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  1. Research

    A new polymethylmetacrylate membrane improves the membrane adhesion of blood components and clinical efficacy

    Hemodialysis with polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) membrane dialyzers allows unique protein adsorption. New PMMA dialyzers should demonstrate equivalent protein adsorption, but improved hemocompatibility.

    Ikuto Masakane, Shiho Esashi, Asami Yoshida, Tetsuro Chida, Hiroaki Fujieda, Yoshiyuki Ueno and Hiroyuki Sugaya

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:32

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  2. Research

    The optimal timing of continuous renal replacement therapy according to the modified RIFLE classification in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury: a retrospective observational study

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is associated with high mortality in critically ill patients. However, the optimal timing to initiate CRRT in patients with AKI i...

    Jun Suzuki, Tetsu Ohnuma, Hidenori Sanayama, Kiyonori Ito, Takayuki Fujiwara, Hodaka Yamada, Alan Kawarai Lefor and Masamitsu Sanui

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:30

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  3. Research

    Association between chronic kidney disease and physical activity level in patients with ischemic heart disease

    Although it is believed that chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) negatively affects physical activity after discharge, its actual influence on the physical activity of pa...

    Ryota Matsuzawa, Takashi Masuda, Kentaro Kamiya, Nobuaki Hamazaki, Kohei Nozaki, Shinya Tanaka, Emi Maekawa and Junya Ako

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:28

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  4. Review

    Microparticles in kidney diseases: focus on kidney transplantation

    Microparticles are small (0.1–1 μm), extracellular vesicles that are used as diagnostic and prognostics markers of kidney diseases and kidney transplantation. They contain cytoplasm and surface markers of thei...

    Fateme Shamekhi Amiri

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:24

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  5. Review

    Urinary excretion of liver-type fatty acid-binding protein reflects the severity of sepsis

    Sepsis due to microbial invasion often causes multiple organ failure (MOF), including acute kidney injury (AKI), with high mortality rates in serious cases. Hence, there is an urgent need for diagnostic biomar...

    Eiichi Sato, Atsuko Kamijo-Ikemori, Tsuyoshi Oikawa, Aya Okuda, Takeshi Sugaya, Kenjiro Kimura, Tsukasa Nakamura and Yugo Shibagaki

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:26

    Published on: 16 June 2017

  6. Review

    Psychonephrology in Japan

    Psychonephrology is the field of study encompassing nephrology, psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine, which is based on the concept of consultation-liaison within the biopsychosocial model of mind–body unity...

    Yoichi Ohtake

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:25

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  7. Position statement

    2015 Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy: Guidelines for Renal Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Renal anemia is a complication of chronic kidney disease. Guidelines for safe and effective treatment in patients with renal anemia are needed. The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) published guidel...

    Hiroyasu Yamamoto, Shinichi Nishi, Tadashi Tomo, Ikuto Masakane, Kazuhide Saito, Masaomi Nangaku, Motoshi Hattori, Takahiro Suzuki, Satoshi Morita, Akira Ashida, Yasuhiko Ito, Takahiro Kuragano, Yasuhiro Komatsu, Ken Sakai, Yoshiharu Tsubakihara, Kazuhiko Tsuruya…

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:36

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  8. Research

    Factors associated with employment in patients undergoing hemodialysis: a mixed methods study

    For patients undergoing hemodialysis, continuing in labor is very challenging and many patients have difficulty in current and/or previous workplaces. The objective of the present study is to clarify the deter...

    Hideyo Tsutsui, Kyoko Nomura, Aya Ishiguro, Yoshinari Tsuruta, Sawako Kato, Yoshinari Yasuda, Shunya Uchida and Yoshiharu Oshida

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:23

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  9. Research

    Timing-adjusted iron dosing enhances erythropoiesis-stimulating agent-induced erythropoiesis response and iron utilization

    We recently demonstrated, using an index of recently synthesized hemoglobin, reticulocyte hemoglobin (Ret-Hb), that iron administration remarkably improves hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis during the period of high a...

    Tomoyuki Kawano, Tadashi Kuji, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Eiko Ueda, Midori Shino, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Toshimasa Ohnishi, Kouichi Tamura, Nobuhito Hirawa and Yoshiyuki Toya

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:20

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  10. Position statement

    Annual peritoneal dialysis report 2014, the peritoneal dialysis registry

    Since 2009, the peritoneal dialysis (PD) registry has been carried out as part of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) Renal Data Registry with the cooperation of Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialys...

    Ikuto Masakane, Takeshi Hasegawa, Satoshi Ogata, Naoki Kimata, Shigeru Nakai, Norio Hanafusa, Takayuki Hamano, Kenji Wakai, Atsushi Wada and Kosaku Nitta

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:21

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  11. Position statement

    Policy for developing clinical practice guidelines of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy

    The Scientific Academy Committee of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) has developed 14 clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and their revised editions independently or in cooperation with other organ...

    Kosaku Nitta, Ikuto Masakane, Tadashi Tomo, Kenji Tsuchida, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Tomonari Ogawa, Eiichiro Kanda, Yoshihiko Kanno, Yasuhiro Komatsu, Masatomo Taniguchi, Fumika Taki, Takeshi Hasegawa, Norio Hanafusa, Takayuki Hamano, Masafumi Fukagawa, Jun Minakuchi…

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:34

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  12. Review

    Peritonitis-induced peritoneal injury models for research in peritoneal dialysis review of infectious and non-infectious models

    Peritonitis is an important complication of peritoneal dialysis. Several animal peritonitis models have been described, including bacterial and fungal models that are useful for studying inflammation in perito...

    Yasuhiko Ito, Hiroshi Kinashi, Takayuki Katsuno, Yasuhiro Suzuki and Masashi Mizuno

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:16

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  13. Research

    Efficacy of Saxagliptin versus Mitiglinid in patients with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease

    There are very few oral antidiabetic drugs recommended for patients on dialysis. Saxagliptin is known for its potent effect and long duration of action. In this study, we compared the efficacy of Saxagliptin w...

    Yukinao Sakai, Saori Sakai, Koji Mugishima, Anna Katayama, Yuichiro Sumi, Yusuke Otsuka, Tomoyuki Otsuka and Shuichi Tsuruoka

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:15

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  14. Case Report

    Poor glycemic control attributable to insulin antibody in a fulminant type 1 diabetes patient under hemodialysis: successful treatment with double filtration plasmapheresis and prednisolone

    Insulin antibody appears in approximately 40% of insulin users using human insulin and insulin analog formulations. Insulin antibody, characterized by high affinity and low insulin antibody binding capacity (%...

    Kentaro Wada, Haruhito A. Uchida and Yuko Wada

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:14

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  15. Review

    Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome

    Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. Most cases of aHUS are caused by u...

    Yoko Yoshida, Hideki Kato and Masaomi Nangaku

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:5

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  16. Research

    Effect of continuous hemodiafiltration using an AN69ST membrane in patients with sepsis

    Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome caused by infectious disease. Severe sepsis and septic shock are extremely serious conditions with poor prognoses. It is reported that cytokines are deeply i...

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

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:12

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  17. Research

    Effect of cardiovascular risk factors and time of hospital presentation on mortality of maintenance hemodialysis patients presenting with acute pulmonary edema

    Acute pulmonary edema (APE) has a poor prognosis in the general population. Mortality associated with APE in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is especially high, although specific predictors are no...

    Saki Hasegawa, Shintaro Nakano, Jun Tanno, Shiro Iwanaga, Ritsushi Kato, Toshihiro Muramatsu, Yusuke Watanabe, Hirokazu Okada, Takaaki Senbonmatsu, Hidetomo Nakamoto and Shigeyuki Nishimura

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:8

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  18. Research

    Virological response to daclatasvir and asunaprevir combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b infection in dialysis patients: a prospective, multicenter study

    The introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) has improved sustained virological response (SV...

    Haruki Uojima, Shuzo Kobayashi, Hisashi Hidaka, Shuichi Matsumoto, Takayasu Ohtake, Takeshi Kinbara, Machiko Oka, Yasuhiro Yamanouchi, Takehiko Kunieda, Hiroki Yamanoue, Takayuki Kanemaru, Kazuhiko Tsutsumi, Tomoaki Fujikawa, Ji Hyun Sung and Makoto Kako

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:7

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  19. Research

    Efficacy of tonsillectomy for the treatment of immunoglobulin A nephropathy recurrence after kidney transplantation

    Post-transplant recurrent nephritis is the third common complication that leads to graft loss, which affects the long-term graft survival of kidney transplant patients. Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is t...

    Hiroshi Nihei, Ken Sakai, Seiichiro Shishido, Kazutoshi Sibuya, Hideo Edamatsu and Atsushi Aikawa

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:10

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  20. Position statement

    Annual Dialysis Data Report 2014, JSDT Renal Data Registry (JRDR)

    The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) has performed a nationwide renal data registry since 1966. The data from the survey have been used for promoting dialysis facilities to improve dialysis quality...

    Ikuto Masakane, Shigeru Nakai, Satoshi Ogata, Naoki Kimata, Norio Hanafusa, Takayuki Hamano, Kenji Wakai, Atsushi Wada and Kosaku Nitta

    Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:18

    Published on: 24 February 2017

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