The elevated levels of urinary angiotensinogen are correlated with the severity of idiopathic membranous nephropathy
Immunosuppressive treatment will predispose an idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) patient to opportunistic infections. Disease severity is one of the main concerns for making the treatment decision. Urina... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ziyong Tang, Yue Wang, Liyuan Tao, Yanhong Guo, Yimu Zheng and Danxia Zheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of predictive factors for immunosuppressive response in anti-phospholipase A2 receptor antibody positive membranous nephropathy
Serum anti-phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibody was correlated with disease activity of membranous nephropathy(MN). The predictive value of antibody titer changes on immunosuppressive response remains un... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chao Li, Hang Li, Yu-bing Wen, Xue-mei Li and Xue-wang Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A rare case of Alport syndrome, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and Pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis
Renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is occasionally seen in biopsies with pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (PCGN). Recent study indicated that the complement activation is more promine... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jianling Tao, Jonathan Lieberman, Richard A. Lafayette and Neeraja Kambham Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Effect of ultrafiltration during hemodialysis on hepatic and total-body water: an observational study
The hepatic circulation is involved in adaptive systemic responses to circulatory stress. However, it is vulnerable to both chronic hypervolemia and cardiac dysfunction. The influence of hemodialysis (HD) and ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Claire J. Grant, Trevor P. Wade, Charles A. McKenzie, Guido Filler, Christopher W. McIntyre and Shih-Han S. Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Single-dose baclofen-induced neurotoxicity in a patient with end stage renal disease: case report
Baclofen is a centrally acting GABAB receptor agonist and it is used widely for the treatment of spasticity, persistent hiccups and multiple sclerosis. The renal system is the main route of excretion, thus people... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Emad Khazneh, Alaa Shamlawi, Kamel Jebrin, Zakaria Hamdan and Osama Sawalmeh Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Hepatitis B virus infection and development of chronic kidney disease: a cohort study
We examined the prospective association between hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) serolog... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yun Soo Hong, Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Miguel Ca ínzos-Achirica, Min-Jung Kwon, Di Zhao, Tariq Shafi, Mariana Lazo, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Hocheol Shin, Juhee Cho and Eliseo Guallar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Time-intensity curve analysis of contrast-enhanced ultrasound is unable to differentiate renal dysfunction in the early post-transplant period - a prospective study
Contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) assessment of kidney allografts mainly focuses on graft rejection. However, studies on delayed graft function (DGF) without acute rejection are still lacking. The aim o... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nordeval Cavalcante Ara újo and José Hermógenes Rocco Suassuna Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness complicated by mesangial galactose-deficient IgA1 deposits: a case report
Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness (MIDD), a mitochondrial genetic disorder, typically affects the kidneys and results in end-stage renal disease. Early diagnosis of MIDD is challenging when renal mani... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Keiji Sugai, Hiroyuki Ueda, Keita Morimoto, Mai Tanaka, Daisuke Takahashi, Akio Nakashima, Junichiro Kato, Hiroshi Takahashi, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Kawamura, Kazushige Hanaoka, Yoichi Miyazaki and Takashi Yokoo Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Efficacy of standard and low dose hydrochlorothiazide in the recurrence prevention of calcium nephrolithiasis (NOSTONE trial): protocol for a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial
Nephrolithiasis is a global healthcare problem with a current lifetime risk of 18.8% in men and 9.4% in women. Given the high cost of medical treatments and surgical interventions as well as the morbidity rela... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nasser A. Dhayat, Nicolas Faller, Olivier Bonny, Nilufar Mohebbi, Alexander Ritter, Lisa Pellegrini, Giulia Bedino, Carlo Sch önholzer, Reto M. Venzin, Carina Hüsler, Irene Koneth, Rosaria Del Giorno, Luca Gabutti, Patrizia Amico, Michael Mayr, Urs Oder Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Early onset of graft glomerulopathy in a patient with post-transplant diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation: a case report
Post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is an emerging problem in kidney transplantation, representing an important risk factor for kidney function loss. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) occurrence in transplanted k... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marilena Gregorini, Vincenzo Sepe, Francesca Eleonora Pattonieri, Anna Allesina and Teresa Rampino Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Association of kidney disease measures with risk of renal function worsening in patients with type 1 diabetes
Albuminuria has been classically considered a marker of kidney damage progression in diabetic patients and it is routinely assessed to monitor kidney function. However, the role of a mild GFR reduction on the ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 4, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Antonio Mirijello, Francesca Viazzi, Paola Fioretto, Carlo Giorda, Antonio Ceriello, Giuspina T. Russo, Pietro Guida, Roberto Pontremoli and Salvatore De Cosmo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impaired glomerular filtration rate, high grade albuminuria and associated factors among adult patients admitted to tertiary Hospital in Ethiopia
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the worldwide Public Health problem, is also one of the rising non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries. Its early detection and treatment using readily availa... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 4, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tamiru Adugna, Hailu Merga and Esayas Kebede Gudina Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A novel model of reno-cardiac syndrome in the C57BL/ 6 mouse strain
The end stage renal disease population has a 20 fold higher incidence of cardiovascular mortality compared to the overall population. The development of reno-cardiac syndrome in these patients will result in c... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 4, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Julius E. Kieswich, Jianmin Chen, Samira Alliouachene, Paul W. Caton, Kieran McCafferty, Christoph Thiemermann and Muhammad M. Yaqoob Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Recurrent glomerulonephritis following renal transplantation and impact on graft survival
Recurrence of primary glomerulonephritis in the post-transplant period has been described in the literature but the risk remains poorly quantified and its impact on allograft outcomes and implications for subs... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: S. H. Jiang, A. L. Kennard and G. D. Walters Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Non-medical facilitators and barriers towards accessing haemodialysis services: an exploration of ethical challenges
Like most of the sub-Saharan countries, Tanzania faces significant increase in the number of patients diagnosed with an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among which only a few manage to receive chronic haemodial... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Godwin Pancras, Judith Shayo and Amani Anaeli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Short-term dexamethasone treatment transiently, but not permanently, attenuates fibrosis after acute-to-chronic kidney injury
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an underestimated, yet important, risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Persistence of inflammation after a renal ischemic injury has been observed, both... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - December 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lies Moonen, Hilde Geryl, Patrick C. D ’Haese and Benjamin A. Vervaet Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Peritoneal dialysis-associated infection caused by Mycobacterium abscessus: a case report
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated infection caused by Mycobacterium spp. is rare. Mycobacterium abscessus is one of the most resistant acid-fast bacteria, and treatment is also the most difficult and refractory... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 29, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ryuichi Yoshimura, Miharu Kawanishi, Shungo Fujii, Aska Yamauchi, Kentaro Takase, Kaori Yoshikane, Masahiro Egawa, Hiroaki Shiina and Takafumi Ito Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Hemodialysis patient characteristics associated with better experience as measured by the In-center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) survey
Patient experience in hemodialysis (HD) is measured twice yearly in all in-center HD patients in the United States using the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Taimur Dad, Hocine Tighiouart, Eduardo Lacson Jr, Klemens B. Meyer, Daniel E. Weiner and Michelle M. Richardson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Beyond dialysis decisions: a qualitative exploration of decision-making among culturally and linguistically diverse adults with chronic kidney disease on haemodialysis
To date, limited research has been dedicated to exploring the experience of decision-making for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who have initiated dialysis and have to make decisions in the context of ma... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Danielle Marie Muscat, Roshana Kanagaratnam, Heather L. Shepherd, Kamal Sud, Kirsten McCaffery and Angela Webster Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The lived experiences of patients undergoing hemodialysis with the concept of care: a phenomenological study
Providing patient-centered care needs in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis is important in inspiring their confidence to continue their treatment and promote their mental and social h... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nahid Shahgholian and Hojatollah Yousefi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells attenuate the progression of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in rat models
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is the most common glomerular etiology of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Increasing evidence has indicated the reparative potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 22, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ru-chun Yang, Xiao-ling Zhu, Jun Wang, Feng Wan, Hua-qin Zhang, Yi Lin, Xuan-li Tang and Bin Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Glomerular filtration rate: new age- and gender- specific reference ranges and thresholds for living kidney donation
There is a need for a large, contemporary, multi-centre series of measured glomerular filtration rates (mGFR) from healthy individuals to determine age- and gender-specific reference ranges for GFR. We aimed t... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 22, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Anthony Fenton, Emma Montgomery, Peter Nightingale, A. Michael Peters, Neil Sheerin, A. Caroline Wroe and Graham W. Lipkin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

AL amyloidosis with non-amyloid forming monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition; a case mimicking AHL amyloidosis
Immunoglobulin heavy-and-light-chain amyloidosis (AHL amyloidosis) is a newly established disease entity where both the immunoglobulin heavy-chain and light-chain compose amyloid fibrils. The immunoglobulins r... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 22, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shun Manabe, Chihiro Iwasaki, Michiyasu Hatano, Fuyuki Kametani, Masahide Yazaki, Kosaku Nitta and Michio Nagata Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Significance of histological crescent formation in patients with IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Sch önlein purpura)-related nephritis: a cohort in the adult Chinese population
This study aimed to explore the clinicopathological features, treatment and renal outcomes of adult IgAV-related nephr... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 22, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Xiao Huang, Jing Wu, Xiao-mei Wu, Ya-xin Hao, Cai-hong Zeng, Zhi-hong Liu and Zheng Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in kidney and simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant recipients in the present era of routine post-transplant prophylaxis: risk factors and outcomes
The goal of this study was to identify predictors for development of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in kidney and simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant recipients in the present era of universal pri... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Neetika Garg, Margaret Jorgenson, Jillian Descourouez, Christopher M. Saddler, Sandesh Parajuli, Brad C. Astor, Arjang Djamali and Didier Mandelbrot Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Renal dysfunction among adult HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy at a tertiary facility in Ghana
Kidney diseases have emerged as significant cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV subject on antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Ghana, routine follow up of HIV positive clients is by estimation of serum creati... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Yaw Asante Awuku, Wonderful Alofa, Alice Charwudzi, Ebenezer Aniakwa-Bonsu, Evans Obboh and Paul Nsiah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Minimal change nephrotic syndrome in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a retrospective study of 8 cases
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with diverse glomerular diseases. Characteristics of minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) in this setting have been little studied, and the specific feature... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Romain ARRESTIER, Anne-Pascale SATIE, Shao-yu ZHANG, Emmanuelle PLAISIER, Corinne ISNARD-BAGNIS, Philippe GATAULT, Quentin RAIMBOURG, David BUOB, Flavia VOCILA, Anne-Elisabeth HENG, Helene FRANCOIS, Anissa MOKTEFI, Guillaume CANAUD, Marie MATIGNON, Nathal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An IgA1-lambda-type monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease associated with membranous features in a patient with IgG4-related kidney disease: a case report
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized fibroinflammatory condition. The kidney is one of the organs commonly affected by IgG4-RD. Tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) is the main feature, and membr... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Atsushi Kitazawa, Ryo Koda, Atsunori Yoshino, Yoshihiko Ueda and Tetsuro Takeda Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Troponin I at admission in the intensive care unit predicts the need of dialysis in septic patients
In a previous study we showed that troponin I (TnI)> 0.42 ng/mL predicted the need of dialysis in a group of 29 septic patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to confirm such finding in a... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniel de Almeida Thiengo, Jorge P. Strogoff-de-Matos, Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon and Miguel Luis Graciano Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Renal outcomes of STOP-IgAN trial patients in relation to baseline histology (MEST-C scores)
The Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) defines histologic criteria (MEST-C) that provide prognostic information based on the kidney biopsy. There are few data on the predictive impact of this clas... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Judith Isabel Schimpf, Till Klein, Christina Fitzner, Frank Eitner, Stefan Porubsky, Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, J ürgen Floege, Hermann-Josef Groene and Thomas Rauen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of exogenous growth hormone administration on circulating concentrations of α-klotho in healthy and chronic kidney disease subjects: a prospective, single-center open case-control pilot study
The CKD-associated decline in soluble α-Klotho (α-Klotho) levels is considered detrimental. Some studies suggest a direct induction of α-Klotho concentrations by growth hormone (GH). In the present study, the ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aaltje Y. Adema, Camiel L. M. de Roij van Zuijdewijn, Joost G. Hoenderop, Martin H. de Borst, Piet M. Ter Wee, Annemieke C. Heijboer and Marc G. Vervloet Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The stability and variability of serum and plasma fibroblast growth factor-23 levels in a haemodialysis cohort
Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) levels are markedly elevated in haemodialysis patients and have been linked to mortality outcomes. Small studies in health and chronic kidney disease, have demonstrat... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Matthew J. Damasiewicz, Zhong X. Lu, Peter G. Kerr and Kevan R. Polkinghorne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha in patients with IgA nephropathy are closely associated with disease severity
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- α) is considered to play an important role in the pathogenesis in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). The correlations between serum TNF-α and disease severity in patients with IgAN remain... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Guanhong Li, Wei Wu, Xinyao Zhang, Yuan Huang, Yubing Wen, Xuemei Li and Ruitong Gao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oral acyclovir induced hypokalemia and acute tubular necrosis a case report
Acyclovir is one of the most common prescribed antiviral drugs. Acyclovir nephrotoxicity occurs in approximately 12 –48% of cases. It can present in clinical practice as acute kidney injury (AKI), crystal-induc... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan S. Ch ávez-Iñiguez, Ramón Medina-Gonzalez, Lilia Aguilar-Parra, Eduardo J. Torres-Vázquez, Pablo Maggiani-Aguilera, Enrique Cervantes-Pérez and Guillermo García-García Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Effectiveness of contrast-associated acute kidney injury prevention methods; a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Different methods to prevent contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) have been proposed in recent years. We performed a mixed treatment comparison to evaluate and rank suggested interventions. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Khalid Ahmed, Terri McVeigh, Raminta Cerneviciute, Sara Mohamed, Mohammad Tubassam, Mohammad Karim and Stewart Walsh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neutrophil, lymphocyte and platelet ratio as a predictor of postoperative acute kidney injury in major abdominal surgery
Surgery is one of the leading causes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients. Major abdominal surgery has the second higher incidences of AKI, after cardiac surgery. AKI results from a complex in... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joana Gameiro, Jos é Agapito Fonseca, Joana Monteiro Dias, Joana Milho, Rosário Rosa, Sofia Jorge and José António Lopes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Monoclonal light chain crystalline podocytopathy and tubulopathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance: a case report and literature review
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) is a recently defined group of renal diseases caused by monoclonal immunoglobulin secreted by nonmalignant proliferative B cell or plasma cell. Monoclonal imm... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Xiao-juan Yu, Xu-jie Zhou, Su-xia Wang, Fu-de Zhou and Ming-hui Zhao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The relationship between care burden and quality of life in caregivers of hemodialysis patients
Caregivers of hemodialysis patients endure a significant caring pressure as a result of caring for patients with chronic illness, which can affect their quality of life. Disruptions in the quality of life of t... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Haleh Jafari, Azita Ebrahimi, Abbas Aghaei and Alireza Khatony Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retroperitoneal abscess with subcutaneous extension: case report of a rare complication of percutaneous renal biopsy
Infective complications following percutaneous renal biopsy are rare, even among immunocompromised. However it is important to be vigilant about such complications, to detect them early and prevent morbidity a... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Prashan Buddhika Illeperuma, Harsha Anuruddhika Dissanayake and Eranga Sanjeewa Wijewickrama Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Early predictors of one-year mortality in patients over 65 presenting with ANCA-associated renal vasculitis: a retrospective, multicentre study
The risk of early death is particularly high in patients over the age of 65 presenting with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated renal vasculitis. We hypothesized that by combining disease sev... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Alexis Francois, Thierry Lobbedez, Dominique Guerrot, David Launay, Laurence Vrigneaud, Mait é Daroux, Celine Lebas, Boris Bienvenu, Eric Hachulla, Momar Diouf and Gabriel Choukroun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in anemia care in non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in the United States (2006 –2015)
The objective of the study was to examine overall anemia management trends in non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) from 2006 to 2015, and to evaluate the impact of Trial to Reduced Cardiovas... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Haesuk Park, Xinyue Liu, Linda Henry, Jeffrey Harman and Edward A. Ross Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fructose increases risk for kidney stones: potential role in metabolic syndrome and heat stress
Fructose intake, mainly as table sugar or high fructose corn syrup, has increased in recent decades and is associated with increased risk for kidney stones. We hypothesized that fructose intake alters serum an... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Richard J. Johnson, Santos E. Perez-Pozo, Julian Lopez Lillo, Felix Grases, Jesse D. Schold, Masanari Kuwabara, Yuka Sato, Ana Andres Hernando, Gabriela Garcia, Thomas Jensen, Christopher Rivard, Laura G. Sanchez-Lozada, Carlos Roncal and Miguel A. Lanasp Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rapidly progressive renal failure due to tubulointerstitial infiltration of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified accompanied by uveitis: a case report
Rapid decline in renal dysfunction due to primary renal lymphoma, or secondary renal lymphoma by infiltration from a primary origin, is extremely rare. There are notably few reports indicating infiltration of ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ken Matsuda, Hirotaka Fukami, Ayako Saito, Hiroyuki Sato, Satoshi Aoki, Yoichi Takeuchi, Shinji Nakajima and Tasuku Nagasawa Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Abdominal aortic calcification score can predict future coronary artery disease in hemodialysis patients: a 5-year prospective cohort study
Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) has been known to be associated with cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis. However, the association between AAC and future coronary artery disease (CAD) occurrence is n... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hung-Chih Chen, Wei-Ting Wang, Chieh-Ning Hsi, Che-Yi Chou, Hsuan-Jen Lin, Chiu-Ching Huang and Chiz-Tzung Chang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nephrotic syndrome associated with Kimura ’s disease: a case report and literature review
In this report, we present a case study of KD-associated nephrotic syndrome combined with minimal chang... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Song Ren, Xin Yi Li, Fang Wang, Ping Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Gui Sen Li, Li Wang and Xiang Zhong Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Female sex reduces the risk of hospital-associated acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis
Female sex has been included as a risk factor in models developed to predict the development of AKI. In addition, the commentary to the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes Clinical Practice Guideline for ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joel Neugarten and Ladan Golestaneh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Renal-limited AL amyloidosis – a diagnostic and management dilemma
Amyloidosis is a disorder caused by extracellular tissue deposition of insoluble fibrils which may result in a wide spectrum of symptoms depending upon their types, sites and amount of deposition. Amyloidosis ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kar Wah Fuah and Christopher Thiam Seong Lim Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Autologous arteriovenous fistula is associated with superior outcomes in elderly hemodialysis patients
The number of elderly patients with end-stage renal disease is increasing rapidly. The higher prevalence of comorbidities and shorter life expectancy in these patients make it difficult to decide on the type o... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eunjin Bae, Hajeong Lee, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Yon Su Kim, Curie Ahn, Jin Suk Han, Sang-Il Min, Seung-Kee Min, Hyo-Cheol Kim and Kwon Wook Joo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cancer risk after renal transplantation in South Korea: a nationwide population-based study
This study aimed to evaluate patterns of posttransplant malignancies among renal transplant recipients (RTRs) in South Korea using nationwide data. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jaesung Heo, O Kyu Noh, Young-Taek Oh, Mison Chun and Logyoung Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lack of impact of iodinated contrast media on kidney cell-cycle arrest biomarkers in critically ill patients
Iodinated contrast media may contribute to acute kidney injury. However, several recent works suggest that this toxicity is minimal in the clinical setting. Recently, urinary G1 cell-cycle arrest proteins tissue ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - November 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Emmanuelle Rouve, Karim Lakhal, Charlotte Salmon Gandonni ère, Youenn Jouan, Laetitia Bodet-Contentin and Stephan Ehrmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research