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  1. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the most commonly used hemofilters for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) are made of polysulfone membranes. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Hideto Yasuda, Kosuke Sekine, Takayuki Abe, Shinichiro Suzaki, Atsushi Katsumi, Naoshige Harada, Hidenori Higashi, Yuki Kishihara, Hidetaka Suzuki and Toru Takebayashi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:6

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  2. Content type: Research

    In the patients with severe atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS), the evaluation of long-term clinical outcome after percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) has yet been insufficient. The ai...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Mochida, Takayasu Ohtake, Yusuke Miyashita, Kunihiro Ishioka, Machiko Oka, Kyoko Maesato, Hidekazu Moriya, Sumi Hidaka, Shigeru Saito and Shuzo Kobayashi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    To cope with the increasing number of patients on long-term hemodialysis (HD), especially those with diabetic nephropathy, we designed a fully automated HD system to decrease staff workload and hence human err...

    Authors: Takashi Shigematsu, Jun Minakuchi, Satoshi Funakoshi, Junichiro Hashiguchi, Hiroshi Yoshimoto, Kyoko Ito, Takuya Ban and Tetsunosuke Kunitomo

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:9

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  4. Content type: Research

    Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADL) compared to healthy people. ADL difficulty is an early predictor of loss of independence and mortality in older...

    Authors: Takaaki Watanabe, Toshiki Kutsuna, Kei Yoneki, Manae Harada, Takahiro Shimoda, Yusuke Matsunaga, Norio Murayama, Ryota Matsuzawa, Yasuo Takeuchi, Atsushi Yoshida and Atsuhiko Matsunaga

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:8

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  5. Content type: Review

    Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related infection encompasses PD-related peritonitis and catheter-related infections, and the latter is used as the collective term to describe exit site infection (ESI) and tunnel inf...

    Authors: Cheuk Chun Szeto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:7

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  6. Content type: Research

    The management of renal anemia in the pre-dialysis period has been remarkably improved by long-acting erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). However, many incident dialysis patients cannot achieve target hem...

    Authors: Shinya Kawamoto, Yu Kaneko, Hideo Misawa, Katsuhiro Nagahori, Atsushi Kitazawa, Atsunori Yoshino and Tetsuro Takeda

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:4

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  7. Content type: Research

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important global health challenge with increasing burden worldwide. CKD and acute kidney injury (AKI) may require renal replacement therapy (RRT) at some stages of the diseas...

    Authors: E. K. Tannor, Y. A. Awuku, V. Boima and S. Antwi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2018 4:3

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Purple color of urine is alarming and may indicate a serious underlying pathology. Purple discoloration of the urinary catheter bag is uncommon and is caused by urinary tract infection with certain organisms.

    Authors: Ankit Kayal, Shashanka Dhanuka, Bibhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Tapan Kumar Mandal and Charu Lata Bansal

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:52

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  9. Content type: Research

    Nutritional therapy and exercise training (ET) are important interventions for hemodialysis patients. We investigated the status of nutritional therapy and ET provided at hemodialysis facilities across Japan.

    Authors: Satoko Sakurai, Norio Hanafusa, Hideki Kato, Shinji Iizaka, Ryoko Murayama and Masaomi Nangaku

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:60

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  10. Content type: Research

    Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a common clinical manifestation associated with poor prognosis in hemodialysis (HD) patients. HD patients who suffer from diabetic nephropathy (DN) are increasing and diabete...

    Authors: Kenji Tsuchida, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Kawahara, Ikuro Hayashi, Yoshio Fukata, Munenori Kashiwagi, Akihiro C. Yamashita, Michio Mineshima, Tadashi Tomo, Ikuto Masakane, Yoshiaki Takemoto, Hideki Kawanishi, Kojiro Nagai and Jun Minakuchi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:58

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  11. Content type: Research

    Carnitine is reported to improve insulin resistance and reduce oxidative stress. Hyperglycemia and increased oxidative stress are well known to promote the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) ...

    Authors: Yumi Kamada, Takashi Masuda, Kazuhiko Kotani, Shinya Tanaka, Takeshi Nakamura, Nobuaki Hamazaki, Yoko Itoh, Ibuki Moriguchi, Naoyuki Kobayashi, Michihito Okubo, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Shokichi Naito and Yasuo Takeuchi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:57

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    In the present report case, we show a peritonitis infection in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patient in Colombia. We isolated Rhodococcus equi in the peritoneal fluid culture. Rhodococcus equ...

    Authors: José Lucas Daza, Yaroslad De La Cruz, Jesús Morales, Carolina Molina, Mauricio Duque, Ingrid Prieto and Victoria Ballen

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:59

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  13. Content type: Research

    Nalfurafine hydrochloride (“nalfurafine”), the world’s first selective oral κ-receptor agonist for improving pruritus, is approved in Japan for the treatment of pruritus resistant to existing treatments in hem...

    Authors: Hidetomo Nakamoto, Takanori Oh, Masahiro Shimamura, Eiji Iida and Sadanobu Moritake

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:51

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  14. Content type: Research

    The reported prevalence rate of depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients is 40%. Although appropriate management of these symptoms is important, they remain under-recognized and under-treated in hemodialys...

    Authors: Takahiro Shimoda, Ryota Matsuzawa, Keika Hoshi, Kei Yoneki, Manae Harada, Takaaki Watanabe and Atsuhiko Matsunaga

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:56

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  15. Content type: Research

    A lot of risk factors for mortality have been proposed in hemodialysis patients. However, most of the findings were derived from the analyses using all of the hemodialysis patients. What we really want to know...

    Authors: Kojiro Nagai, Sayo Ueda, Kenji Tsuchida, Toshio Doi and Jun Minakuchi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:55

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  16. Content type: Research

    The inferior vena cava (IVC) dimensions represent the right ventricular preload, whereas the peak early mitral inflow wave velocity (peak E-velocity) represents the left ventricular preload. On the other hand,...

    Authors: Kazuo Kimura, Katsuya Kajimoto, Shigeru Otsubo, Takashi Akiba and Kosaku Nitta

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:54

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Patients with end-stage renal disease are in an immune-compromised state, with infection being the most common cause of mortality among those undergoing dialysis.

    Authors: Manabu Hayata, Junji Yamashita, Kentaro Tokunaga, Masashi Ejima, Katsuyuki Sagishima, Shigeki Nakagawa, Daisuke Hashimoto, Hideo Baba, Kosuke Maruyama, Yu Kohrogi, Teruhiko Mizumoto, Masashi Mukoyama and Hidenobu Kamohara

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:53

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Methotrexate (MTX), a folic acid antimetabolite, is administered at a high dose for the treatment of diseases such as leukemia and malignant lymphoma. Often, an effort is made to reduce the adverse effects of ...

    Authors: Emi Fujikura, Maho Akiu, Kenichiro Miyauchi, Mai Yoshida, Satoshi Aoki, Tae Yamamoto, Kaori Narumi, Noriko Yanagisawa, Takashi Nakamichi, Mariko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Sato and Sadayoshi Ito

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:48

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  19. Content type: Research

    How residual kidney function (RKF) functions in the prevention of anemia in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is unclear. In this study, we investigated the association between RKF and hemoglobin (Hb) level.

    Authors: Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Kumiko Torisu, Hisako Yoshida, Shunsuke Yamada, Shigeru Tanaka, Akihiro Tsuchimoto, Masahiro Eriguchi, Kiichiro Fujisaki, Kosuke Masutani and Takanari Kitazono

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:47

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) is an essential antimicrobial agent for treating pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). Furthermore, the risk of hypoglycemia is increased with the co-administration of sulfonylu...

    Authors: Arata Hibi, Yusuke Kuga, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Satoru Kominato, Keisuke Kamiya, Keisuke Kamiya, Takahisa Kasugai and Katsushi Koyama

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:45

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  21. Content type: Research

    The treatment of Kawasaki disease is controversial when intravenous immunoglobulin therapy fails, although it typically relies on combinations of prednisolone, infliximab, cyclosporine, and plasma exchange the...

    Authors: Yusuke Kaida, Takatoshi Kambe, Shintaro Kishimoto, Yusuke Koteda, Kenji Suda, Ryo Yamamoto, Tetsurou Imai, Takuma Hazama, Yoshimi Takamiya, Ryo Shibata, Hidemi Nishida, Seiya Okuda and Kei Fukami

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:50

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