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  1. Engagement in exercise by haemodialysis (HD) patients has been shown to generate benefits both in terms of improved functional capacity and in the health-related quality of life. The use of non-immersive virtu...

    Authors: Alicia García-Testal, Francisco José Martínez-Olmos, Jose Antonio Gil-Gómez, Javier Villalón-Coca, Rafael Ortiz-Ramón, Alicia Cana-Poyatos, Rafael García-Maset and Eva Segura-Ortí
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:230
  2. Controversy surrounds which factors are important for predicting early mortality after dialysis initiation (DI). We investigated associations of predialysis course and circumstances affecting planning and exec...

    Authors: James Heaf, Maija Heiro, Aivars Petersons, Baiba Vernere, Johan V. Povlsen, Anette Bagger Sørensen, Naomi Clyne, Inga Bumblyte, Alanta Zilinskiene, Else Randers, Niels Løkkegaard, Mai Rosenberg, Stig Kjellevold, Jan Dominik Kampmann, Björn Rogland, Inger Lagreid…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:229
  3. Nephrolithiasis is not common in children, but the incidence is gradually increased in these years. Urinary tract malformations, urinary infection, dietary habits, geographic region and genetic factor are invo...

    Authors: Saisai Yang, Guanghui Yao, Xin Chen, Huirong Shi, Chihhong Lou, Shumin Ren, Zhihui Jiao, Cong Wang, Xiangdong Kong and Qinghua Wu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:227
  4. Kidney biopsy is the most vital tool guiding a nephrologist in diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. Over the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of kidney biopsies being performed by interv...

    Authors: Daria Emelianova, Marios Prikis, Christopher S. Morris, Pamela C. Gibson, Richard Solomon, Geoffrey Scriver, Zachary T. Smith, Anant Bhave, Joseph Shields, Michael DeSarno and Abhishek Kumar
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:226
  5. Clinical practice guidelines recommend specialist referral according to different criteria. The aim was to assess recommended and observed referral rate and health care expenditure according to recommendations...

    Authors: Simone Kiel, Gesine Weckmann, Jean-François Chenot, Sylvia Stracke, Jacob Spallek and Aniela Angelow
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:225
  6. Asymptomatic hyperuricemia was found to be associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk but the potential benefits of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) remain controversial. We conducted a systematic revie...

    Authors: Tunlanut Sapankaew, Kunlawat Thadanipon, Narisa Ruenroengbun, Kamolpat Chaiyakittisopon, Atiporn Ingsathit, Pawin Numthavaj, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Gareth McKay, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:223
  7. Chronic renal failure can lead to dialysis and/or a kidney transplant in the final stage. The number of patients under dialysis has increased considerably in the world and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Dial...

    Authors: Amadou Oury Toure, Mamadou Dioulde Balde, Aissatou Diallo, Sadan Camara, Anne Marie Soumah, Alpha Oumar Sall, Karifa Kourouma, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Fadima Yaya Bocoum and Seni Kouanda
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:222
  8. The purpose of this study is to present the prevalence and effects of direct arterial puncture (DAP) for hemodialysis patients, and to introduce optimal option for the vascular access (VA) in certain hemodialy...

    Authors: Chun-Yan Sun, Mi Zhong, Li Song, Ying-Gui Chen, Zi-lin Quan, Li-Yan Zhao, Dong-Mei Cui and Xia Fu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:221
  9. In end-stage kidney disease, patients may undergo parathyroidectomy if secondary hyperparathyroidism cannot be managed medically. This study was designed to estimate the parathyroidectomy rate in the United St...

    Authors: Mark D Danese, Kathleen M Fox, Jennifer L. Duryea, Pooja Desai and Robert J Rubin
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:220
  10. Prediction of graft survival for Kidney Transplantation (KT) is considered a risky task due to the scarcity of donating organs and the use of health care resources. The present study aimed to design and evalua...

    Authors: Leila Shahmoradi, Alireza Borhani, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Gholamreza Pourmand, Ziba Aghsaei fard and Sorayya Rezayi
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:219
  11. The vascular access preservation and the maintenance of a complication-free fistula remains an Achilles’ heel of hemodialysis in chronic kidney patients due to its substantial contribution to the morbidity and...

    Authors: Ricardo Peralta, Anna Wammi, Manuela Stauss-Gabo, Óscar Dias, Helena Carvalho and António Cristóvão
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:218
  12. Most patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) in the United States choose automated PD via cyclers. Cyclers have evolved considerably over time with older versions (e.g. HomeChoice Pro) replaced by more sophistica...

    Authors: Osama El Shamy, Sara Atallah, Shuchita Sharma and Jaime Uribarri
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:217
  13. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccination has become a major part of the strategy to reduce Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) numbers worldwide. To date, vaccinations based on ...

    Authors: Yuri Uchiyama, Hirotaka Fukasawa, Yuri Ishino, Daisuke Nakagami, Mai Kaneko, Hideo Yasuda and Ryuichi Furuya
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:216
  14. Chemokine (C–C motif) receptor 2 (CCR2) is involved in important physiological and pathological processes, such as inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Abnormal immune and inflammatory responses play a critic...

    Authors: Yanjie Shen, Zhiqing Zhu, Rui Wang, Lili Yan, Shuaichen Sun, Ling Lu, Zhenhua Ren and Qin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:215
  15. Lupus nephritis (LN) is the most common severe complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which results in high morbidity and mortality. Up to 60% of adult patients with SLE develop the renal disease w...

    Authors: Gebre-Mariam Tsegay Hailu, Shemsu Umer Hussen, Seifemichael Getachew and Alemseged Beyene Berha
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:214
  16. CKD-associated pruritus (chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus) is one of the common symptoms in hemodialysis patients, with a major effect on sleep quality because it occurs at night. The main objective ...

    Authors: Mefleh Daraghmeh, Montaser Badran, Ahmad Janajreh, Mohanad Hassan, Adham Abu Taha, Amer A. Koni and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:213
  17. Hypercalcemic hyperparathyroidism has been associated with poor outcomes after kidney transplantation (KTx). However, the clinical implications of normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism after KTx are unclear. This ...

    Authors: Manabu Okada, Yoshihiro Tominaga, Tetsuhiko Sato, Toshihide Tomosugi, Kenta Futamura, Takahisa Hiramitsu, Toshihiro Ichimori, Norihiko Goto, Shunji Narumi, Takaaki Kobayashi, Kazuharu Uchida and Yoshihiko Watarai
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:212
  18. T-type calcium channels (TTCC) are low voltage activated channels that are widely expressed in the heart, smooth muscle and neurons. They are known to impact on cell cycle progression in cancer and smooth musc...

    Authors: Sudha Priya Soundara Pandi, Michael J. Shattock, Bruce M. Hendry and Claire C. Sharpe
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:211
  19. Atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD) often follows an asymptomatic chronic course which may be undetected for many years. However, there are certain critical acute presentations associated with ARVD and...

    Authors: Áine de Bhailis, Saif Al-Chalabi, Rodrigo Hagemann, Sara Ibrahim, Amy Hudson, Edward Lake, Constantina Chysochou, Darren Green and Philip A. Kalra
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:210
  20. Stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients often experience decisional conflict when faced with the selection between the initiation of dialysis and conservative care. The study examined the effects of a br...

    Authors: Kitty Chan, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Suet Lai Tam, Ching Ping Kwok, Yuen Ping Fung and Ping Nam Wong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:209
  21. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide. Mortality and morbidity associated with DKD are increasing with the global prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Chronic, sub-clinical, ...

    Authors: Alexis Hofherr, Julie Williams, Li-Ming Gan, Magnus Söderberg, Pernille B. L. Hansen and Kevin J. Woollard
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:208
  22. Technique failure is more likely to occur during the first 12 months after peritoneal dialysis (PD) initiation, which is a great challenge encountered in PD patients. The aim of this study was to investigate t...

    Authors: Xiao Dong, Haishan Wu, Hongjian Ye, Chunyan Yi, Xiangwen Diao, Ruihua Liu, Haiping Mao, Fengxian Huang, Xueqing Yu and Xiao Yang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:207
  23. Progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be delayed if patients engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. However, lifestyle adherence is very difficult and may be influenced by problems in psychosocial fu...

    Authors: Cinderella K. Cardol, Karin Boslooper-Meulenbelt, Henriët van Middendorp, Yvette Meuleman, Andrea W. M. Evers and Sandra van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:205
  24. For the optimal management of patients with both allograft kidneys and native kidney diseases, the recognition of the histological features associated with older age is important. This is because most patholog...

    Authors: Satoshi Hara, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Takeshi Zoshima, Ichiro Mizushima, Kazunori Yamada, Ryo Inoue, Hisao Muto, Kazuaki Mizutomi, Masayoshi Hirata, Hideo Araki, Ryoichi Miyazaki and Mitsuhiro Kawano
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:204
  25. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the major global causes of mortality, described as the most neglected chronic disease. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and determinants of CKD in the setting...

    Authors: Ali Dehghani, Sadegh Alishavandi, Nader Nourimajalan, Hossein Fallahzadeh and Vahid Rahmanian
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:203
  26. In critically ill patients, acute pain occurs frequently, causes sympathetic activation, release of inflammatory mediators, and potential organ dysfunction, with the kidneys potentially sensitive to inflammati...

    Authors: Laura Herranz Prinz, Isac de Castro, Luciano de Cesar Pontes Azevedo and Jose Mauro Vieira Jr
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:202
  27. Qualitative patient interviews and patient-reported outcome instruments are important tools to understand the patient experience of disease. The aim of this study was to use patient interviews to identify conc...

    Authors: Anna Rydén, Stephen Nolan, Joshua Maher, Oren Meyers, Anna Kündig and Magnus Bjursell
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:201
  28. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is common among patients undergoing dialysis. However, the dynamic structural changes of LV are rarely discussed. The study aimed to investigate the prognostic significance o...

    Authors: Yun Chen, Shuqi Dai, Xiaolin Ge, Da Shang, Qionghong Xie, Chuanming Hao and Tongying Zhu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:200
  29. Dialysis patients and immunosuppressed renal patients are at increased risk of COVID-19 and were excluded from vaccine trials. We conducted a prospective multicentre study to assess SARS-CoV-2 vaccine antibody...

    Authors: Rona M. Smith, Daniel J. Cooper, Rainer Doffinger, Hannah Stacey, Abdulrahman Al-Mohammad, Ian Goodfellow, Stephen Baker, Sara Lear, Myra Hosmilo, Nicholas Pritchard, Nicholas Torpey, David Jayne, Vivien Yiu, Anil Chalisey, Jacinta Lee, Enric Vilnar…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:199
  30. Chronic kidney disease(CKD) is a major public health issue and is highly prevalent in the general population. Leptin is an adipose tissue-derived endocrine factor that has been associated with several metaboli...

    Authors: Yon Chul Park, Solam Lee, Young-Sang Kim, Jae-Min Park, Kunhee Han, Hunju Lee, Kyung-Won Hong, Jong-Koo Kim, Eun Suk Cho, Tae-Ha Chung, Bom-Taeck Kim and Sang Baek Koh
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:197
  31. To explore the biological variation (BV) of kidney injury markers in serum and urine of healthy subjects within 24 hours to assist with interpretation of future studies using these biomarkers in the context of...

    Authors: Li-Rui Kong, Fei Wei, Da-Hai He, Chao-Qiong Zhou, Hong-chuan Li, Feng Wu, Yu Luo, Jian-wei Luo, Qian-rong Xie, Hai Peng and Yan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:195
  32. Genus Desulfovibrio species is a sulphate-reducing anaerobic gram-negative rod that resides in the human oral cavity and intestinal tract. It was reported as the causative pathogen of bacteraemia and abdominal in...

    Authors: Yoshiki Okamoto, Yoei Miyabe, Momoko Seki, Yusuke Ushio, Keisuke Sato, Eri Kasama, Kenichi Akiyama, Kazunori Karasawa, Keiko Uchida, Ken Kikuchi, Kosaku Nitta, Takahito Moriyama and Junichi Hoshino
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:194
  33. Despite the high economic and mortality burden of chronic kidney disease, studies on survival and predictors of mortality among patients on hemodialysis in Ethiopia especially in the Amhara region are scarce c...

    Authors: Sewnet Getaye Workie, Taye Abuhay Zewale, Gizachew Tadesse Wassie, Makda Abate Belew and Eleni Dagnaw Abeje
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:193
  34. Hyperphosphatemia (HP) is associated with vascular calcification (VC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, relationship between HP-induced-endothelial extracellular vesicles (HP-EC-EVs) and VC is unclear,...

    Authors: Zhong Peng, Yingjie Duan, Shuzhu Zhong, Juan Chen, Jianlong Li and Zhangxiu He
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:192
  35. The objective of this study was to evaluate the reported associations between the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) and a variety of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) through analysis...

    Authors: Mengmeng Wang, Lingjian Zhang, Min Jia, Junyan Wang, Zhiwen Shen, Shuyue Wang, Xinghui Zhang, Jing Xu, Zheng Zheng, Xuanrui Lv, Xiaoyu Zong, Hui Li, Jin Zhou, Tong Meng, Mingzhu Chen, Bin Zhao…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:191
  36. Assisted home hemodialysis is a therapeutic modality for patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease who require dialysis replacement therapy and have concomitant health limitations that prevent them from ...

    Authors: Raquel Scofano, Alexandra Monteiro and Luciana Motta
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:190
  37. The mortality rate associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is high among haemodialyzed patients. We sought to describe the serological status of haemodialysis patients having received up to three d...

    Authors: Jean-François Verdier, Sonia Boyer, Florence Chalmin, Ahmed Jeribi, Caroline Egasse, Marie France Maggi, Philippe Auvray and Tarik Yalaoui
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:189
  38. Acute kidney disease (AKD) evolves a spectrum of acute and subacute kidney disease requiring a global strategy to address. The present study aimed to explore the impact of AKD on the prognosis of ischemic stroke.

    Authors: Yilun Zhou, Dongxue Wang, Hao Li, Yuesong Pan, Xianglong Xiang, Yu Wu, Xuewei Xie, Xianwei Wang, Yang Luo, Xia Meng, Jinxi Lin, Hong Wang, Yong Huo, Kunihiro Matsushita, Jing Chen, Fan Fan Hou…
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:188
  39. Patients who are HLA-sensitized are at high risk for early antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and worse outcomes. Therefore, it is crucial to detect the presence of donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) using pretra...

    Authors: Duangtawan Thammanichanond, Chutima Tammakorn, Atiporn Ingsathit, Suchin Worawichawong and Premsant Sangkum
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:187
  40. Patients on hemodialysis often suffer from reduced muscle strength and exercise capacity due to the decreased quantity and quality of muscle. Cumulative studies showed ultrasound echo intensity (EI) had great ...

    Authors: Junzhen Wu, Haiqing Luo, Shunrong Ren, Longxiang Shen, Dongsheng Cheng and Niansong Wang
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:186
  41. To explore the technical specifications and clinical outcomes of thrombosed aneurysmal haemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF) treated with ultrasound-guided percutaneous transluminal angioplasty combined wi...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Meng Wu, Xu Wang, Xiao-kang Huang, Wen-jiao Cai, Teng-yun Ding, Liang-liang Duan, Rui Qiao and Yong-gui Wu
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:185
  42. Statins therapy has been primarily recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney diseases. Statins has also been proved some benefits in lipid-induced kidney diseases. T...

    Authors: Ani Wang, Yu Lin, Baien Liang, Xiaoduo Zhao, Miaojuan Qiu, Hui Huang, Chunling Li, Weidong Wang and Yonglun Kong
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:184
  43. Kidney transplant recipients have an increased risk of complications from COVID-19. However, data on the risk of allograft damage or death in kidney transplant recipients recovering from COVID-19 is limited. I...

    Authors: Erol Demir, Zuhal Atan Ucar, Hamad Dheir, Ramazan Danis, Berna Yelken, Murathan Uyar, Ergun Parmaksiz, Ayse Serra Artan, Ayse Sinangil, Ozgur Merhametsiz, Serap Yadigar, Ahmet Burak Dirim, Baris Akin, Nurana Garayeva, Seda Safak and Aydin Turkmen
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:183
  44. Dent disease is an X-linked disorder characterized by low molecular weight proteinuria (LMWP), hypercalciuria, nephrolithiasis and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is caused by mutations in the chloride voltag...

    Authors: Eleni Drosataki, Sevasti Maragkou, Kleio Dermitzaki, Ioanna Stavrakaki, Dimitra Lygerou, Helen Latsoudis, Christos Pleros, Ioannis Petrakis, Ioannis Zaganas and Kostas Stylianou
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:182
  45. Bartonella endocarditis is often a diagnostic challenge due to its variable clinical manifestations, especially when it is first presented with involvement of organs other than skin and lymph nodes, such as t...

    Authors: Shunhua Guo, Neha D. Pottanat, Jeremy L. Herrmann and Marcus S. Schamberger
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2022 23:181

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