Severe renal Fanconi and management strategies in Arthrogryposis-Renal dysfunction-Cholestasis syndrome: a case report
Arthrogryposis-Renal dysfunction-Cholestasis syndrome (ARC, MIM#208085) is a rare multisystem disease due to mutations in the VPS33B and VIPAR genes, both involved in maintaining apical-basolateral cell polarity.... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alejandra Rosales, Maissa Mhibik, Paul Gissen, Oscar Segarra, Susana Redecillas and Gema Ariceta Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A case of immunotactoid glomerulopathy with false-negative IgG staining
Immunotactoid glomerulopathy (ITG) is a rare glomerulonephritis characterized by microtubular deposits. Immunofluorescence findings are necessary to differentiate ITG from other proliferative glomerular diseas... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shuma Hirashio, Takahiro Arima, Ayaka Satoh, Kouichi Mandai, Shigeo Hara and Takao Masaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Changes in bone mineral density after total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation in the end-stage renal disease patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism
The patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) usually had reduced bone mineral density, which might lead to a substantial increase in osteoporosis, fracture and mortality. Although surgical interventi... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Li Fang, Jining Wu, Jing Luo, Ping Wen, Mingxia Xiong, Jinlong Cao, Xiaolan Chen and Junwei Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IP3R-Grp75-VDAC1-MCU calcium regulation axis antagonists protect podocytes from apoptosis and decrease proteinuria in an Adriamycin nephropathy rat model
The mechanism of podocyte apoptosis is not fully understood. In addition, the role of the inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (IP3R)/glucose-regulated protein 75 (Grp75)/voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1)... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Han Xu, Na Guan, Ya-Li Ren, Qi-Jiao Wei, Ying-Hong Tao, Guo-Sheng Yang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Ding-Fang Bu, Ying Zhang and Sai-Nan Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

End-stage renal disease treated in Provence-Alpes C ôte d’Azur: 12-years follow-up and forecast to the year 2030
This study describes the time trend of renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the Provence-Alpes C ôte d’Azur region (PACA) between 2004 and 2015, and forecasts up to 2030. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Anne-Claire Durand, Elisabeth Jouve, Jean-Christophe Delarozi ère, Mohamed Boucekine, Ghizlane Izaaryene, Adeline Crémades, Franck Mazoué, Bénédicte Devictor, Asmatullah Kakar, Roland Sambuc, Philippe Brunet and Stéphanie Gentile Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated factors of protein- energy wasting among patients with chronic kidney disease at Mulago hospital, Kampala-Uganda: a cross-sectional study
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is global health concern and priority. It is the 12th leading cause of death worldwide. Protein Energy Wasting occurs in 20 –25% of patients with chronic kidney disease and can lead... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lydia Namuyimbwa, Collins Atuheire, Joel Okullo and Robert Kalyesubula Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for infectious complications of ANCA-associated vasculitis: a cohort study
Severe infections are common complications of immunosuppressive treatment for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) with renal involvement. We investigated the clinical charact... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Liu Yang, Honglang Xie, Zhengzhao Liu, Yinghua Chen, Jinquan Wang, Haitao Zhang, Yongchun Ge and Weixin Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of temporal artery thermometers with internal blood monitors to measure body temperature during hemodialysis
Thermometers that measure core (internal) body temperature are the gold standard for monitoring temperature. Despite that most modern hemodialysis machines are equipped with an internal blood monitor that meas... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Meaghan Lunney, Bronwyn Tonelli, Rachel Lewis, Natasha Wiebe, Chandra Thomas, Jennifer MacRae and Marcello Tonelli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rapid calcium loss may cause arrhythmia in hemofiltration with regional citrate anticoagulation: a case report
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) with regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is an important therapeutic approach for refractory hypercalcemia complicated with renal failure. However, RCA has the potential to i... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Buyun Wu, Jing Wang, Guang Yang, Changying Xing and Huijuan Mao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Non-recovery from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury and short-term mortality and cardiovascular risk: a cohort study
The high mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is well-documented. Recent literature suggests that acute kidney injury is also associated with CVD. I... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Benjamin J. Lee, Chi-yuan Hsu, Rishi V. Parikh, Thomas K. Leong, Thida C. Tan, Sophia Walia, Kathleen D. Liu, Raymond K. Hsu and Alan S. Go Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anemia and mortality in patients with nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease
A combination of safety concerns and labeling changes impacted use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in renal anemia. Data regarding contemporary utilization in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (C... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Heide A. Stirnadel-Farrant, Jiacong Luo, Lata Kler, Borut Cizman, Delyth Jones, Steven M. Brunelli and Alexander R. Cobitz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sex differences in acute kidney injury requiring dialysis
Female sex has been included as a risk factor in models developed to predict the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with cardiac surgery, aminoglycoside nephrotoxicity and contrast-induced nephropath... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joel Neugarten, Ladan Golestaneh and Nitin V. Kolhe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The complex treatment including rituximab in the Management of Catastrophic Antiphospholid Syndrome with renal involvement
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare, life-threatening form of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) involving many organs and leading to their insufficiency. The pathogenesis of CAPS is associate... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aleksandra Rymarz and Stanis ław Niemczyk Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Red urine, updated for the nephrologist: a case report
Sickle cell trait is not completely benign, and some renal complications can occur. The baseline rate of admission for gross hematuria in normal males carrying the sickle cell trait is 2%. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alexandre Le Joncour, Laurent Mesnard, Alexandre Hertig and Thomas Robert Tags: Case report Source Type: research

C3 glomerulonephritis associated with monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance: case report
Morbidity associated with monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance is high due to the severe renal lesions and the associated systemic alterations. Accordingly, early diagnosis is fundamental, as is stoppin... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Juana Alonso-Titos, Lara Perea-Ortega, Eugenia Sola, Alvaro Torres-Rueda, Myriam Le ón, Remedios Toledo, Ana D. Duarte, Teresa Vazquez, Maria Dolores Martinez-Esteban, Alicia Bailen, Pedro Ruiz-Esteban and Domingo Hernandez Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Interviews of living kidney donors to assess donation-related concerns and information-gathering practices
Efforts are underway to improve living kidney donor (LKD) education, but current LKD concerns and information-gathering preferences have not been ascertained to inform evidence-based resource development. As a... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jessica M. Ruck, Sarah E. Van Pilsum Rasmussen, Macey L. Henderson, Allan B. Massie and Dorry L. Segev Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emergence of an Israel faith-based community organization facilitating live donor kidney transplantation
The 2014 Consensus Conference on Best Practices in Living Kidney Donations recognized live donor kidney transplantation as the best treatment for late-stage kidney disease, yielding superior graft and patient ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Walter G. Wasser, Geoffrey Boner, Meni Koslowsky and Adi Lazar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of continuity of care on the incidence of end-stage renal disease in patients with newly detected type 2 diabetic nephropathy: a retrospective cohort study
Diabetic nephropathy requires periodic monitoring, dietary modification, and early intervention to prevent the disease severity within limited resource settings. To emphasize the importance of continuous care ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 5, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yun Jung Jang, Yoon Soo Choy, Chung Mo Nam, Ki Tae Moon and Eun-Cheol Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient and treatment characteristics associated with patient activation in patients undergoing hemodialysis: a cross-sectional study
Patient activation is associated with better outcomes and lower costs. Although the concept is widely investigated, little attention was given to patient activation and its predictors in patients undergoing he... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 1, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Liesbet Van Bulck, Kathleen Claes, Katrien Dierickx, Annelies Hellemans, Sofie Jamar, Sven Smets and Gijs Van Pottelbergh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Burden of chronic kidney disease on the African continent: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Accurate contemporary data on the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on the African continent are lacking. We determined the prevalence of CKD in adult populations living in Africa, and variations by stage... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - June 1, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Arnaud D. Kaze, Titilayo Ilori, Bernard G. Jaar and Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugui Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Renal function markers and insulin sensitivity after 3 years in a healthy cohort, the EGIR-RISC study
People with chronic renal disease are insulin resistant. We hypothesized that in a healthy population, baseline renal function is associated with insulin sensitivity three years later. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 31, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Soline Sim éon, Ziad Massy, Kurt Højlund, Katarina Lalic, Francesca Porcellati, Jacqueline Dekker, John Petrie, Gemma Currie and Beverley Balkau Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Two in One: Epithelioid angiomyolipoma within a classic kidney angiomyolipoma - a case report
Epithelioid angiomyolipoma is defined as potentially malignant mesenchymal neoplasm, characterized by proliferating epithelioid cells, whereas classic angiomyolipoma, composed of fat, smooth muscle cells and d... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 30, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jan Tuma, Holger Moch, Gerd Stuckmann, Walter Gysel and Andreas L. Serra Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Liddle ’s-like syndrome associated with nephrotic syndrome secondary to membranous nephropathy: the first case report
Liddle ’s syndrome is a rare monogenic form of hypertension caused by truncating or missense mutations in the C termini of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) β or γ subunits. Patients with this syndrome prese... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eriko Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Izaya Nakaya, Karen Kato, Yoshikazu Miyasato, Terumasa Nakagawa, Yutaka Kakizoe, Masashi Mukoyama and Jun Soma Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Use of synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone in patients with IgA nephropathy
Synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has been demonstrated to be effective in patients with membranous nephropathy, minimal change disease and some histological subtypes of focal segmental glomeruloscl... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bhanu Prasad, Shelley Giebel, Michelle C. E. McCarron and Nelson Leung Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis with detection of myeloperoxidase and phospholipase A2 receptor in membranous nephropathy-lesions: report of two patients with microscopic polyangiitis
Podocyte phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is a major target antigen in idiopathic adult membranous nephropathy (MN). Histological PLA2R staining in the renal tissue has proven to be useful for the detection of i... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kenta Tominaga, Takahiro Uchida, Toshihiko Imakiire, Kenji Itoh, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Kuniaki Nakanishi, Hiroo Kumagai and Naoki Oshima Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Perspectives on clinical use of bioimpedance in hemodialysis: focus group interviews with renal care professionals
Inadequate volume control may be a main contributor to poor survival and high mortality in hemodialysis patients. Bioimpedance measurement has the potential to improve fluid management, but several dialysis ce... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jenny Stenberg, Catrin Henriksson, Magnus Lindberg and Hans Furuland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Different patterns of inflammatory and angiogenic factors are associated with peritoneal small solute transport and peritoneal protein clearance in peritoneal dialysis patients
Both peritoneal small solute transport and peritoneal protein clearance are closely linked to outcomes in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, the associated factors of these two components are not full... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuanyuan Shi, Hao Yan, Jiangzi Yuan, He Zhang, Jiaying Huang, Zhaohui Ni, Jiaqi Qian and Wei Fang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association of angiogenic factors and chronic kidney disease
There are limited data on the associations of circulating angiogenic factors with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We investigate the associations of circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, angio... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher E. Anderson, L. Lee Hamm, Gem Batuman, Damodar R. Kumbala, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Swapna G. Kallu, Ravi Siriki, Shilpa Gadde, Myra A. Kleinpeter, N. Kevin Krane, Eric E. Simon, Jiang He and Jing Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What is the impact of human leukocyte antigen mismatching on graft survival and mortality in renal transplantation? A meta-analysis of 23 cohort studies involving 486,608 recipients
The magnitude effects of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatching on post-transplant outcomes of kidney transplantation remain controversial. We aim to quantitatively assess the associations of HLA mismatchin... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Xinmiao Shi, Jicheng Lv, Wenke Han, Xuhui Zhong, Xinfang Xie, Baige Su and Jie Ding Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early renal damage among children living in the region of highest burden of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka
Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is grouped with several other epidemics of similar nature across the world as Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC). In... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: S. B. Agampodi, G. S. Amarasinghe, P. G. C. R. Naotunna, C. S. Jayasumana and S. H. Siribaddana Tags: Research article Source Type: research

COL4A5 and LAMA5 variants co-inherited in familial hematuria: digenic inheritance or genetic modifier effect?
About 40 –50% of patients with familial microscopic hematuria (FMH) caused by thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) inherit heterozygous mutations in collagen IV genes (COL4A3, COL4A4). On long follow-up, the ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Konstantinos Voskarides, Gregory Papagregoriou, Despina Hadjipanagi, Ioanelli Petrou, Isavella Savva, Avraam Elia, Yiannis Athanasiou, Androulla Pastelli, Maria Kkolou, Michalis Hadjigavriel, Christoforos Stavrou, Alkis Pierides and Constantinos Deltas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Longitudinal changes in bone and mineral metabolism after cessation of cinacalcet in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism
The calcimimetic agent cinacalcet is effective for the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in dialysis patients. Changes to reimbursement of cinacalcet in Australia provided an opportunity to as... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Irene Ruderman, Edward R. Smith, Nigel D. Toussaint, Tim D. Hewitson and Stephen G. Holt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Full normalization of severe hypertension after parathryoidectomy – a case report and systematic review
Although the relationship between hyperparathyroidism and hypertension has been described for decades, the role of hyperparathyroidism in hypertension in dialysis is still unclear. Following the case of a seve... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Andreea Corina Sofronie, Isabelle Kooij, Claude Bursot, Giulia Santagati, Jean-Philippe Coindre and Giorgina Barbara Piccoli Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The renal manifestations of type 4 familial partial lipodystrophy: a case report and review of literature
Lipodystrophy syndromes are rare disorders of variable body fat loss associated with potentially serious metabolic complications. Familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) is mostly inherited as an autosomal domin... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ru-Xuan Chen, Lei Zhang, Wei Ye, Yu-Bing Wen, Nuo Si, Hang Li, Ming-Xi Li, Xue-Mei Li and Ke Zheng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of low-protein diet supplemented with ketoacids in diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease
The impact of the low-protein diet on nutrition in CKD diabetics is uncertain. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Vincenzo Bellizzi, Patrizia Calella, Julia Nava Hern ández, Verónica Figueroa González, Silvia Moran Lira, Serena Torraca, Rocio Urbina Arronte, Pietro Cirillo, Roberto Minutolo and Rafael A. Montúfar Cárdenas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Longitudinal analysis of cardiac structure and function in incident-automated peritoneal dialysis: comparison between icodextrin solution and glucose-based solution
This study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function in incident-automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) patients. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Wen-Hao Liu, Shang-Chih Liao, Mao-Young Morgan Fu, Sin-Hua Moi and Cheng-Hong Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of informational decision aids and a live donor financial assistance program on pursuit of live kidney transplants in African American hemodialysis patients
African Americans have persistently poor access to living donor kidney transplants (LDKT). We conducted a small randomized trial to provide preliminary evidence of the effect of informational decision support ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: L. Ebony Boulware, Patti L. Ephraim, Jessica Ameling, LaPricia Lewis-Boyer, Hamid Rabb, Raquel C. Greer, Deidra C. Crews, Bernard G. Jaar, Priscilla Auguste, Tanjala S. Purnell, Julio A. Lamprea-Monteleagre, Tope Olufade, Luis Gimenez, Courtney Cook, Tiff Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Eculizumab as salvage therapy for recurrent monoclonal gammopathy-induced C3 glomerulopathy in a kidney allograft
Monoclonal gammopathy causes several kinds of renal pathology. A rare and special form is monoclonal gammopathy-induced C3 glomerulopathy (MG-C3G). Like idiopathic C3G, MG-C3G frequently leads to end-stage ren... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Philipp Moog, Philipp J. Jost and Maike B üttner-Herold Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The effect of spironolactone on calcineurin inhibitor induced nephrotoxicity: a multicenter randomized, double-blind, clinical trial (the SPIREN trial)
Calcineurin inhibitor induced nephrotoxicity contributes to late allograft failure in kidney transplant patients. Evidence points towards aldosterone to play a role in the development of fibrosis in multiple o... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Line Aas Mortensen, Helle C. Thiesson, Birgitte Tougaard, Martin Egfjord, Anne Sophie Lind Fischer and Claus Bistrup Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Favorable effect of bortezomib in dense deposit disease associated with monoclonal gammopathy: a case report
Complement component 3 (C3) glomerulopathy, which includes dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis, is caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. In most cases, C3 glomerulopa... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shuma Hirashio, Ayaka Satoh, Takahiro Arima, Kouichi Mandai, Tadasuke Awaya, Kumi Oshima, Shigeo Hara and Takao Masaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Urinothorax after ultrasonography-guided renal biopsy: a case report
Urinothorax is defined as the presence of urine in the pleural space and is a rather rare cause of transudate pleural effusion. The potential etiologies are urinary tract obstruction and trauma. Diagnosis requ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tae Won Lee, Ha Nee Jang, Hyun Seop Cho, See Min Choi, Bong-Hoi Choi, Eunjin Bae, Se-Ho Chang and Dong Jun Park Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Association of arterial stiffness and central hemodynamics with moderately reduced glomerular filtration rate in Chinese middle-aged and elderly community residents: a cross-sectional analysis
Kidney impairment constitutes severe risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and all-cause mortality, and early identification and prevention of kidney impairment is critical to effective management of prognos... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shihui Fu, Yi Guo, Leiming Luo and Ping Ye Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Body weight definitions for evaluating a urinary diagnosis of acute kidney injury in patients with sepsis
We examined wh... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shinshu Katayama, Kansuke Koyama, Yuya Goto, Toshitaka Koinuma, Ken Tonai, Jun Shima, Masahiko Wada and Shin Nunomiya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Biomarker enhanced risk prediction for development of AKI after cardiac surgery
This study was designed to identify preoperative candidate urine biomarkers in patients u... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - May 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael L. Merchant, Michael E. Brier, Mark S. Slaughter, Jon B. Klein and Kenneth R. McLeish Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Decision-making process in the pre-dialysis CKD patients: do anxiety, stress and depression matter?
The transition from pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) to renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a stressful event. Anxiety, depression and stress are frequent conditions in this population, and might play ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - April 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cicero Italo L. Bezerra, Bruno C. Silva and Rosilene M. Elias Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Kidney Transplant Recipients in France
This study aims to identify the associated factors with HRQoL among a represe... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - April 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yosra Mouelhi, Elisabeth Jouve, Marine Alessandrini, Nathalie Pedinielli, Val érie Moal, Aurélie Meurette, Elisabeth Cassuto, Georges Mourad, Antoine Durrbach, Bertrand Dussol and Stéphanie Gentile Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional status, pre-dialysis health and clinical outcomes among elderly dialysis patients
Elderly patients comprise the fastest growing population initiating dialysis in United States. The impact of poor functional status and pre-dialysis health status on clinical outcomes in elderly dialysis patie... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - April 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Silvi Shah, Anthony C. Leonard and Charuhas V. Thakar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: The Ferumoxytol for Anemia of CKD Trial (FACT) —a randomized controlled trial of repeated doses of ferumoxytol or iron sucrose in patients on hemodialysis: background and rationale
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors ’ name is spelled incorrectly. In this Erratum the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original publi... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Iain C. Macdougall, Naomi V. Dahl, Kristine Bernard, Zhu Li, Alka Batycky and William E. Strauss Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Factors influencing dialysis withdrawal: a scoping review
This study examined the predictors that might influence rate of dialysis withdrawal. Existing literature is summarized, analyzed and synthesiz... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - April 24, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hammad Ali Qazi, Helen Chen and Meng Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cryptococcoma of a transplanted kidney in a patient presenting with recurrent urinary tract infection: a case report
Cryptococcosis is an important opportunistic infection of organ transplant recipients. It is the third most common fungal infection of transplant patients and occurs especially in kidney recipients. Cryptococcus ... (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - April 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Albert Z. Muranda, Ludolf Greeff, Mike M. Sathekge, Thabo Lengano and Victor O. L. Karusseit Tags: Case report Source Type: research