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  1. There is considerable state-level variation in the incidence of dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (AKI-D). However, little is known about reasons for this geographic variation.

    Authors: Zijin Chen, Charles E. McCulloch, Neil R. Powe, Michael Heung, Rajiv Saran, Meda E. Pavkov, Nilka Rios Burrows, Raymond K. Hsu and Chi-yuan Hsu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:336

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) are rare and usually asymptomatic, and some RAAs can be associated with calcifications, which may lead to misdiagnoses as renal calculi, which are then mistakenly treated.

    Authors: Chao Chen, Xuliang Wang, Fang Xin, Lugeng He, Kang Jiang, Jia Shao and Liping Xie

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:335

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients frequently develop life-impairing bone mineral disorders. Despite the reported impact of exercise on bone health, systematic reviews of the evidence are lacking. This revi...

    Authors: Daniela F. Cardoso, Elisa A. Marques, Diogo V. Leal, Aníbal Ferreira, Luke A. Baker, Alice C. Smith and João L. Viana

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:334

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  4. Hyperkalemia (HK) can affect health outcomes and quality of life, as it is referred to as a potentially life-threatening condition caused by an increased serum potassium concentration in the blood. Patients su...

    Authors: Jennifer Scarlet Haas, Kim-Sarah Krinke, Christopher Maas, Thomas Hardt, Isabella Barck and Sebastian Braun

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:332

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  5. Hemodialysis patients have a high risk of mortality. The most common causes of death are cardiovascular disease and infection. The potential hazard or benefit associated with vitamin D use and cardiovascular o...

    Authors: Jo-Yen Chao, Chung-Yi Li, Ming-Cheng Wang and Yea-Huei Kao Yang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:331

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Patients with kidney failure experience a complex decision on dialysis modality performed either at home or in hospital. The options have different levels of impact on their physical and psychological conditio...

    Authors: Jeanette Finderup, Kirsten Lomborg, Jens Dam Jensen and Dawn Stacey

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:330

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Depression and frailty contribute to the adverse clinical outcome of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, the interaction between depression and frailty in PD patients remains uncertain. We determined t...

    Authors: Gordon Chun-Kau Chan, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Kai-Ming Chow, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong, Wing-Fai Pang, Phyllis Mei-Shan Cheng, Man-Ching Law, Chi-Bon Leung, Philip Kam-Tao Li and Cheuk-Chun Szeto

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:329

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  8. Gitelman syndrome is a rare salt-losing renal tubular disorder associated with mutation of SLC12A3 gene, which encodes the Na-Cl co-transporter (NCCT). Gitelman syndrome is characterized by hypokalemia, metabolic...

    Authors: Bingzi Dong, Ying Chen, Xinying Liu, Yangang Wang, Fang Wang, Yuhang Zhao, Xiaofang Sun and Wenjuan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:328

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Familial distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) associated with mutations of solute carrier family 4 membrane − 1 (SLC4A1) gene could co-exist with red cell membrane abnormality, Southeast Asian ovalocytosis (SAO)....

    Authors: WMSN Gunaratne, DMDIB Dissanayake, KADS Jayaratne, NP Premawardhana and Sisira Siribaddana

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:327

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic which has affected over 12 million people across the globe. Manifestations in different organs systems are being reported regularly. Renal biopsy find...

    Authors: Rajib K. Gupta, Ramya Bhargava, Al-Aman Shaukat, Emily Albert and John Leggat

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:326

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), a serious condition with high morbidity and mortality, is characterized by the coexistence of cardiac abnormality and renal dysfunction. There is limited information about CRS in as...

    Authors: Sorasak Makmettakul, Adisak Tantiworawit, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Pokpong Piriyakhuntorn, Thanawat Rattanathammethee, Sasinee Hantrakool, Chatree Chai-Adisaksopha, Ekarat Rattarittamrong, Lalita Norasetthada, Kanda Fanhchaksai, Pimlak Charoenkwan and Suree Lekawanvijit

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:325

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  12. Dyslipidemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease and particular prevalent in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. However, whether markers of atherogenic dyslipidemia correlate with outcomes i...

    Authors: Wenkai Xia, Xiajuan Yao, Yan Chen, Jie Lin, Volker Vielhauer and Hong Hu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:324

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  13. Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a histopathological entity associated with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and end-organ ischemic damage. Although TMA is caused by various diseases, th...

    Authors: Kentaro Nishi, Mai Sato, Masao Ogura, Mika Okutsu, Kenji Ishikura and Koichi Kamei

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:323

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) are at an increased risk for restrictive lung disease due to accumulation of uremic toxins and volume overload. Hemodialysis is the preferred treatment for improvin...

    Authors: Thatsaphan Srithongkul, Owen D. Lyons, Rose Faratro and Christopher T. Chan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:322

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Likelihood of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) increases with age. We aimed to explore whether the predictability of AKI varies between age groups and assess the volatility of risk factors using electronic...

    Authors: Lijuan Wu, Yong Hu, Xiangzhou Zhang, Weiqi Chen, Alan S. L. Yu, John A. Kellum, Lemuel R. Waitman and Mei Liu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:321

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  16. Renal biopsy is often required to obtain information for diagnosis, management and prognosis of kidney disease that can be broadly classified into acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Th...

    Authors: Joseph Patrick Burke, Manaf Aljishi, Leo Francis, Wendy Hoy, Dakshinamurthy Divi, Roy Cherian, Jeremy Frazier, Glenda Gobe, Pedro Gois, Sridevi Govindarajulu, Sonny Huynh, Shilpanjali Jesudason, George John, Krishan Madhan, Andrew Mallett, Valli Manickam…

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:320

    Content type: Database

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  17. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a common subtype of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Shiga toxin-producing Esche...

    Authors: Chuan Shi, Chao Li, Wei Ye, Wen-ling Ye and Ming-xi Li

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:319

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Due to the high incidence and mortality of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury, a significant number of studies have explored the causes of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (AKI). However, the opinions ...

    Authors: Jiefeng Liu, Hebin Xie, Ziwei Ye, Fen Li and Lesan Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:318

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  19. Elevated levels of serum indoxyl sulfate (IS) have been linked to cardiovascular complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Oral sorbent therapy using spherical carbons selectively attenuates...

    Authors: Seok-hyung Kim, Jong Hyun Jhee, Hoon Young Choi, Sang-Ho Lee, Sug Kyun Shin, So-Young Lee, Dong Ho Yang, Joo-Hark Yi, Sang-Woong Han, Young-Il Jo and Hyeong Cheon Park

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:317

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  20. It is controversial for the effect and safety between cinacalcet and other treatments in treating secondary hyperparathyroidism for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

    Authors: Yiting Sun, Binyao Tian, Zitong Sheng, Pengzhi Wan, Tianhua Xu and Li Yao

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:316

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  21. IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly classified but poorly understood immune-medicated systemic disease. It causes potential fibroinflammation in one or more organs, characterized by tumescent organs and ...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Tao Su, Lei Kang, Li Yang and Suxia Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:315

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Patients with chronic kidney disease make day-to-day decisions about how to self-manage their disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes a risk for progression towards end-stage renal disease and the devel...

    Authors: Une Elisabeth Stømer, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Lasse Gunnar Gøransson and Kristin Hjorthaug Urstad

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:314

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  23. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of most common types of secondary glomerulonephritis, which is characterized by longitudinal pathological changes. Microstructural lesions of LN will impact the motion of water mole...

    Authors: Huilan Shi, Yanyan Wang, Tiekun Yan, Junya Jia, Dong Li, Li Wei, Wenya Shang and Zhenfeng Zheng

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:313

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To explore, in a large group of patients with type-2 diabetes (T2DM), renal function decline in terms of the slope of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time, and to find out how classical ri...

    Authors: Peter Bramlage, Stefanie Lanzinger, Eva Hess, Simon Fahrner, Christoph H. J. Heyer, Mathias Friebe, Ivo Buschmann, Thomas Danne, Reinhard W. Holl and Jochen Seufert

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:312

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  25. Although acute kidney injury (AKI) is a known risk factor for adverse clinical outcomes in patients with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH), little is known about the predisposing factors that contri...

    Authors: Zhenhuan Zou, Siying Chen, Yinshuang Li, Jiawei Cai, Yulu Fang, Jingzhi Xie, Wenhua Fang, Dezhi Kang and Yanfang Xu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:311

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  26. There are conflicting research results about the survival differences between hemodialysis(HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). The present study estimated the survival and the relative mortality hazard for incid...

    Authors: Xi Yao, Wenhua Lei, Nan Shi, Weiqiang Lin, Xiaoying Du, Ping Zhang and Jianghua Chen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:310

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  27. The editorial comments on a recently published study in which 242 patients, with “stable” chronic kidney disease, recruited during a hospital stay, were randomised either to receiving support from nephrologist...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:309

    Content type: Correspondence

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  28. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide. Inflammatory mediators have been implicated in the pathogenesis of DN, thus considered an inflammatory disease. However, fur...

    Authors: Liliane Silvano Araújo, Bianca Gonçalves Silva Torquato, Crislaine Aparecida da Silva, Maria Luíza Gonçalves dos Reis Monteiro, Ana Luisa Monteiro dos Santos Martins, Marcos Vinícius da Silva, Marlene Antônia dos Reis and Juliana Reis Machado

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:308

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  29. Ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is associated with renal tissue damage during deceased donor renal transplantation. The effect of mannitol to reduce I/R injury during graft reperfusion in renal transplant r...

    Authors: Christian Reiterer, Karin Hu, Samir Sljivic, Markus Falkner von Sonnenburg, Edith Fleischmann, Alexander Kainz and Barbara Kabon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:307

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  30. Haemodiafilteration (HDF) is a promising new modality of renal replacement therapy (RRT). It is an improvement in the quality of hemodialysis (HD) and thus in the quality of patients’lives. The main obstacle t...

    Authors: Magid A. A. Ibrahim, Ihab Z. ElHakim, Dina Soliman, Muhammad A. Mubarak and Ragia M. Said

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:306

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  31. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is associated with reduced muscular strength resulting in profound fatigue. The physiopathology of these changes, their prevalence and evolution are still debated. Moreover, we hav...

    Authors: Antoine Chatrenet, Bruno Beaune, Antioco Fois, Camille Pouliquen, Jean-Michel Audebrand, Massimo Torreggiani, Damien Paris, Sylvain Durand and Giorgina Barbara Piccoli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:305

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Hyper-pulsatility of hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the basic physical examination finding when there is outflow stenosis. The arm elevation test can also be utilized to detect outflow stenosis. I...

    Authors: Matt Chiung-Yu Chen, Mei-Jui Weng, Bai-Chun Chang, Hsiu-Ching Lai, Misoso Yi-Wen Wu, Chia-Yun Fu, Yi-Chun Liu and Wen-Che Chi

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:304

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  33. Accumulation of iron is associated with oxidative stress, inflammation, and regulated cell death processes that contribute to the development of acute kidney injury (AKI). We aimed to investigate the associati...

    Authors: Jie Shu, Yufeng Hu, Xueshu Yu, Jiaxiu Chen, Wenwei Xu and Jingye Pan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:303

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  34. Hemodialysis (HD) tend to have more hemodynamic changes than peritoneal dialysis (PD), which aggravates inflammation and oxidative stress. Whether HD and PD have different effects on the progression of vascula...

    Authors: Qingyu Niu, Huiping Zhao, Li Zuo, Mei Wang and Liangying Gan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:302

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  35. For chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, management of nutritional status is critical for delaying progression to end-stage renal disease. The purpose of this study is to provide the basis for personalized n...

    Authors: Yeon Kyung Seo, Hyesu Lee, Hyunsuk Kim, Tae Yeon Kim, Hyunjin Ryu, Dal Lae Ju, Miyoung Jang, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn and Sung Nim Han

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:301

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  36. A potential pitfall of policies intended to promote referral for kidney transplant is that greater numbers of patients may be evaluated for transplant without experiencing the intended benefit of receiving a k...

    Authors: Catherine R. Butler, Janelle S. Taylor, Peter P. Reese and Ann M. O’Hare

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:300

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  37. In the general population, the trabecular bone score (TBS) represents the bone microarchitecture and predicts fracture risk independent of bone mineral density (BMD). A few studies reported that TBS is signifi...

    Authors: Hyo Jin Yun, Soo Ryeong Ryoo, Jung-Eun Kim, Yong Jun Choi, Inwhee Park, Gyu-Tae Shin, Heungsoo Kim and Jong Cheol Jeong

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:299

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  38. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is considered the most common inherited renal disease. Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and patient experience in ADPKD are difficult to quantify and have n...

    Authors: Dominique Joly, Jennifer Quinn, Stella Mokiou, Karl O’Reilly, Joaquín Sánchez-Covisa, Jing Wang-Silvanto and Helen Doll

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:298

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. There are limited data focusing specifically on the types of arteriovenous (AV) access used and outcomes of AV access among cancer patients as a consequence of cancer. We aimed to describe outcomes of AV acces...

    Authors: Seonjeong Jeong, Hyunwook Kwon, Jai Won Chang, Youngjin Han, Tae-Won Kwon and Yong-Pil Cho

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:297

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  40. Sodium bicarbonate, in the form of baking soda, is widely used as a home remedy, and as an additive for personal and household cleaning products. Its toxicity has previously been reported following oral ingest...

    Authors: Carmen Elena Cervantes, Steven Menez, Bernard G. Jaar and Mohamad Hanouneh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:296

    Content type: Case report

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  41. A number of disease processes can culminate in rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, including pauci-immune focal segmental necrotising glomerulonephritis, usually seen with positive serum antineutrophil cyt...

    Authors: J. R. Galante, C. P. Daruwalla, I. S. D. Roberts, R. Haynes, B. C. Storey and M. J. Bottomley

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:295

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Alport syndrome (AS) is a kind of progressive hereditary nephritis induced by mutations of different genes that encode collagen IV. The affected individuals usually develop hematuria during childhood, accompan...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Bai-chao Sun, Bing-gang Zhao and Qing-shan Ma

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:294

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  43. Cryoglobulins are cold-precipitable immunoglobulins that may cause systemic vasculitis including cryoglobulinaemic glomerulonephritis (CGN). Type 1 cryoglobulins consist of isolated monoclonal immunoglobulin (...

    Authors: Adam L. Flavell, Robert O. Fullinfaw, Edward R. Smith, Stephen G. Holt, Moira J. Finlay and Thomas D. Barbour

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:293

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney stones are common in Taiwan; in particular, CKD has a high prevalence but low self-awareness rate. CKD-related risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and nephrotox...

    Authors: Tzung-Fang Chuang, Hung-Chang Hung, Shu-Fen Li, Mei-Wen Lee, Jar-Yuan Pai and Chin-Tun Hung

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:292

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  45. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasing epidemic globally that is associated with adverse health outcomes including end stage kidney disease (ESKD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and death. American Indi...

    Authors: Mark L. Unruh, Soraya Arzhan, Harold I. Feldman, Helen C. Looker, Robert G. Nelson, Thomas Faber, David Johnson, Linda Son-Stone, Vernon S. Pankratz, Larissa Myaskovsky and Vallabh O. Shah

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:291

    Content type: Study protocol

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  46. Mounting studies have shown that hyperuricemia is related to kidney diseases through multiple ways. However, the application of urinary uric acid indicators in patients with reduced renal function is not clear...

    Authors: Haochen Guan, Yuqi Zheng, Xun Zhou, Ying Xu, Chensheng Fu, Jing Xiao and Zhibin Ye

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:290

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  47. Men have larger kidneys than women, but it is unclear whether gender remains an independent predictor of kidney size (expressed as weight or length) after correction for body size. We analysed autopsy data to ...

    Authors: Sabrina Addidou Kalucki, Christelle Lardi, Jonas Garessus, Alain Kfoury, Silke Grabherr, Michel Burnier and Menno Pruijm

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:289

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  48. Most end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergo open surgical techniques for peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter placement. An alternative method to PD catheter implantation is the half-percutaneous (“Half-...

    Authors: Difei Zhang, Yu Peng, Tingting Zheng, Hui Liu, Jianfeng Wu, Zewen Li, Jingxu Su, Yuan Xu, Xiaoxuan Hu, Guowei Chen, Haijing Hou, La Zhang, Liwen Wu, Xusheng Liu and Fuhua Lu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:288

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  49. Sepsis is the leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The aim of the study is to explore the efficacy and security of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) ...

    Authors: Cheng Cai, Gang Qiu, Wenchao Hong, Yunlin Shen and Xiaohui Gong

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:286

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