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  1. With the constant need for technique improvement for ensuring correct diagnoses and precise treatment, imaging examinations that use contrast media have become unavoidable and indispensable. However, the long-...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Takura, Kosaku Nitta, Ken Tsuchiya and Hideki Kawanishi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:135
  2. Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a common clinical complication and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). The pathogenesis of IDH has bee...

    Authors: Jorge L. Gamboa, Cindy A. Mambungu, Adrienne R. Clagett, Hui Nian, Chang Yu, T. Alp Ikizler and Nancy J. Brown
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:134
  3. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is frequently seen in hospitalized and critically ill patients. Studies have shown that AKI is a risk factor for the development of acute kidney disease (AKD), chronic kidney disease ...

    Authors: Fateme Nateghi Haredasht, Laban Vanhoutte, Celine Vens, Hans Pottel, Liesbeth Viaene and Wouter De Corte
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:133
  4. Tacrolimus trough levels (C0) are used in most transplant centres for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of tacrolimus (Tac). The target range of Tac C0 has been remarkably changed, with a target as low as 3–7 ng/...

    Authors: Thi Van Anh Nguyen, Huu Duy Nguyen, Thi Lien Huong Nguyen, Viet Thang Le, Xuan Kien Nguyen, Viet Tien Tran, Dinh Tuan Le and Ba Thang Ta
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:131
  5. Patients on kidney replacement therapy (KRT) are vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. Timely, accurate surveillance is essential for planning and implementing infection control at local, regional and na...

    Authors: Shalini Santhakumaran, Manuela Savino, Fran Benoy-Deeney, Retha Steenkamp, James Medcalf and Dorothea Nitsch
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:130
  6. Renal impairment in people living with HIV (PWH) in Sub-Saharan Africa is common and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The ideal equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in this ...

    Authors: Mitchell Hunter-Dickson, Douglas Drak, Matthew Anderson, Tinei Shamu, Cleophas Chimbetete, Rumbidzai Dahwa and David M. Gracey
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:129
  7. Sepsis-related AKI is related to short-term mortality and poor long-term prognoses, such as chronic renal insufficiency, late development of end-stage renal disease, and long-term mortality. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Yuan-Xia Jiang, Chun-Lei Gong, Yan Tang, Yang Yi, Fu-Gang Liu, Jing-Wen Zhou, Ying-Long Shi, Hong-Wei Zhou and Kai-Qing Xie
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:128
  8. We present this challenging case report of Atypical Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) presenting with multi-organ involvement in a patient and heterozygous CFHR1/CFHR3 gene variant, which was refractory to ini...

    Authors: Jason Diep, Daniela Potter, Jun Mai and Danny Hsu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:127
  9. The treatment of membranous nephropathy involves a combination of conservative approaches, steroids, and immunosuppressive agents. Infection is an adverse effect of these treatments and its incidence is a crit...

    Authors: Takuro Matsuzaki, Yu Watanabe, Akihito Tanaka, Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Shoji Saito and Shoichi Maruyama
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:126
  10. Malnutrition is prevalent in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients. It increases mortality and negatively affects quality of life. This study aimed to assess the effect of intradialytic oral nutritional supplemen...

    Authors: Mohamed Sary Gharib, Mariem Shaker Nazeih and Tamer Wahid El Said
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:125
  11. IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is universally recognized as one of the most common primary glomerular diseases in all ages. Cyclic neutropenia (CN) is a rare haematologic disorder that is associated with mutations of ...

    Authors: C. Kapogiannis, T. Zaggogianni, N. Stergiou, K. Kakleas, A. Kapogiannis, H. Gakiopoulou and C. Kanaka-Gantenbein
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:124
  12. A 14-year-old male patient who suffered from limb numbness, fatigue, and hypokalemia was considered Graves’ disease (GD) complicated with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) at the first diagnosis. Although wi...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Juan He, Shujing Xu, Rui Wang, Nianchun Peng and Miao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:123
  13. Physical activity and emotional self-management has the potential to enhance health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but few people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have access to resources and support. The K...

    Authors: C. G Walklin, Hannah M.L Young, E Asghari, S Bhandari, R. E Billany, N Bishop, K Bramham, J Briggs, J. O. Burton, J Campbell, E. M Castle, J Chilcot, N Cooper, V Deelchand, M. P.M Graham-Brown, A Hamilton…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:122
  14. There is uncertainty about the long-term risks of living kidney donation. Well-designed studies with controls well-matched on risk factors for kidney disease are needed to understand the attributable risks of ...

    Authors: David M. Vock, Erika S. Helgeson, Aidan F. Mullan, Naim S. Issa, Sujana Sanka, Alison C. Saiki, Kristin Mathson, Alanna M. Chamberlain, Andrew D. Rule and Arthur J. Matas
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:121
  15. Kidney transplant is the gold standard for renal replacement therapy in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), which is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure. Despite the medi...

    Authors: Juliana Smith, Orlando O. Harris, Deborah Adey and Meyeon Park
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:119
  16. Patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD) are susceptible to the toxic drug effects if given unadjusted doses. Although Pakistan harbors a high burden of CKD patients, there is limited information available ...

    Authors: Muhammad Hayat, Nafees Ahmad, Syed Liaquat Ali Khan, Syed Mohkumuddin, Wajeeha Siddique, Amjad Khan and Muhammad Atif
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:118
  17. Kidney transplantation is the gold-standard treatment for patients with kidney failure. However, one-third of patients awaiting a kidney transplant are highly sensitized to human leukocyte antigens (HLA), resu...

    Authors: C Dudreuilh, P Jarvis, N Beadle, I Pilecka, O Shaw, L Gardner, C Scottà, N Mamode, DS Game, A Sanchez-Fueyo, G Lombardi, A Learoyd, A Douiri and A Dorling
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:117
  18. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) depends upon a functioning and durable access to the peritoneal cavity. Many techniques exist to insert a peritoneal catheter, showing similar outcomes and benefits. Blind percutaneous...

    Authors: Lucas Jacobs, Mohammed Salaouatchi, Maxime Taghavi, Said Sanoussi, Joelle Nortier and Maria Mesquita
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:116
  19. Symptom networks can provide empirical evidence for the development of personalized and precise symptom management strategies. However, few studies have established networks of symptoms experienced by older p...

    Authors: Mingyao Zhou, Xiaoxin Gu, Kangyao Cheng, Yin Wang and Nina Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:115
  20. Renal failure is one of the most serious vascular effects of hypertension. For better therapy and prevention of complications, early kidney disease identification in these patients is absolutely essential. How...

    Authors: Mark Danquah, William K. B. A. Owiredu, B. A. Eghan Jnr, Dorcas Serwaa, Enoch Odame Anto, Maxwell Owusu Peprah, Christian Obirikorang and Linda A. Fondjo
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:114
  21. Short-term and long-term blood pressure variability (BPV) in hemodialysis (HD) population are risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and all-cause mortality. There is no full consensus on the best BPV m...

    Authors: Qixing Liu, Wei Wang, Xianglan Wu, Jiaxuan Lv, Shiming Cai and Yuehong Li
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:113
  22. . In the last decades some studies observed a moderate progressive decrease in short-term mortality in incident hemodialysis patients. The aim of the study is to analyse the mortality trends in patients starti...

    Authors: Maurizio Bossola, Anteo Di Napoli, Laura Angelici, Anna Maria Bargagli, Silvia Cascini, Ursula Kirchmayer, Nera Agabiti, Marina Davoli and Claudia Marino
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:111
  23. Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits (PGNMID) is a rare entity first described in 2004. We present a case of PGNMID with recurrent hematuria and nephrotic range proteinuria with three ...

    Authors: Tyler James, Marjan Afrouzian, Luan Truong, Omar Aleter, John Badalamenti and Hania Kassem
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:109
  24. As messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been administered to millions of individuals worldwide, cases of de novo and relapsing glomerulonephritis after mRNA COVID-19...

    Authors: Nobuhisa Morimoto, Takayasu Mori, Shingo Shioji, Towako Taguchi, Hatsumi Watanabe, Keigo Sakai, Katsuo Mori, Ayumi Yamamura, Asami Hanioka, Yuichiro Akagi, Tamami Fujiki, Shintaro Mandai, Yutaro Mori, Fumiaki Ando, Koichiro Susa, Soichiro Iimori…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:108
  25. Several risk factors of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs)-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) have been reported sporadically. To identify the risk factors of ICIs-associated AKI in a large-scale population...

    Authors: Pengwei Chen, Jianhong Zhu, Yanchun Xu, Qiuyan Huang, Jianan Su, Ziqing Gao and Min Feng
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:107
  26. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health issue. The diagnosis of CKD would be considerably enhanced by discovering novel biomarkers used to determine the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Small m...

    Authors: Hongquan Peng, Xun Liu, Chiwa Ao Ieong, Tou Tou, Tsungyang Tsai, Haibin Zhu, Zhi Liu and Peijia Liu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:105
  27. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of the depressive symptoms and the factors associated with the depressive symptoms in peritoneal dialysis patients.

    Authors: Yu Chen, Peng Li, Lei Zhang, Yanfei Zhang, Luyi Xie and Jianying Niu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:104
  28. To examine the association between elevated serum uric acid (SUA) levels and the rapid decline in kidney function by conducting a retrospective cohort study on a physically healthy population in Urumqi, China.

    Authors: Na Li, Xiaoping Yang, Jianrong Wu, Yinghong Wang, Zengliang Wang and Huyati Mu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:103
  29. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is steadily increasing, and it is a global health burden. Exercise has been suggested to improve physical activity and the quality of life in patients with CKD, e...

    Authors: Hye Yun Jeong, Hyun-Ju An, Min Ji Sung, Min Heui Ha, Yu Ho Lee, Dong Ho Yang, Tae Young Yang, Dohyun Han and So-Young Lee
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:102
  30. Patients undergoing hemodialysis face disabilities that its acceptance may influenced by several factors. This study aimed to determine the predictive role of hope and quality of social relationship on accepti...

    Authors: Nilofar Pasyar, Mostafa Jowkar and Masoume Rambod
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:101
  31. Despite vaccination coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated mortality caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) remains high in kidney transplant recipients. Nirmatrelvir is...

    Authors: Johanna Schneider, Rika Wobser, Wolfgang Kühn, Dirk Wagner, Yakup Tanriver and Gerd Walz
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:99
  32. Membranous glomerulonephritis is the most common primary etiology for the nephrotic syndrome in adults. Beyond the clinical hallmark of nephrotic syndrome such as fluid overloading, dyslipidemia and hypoalbumi...

    Authors: Chih-Hao Chang, Hui-Jung Yu and Yi-Chou Hou
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:98
  33. Alport syndrome is a rare inherited disease resulting from a primary disorder of the glomerular basement membrane. This disease results from mutations in genes encoding alpha chains of type IV collagen. In the...

    Authors: Hormat Rahimzadeh, Sanaz Ajlou, Fatemeh Nili and Effat Razeghi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:97
  34. Low- and middle-income countries experience an increasing burden of chronic kidney disease. Cardiovascular risk factors, including advancing age, may contribute to this phenomenon. We (i) profiled cardiovascul...

    Authors: A Degenaar, A Jacobs, R Kruger, C Delles, H Mischak and CMC Mels
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:96
  35. Peritonitis caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is an infrequent but important complication in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). There has been no report of mixed infections with multiple N...

    Authors: Xiangfeng Chen, Jie Zhu, Zhou Liu, Jun Ye, Liqi Yang and Zhenhua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:95
  36. Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the common complications of cardiac surgery. Preoperative angiography helps assess heart disease but may increase the risk of AKI. Although more a...

    Authors: Wuhua Jiang, Qiwen Xie, Jiachang Hu, Xialian Xu, Jie Teng, Zhe Luo, Xiaoqiang Ding and Jiarui Xu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:94
  37. Patients with chronic kidney disease frequently develop neurological complications including confusion and altered consciousness. Non-convulsive status epilepticus, which is characterized by a change in behavi...

    Authors: Saki Bussaka, Takaichi Suehiro, Koji Mitsuiki, Takato Morioka, Tadahisa Shono, Fujio Fujiki and Toshiaki Nakano
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:93
  38. Crescentic immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, defined as > 50% of the glomeruli with crescents, often has a poor renal prognosis. Because of the high prevalence of pre-eclampsia in the second trimester of pre...

    Authors: Hisato Shima, Toshio Doi, Takuya Okamoto, Tomoko Inoue, Manabu Tashiro, Seiichiro Wariishi, Kazuhiko Kawahara, Kazuyoshi Okada and Jun Minakuchi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:92
  39. Further understanding of adverse clinical event rates in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is required for improved quality of care. This study described baseline characteristics, adverse clinical eve...

    Authors: Dustin J. Little, Matthew Arnold, Katarina Hedman, Ping Sun, Syed Asif Haque and Glen James
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:91
  40. Fabry disease is a rare hereditary disease involving multiple organs, and there are few reports on how the initial manifestations and renal involvement of these patients with classical and late-onset phenotype...

    Authors: Wenkai Guo, Yuansheng Xie, Pengcheng Ji, Shuang Li, Guangyan Cai and Xiangmei Chen
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:90
  41. The KBindER (K+ Binders in Emergency Room and hospitalized patients) clinical trial is the first head-to-head evaluation of oral potassium binders (cation-exchange resins) for acute hyperkalemia therapy.

    Authors: Alejandro E. Cañas, Hayden R. Troutt, Luohua Jiang, Sam Tonthat, Omar Darwish, Antoney Ferrey, Shahram Lotfipour, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Ramy Hanna and Wei Ling Lau
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:89
  42. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the gold standard vascular access for effective hemodialysis. There is a growing interest in AVF creations performed by nephrologists to help reduce vascular surgeons’ workload a...

    Authors: Bach Nguyen, Minh Cuong Duong, Huynh Ngoc Diem Tran, Kim Que Do and Kim Thai Thien Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:88
  43. Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children. In severe cases bilateral nephrectomies are considered but may be associated wit...

    Authors: Dovile Ruzgiene, Lauryna Abraityte, Karolis Azukaitis, Max Christoph Liebau and Augustina Jankauskiene
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2023 24:86

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