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#1Sha Fu (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 3
#2Junzhe Chen (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 4
Last. Anping Xu (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 7
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This study aimed to ascertain whether the correlation of high serum ferritin with mortality is affected by systemic inflammation and to investigate the optimal serum ferritin level for predicting death when inflammation is considered in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We classified 221 patients into four groups according to serum ferritin concentration (100 μg/L) and high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) level (3 mg/L), and followed them regularly from the date of catheterization to Dec 31, 2016, at ...
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#1Taehoon KimH-Index: 11
Last. Park Hc
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BACKGROUND: Online haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) may improve middle molecular clearance in contrast to conventional haemodialysis (HD). However, OL-HDF requires higher convective flows and cannot sufficiently remove large middle molecules. This study evaluated the efficacy of a medium cut-off (MCO) dialyser in removing large middle molecular uraemic toxins and compared it with that of conventional high-flux (HF) dialysers in HD and predilution OL-HDF. METHODS: Six clinically stable HD patients wit...
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#1Renske Wiersema (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
#2Ruben J. Eck (UG: University of Groningen)
Last. Suvi T. Vaara (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 12
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Background Mortality rates associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) vary among critically ill patients. Outcomes are often not corrected for severity or duration of AKI. Our objective was to analyse whether a new variable, AKI burden, would outperform 1) presence of AKI, 2) highest AKI stage, or 3) AKI duration in predicting 90-day mortality. Methods Kidney Diseases: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria using creatinine, urine output and renal replacement therapy were used to diagnose AKI...
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#1Xiaohang Li (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))H-Index: 2
#2Bai-FengLi (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))H-Index: 2
Last. Jialin Zhang (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))H-Index: 6
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Renal transplant lithiasis is a rather unusual disease, and the recurrence of lithiasis presents a challenging situation. We retrospectively analyzed the medical history of one patient who suffered renal transplant lithiasis twice, reviewed the relevant literature, and summarized the characteristics of this disease. We retrieved 29 relevant studies with an incidence of 0.34 to 3.26% for renal transplant lithiasis. The summarized incidence was 0.52%, and the recurrence rate was 0.082%. The mean i...
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#1Yusuke KurokiH-Index: 3
#2Koji MitsuikiH-Index: 7
Last. Toshiaki Nakano (Kyushu University)H-Index: 16
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BACKGROUND Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a life-threatening disease that leads to end-stage kidney disease if only a poor response to plasma exchanges (PEs) or eculizumab therapy is achieved. CASE PRESENTATION A 58-year-old Japanese man presented with thrombocytopenia, anemia, and kidney failure requiring dialysis without any underlying disease. A kidney biopsy revealed marked mesangiolysis in all glomeruli, compatible with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Based on the positive a...
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#1Dieter De Clerck (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 1
#2Florence Bonkain (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 1
Last. Patricia Van der Niepen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 12
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BACKGROUND Haemodialysis patients have a high mortality rate. Part of this can be attributed to vascular access complications. Large retrospective studies have shown a higher mortality in patients dialysed with a catheter, which is mostly ascribed to infectious complications. Since we observe very little infectious complications in our haemodialysis patients, the aim of our study was to assess if we could still detect a difference in survival according to vascular access type. METHODS Patients t...
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#1Sean Prescott (Queen Margaret University)
#2Jamie P. TraynorH-Index: 11
Last. Tom Mercer (Queen Margaret University)H-Index: 23
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BACKGROUND Low levels of physical activity are implicated in low life expectancies of people receiving maintenance haemodialysis. Accelerometers are increasingly being used to quantify activity behaviours of this population but guidance to quality-assure such data is lacking. The objective of this study was to provide data processing and reduction recommendations to ensure accelerometer-derived outcomes are sufficiently reliable for interpretative analysis. METHODS Seventy people receiving maint...
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#2Raquel Ojeda (Sofia University)H-Index: 8
Last. Mariano RodriguezH-Index: 49
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BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 12-20% of multiple myeloma (MM) patients. Several studies have shown a reduction of free light chains (FLC) using hemodialysis with High-Cut-Off membranes. However, this technique entails albumin loss. Hemodiafiltration with ultrafiltrate regeneration is a technique that includes a process of adsorption. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of hemodiafiltration with ultrafiltrate regeneration in reducing FLC levels without causing...
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#1Abduzhappar Gaipov (NU: Nazarbayev University)H-Index: 15
#2Z. N. Utegulov (NU: Nazarbayev University)H-Index: 8
Last. Alisher Sultangaziyev (NU: Nazarbayev University)
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BACKGROUND Proteinuria is a major marker of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and the predictor of cardiovascular mortality. The rapid development of renal failure is expected in those patients who have higher level of proteinuria however, some patients may have slow decline of renal function despite lower level of urinary protein excretion. The different mechanical (visco-elastic) and chemical properties, as well as the proteome profiles of urinary proteins might explain their tubular to...
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BACKGROUND Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) causes renal fibrosis and may lead to kidney failure. FSGS and its common complication, proteinuria, are challenging to treat. Corticosteroids are ineffective in many patients with FSGS, and alternative treatments often yield suboptimal responses. Repository corticotropin injection (RCI; Acthar® Gel), a naturally sourced complex mixture of purified adrenocorticotropic hormone analogs and other pituitary peptides, may have beneficial effects on...
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