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  1. Research

    Serum albumin level adjusted with C-reactive protein predicts hemodialysis patient survival

    Malnutrition-related conditions such as protein energy wasting are affecting poor outcome of the dialysis population. The serum albumin level is often used as a marker of wasting and malnutrition. However, the...

    Norio Hanafusa, Kosaku Nitta, Masayuki Okazaki, Mizuki Komatsu, Shunji Shiohira, Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Ken Tsuchiya

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:9

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  2. Review

    Histopathological findings in transplanted kidneys

    Improvements in immunosuppression have reduced acute kidney allograft rejection and clinicians are now seeking ways to prolong allograft survival to 20 years and beyond. The primary cause of kidney allograft l...

    Ai Katsuma, Takafumi Yamakawa, Yasuyuki Nakada, Izumi Yamamoto and Takashi Yokoo

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:6

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  3. Research

    Higher reticulocyte counts are associated with higher mortality rates in hemodialysis patients: a retrospective single-center cohort study

    We assessed laboratory data related to mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. In our preliminary study, we examined all of the data for HD outpatients in our facility according to whether the patient had sur...

    Chieko Takagi, Kumeo Ono, Hidenori Matsuo, Nobuo Nagano and Yoshihisa Nojima

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:4

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Position statement

    Present status of renal replacement therapy at 2015 in Asian countries (Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Japan)

    Currently, the Asian region is showing marked population growth and economic progress. In developing countries in Asia, rapid demands for dialysis therapy which have the same standard as those delivered in dev...

    Toru Hyodo, Nobuhito Hirawa, Matsuhiko Hayashi, Khin Maung Maung Than, Do Gia Tuyen, Korntip Pattanasittangkur, Liu Wen Hu, Tomotaka Naramura, Kenichi Miyamoto and Akihiro C. Yamashita

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:11

    Published on: 27 January 2017

  5. Case Report

    Effectiveness case of Jidabokuippo (traditional Japanese Kampo medicine) on pain, venous thrombosis, and subcutaneous hematoma after percutaneous femoral catheterization in a hemodialysis patient

    The authors herein report a case of pain, femoral vein thrombosis, and inguinal subcutaneous hematoma caused by percutaneous femoral vascular catheterization in a hemodialysis (HD) patient complicated with vas...

    Kentaro Wada, Haruhito A. Uchida and Yuko Wada

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:3

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  6. Case Report

    A case of rapid progression of Fabry nephropathy with remarkable glomerulomegaly: a case report and mini literature review of weak response to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT)

    Fabry disease is a rare X-linked hereditary disorder (Xq22) caused by a deficiency in alpha-galactosidase (α-GAL) activity. This enzyme deficit results in the systemic accumulation of glycophospholipids, leadi...

    Ayako Saito, Tomoyoshi Kimura, Yoichi Takeuchi, Ken Matsuda, Hirotaka Fukami, Hiroyuki Sato, Yoshitsugu Iwakura, Hiroshi Sato and Tasuku Nagasawa

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 2:69

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  7. Research

    Risk factors for erectile dysfunction in end-stage renal disease patients with short- or long-term hemodialysis therapy

    The influence of prolongation of hemodialysis (HD) period for erectile dysfunction (ED) has not been well evaluated. We evaluated the effects of various factors including hemodialysis duration for ED in hemodi...

    Hayato Nishida, Atsushi Yamagishi, Toshihiko Sakurai, Tomohiro Shibasaki, Hisashi Kawazoe, Osamu Ichiyanagi, Tomoyuki Kato, Akira Nagaoka, Yoshihiko Tomita and Norihiko Tsuchiya

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:65

    Published on: 22 December 2016

  8. Research

    Skin perfusion pressure predicts mortality in hemodialysis patients: long term follow-up

    Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is not only a serious complication but also a risk factor to predict prognosis in the patients with hemodialysis (HD). Ankle-brachial blood pressure index (ABI) has been widely ...

    Nanami Kida, Shunro Ageta, Yasunori Tsujimoto, Kiyoko Maehara, Masayuki Nagahara, Yoshinosuke Hamada and Nariaki Matsuura

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:66

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  9. Review

    Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in dialysis patients

    Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists are known to have beneficial effects in patients with cardiovascular disease without renal failure. However, there have been few published studies on the effectivene...

    Mitsuhiro Tawada, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Fumiko Sakata, Masashi Mizuno and Yasuhiko Ito

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:64

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  10. Research

    Risk factors for allergic reaction at initial therapeutic plasma exchange in a single-center study: beware of high rates of severe allergic reaction

    Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an important treatment modality for various diseases, but its use can be restricted by allergic reactions (AR). The aim of our study was to elucidate the frequency of and r...

    Mikako Hisamichi, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Masato Oroku, Kayori Tsuruoka, Tsutomu Sakurada, Sayuri Shirai, Ryo Kido, Kenjiro Kimura and Yugo Shibagaki

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:67

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  11. Case Report

    A case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) triggered by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia

    Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially life-threatening complication of heparin anticoagulation. Recently, infection has been implicated in the development of HIT.

    Sayaka Sugioka, Yohei Doi, Takeshi Ishihara, Tetsuya Arisato, Keisuke Osaki, Kenichi Koga, Masao Koshikawa and Akira Sugawara

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:62

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  12. Position statement

    Current status of kidney transplantation in Japan in 2015: the data of the Kidney Transplant Registry Committee, Japanese Society for Clinical Renal Transplantation and the Japan Society for Transplantation

    The first deceased and living donor kidney transplants were performed in 1956 and 1964 in Japan, respectively. Larger numbers of transplants were performed after the introduction of cyclosporine in 1983. After...

    Takashi Yagisawa, Makiko Mieno, Norio Yoshimura, Kenji Yuzawa and Shiro Takahara

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:68

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  13. Research

    Peritoneal dialysis assists residual renal function to maintain glucose tolerance: a prospective observational study

    Renal failure can cause the deterioration of glucose metabolism and increase blood glucose fluctuations, which have been reported to be a factor in the progression of vascular disorders. Little information is ...

    Naoki Washida, Takahiro Kasai, Kozi Hosoya, Hirobumi Tokuyama, Shu Wakino and Hiroshi Itoh

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:57

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  14. Case Report

    Our experience of the novel “flexible stylet method” for insertion of PD catheter in eight high-risk patients

    Perforation of intra-abdominal organs such as the bowel and urinary bladder is one of the most serious complications related to peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) insertion procedures. Such a risk increases in...

    Hiroyuki Terawaki, Naotaro Fukushima, Keiko Aoyagi, Aya Nakajima, Masaaki Nakayama and Tomokazu Karino

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:51

    Published on: 20 November 2016

  15. Case Report

    Successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b infection of a patient with compensated cirrhosis after renal transplantation using daclatasvir-asunaprevir combination therapy: a case report and literature review

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection a major disorder that is not only a liver-related disease but also a cardiovascular complication in renal transplant recipient. Interferon-based therapy is a contraindication ...

    Ryoichi Miyazaki and Kyoko Miyagi

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:61

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  16. Research

    Triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio predicts cardiovascular events in maintenance hemodialysis patients

    The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio has been shown to be a predictor of cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in the general population. The aim of this study was to determine whet...

    Ayako Hasegawa, Fumiko Kojima, Mio Ueda, Yoshiko Tanaka and Kosaku Nitta

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:60

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  17. Research

    Factors associated with early failure of vascular access in acute-phase patients

    Acute-phase patients sometimes require hemodialysis therapy without vascular access (VA) present on admission. These patients require VA creation to continue hemodialysis after discharge. The risk of early VA ...

    Akihito Tanaka, Daijo Inaguma, Yu Watanabe, Eri Ito, Naoki Kamegai, Hiroya Shimogushi, Hibiki Shinjo, Kiyomi Koike, Yasuhiro Otsuka and Asami Takeda

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:59

    Published on: 6 November 2016

  18. Research

    Influence of continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA) administration intervals on erythropoietic effect in hemodialysis patients

    Erythropoietin deficiency is the major cause of anemia in hemodialysis patients. Although continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA) has a long half-life and once-monthly administration is recommended...

    Shoichiro Daimon, Hiromi Nuka, Kinya Kitada, Yasunori Suzuki, Fae Kim and Mitsuhiro Kawano

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:58

    Published on: 2 November 2016

  19. Research

    Association of serum bilirubin levels with mortality in patients with diabetes initiating chronic hemodialysis: a competing risks analysis of a single-center cohort

    Evidence remains scarce regarding the property of serum bilirubin levels as a prognostic factor for the incidence of mortality in dialysis patients. Here, we aimed to examine the association between serum bili...

    Kiwako Toya, Tetsuya Babazono, Hidekazu Murata, Ko Hanai and Yasuko Uchigata

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:52

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  20. Research

    Evaluating the association between walking speed and reduced cardio-cerebrovascular events in hemodialysis patients: a 7-year cohort study

    Deterioration in walking ability characterized by slow walking speed is associated with an increased risk of mortality in patients on hemodialysis (HD), but few studies have examined the potential for walking ...

    Yoshifumi Abe, Atsuhiko Matsunaga, Ryota Matsuzawa, Kei Yoneki, Manae Harada, Takaaki Watanabe, Toshiki Kutsuna, Masahiko Kimura, Kyo Shigeta, Yasuo Takeuchi and Atsushi Yoshida

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:54

    Published on: 23 October 2016

  21. Research

    Effects, safety, and plasma levels of topiroxostat and its metabolites in patients receiving hemodialysis

    Serum uric acid concentrations have been associated with mortality in patients receiving hemodialysis. Treatment options are sometimes limited because of the accumulation of a drug and/or its metabolites. The ...

    Satoko Oyama, Chihiro Hirose, Kenichiro Hori, Katsuhiro Sugano, Jie Zhang, Miyuki Tamura and Kimio Tomita

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2016 2:56

    Published on: 20 October 2016

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