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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is associated with higher cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients undergoing dialysis. Cinacalcet hydrochloride (CH), which has been clinically available in Japan sin...

    Authors: Akiko Takeshima, Hiroaki Ogata, Yoshiyuki Kadokura, Yoshihiro Yamada, Kei Asakura, Tadashi Kato, Yoshinori Saito, Kantaro Matsuzaka, Go Takahashi, Masanori Kato, Masahiro Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Ito and Eriko Kinugasa

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:49

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    The authors herein report a case of paradoxical cerebral infarction by spraying thrombus in the catheter for dialysis. The clinical manifestations of paradoxical cerebral infarction are nonspecific, and the di...

    Authors: Seiji Hashimoto, Hiroyoshi Sasaki, Hiroshi Matsuura, Takao Koike and Tomoaki Haga

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:44

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  18. Content type: Research

    We evaluated the biocompatibility and small protein permeability of a newly developed hydrophilic-coated membrane dialyzer (NV) compared with conventional polysulfone dialyzer (APS) for hemodialysis (HD) therapy.

    Authors: Hirotoshi Kodama, Akira Tsuji, Akihiro Fujinoki, Koujirou Ooshima, Kaori Ishizeki and Tatsuo Inoue

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:40

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  19. Content type: Review

    Frailty is a clinical state in which there is an increase in the individual’s vulnerability to developing increased dependency and/or mortality when exposed to a stressor. Since the mean age of dialysis patien...

    Authors: Kosaku Nitta, Norio Hanafusa and Ken Tsuchiya

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:41

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Okinoerabu Island and Tokunoshima Island lie in the sea to the south of the Japanese mainland, about 100 km north of Okinawa and about 500 km south of Kyushu. There are no facilities that specialize in kidney ...

    Authors: Hajime Hirano, Ryoichi Maenosono, Tomohisa Matsunaga, Hirofumi Uehara, Hayahito Nomi, Takuya Tsujino, Naoki Tanda, Kenkichi Saito, Taizo Uchimoto, Naokazu Ibuki, Teruo Inamoto, Yoshihiro Tokeshi and Haruhito Azuma

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:46

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  21. Content type: Research

    Pneumonia is common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and has a poor prognosis, but there is little information on an accurate method for evaluating the severity of pneumonia, which is closely associated with prog...

    Authors: Makoto Harada, Takeshi Masubuchi, Kazuaki Fujii, Yukifumi Kurasawa, Tohru Ichikawa and Mamoru Kobayashi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:39

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  22. Content type: Research

    Ferric citrate hydrate (FCH), an iron-based phosphate binder, affects mineral and iron metabolism in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The long-term impact of FCH on iron overload is unknown. With th...

    Authors: Maki Hiratsuka, Katsushi Koyama, Kinya Sengo, Jun Yamamoto, Aiko Narita, Chiharu Ito, Satoshi Kominato, Arata Hibi, Keisuke Kamiya, Rumi Miyahara, Junichi Fujikawa and Toshiyuki Miura

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2017 3:37

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