factor in the regulation of pathological processes in DN, and excessive ...

    Authors: Teng Liu, Yu-qing Jin, Qi Wang, Cong-hui Jia, Wei-yan Ren, Jia-yi Liu, Lei Yang and Hong-min Luo
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:361
  5. Growing evidence has demonstrated that patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) are more likely to experience cognitive impairment than patients with non-dialysis end-stage renal disease (ESRD); however, t...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Siyang Wu, Jin Zhang, Yuanyuan Li, Yonggui Wu and Xiangming Qi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:360
  6. Fibronectin glomerulopathy is a rare genetic nephropathy with only a few cases of post-transplant recurrence being reported previously. We highlight a case that was initially misdiagnosed and emphasize the imp...

    Authors: Nathaniel Klair, Salman B. Mahmood, Rasha El-Rifai, Cynthia C. Nast, Lihong Bu and Adam Bregman
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:359
  7. This study aimed to identify the factors relating to moderately increased albuminuria among middle-aged and older individuals in Japan.

    Authors: Shoichi Fukuda, Ukyo Shirase, Shigeru Ogimoto, Mai Nakagawa, Kazumi Nakagawa, Ayumu Tominaga and Hisayoshi Morioka
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:358
  8. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the most common microvascular complication of diabetes, which has been a major cause of end-stage renal failure. Diagnosing diabetic kidney disease is important to prevent long...

    Authors: Xue-hong Zhou, Shu-yan Liu, Bo Yang, Yong-feng Li and Bao-hua Hou
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:357
  9. Services for patients with kidney disease underwent radical adaptations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We undertook an online national survey of UK kidney centres to understand the nature, range, and de...

    Authors: Lucy Mackintosh, Amanda Busby, Ken Farrington, Janine Hawkins, Sarah Afuwape, Paul Bristow, Maria Da Silva-Gane, Natalie Hall, Tess Harris, Joanna Hudson, Sam Norton, Paula Ormandy, Christina J. Pearce, Shalini Santhakumaran, Shivani Sharma, Sivakumar Sridharan…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:356
  10. Scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) is a critical kidney involvement of systemic sclerosis (SSc), often resulting in end-stage renal disease. Although the recurrence of SRC in the allograft has been reported, the d...

    Authors: Hajime Sanada, Satoshi Hara, Makoto Horita, Hiroyuki Kawahara, Misaki Yoshida, Yoshinori Takahashi, Shunsuke Tsuge, Takeshi Zoshima, Ryo Nishioka, Kiyoaki Ito, Ichiro Mizushima, Takashi Matsushita and Mitsuhiro Kawano
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:355
  11. Prolonged hemodialysis (HD) is performed from 6 to 12 h and can last up to 24 h. To prevent system clotting some studies suggest that Regional Citrate Anticoagulation (RCA) use reduces bleeding rates relative ...

    Authors: Jorge Alberto Menegasso Vieira, Isabel Cristina Reinheimer, Amanda Corrêa dos Santos, Fernando Kowarick Halperin, Luiza Aguirre Susin, Lia Portella Staub, Raquel Jaqueline Eder Ribeiro, Julia Braga da Silveira, Lucas Friedrich Fontoura, Diego Candido de Souza, Karen Patrícia Nunes, Vandrea Carla de Souza, Luciano da Silva Selistre and Carlos Eduardo Poli-de-Figueiredo
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:353
  12. The intricate relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) presents a global challenge for prevention of hypertension-related CKD. This study’s objective is to analyze age, gender, region...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Qin He, Qiying Li, Min Tian, Xiaojiao Li, Xufeng Yao, Dongmei He and Chunying Deng
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:352

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2024 25:11

  13. Nephropathic Cystinosis (NC), a rare disease characterised by intra-lysosomal accumulation of cystine, results in progressive kidney failure (KF). Compliance to lifelong oral cysteamine, the only therapy, is o...

    Authors: Seun Lashilola, Weiwei Xu, Khashayar Azimpour, Michael McCarthy, Sara Carlot, David Game and Judith van der Voort
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:351
  14. Disability in activities of daily living (ADL) significantly increases the risk of mortality among patients undergoing hemodialysis. Malnutrition and decreased exercise capacity are closely correlated with ADL...

    Authors: Junhui Li, Zhi Wang, Qiannan Zhang, Huiping Zhang, Yuxin Shen, Qi Zhang, Guihua Jian, Dongsheng Cheng and Niansong Wang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:350
  15. Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in humans and constitutes a major public health burden. It is a multisystemic condition with long-term renal complications. Early detection of si...

    Authors: Hakeem Edun Babatunde, Afeez Oyesola Bello, Muhammed A. Nurudeen Adeboye, Olumuyiwa Shola Folayan, Olugoke Ezekiel Ojewole and Usman Abubakar
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:349
  16. Kidney failure is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The incidence of kidney failure in Somalia has been increasing in recent years. There is no data available on the causes of chr...

    Authors: Hamze Ibrahim Rage, Suleyman A Ers, Abdirazak Y Kahin, Muraad M Elmi, Abdiaziz A Mohamed and Pranaw Kumar Jha
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:347
  17. Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment option for most patients with end-stage kidney disease given the significantly lower morbidity and mortality rates compared to remaining on dialysis. Rejection a...

    Authors: Anna Rainey, Gareth J. McKay, Jane English, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Alexander Peter Maxwell and Michael Corr
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:346
  18. Patients with kidney failure on hemodialysis (HD) experience considerable symptom burden and poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL). There is limited use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in fa...

    Authors: Neeru Agarwal, Karan K. Shah, Kathryn Dansie, Paul N. Bennett, Lavern Greenham, Chris Brown, Brendan Smyth, Stephen McDonald, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Andrea K. Viecelli and Rachael L. Morton
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:345
  19. Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked inherited lysosomal disorder due to a deficiency of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (α-gla) due to mutations in the GLA gene. These mutations result in plasma and lysosome ac...

    Authors: Pasquale Esposito, Carmela Caputo, Monica Repetto, Alberto Somaschini, Bellone Pietro, Paolo Colomba, Carmela Zizzo, Angelica Parodi, Valentina Zanetti, Marco Canepa, Virginia Eustachi, Francesca Sanguineri, Paola Mandich and Francesca Viazzi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:344
  20. Although Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) incidence is increasing worldwide, data investigating its cost are lacking. This population-wide study aimed to describe the characteristics and costs of hospital stays with,...

    Authors: Céline Monard, Thomas Rimmelé, Esther Blanc, Mélanie Goguillot, Stève Bénard and Julien Textoris
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:343
  21. Identifying age-related trend of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is necessary to assess whether kidney function is healthily aging. This study aimed to investigate the application of CKD-EPI, FAS, ...

    Authors: Lu Wei, Xue Shen, Juan Zhang, Zhenzhu Yong, Qun Zhang and Weihong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:342
  22. Despite the recognized high symptom prevalence in haemodialysis population, how these symptoms change over time and its implications for clinical practice and research is poorly understood.

    Authors: Pann Ei Hnynn Si, Mónica Hernández-Alava, Louese Dunn, Martin Wilkie and James Fotheringham
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:341
  23. Culture-negative peritonitis is a serious complication in patients undergoing maintenance peritoneal dialysis (PD) and occurs in up to 40% of all peritonitis episodes. Despite its high incidence, data regardin...

    Authors: Kittiphan Chienwichai, Sorawat Sangaew, Laksamee Chuachanpipat and Arunchai Chang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:340
  24. Mortality is high within the first few months of starting chronic dialysis. Pre-ESKD trajectory of kidney function has been shown to be predictive of early death after dialysis initiation. We aim to better und...

    Authors: Raymond K. Hsu, Anna D. Rubinsky, Michael G. Shlipak, Kirsten L. Johansen, Michelle M. Estrella, Benjamin J. Lee, Carmen A. Peralta and Chi-yuan Hsu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:339
  25. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising in Malaysia. Early detection is necessary to prevent disease progression, especially in terms of cardiovascular (CV) risk, the main cause of death in en...

    Authors: Ruslinda Mustafar, Khairun Amalin Mohd Hishamuddin, Rozita Mohd, Lydia Kamaruzaman, Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim, Yong Meng Hsien, Tan Kuan Sze, Wan Mimi Diyana Wan Zaki, Aziah Ali and Arbaiyah Bain
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:338
  26. Knowledge on prevalence, comorbidities and consequences of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is mandatory to estimate the potential of cardiovascular risk management on a population level. We studied the prevalence...

    Authors: Marc G. Vervloet, Hilda JI de Jong, Jan Pander and Jetty A. Overbeek
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:337
  27. Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acquired disorder characterised by a low platelet count due to immune-mediated destruction and impaired platelet production. Here we report a rare case of primary cytomegalo...

    Authors: Tomohiro Takehara, Hayato Nishida, Kazunobu Ichikawa, Yuka Hosokawa, Takaaki Nawano, Satoshi Takai, Hiroki Fukuhara, Masahito Himuro, Norihiko Tsuchiya and Masafumi Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:336
  28. CKD of unknown etiology (CKDu) disproportionately affects young people in Central America who lack traditional CKD risk factors (diabetes and hypertension) and has instead been variably linked to heat stress, ...

    Authors: Anna Strasma, Ángel Mejía Reyes, Aurora Aragón, Indiana López, Lawrence P. Park, Susan L. Hogan, Nathan Thielman, Christina Wyatt and Marvin González-Quiroz
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:335
  29. Continuous renal replacement therapy is a relatively common modality applied to critically ill patients with renal impairment. To maintain stable continuous renal replacement therapy, sufficient blood flow thr...

    Authors: Leerang Lim, Jung Yeon Park, Hannah Lee, Seung-Young Oh, Christine Kang and Ho Geol Ryu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:334
  30. Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most prevalent hereditary kidney disease and the fourth leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). Ne...

    Authors: Li-Chi Chen, Yi-Chi Chu, Tzongshi Lu, Hugo Y.-H. Lin and Ta-Chien Chan
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:333
  31. While the association between decreased serum albumin (ALB) levels and increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) is well established, the risk of death among patients with AKI with low serum ALB levels is un...

    Authors: Kaibi Yang, Nan Yang, Wenbo Sun, Limiao Dai, Juan Jin, Juan Wu and Qiang He
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:332
  32. In renal transplant patients, bisphosphonates may prevent bone loss, but little is known about their effects on bone microarchitecture and geometrical hip parameters, as the key factors of bone stability. This...

    Authors: Alireza Dabbaghmanesh, Marzieh Bakhshayeshkaram, Sharareh Roshanzamir, Arzhang Naseri, Mohammad Mahdi Dabbaghmanesh, Seyed Taghi Heydari, Pedram Talehzadeh, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh and Shahrokh Ezzatzadegan Jahromi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:331
  33. Adrenal function tests (Synacthen test) in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients are currently performed off dialysis. The study aimed to demonstrate equivalence of serum cortisol concentrations pre- and during H...

    Authors: Manuela Nickler, Susanne Stampf, Luca Bernasconi, Stephan Segerer, Claudine A. Blum and Min Jeong Kim
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:330
  34. Glomerular lipidosis is a rare histological feature presenting the extensive glomerular accumulation of lipids with or without histiocytic infiltration, which develops under various conditions. Among its vario...

    Authors: Kentaro Sugisaki, Takahiro Uchida, Sachiko Iwama, Masaaki Okihara, Isao Akashi, Yu Kihara, Osamu Konno, Masayuki Kuroda, Junki Koike, Hitoshi Iwamoto and Takashi Oda
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:329
  35. Postoperative acute kidney injury (PO-AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. We aimed to evaluate whether machine learning algorithms could significantly improve the risk prediction of PO-AKI.

    Authors: Jicheng Jiang, Xinyun Liu, Zhaoyun Cheng, Qianjin Liu and Wenlu Xing
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:326
  36. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) causes significant mortality and morbidity in people with impaired kidney function. Previous observational research has demonstrated reduced use of invasive management strateg...

    Authors: Jemima Scott, Patrick Bidulka, Dominic M. Taylor, Udaya Udayaraj, Fergus J. Caskey, Kate Birnie, John Deanfield, Mark de Belder, Spiros Denaxas, Clive Weston, David Adlam and Dorothea Nitsch
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:325
  37. BK polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (BKPyVAN) has become a major cause of kidney dysfunction and graft loss in kidney transplant recipients. On rare occasion, polyomavirus has also been known to affect nati...

    Authors: Keita Takae, Yuki Ueno, Masumi Shojima, Hiroshi Nagae, Takako Nakano, Shohei Takata, Ritsuko Katafuchi, Kosuke Masutani, Toshiaki Nakano and Yusuke Kuroki
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:323
  38. Later stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with poorer self-perceived health-related quality of life (HRQOL), a major consideration for many patients. Psychological factors such as depression and a...

    Authors: Sarah So, Mark A Brown and Kelly Li
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:322
  39. Non-adherence to medication is a common and complex issue faced by individuals undergoing hemodialysis (HD). However, more knowledge is needed about modifiable factors influence on non-adherence. This study in...

    Authors: Trine Mechta Nielsen, Trine Marott, Mads Hornum, Bo Feldt-Rasmussen, Thomas Kallemose and Thordis Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:321
  40. Very scanty evidence is available on factors influencing the choice of immunosuppressive drug therapy after kidney transplantation.

    Authors: Alessandro C. Rosa, Marco Finocchietti, Nera Agabiti, Paolo Menè, Maria Elena Bracaccia, Arianna Bellini, Marco Massari, Stefania Spila Alegiani, Lucia Masiero, Gaia Bedeschi, Massimo Cardillo, Ersilia Lucenteforte, Giuseppe Piccolo, Olivia Leoni, Eliana Ferroni, Silvia Pierobon…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:320
  41. Without effective intervention, primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) causes oxalate-induced kidney damage, leading to end-stage kidney disease and serious complications throughout the body. Although PH1 carries ...

    Authors: David Danese, Diana Goss, Carla Romano and Catherine Gupta
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:319
  42. Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a condition associated with hypercoagulability. Thromboembolic events are a well-recognized complication of NS. Venous thrombosis is well known, while arterial thrombosis, which is m...

    Authors: Xinqiang Han, Peng Zhao, Zhu Wang, Xingang Ji and Mengpeng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:318
  43. Kidney volume provides important information for the diagnosis and prognosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), as well as for the evaluation of the effects of drugs such as tolvaptan. No...

    Authors: Jaeyeong Yoo, Jin up Kim, Jisu Kim, Sohyun Jeon, Young-jin Song, Kwang-ho Choi, Seok-hyung Kim, Jong-woo Yoon and Hyunsuk Kim
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:317
  44. Kidney supportive care (KSC) represents a novel approach wherein a multidisciplinary team of nephrology experts offers active symptom management, advance care planning, shared decision-making, conservative tre...

    Authors: Xue Li and Jin Kai Luo
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:316

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