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Latest (26) Full Text Articles (989) Focus on Dialysis
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1 Dietary and pharmacological modification of fibroblast growth factor-23 in chronic kidney disease Journal of Renal Nutrition, April 24, 2014    Review Article

2 Chronotropic incompetence, echocardiographic abnormalities and exercise intolerance in renal transplant recipients Full Text Journal of Nephrology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Diffusion-weighted imaging in assessing renal pathology of chronic kidney disease: A preliminary clinical study European Journal of Radiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Evaluation of impaired renal function on lamivudine pharmacokinetics British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Survival of chronic hemodialysis patients over 80 years of age Full Text Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Vitamins in dialysis: Who, when and how much? Renal Failure, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Calibration of the brief food frequency questionnaire among patients on dialysis Journal of Renal Nutrition, April 24, 2014    Review Article

8 Association between hemoglobin variability, serum ferritin levels, and adverse events/mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients Kidney International, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin predicts kidney outcome and death in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections Journal of Hepatology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Validating single-cell genomics for the study of renal development Kidney International, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Walking reduces inflammation in predialysis CKD Nature Reviews Nephrology, April 24, 2014    Review Article

12 Biological characteristics of pediatric renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocations/TFE3 gene fusions Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 24, 2014    Review Article

13 Microalbuminuria: Target for renoprotective therapy PRO Kidney International, April 24, 2014    Review Article

14 Discovery of an integrative network of microRNAs and transcriptomics changes for acute kidney injury Kidney International, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Modulation of heparan sulfate in the glomerular endothelial glycocalyx decreases leukocyte influx during experimental glomerulonephritis Kidney International, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Draining the edema: A new role for aquaretics? Pediatric Nephrology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Management of atherosclerotic renovascular disease after Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Review Article

18 The economic impact of acute kidney injury in England Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Impact of impaired glomerular filtration rate and revascularization strategy on one-year cardiovascular events in acute coronary syndrome: Data from Taiwan acute coronary syndrome full spectrum registry Full Text BMC Nephrology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Comparison of myocardial perfusion during hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration Nephron Clinical Practice, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Risk factors for acute cardiac events in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

As published in the Journal of Infection, patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and acute cardiac events (ACEs) have a higher fatality rate (19.4%) than patients with CAP but without ACEs (6.4%). Of 3291 patients with CAP over a 15-year period, 315 had ACEs (8%; arrhythmias, n=199; congestive heart failure, n=118; myocardial infarction, n=30). Based on multivariate analysis, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, tachycardia, septic shock, multilobar pneumonia, hypoalbuminemia, and pneumococcal pneumonia were associated with ACEs in patients with CAP.

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Serum amyloid A is a sensitive biomarker for advanced renal cancer

Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) have reported that serum amyloid A (SAA) has greater sensitivity in detecting advanced renal tumors than CRP or IL-6 levels. Specifically, the sensitivities and specificities of SAA, CRP, and IL-6 for advanced renal tumors were 78%, 69%, and 44%, and 82%, 82%, and 94%, respectively. Furthermore, the SAA levels were higher in patients with advanced renal tumors than patients with localized renal tumors.

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NSAID-associated AKI more severe in young children

As published in the Journal of Pediatrics, NSAID-associated acute tubular necrosis and acute interstitial nephritis occurred in 21 and 6 of 1015 children with acute kidney injuries, respectively. Correct dosing of NSAIDs was confirmed in 75% of the children. Children < 5 years of age had more severe disease, more often requiring dialysis (100% vs. 0) and ICU admission (75% vs. 9%), and increased length of stay (10 d vs. 7 d).

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1 The effect of continuous versus intermittent renal replacement therapy on the outcome of critically ill patients with acute renal failure (CONVINT): A prospective randomized controlled trial Critical Care, January 13, 2014

2 Extra-renal manifestations of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): Considerations for routine screening and management Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, February 6, 2014    Review Article

3 Effects of turmeric on uremic pruritus in end stage renal disease patients: A double-blind randomized clinical trial Journal of Nephrology, March 21, 2014    Free full text

4 The changing epidemiology of HIV-related chronic kidney disease in the era of antiretroviral therapy Kidney International, March 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Prednisone in lupus nephritis: How much is enough? Autoimmunity Reviews, November 15, 2013
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6 Chlorthalidone for poorly controlled hypertension in chronic kidney disease: An interventional pilot study American Journal of Nephrology, February 12, 2014

7 Effect of cinacalcet treatment on vascular arterial stiffness among peritoneal dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism Nephrology, March 4, 2014
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8 Effects of music on complications during hemodialysis for chronic renal failure patients Hemodialysis International, March 27, 2014

9 Effects of sodium restriction and hydrochlorothiazide on RAAS blockade efficacy in diabetic nephropathy: a randomised clinical trial The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, March 10, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Effectiveness and safety of antiplatelet in stroke patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis International Journal of Stroke, March 7, 2014

11 Evaluating the contribution of the cause of kidney disease to prognosis in CKD: Results from the study of heart and renal protection (SHARP) American Journal of Kidney Diseases, March 10, 2014

12 Allopurinol reduces cardiovascular risks and improves renal function in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients with hyperuricemia Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, March 17, 2014    Free full text

13 MR imaging in the characterization of small renal masses Abdominal Imaging , March 14, 2014

14 Improved survival and renal prognosis of patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy with improved control of risk factors Diabetes Care, March 14, 2014
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15 Dovitinib versus sorafenib for third-line targeted treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: an open-label, randomised phase 3 trial The Lancet Oncology, March 6, 2014

16 Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease Journal of Vascular Surgery, March 13, 2014

17 Effects of phosphorus-restricted diet and phosphate-binding therapy on outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease Journal of Nephrology, March 6, 2014    Free full text
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18 Genetic testing for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS in the era of next-generation sequencing Kidney International, March 6, 2014

19 Pregnancy outcome of five patients with renal amyloidosis regarding familial Mediterranean fever Renal Failure, March 6, 2014

20 A longitudinal assessment of the natural rate of decline in renal function with age Journal of Nephrology, March 21, 2014    Free full text

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