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  1. Although recovery of renal functions in dialysis dependent patients is estimated to be greater than 1%, there are no indicators that actually suggest such revival of renal function. Residual renal function in ...

    Authors: Mahendra Agraharkar, Vasudevan Nair and Matthew Patlovany
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2003 4:9
  2. Renal involvement in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection has been suggested to be due to a variety of immunological processes. However, the precise mechanism by which the kidneys are damaged in t...

    Authors: Isao Ohsawa, Yuki Uehara, Sumiko Hashimoto, Morito Endo, Takayuki Fujita and Hiroyuki Ohi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2003 4:7
  3. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by inflammatory serositis (fever, peritonitis, synovitis and pleuritis). The gene locus responsible for FMF was identified in ...

    Authors: Patrick W Fisher, L Tammy Ho, Robert Goldschmidt, Ronald J Semerdjian and Gregory W Rutecki
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2003 4:6
  4. The use and possible effects of factors known to improve outcomes in patients with human immunodeficiency virus associated nephropathy (HIVAN), namely of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE) and anti...

    Authors: Kevin C Abbott, Fernando C Trespalacios, Lawrence Y Agodoa and Tejinder S Ahuja
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2003 4:5
  5. Oxidative stress may play a critical role in the vascular disease of end stage renal failure and hemodialysis patients. Studies, analyzing either discrete analytes and antioxidant substances, or the integrated...

    Authors: Niki Malliaraki, Dimitris Mpliamplias, Marilena Kampa, Kostas Perakis, Andrew N Margioris and Elias Castanas
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2003 4:4
  6. Atherosclerotic ischemic renal disease is a frequent cause of end-stage renal failure leading to dialysis among the elderly; Its prevalence is inferred from autopsy or retrospective arteriographic studies. Thi...

    Authors: Giorgio Coen, Santo Calabria, Silvia Lai, Eleonora Moscaritolo, Italo Nofroni, Giuseppe Ronga, Michele Rossi, Guido Ventroni, Daniela Sardella, Michele Ferrannini, Alvaro Zaccaria and Rosario Cianci
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2003 4:2
  7. In the United States, transjugular renal biopsies using the Quickcore™ side cut needle system have previously been described primarily for transjugular renal biopsy in patients with concurrent liver and kidney...

    Authors: Kevin C Abbott, Franco M Musio, Ellen M Chung, Nick N Lomis, John D Lane and Christina M Yuan
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2002 3:5
  8. Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis is a life threatening condition usually occurring in diabetics. Management of this condition has traditionally been aggressive and surgery is considered mandatory. Howeve...

    Authors: Guillermo Flores, Haiko Nellen, Francisco Magaña and Juan Calleja
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2002 3:4
  9. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors are routinely prescribed to patients with chronic kidney disease because of their known renoprotective effects. We evaluated the effect of short-term therapy with the a...

    Authors: Liora Adler, Roy Mathew, Stephen Futterweit, Rachel Frank, Bernard G Gauthier, Clifford E Kashtan and Howard Trachtman MD
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2002 3:2
  10. Icodextrin is a high molecular weight, starch-derived glucose polymer, which is capable of inducing sustained ultrafiltration over prolonged (12–16 hour) peritoneal dialysis (PD) dwells. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: David Wayne Johnson, Mary Arndt, Amanda O'Shea, Rhonda Watt, Jan Hamilton and Kaia Vincent
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2001 2:2
  11. It is well established that ACE-inhibitors should be avoided in patients with renal artery stenosis. In recent years it has also been recommended that caution should be demonstrated when angiotensin II blocker...

    Authors: Thomas Lund Johansen and Andreas Kjaer
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2001 2:1
  12. Patients with diabetes have an increased risk for allograft rejection, possibly related to peri-operative hyperglycaemia. Hyperglycaemia is also common following transplantation in patients without diabetes. We h...

    Authors: Merlin C Thomas, John Moran, Timothy H Mathew, Graeme R Russ and M Mohan Rao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2000 1:1

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