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  1. Macrophages contribute to epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) in diabetic nephropathy (DN). Exosomal long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) derived from macrophages play a major role in transmitting biological inf...

    Authors: Huayu Yang, Yu Bai, Chen Fu, Wenhu Liu and Zongli Diao
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:24
  2. Globally, the World Health Organization ranks chronic kidney disease (CKD) as one of the top 10 causes of mortality. In South Africa, where noncommunicable diseases have become leading causes of mortality, the...

    Authors: Nonkululeko Hellen Navise, Gontse Gratitude Mokwatsi, Lebo Francina Gafane-Matemane, June Fabian and Leandi Lammertyn
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:23
  3. Kidney failure is rapidly rising in Palestine, as the number of patients receiving maintenance dialysis has quadrupled in the last 15 years. In this study, we share an overview of our experience growing a peri...

    Authors: Ameed Taher, Ahmad Enaya, Ala Sarsour, Sami Bahar, Dalia Hamayel, Omar Safarini, Zakaria Hamdan and Zaher Nazzal
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:21
  4. Hepcidin is considered to play a central role in the pathophysiology of renal anemia. Recent studies in healthy individuals have demonstrated a suppressive effect of vitamin D (VD) on the expression of hepcidi...

    Authors: Kristin Danielson Pistis, Per-Anton Westerberg, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Soheir Beshara, Gunnar Sterner, Peter Bárány and Torbjörn Linde
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:20
  5. Immunosuppressive therapy is associated with an increased risk of severe courses of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with frequently delayed viral clearance. We report a case of an acute kidney transplant failure in pers...

    Authors: Kristina Boss, Margarethe Konik, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jessica Schmitz, Christiane Jürgens, Andreas Kribben, Oliver Witzke, Sebastian Dolff and Anja Gäckler
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:19
  6. Hyperkalemia (HK) is a barrier to optimization of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) therapy in heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We investigated cardiorenal risk associa...

    Authors: Eiichiro Kanda, Anjay Rastogi, Toyoaki Murohara, Eva Lesén, Abiy Agiro, Matthew Arnold, Gengshi Chen, Toshitaka Yajima, Krister Järbrink and Charles V. Pollack Jr
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:18
  7. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global challenge. CKD prevalence estimation is central to management strategies and prevention. It is necessary to predict end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and, subsequently, t...

    Authors: Jan Dominik Kampmann, James Goya Heaf, Christian Backer Mogensen, Hans Mickley, Donna Lykke Wolff and Frans Brandt
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:17
  8. Ultrasonographic quantitation of quadriceps muscle mass is increasingly used for assessment of sarcopenia, but its relationship with frailty in haemodialysis recipients is not known. This study explores the re...

    Authors: Benjamin M. Anderson, Daisy V. Wilson, Muhammad Qasim, Gonzalo Correa, Felicity Evison, Suzy Gallier, Charles J. Ferro, Thomas A. Jackson and Adnan Sharif
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:16
  9. Vitamin D deficiency has been examined as a risk factor for severity and progression of kidney disease due to its immunomodulatory effects. There is paucity of data about its impact in IgA nephropathy (IgAN).

    Authors: Naba Farooqui, Arunkumar Subbiah, Pradeep Chaturvedi, Hem Sati, Geetika Singh, Dipankar Bhowmik, Sanjay K. Agarwal and Soumita Bagchi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:15
  10. Electronic alerts (e-alerts) for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) have been implemented into a variety of different Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems worldwide in order to improve recognition and encourage earl...

    Authors: Jolene Atia, Felicity Evison, Suzy Gallier, Peter Hewins, Simon Ball, Joseph Gavin, Jamie Coleman, Mark Garrick and Tanya Pankhurst
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:14
  11. Xanthine oxidase activity has a key role in the development of oxidative stress and progression of cardiovascular diseases. However, the change of xanthine oxidase activity following hemodialysis and its progn...

    Authors: Hayato Fujioka, Tsutomu Koike, Teruhiko Imamura, Kota Kakeshita, Hidenori Yamazaki and Koichiro Kinugawa
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:13
  12. Unfractionated heparin sodium and nafamostat mesylate have long been used as anticoagulants in continuous kidney replacement therapy (CKRT) where citrate is unavailable. This study aimed to determine whether h...

    Authors: Shinya Kameda, Tomoko Fujii, Junpei Ikeda, Akira Kageyama, Toshishige Takagi, Naoki Miyayama, Kengo Asano, Arata Endo and Shoichi Uezono
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:12

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2023 24:22

  13. Hyperlactatemia occurs frequently in critically ill patients, and this pathologic condition leads to worse outcomes in several disease subsets. Herein, we addressed whether hyperlactatemia is associated with t...

    Authors: Seong Geun Kim, Jinwoo Lee, Donghwan Yun, Min Woo Kang, Yong Chul Kim, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim and Seung Seok Han
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:11
  14. A survey to gain insight into anticoagulant prescribing practice in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD) across the UK was disseminated via renal and haematology networks. Areas of anticoagulant use inc...

    Authors: Kathrine Parker, Satarupa Choudhuri, Penny Lewis, Jecko Thachil and Sandip Mitra
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:9
  15. C3 Glomerulopathy (C3G) is a rare glomerular disease caused by dysregulation of the complement pathway. Based on its pathophysiology, treatment with the monoclonal antibody eculizumab targeting complement C5 m...

    Authors: Thomas Welte, Frederic Arnold, Lukas Westermann, Felix A. Rottmann, Martin J. Hug, Elke Neumann-Haefelin and Athina Ganner
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:8
  16. The role of higher insulinemic effects of dietary pattern and lifestyle factors on the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not well-studied. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the relationship b...

    Authors: Hossein Farhadnejad, Farshad Teymoori, Mitra Kazemi Jahromi, Golaleh Asghari, Ebrahim Mokhtari, Parvin Mirmiran and Fereidoun Azizi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:6
  17. Fluid overload is associated with morbidity and mortality in children receiving dialysis. Accurate clinical assessment is difficult, and using deuterium oxide (D2O) to measure total body water (TBW) is impractica...

    Authors: Abdulla M. Ehlayel, Oluwatimilehin Okunowo, Mohini Dutt, Kathryn Howarth, Babette S. Zemel, Laura Poznick, Xenia Morgan, Michelle R. Denburg, Lawrence Copelovitch, Susan J. Back, Hansel J. Otero and Erum A. Hartung
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:5
  18. Informal caregivers (i.e. family and friends) provide essential support to people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many informal caregivers experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression du...

    Authors: Chelsea Coumoundouros, Paul Farrand, Alexander Hamilton, Louise von Essen, Robbert Sanderman and Joanne Woodford
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:4
  19. We aimed to investigate the renal prognosis of patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) complicated with steroid-induced diabetes mellitus (SIDM), the association of high-density lipoprotein cholester...

    Authors: Jiarong Li, Di Hui, Liu Yang, Jinhua Hou and Honglang Xie
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:2
  20. The improvement of anaemia over time by erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) is associated with better survival in haemodialysis patients. We previously reported that erythrocyte creatine content, a marker o...

    Authors: Ohki Hayashi, Seishi Nakamura, Tetsuro Sugiura, Shun Hasegawa, Yoshiaki Tsuka, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Sanae Kikuchi, Koichiro Matsumura, Toshika Okumiya, Masato Baden and Ichiro Shiojima
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:1
  21. The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce reserve and resilience as novel concepts in chronic kidney disease (CKD) research and present baseline data from a unique prospective cohort study designed to cha...

    Authors: C. Barrett Bowling, Maren K. Olsen, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Battista Smith, Breana Floyd, Nadya Majette, Amy L. Miles, Steven D. Crowley, Virginia Wang, Matthew L. Maciejewski and Heather E. Whitson
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:418
  22. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major risk factor for contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in chronic coronary syndrome (CCS) patients undergoing coronary catheterization. We aimed to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Mohamed abo Hamila, Helmy El Ghawaby, Mohamed Zaki, Mohamed Soliman and Khaled Gabr
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:416
  23. Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been used as a potential biomarker of inflammation-related diseases, but its role in the peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis (PDRP) is still uncertain. This study was...

    Authors: Ning Su, Yijia Zheng, Xing Zhang, Xingming Tang, Li-wen Tang, Qinqin Wang, Xingyu Chen, Xiaoyang Wang, Yueqiang Wen, Xiaoran Feng, Qian Zhou, Jiafan Zhou, Yafang Li and Sijia Shang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:415
  24. Hemodialysis clinic patient social networks may reinforce positive and negative attitudes towards kidney transplantation. We examined whether a patient’s position within the hemodialysis clinic social network ...

    Authors: Rafaa Aljurbua, Avrum Gillespie and Zoran Obradovic
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:414
  25. Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis (MsPGN) accounts for a main cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD), chronic renal failure and uremia. This paper aimed to examine the effect of Ntrk1 on MsPGN developm...

    Authors: Xiongjun Dong and Yingchun Tang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:413
  26. The current classification for acute kidney injury (AKI) according to the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria integrates both serum creatinine (SCr) and urine output (UO). Most reports o...

    Authors: Omar Murad, Daniel F Orjuela Cruz, Aliza Goldman, Tal Stern and Peter Vernon van Heerden
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:412
  27. Acidosis frequently occurs in severe acute kidney injury (AKI), and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) can control this pathologic condition. Nevertheless, acidosis may be aggravated; thus, monitoring...

    Authors: Jinwoo Lee, Seong Geun Kim, Donghwan Yun, Min Woo Kang, Yong Chul Kim, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Ho Seok Koo and Seung Seok Han
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:411
  28. Fluid assessment is challenging, and fluid overload poses a significant problem among dialysis patients, with pulmonary oedema being the most serious consequence. Our study aims to develop a simple objective f...

    Authors: Grace Feng Ling Tan, Tiehua Du, Justin Shuang Liu, Chung Cheen Chai, Chan Maung Nyein and Allen Yan Lun Liu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:410
  29. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is linked to high morbidity and mortality and increased hospitalization burden. If appropriately managed in the outpatient setting, ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs) do ...

    Authors: Devashri Prabhudesai, James Davis, John J. Chen and Eunjung Lim
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:409
  30. Peritonitis is one of the major complications of peritoneal dialysis. The most common cause of peritonitis is infection at the catheter exit site. This study aimed to determine the effect of propolis on the in...

    Authors: Lila Moghiseh, Monir Nobahar, Raheb Ghorbani and Shiva Sirafian
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:408
  31. In recent years, it has been reported that diabetic patients tend to have a lower zinc intake due to unbalanced diet accompanying changes in lifestyle habits. We investigated serum zinc concentration in diabet...

    Authors: Mitsunobu Kubota, Shizuka Matsuda, Mimu Matsuda, Kazuki Yamamoto and Yoko Yoshii
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:407
  32. Introducing a de-novo home haemodialysis (HHD) program often raises safety concerns as errors could potentially lead to serious adverse events. Despite the complexity of performing haemodialysis at home withou...

    Authors: Sabrina-Wong-Peixin Haroon, Titus-Wai-Leong Lau, Gan Liang Tan, Eugene-Hern Choon Liu, Soh Heng Hui, Siao Luan Lim, Diana Santos, Robyn Hodgson, Lindsay Taylor, Jia Neng Tan and Andrew Davenport
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:406
  33. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is independently associated with morbidity and mortality in a wide range of surgical settings. Nowadays, with the increasing use of electronic health records (EHR), advances in patien...

    Authors: Hanfei Zhang, Amanda Y. Wang, Shukun Wu, Johnathan Ngo, Yunlin Feng, Xin He, Yingfeng Zhang, Xingwei Wu and Daqing Hong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:405
  34. Lipid accumulation product (LAP) and visceral adiposity index (VAI) are novel, non-imaging markers of visceral adiposity that are calculated by using body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and serum l...

    Authors: Alexander L. Bullen, Ronit Katz, Ujjala Kumar, Orlando M. Gutierrez, Mark J. Sarnak, Holly J. Kramer, Michael G. Shlipak, Joachim H. Ix, Suzanne E. Judd, Mary Cushman and Pranav S. Garimella
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:401
  35. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare and life-threatening thrombotic microangiopathy characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, severe thrombocytopenia, and organ ischemia. It is relate...

    Authors: Shuqin Mei, Yun Feng, Linlin Cui, Jing Chen, Zhiguo Mao, Xuezhi Zhao, Changlin Mei and Yixin Qian
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:400
  36. This study assessed the predictive value of uric acid (UA) for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who underwent coronary angiography (CAG). A nomogra...

    Authors: Haixia Tang, Haoying Chen, Zuolin Li, Shengchun Xu, Gaoliang Yan, Chengchun Tang and Hong Liu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:399
  37. Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G (IgG) deposits (PGNMID) is a rare monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance with dense deposits of monoclonal immunoglobulin.

    Authors: Daisuke Ito, Yuriko Shiozaki, Yoshitaka Shimizu, Yumiko Suzuki, Asami Takeda and Taro Misaki
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:396
  38. Hemodialysis (HD) is the most important renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Systemic inflammation is a risk factor of mortality in HD patients. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte...

    Authors: Jiaxian Liao, Dongyan Wei, Chenghui Sun, Yuqi Yang, Yinxia Wei and Xinhui Liu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:393
  39. Acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients has poor renal outcome with high mortality. Changes in intra-renal microcirculation and tissue oxygenation are currently considered essential pathophysiolog...

    Authors: Xiangyu Wang, Luzeng Chen and Tao Su
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:392

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