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  1. Content type: Correspondence

    These guidelines cover all aspects of the care of patients who are treated with peritoneal dialysis. This includes equipment and resources, preparation for peritoneal dialysis, and adequacy of dialysis (both i...

    Authors: Graham Woodrow, Stanley L. Fan, Christopher Reid, Jeannette Denning and Andrew Neil Pyrah

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:333

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The requirement of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasing with the growing incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). The decision to initiate CRRT is not difficult if an adequate medical histo...

    Authors: Harin Rhee, Gum Sook Jang, Miyeun Han, In Seong Park, Il Young Kim, Sang Heon Song, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee and Ihm Soo Kwak

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:332

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Anemia management protocols in hemodialysis (HD) units differ conspicuously regarding optimal intravenous (IV) iron dosing; consequently, patients receive markedly different cumulative exposures to IV iron and...

    Authors: Bruce M. Robinson, Maria Larkina, Brian Bieber, Werner Kleophas, Yun Li, Francesco Locatelli, Keith P. McCullough, Jackie G. Nolen, Friedrich K. Port and Ronald L. Pisoni

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:330

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Predictive abilities of cardiovascular biomarkers to renal function decline are more significant in Chinese community-dwelling population without glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 60 ml/min/1.73m2, and long-...

    Authors: Shihui Fu, Chunling Liu, Leiming Luo and Ping Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:331

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Hyponatremia (serum sodium concentration < 135 mmol/L) is the most common electrolyte abnormality and is a predictor of the mortality of hospitalized patients in Western countries. However, hyponatremia data a...

    Authors: Jinling Hao, Yang Li, Xuehan Zhang, Cheng Pang, Yi Wang, Sagar U. Nigwekar, Ling Qiu and Limeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:328

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s first report into acute kidney injury demonstrated a significant increase in the incidence of acute-tubulo interstitial nephritis, the ICD-10 code representing ...

    Authors: Gregory J. Wilson, Adrian L. Kark, Leo P. Francis, Wendy Hoy, Helen G. Healy and Andrew J. Mallett

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:329

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is used as renal replacement therapy in patients with end-stage kidney disease. However, peritoneal membrane failure remains problematic and constitutes a critical cause of PD disconti...

    Authors: Masaaki Nakayama, Wan-Jun Zhu, Kimio Watanabe, Ayano Gibo, Ali M. Sherif, Shigeru Kabayama and Sadayoshi Ito

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:327

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Uric acid (UA) plays important roles in inducing renal inflammation, intra-renal vasoconstriction and renal damage. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a well-known profibrotic factor in the kidney and is associated with f...

    Authors: Muhammad Mansyur Romi, Nur Arfian, Untung Tranggono, Wiwit Ananda Wahyu Setyaningsih and Dwi Cahyani Ratna Sari

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:326

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Alport syndrome is an inherited renal disorder characterized by glomerular basement membrane lesions with hematuria, proteinuria and frequent hearing defects and ocular abnormalities. The disease is associated...

    Authors: C. Cervera-Acedo, A. Coloma, E. Huarte-Loza, M. Sierra-Carpio and E. Domínguez-Garrido

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:325

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The differential diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is complex however the rapid diagnosis of the underlying condition is vital to inform urgent treatment decisions. A survey was devised with the ob...

    Authors: T. Sakari Jokiranta, Ondrej Viklicky, Saleh Al Shorafa, Rosanna Coppo, Christoph Gasteyger, Manuel Macia, Tatiana Pankratenko, Mohan Shenoy, Oğuz Soylemezoglu, Michel Tsimaratos, Jack Wetzels and Hermann Haller

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:324

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We studied whether endothelin receptor antagonist and calcimimetic treatments influence renal damage and kidney renin-angiotensin (RA) components in adenine-induced chronic renal insufficiency (CRI).

    Authors: Suvi Törmänen, Ilkka Pörsti, Päivi Lakkisto, Ilkka Tikkanen, Onni Niemelä, Timo Paavonen, Jukka Mustonen and Arttu Eräranta

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:323

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common comorbid condition in coronary heart disease (CHD). CKD predisposes the patient to acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalization. Data on awareness of kidney dysfunc...

    Authors: Martin Wagner, Christoph Wanner, Martin Schich, Kornelia Kotseva, David Wood, Katrin Hartmann, Georg Fette, Viktoria Rücker, Mehmet Oezkur, Stefan Störk and Peter U. Heuschmann

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:321

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Efficient and safe delivery of care to dialysis patients is essential. Concerns have been raised regarding the ability of accountable care organizations to adequately serve this high-risk population. Little is...

    Authors: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Priya Ramar, LaTonya J. Hickson, Megan S. Reinalda, Robert C. Albright, Jon C. Tilburt, Amy W. Williams, Paul Y. Takahashi, Molly M. Jeffery and Nilay D. Shah

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:322

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Caveolae are membrane invaginations measuring 50–100 nm. These organelles, composed of caveolin and cavin proteins, are important for cellular signaling and survival. Caveolae play incompletely defined roles i...

    Authors: Krzysztof M. Krawczyk, Jennifer Hansson, Helén Nilsson, Katarzyna K. Krawczyk, Karl Swärd and Martin E. Johansson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:320

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Dietary modification is an important component of the management of end stage kidney disease (ESKD). The diet for ESKD involves modifying energy and protein intake, and altering sodium, phosphate, potassium an...

    Authors: Kelly Lambert, Judy Mullan and Kylie Mansfield

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:318

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Latinos in the U.S. are almost twice as likely to progress to End Stage Renal disease (ESRD) compared to non-Latino whites. Patients with ESRD on dialysis experience high morbidity, pre-mature mortality and re...

    Authors: Karla Gonzalez, Jesus G. Ulloa, Gerardo Moreno, Oscar Echeverría, Keith Norris and Efrain Talamantes

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:319

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) has evoked much interest over the past decade and is reported to be associated with high inpatient mortality. Preventable death and increased readmission rates related to AKI have bee...

    Authors: Nerissa Jurawan, Tanya Pankhurst, Charles Ferro, Peter Nightingale, Jamie Coleman, David Rosser and Simon Ball

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:317

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Even with abundant evidence for osmotic demyelination in patients with hyponatremia, the risk factors for overcorrection have not been fully investigated. Therefore the purpose of this study is to clarify the ...

    Authors: Sae Aratani, Masahiko Hara, Masahiko Nagahama, Fumika Taki, Miyuki Futatsuyama, Shuichi Tsuruoka and Yasuhiro Komatsu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:316

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) is closely associated with the cytoskeleton, inflammation, wound healing, angiogenesis, apoptosis, and myocardial regeneration, but the effects of Tβ4 treatment on chronic renal tubular inter...

    Authors: Jing Yuan, Yan Shen, Xia Yang, Ying Xie, Xin Lin, Wen Zeng, Yingting Zhao, Maolu Tian and Yan Zha

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:314

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication in patients receiving chronic dialysis therapy. Although cinacalcet can control parathyroid function and bone turnover, preventing ectopic calcific...

    Authors: Daisuke Takada, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Miho Fuse, Shinpei Kada and Motoko Yanagita

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:315

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) such as pain and catheter leakage are frequently reported. Delayed bowel perforation of a PD catheter is a rare adverse event but a serious complication associated wit...

    Authors: Maki Fujiwara, Takeshi Soda, Takuya Okada, Hiroshi Kanamaru, Takahiro Inoue and Osamu Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:312

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to compare clinical features and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the Chinese chronic kidney disease (CKD) 3 population and determined the necessity of the subdivision of CKD3 in Chin...

    Authors: Zhangzhe Peng, Jinwei Wang, Qiongjing Yuan, Xiangcheng Xiao, Hui Xu, Yanyun Xie, Wei Wang, Ling Huang, Yong Zhong, Xiang Ao, Luxia Zhang, Minghui Zhao, Lijian Tao and Qiaoling Zhou

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:311

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Indigenous Australians suffer a disproportionate burden of end stage kidney disease (ESKD) but are significantly less likely to receive a transplant. This study explores Indigenous ESKD patients’ views on tran...

    Authors: Jeannie Devitt, Kate Anderson, Joan Cunningham, Cilla Preece, Paul Snelling and Alan Cass

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:310

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Arrhythmia-related complications and sudden death are common in dialysis patients. However, routine cardiac monitoring has so far not been feasible. Miniaturization of implantable cardiac monitors offers a new...

    Authors: Naya El Hage, Bernard G. Jaar, Alan Cheng, Chloe Knight, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, Luis Gimenez, Eliseo Guallar and Tariq Shafi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2017 18:309

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