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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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