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  1. Previous studies have shown that in male rats, exposure to maternal protein restriction either in utero or whilst suckling can have profound effects on both longevity and kidney telomere lengths. This study monit...

    Authors: Clive J Petry, Bridget J Jennings, Lynwen A James, Charles N Hales and Susan E Ozanne
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:14
  2. Due to its strong intra- and inter-individual variability, predicting the ideal erythropoietin dose is a difficult task. The aim of this study was to re-evaluate the impact of the main parameters known to infl...

    Authors: Luca Gabutti, Nathalie Lötscher, Josephine Bianda, Claudio Marone, Giorgio Mombelli and Michel Burnier
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:13
  3. Previous studies have linked smaller kidney dimensions to increased blood pressure. However, patients with Balkan Endemic Nephropathy (BEN), whose kidneys shrink during the course of the disease, do not manife...

    Authors: Plamen S Dimitrov, Valeri A Simeonov, Svetlana D Tsolova, Angel G Bonev, Rossitza B Georgieva and Wilfried J Karmaus
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:12
  4. Medicare beneficiaries without prescription drug coverage consistently fill fewer prescriptions than beneficiaries with some form of drug coverage due to cost. ESRD patients, who are disproportionately poor an...

    Authors: Anisa I Nayeem and Glenn M Chertow
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:11
  5. Advancements in immunosuppressive therapy have significantly improved patient and graft survival following renal transplantation. This is paralleled by an increasing occurrence of posttransplantation malignancy.

    Authors: Roland Schmitt, Ute Kettritz, Friedrich C Luft and Ralph Kettritz
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:9
  6. Many patients with end-stage renal disease use a central venous catheter for hemodialysis access. A large majority of these catheters malfunction within one year of insertion, with up to two-thirds due to thro...

    Authors: Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Louise Moist, Rachel M Pilkey, Charmaine Lok, Marc Dorval, Paul YW Tam, Murray J Berall, Martine LeBlanc, Edwin B Toffelmire, Braden J Manns and Nairne Scott-Douglas
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:8
  7. A reduction in the number of podocytes and podocyte density has been documented in the kidneys of patients with diabetes mellitus. Additional studies have shown that podocyte injury and loss occurs in both dia...

    Authors: Brian Siu, Jharna Saha, William E Smoyer, Kelli A Sullivan and Frank C Brosius III
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:6
  8. Chelation therapy with sodium edetate (EDTA) improved renal function and slowed the progression of renal insufficiency in patients subjected to lead intoxication. This study was performed to identify the under...

    Authors: Chiara Foglieni, Alessandro Fulgenzi, Paolo Ticozzi, Fabio Pellegatta, Clara Sciorati, Daniela Belloni, Elisabetta Ferrero and Maria Elena Ferrero
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:5
  9. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been linked to higher heart failure (HF) risk. Anemia is a common consequence of CKD, and recent evidence suggests that anemia is a risk factor for HF. The purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Jean-Christophe Luthi, W Dana Flanders, Michel Burnier, Bernard Burnand and William M McClellan
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:3
  10. Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is an alternative to conventional three times per week hemodialysis (CvHD) and has been reported to improve several health outcomes. To date, no randomized controlled trial (RCT) h...

    Authors: Michael Walsh, Braden J Manns, Scott Klarenbach, Robert Quinn, Marcello Tonelli and Bruce F Culleton
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:2
  11. Lim1 is a homeobox gene that is essential for nephrogenesis. During metanephric kidney development, Lim1 is expressed in the nephric duct, ureteric buds, and the induced metanephric mesenchyme. Conditional ablat...

    Authors: You-Tzung Chen, Akio Kobayashi, Kin Ming Kwan, Randy L Johnson and Richard R Behringer
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2006 7:1
  12. Despite multiple causes, Chronic Kidney Disease is commonly associated with proteinuria. A previous study on Non Obese Diabetic mice (NOD), which spontaneously develop type 1 diabetes, described histological a...

    Authors: Karen HS Wilson, Richard A McIndoe, Sarah Eckenrode, Laurence Morel, Anupam Agarwal, Byron P Croker and Jin-Xiong She
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:17
  13. Crescentic nephritis is characterized by formation of cellular crescents that soon become fibrotic and result in irreversible damage, unless an effective immunosuppressive therapy is rapidly commenced. TGF-β1 is ...

    Authors: Dimitrios S Goumenos, Pantelitsa Kalliakmani, Sotiris Tsakas, Florentia Sotsiou and John G Vlachojannis
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:16
  14. IgA nephropathy (IgAN) or Berger's disease, is the most common glomerulonephritis in the world diagnosed in renal biopsied patients. The involvement of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of the IgAN is eviden...

    Authors: Francesco P Schena, Giuseppina Cerullo, Diletta D Torres, Francesco Scolari, Marina Foramitti, Antonio Amoroso, Doroti Pirulli, Jürgen Floege, Peter R Mertens, Klaus Zerres, Efstathios Alexopoulos, Dimitrios Kirmizis, Leopoldo Zelante, Luigi Bisceglia, Gian M Ghiggeri and Giovanni M Frascà
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:14
  15. It has been established that hypothyroidism protects rats against renal ischemia and reperfusion (IR) oxidative damage. However, it is not clear if hypothyroidism is able to prevent protein tyrosine nitration,...

    Authors: Verónica M Tenorio-Velázquez, Diana Barrera, Martha Franco, Edilia Tapia, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Omar Noel Medina-Campos and José Pedraza-Chaverri
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:12
  16. The National Kidney Foundation has formulated clinical practice guidelines for patients with chronic kidney disease (K/DOQI). However, little is know about how many patients actually achieve these goals in a d...

    Authors: Oliver Lenz, Durga P Mekala, Daniel V Patel, Alessia Fornoni, David Metz and David Roth
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:11
  17. The association between intake of non-phenacetin-containing analgesics and the occurrence of chronic renal failure is still controversially discussed. A new epidemiologic study was planned and conducted in Ger...

    Authors: Lothar AJ Heinemann, Edeltraut Garbe, Michael Lewis, Fokko van der Woude and Helmut Graf
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:9
  18. The risk factors for progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have not been fully elucidated. Although uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) is known to be deleterious, other fac...

    Authors: David J Leehey, Holly J Kramer, Tarek M Daoud, Maninder P Chatha and Majd A Isreb
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:8
  19. Obesity is a growing health issue in the Western world. Obesity, as part of the metabolic syndrome adds to the morbidity and mortality. The incidence of diabetes and hypertension, two primary etiological facto...

    Authors: Sujata Agnani, Vidula T Vachharajani, Rohit Gupta, Naveen K Atray and Tushar J Vachharajani
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:7
  20. In experimental models of diabetes mellitus, aggravation of renal injury by concomitant hypertension has been described. Inflammatory mechanisms contribute to renal damage in both diseases. We investigated whe...

    Authors: Andrea Hartner, Roland Veelken, Michael Wittmann, Nada Cordasic and Karl F Hilgers
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:6
  21. Recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) is used for the treatment of last stage renal anemia. A new EPO preparation was obtained in Cuba in order to make this treatment fully nationally available. The aim of th...

    Authors: Jorge F Pérez-Oliva, Martha Casanova-González, Idrian García-García, Pedro J Porrero-Martín, Carmen M Valenzuela-Silva, Tairí Hernández-Montero, Marcia Lagarde-Ampudia, Yuri Casanova-Kutsareva, Yisel Ávila-Albuerne, Alicia Vargas-Batista, Hailen Bobillo-López, Raúl Herrera-Valdés and Pedro A López-Saura
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:5
  22. Potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7)-induced nephrotoxicity is associated with oxidative and nitrosative stress. In this study we investigated the relation between the time course of the oxidative and nitrosative stres...

    Authors: José Pedraza-Chaverrí, Diana Barrera, Omar N Medina-Campos, Raymundo C Carvajal, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Norma A Macías-Ruvalcaba, Perla D Maldonado, Marcos I Salcedo, Edilia Tapia, Liliana Saldívar, María E Castilla and María E Ibarra-Rubio
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:4
  23. Essential hypertension is a common, polygenic, complex disorder resulting from interaction of several genes with each other and with environmental factors such as obesity, dietary salt intake, and alcohol cons...

    Authors: Adrian Mondry, Marie Loh, Pengbo Liu, Ai-Ling Zhu and Mato Nagel
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2005 6:1
  24. The mortality rate among patients with infective endocarditis, especially associated with the presence of complications or coexisting conditions such as renal failure and the use of combined medical and surgic...

    Authors: Daisuke Koya, Kazuyuki Shibuya, Ryuichi Kikkawa and Masakazu Haneda
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:18
  25. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) has a central role in the catabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. The enzyme is anchored to the vascular endothelium through interaction with heparan sulphate proteoglycans and i...

    Authors: Birgit Näsström, Bernd Stegmayr, Gunilla Olivecrona and Thomas Olivecrona
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:17
  26. Late referral to specialist nephrological care is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and cost. Consequently, nephrologists' associations recommend early referral. The recommendations' effectivenes...

    Authors: Adrian Mondry, Ai-Ling Zhu, Marie Loh, Thuy D Vo and Kai Hahn
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:16
  27. Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a known cause of hypertension and ischemic nephropathy. Stenting of the artery is a valid approach, in spite of cases of unexpected adverse evolution of renal function.

    Authors: Giorgio Coen, Eleonora Moscaritolo, Carlo Catalano, Raffaella Lavini, Italo Nofroni, Giuseppe Ronga, Daniela Sardella, Alvaro Zaccaria and Rosario Cianci
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:15
  28. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the preferred dialysis modality in children. Its major drawback is the limited technique survival due to infections and progressive ultrafiltration failure. Conventional PD solution...

    Authors: Barbara Nau, Claus P Schmitt, Margarida Almeida, Klaus Arbeiter, Gianluigi Ardissino, Klaus E Bonzel, Alberto Edefonti, Michel Fischbach, Karin Haluany, Joachim Misselwitz, Markus J Kemper, Kai Rönnholm, Simone Wygoda and Franz Schaefer
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:14
  29. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a significant problem among patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD). We conducted a prospective multi-center study to evaluate the effect of dialysis machine sepa...

    Authors: Alireza Abdollah Shamshirsaz, Mohammad Kamgar, Mir Reza Bekheirnia, Farzam Ayazi, Seyed Reza Hashemi, Navid Bouzari, Mohammad Reza Habibzadeh, Nima Pourzahedgilani, Varshasb Broumand, Amirhooshang Abdollah Shamshirsaz, Maziyar Moradi, Mehrdad Borghei, Niloofar Nobakht Haghighi and Behrooz Broumand
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:13
  30. The commonest cause of end-stage renal failure (ESRF) in children and young adults is congenital malformation of the kidney and urinary tract. In this retrospective review, we examine whether progression to ES...

    Authors: Guy H Neild, Gill Thomson, Dorothea Nitsch, Robin G Woolfson, John O Connolly and Christopher RJ Woodhouse
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:12
  31. Relatively few U.S.-based studies in chronic kidney disease have focused on Asian/Pacific Islanders. Clinical reports suggest that Asian/Pacific Islanders are more likely to be affected by IgA nephropathy (IgA...

    Authors: Yoshio N Hall, Eloisa F Fuentes, Glenn M Chertow and Jean L Olson
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:10
  32. Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) is the clinical phenomenon of acute neurologic symptoms attributed to cerebral edema that occurs during or following intermittent hemodialysis (HD). We describe a case of...

    Authors: Sean M Bagshaw, Adam D Peets, Morad Hameed, Paul JE Boiteau, Kevin B Laupland and Christopher J Doig
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:9
  33. During renal transplantation, the kidney remains without blood flow for a period of time. The following reperfusion of this ischemic kidney causes functional and structural injury. Formation of oxygen-derived ...

    Authors: Mehri Kadkhodaee, Simin Aryamanesh, Mahdieh Faghihi and Maryam Zahmatkesh
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:6
  34. The combination of hyponatremia and renovascular hypertension is called hyponatremic hypertensive syndrome (HHS). Malignant hypertension as a presentation has been reported in adults with HHS but is rare in ch...

    Authors: Mehul P Dixit, John D Hughes, Andreas Theodorou and Naznin M Dixit
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:5
  35. Various animal models of renal failure have been produced and used to investigate mechanisms underlying renal disease and develop therapeutic drugs. Most methods available to produce such models appear to invo...

    Authors: Shingo Nakamura, Masuo Terashima, Natsuko Kikuchi, Minoru Kimura, Tadaaki Maehara, Akira Saito and Masahiro Sato
    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2004 5:4

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