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  1. Previous studies describing relationships among body compositions, intradialytic hypotension (IDH), and mortality yielded inconsistent results. We studied associations between body composition and IDH, and bet...

    Authors: Sonoo Mizuiri, Yoshiko Nishizawa, Toshiki Doi, Aiko Okubo, Kenichi Morii, Kazuomi Yamashita, Yukari Suga, Koji Usui, Kenichiro Shigemoto and Takao Masaki
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:34
  2. Locomotive syndrome (LS) is a condition of reduced mobility (locomotive organ impairment) that is associated with reduced quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD), and effective intervent...

    Authors: Kou Kitabayashi, Suguru Yamamoto, Yumi Katano and Ichiei Narita
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:33
  3. Japanese peritoneal dialysis (PD) guidelines do not suggest applying mupirocin/gentamicin ointment to the exit sites of PD patients to prevent exit-site infection (ESI). The guidelines do not mention topical a...

    Authors: Nao Asai, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Akimasa Asai, Hiroshi Kinashi, Keisuke Kamiya, Junichiro Hagita, Naoya Matsuoka, Suzuka Kawamura, Sosuke Fukui, Hangsoo Kim, Makoto Yamaguchi, Takayuki Katsuno, Masashi Mizuno, Takuji Ishimoto and Yasuhiko Ito
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:32
  4. The prevention of hypomagnesemia is critical for improving the life expectancy of patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). The administration of magnesium oxide (MgO) increases serum Mg concentrations; however, ...

    Authors: Takuya Yoshida, Taku Furukubo, Satoshi Izumi, Shigeichi Shoji and Tomoyuki Yamakawa
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:30
  5. Sub-Saharan African countries, including Tanzania, have a high burden of chronic kidney diseases (CKDs) and limited capacity for the provision of services. Tanzania and other countries in the region have made ...

    Authors: Francis F. Furia, Jaqueline G. Shoo, Paschal J. Ruggajo, Jonathan W. Mngumi, Gudila Valentine, Mahmoud A. Muhiddin, Njiku Kim, Isaack Mlatie, Moses Mulungu, Namala Mkopi, Mabula Kasubi, Elizabeth S. Moshi, Lameck Mnyanyu, Ramadhani Hamis, Deus Buma, Mary C. Mtolera…
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:29
  6. A polysulfone dialysis membrane containing both polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and the novel hydrophilic polymer (NV polymer) has been developed in an attempt to modify the blood contact surface of the membrane. I...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Kurihara, Kozue Kobayashi, Shigeharu Umehara, Hiroshi Tsukao, Kenichi Kokubo, Kiyotaka Sakai, Masaru Kubota and Hirosuke Kobayashi
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:28
  7. It has been reported that survival on mild hypoalbuminemia due to high albumin leakage did not worsen in patients on hemodialysis (HD) or online hemodiafiltration (OHDF) even though the level of serum albumin ...

    Authors: Kazuyoshi Okada, Manabu Tashiro, Hiroyuki Michiwaki, Tomoko Inoue, Hisato Shima and Jun Minakuchi
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:27
  8. Plasmapheresis is an important preoperative desensitization treatment for ABO-incompatible living kidney transplantation. However, in cases with plasma exchange therapy (PET), it is necessary to consider the r...

    Authors: Takafumi Yagisawa, Taichi Kanzawa, Yuya Fujiwara, Taro Banno, Ayaka Saito, Rikako Oki, Kohei Unagami, Toshihito Hirai, Kazuya Omoto, Norio Hanafusa, Hideki Ishida and Toshio Takagi
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:26
  9. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) exert a renoprotective effect on patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Despite their benefit, one of their side ef...

    Authors: Haruki Mae, Takuya Fujimaru, Koutarou Shimoyama, Nozomi Kadota, Kasumi Konishi, Yugo Itou, Masahiko Nagahama, Fumika Taki and Masaaki Nakayama
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:24
  10. Approximately 16.4% of patients on hemodialysis (HD) in Japan are treated with intermittent infusion hemodiafiltration (I-HDF). However, large-scale data on clinical outcomes with this modality are lacking. Th...

    Authors: Masanori Abe, Kan Kikuchi, Atsushi Wada, Shigeru Nakai and Norio Hanafusa
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:23
  11. Few reports have been published on preoperative and long-term postoperative rehabilitation after kidney transplantation. Poor physical function after kidney transplantation is associated with adverse events; h...

    Authors: Tomoya Yamaguchi, Hiroki Yabe, Takayuki Sugiyama, Shinsuke Isobe, Yuma Hirano, Hideo Yasuda, Hideaki Miyake and Katsuya Yamauchi
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:22
  12. The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis guidelines suggest lateral or downward exit positions for peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter. In cases with straight inter-cuff design (used in Thailand), downw...

    Authors: Worapot Treamtrakanpon, Phanupong Phutrakool and Krit Pongpirul
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:21
  13. Although roxadustat has been reported to cause central hypothyroidism, the details of the mechanisms and clinical characteristics of patients who are prone to developing hypothyroidism with roxadustat are unce...

    Authors: Chikako Yamashita, Yuri Hirai, Toshiya Nishigaito, Kensuke Mitsumoto, Aya Mizumoto, Manabu Kawakami and Takashi Uzu
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:20
  14. The measurement properties of the falls efficacy scale have not been evaluated in patients on hemodialysis. This study determined the inter- and intrarater reliability, standard error of measurement, minimal d...

    Authors: Luciana Angélica da Silva de Jesus, Bruno Valle Pinheiro, Ana Beatriz Laguardia Almeida, Lara Fagundes Fonseca da Cunha, Gabriela Moreira Resende, Marco Aurelio Moreira-Júnior, Mauricio Becho Campos-Junior, Pelagia Koufaki, Leda Marília Fonseca Lucinda and Maycon Moura Reboredo
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:18
  15. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10% of the general population in Western countries. Currently, CKD cannot be cured and there are only few strategies to prevent the onset of CKD, to reverse early stages of...

    Authors: Susanne M. Lang and Helmut Schiffl
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:17
  16. Physical activity is an important prognostic factor in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Walkability also affects physical activity. This study aimed to examine the effects of walkability on the physical activ...

    Authors: Yoichi Sato, Naoto Usui, Yoshifumi Abe, Daisuke Okamura, Yota Kuramochi, Sho Kojima, Nobuto Shinozaki, Yu Shimano, Nobuyuki Shirai, Kenta Mikami, Yoji Yamada and Masakazu Saitoh
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:16
  17. Abnormal urine discoloration tends to be concerning for the patient and piques the interest of medical professionals. Different factors can arise in cases of urine turning blue or green. We highlight the neces...

    Authors: Stevan Kristian Lionardi, Antoninus Hengky and Sean Peter Haruman
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:15
  18. The 2020 Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Renal Data Registry (JRDR) annual survey was sent to 4493 dialysis facilities in Japan.

    Authors: Norio Hanafusa, Masanori Abe, Nobuhiko Joki, Junichi Hoshino, Kan Kikuchi, Shunsuke Goto, Eiichiro Kanda, Masatomo Taniguchi, Shigeru Nakai, Toshihide Naganuma, Takeshi Hasegawa, Kenichiro Miura, Atsushi Wada and Yoshiaki Takemoto
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:14
  19. Cinacalcet hydrochloride (cinacalcet), an oral calcimimetics for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), has been widely used worldwide. In contrast, evocalcet, an improved derivative of cinacalcet, was approved...

    Authors: Nobuo Nagano, Takayuki Ishikawa, Masashi Yamaguchi, Yuji Katsuragi, Masaaki Miya, Noriko Tamei, Shigeaki Muto, Takaaki Tsutsui, Tetsuya Ogawa and Kyoko Ito
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:13
  20. Recently, discussions have increasingly focused on “withdrawal from dialysis” among patients undergoing dialysis who experience severe brain dysfunction as post-stroke sequelae. In this context, the lack of un...

    Authors: Yusuke Watanabe, Kaima Suzuki, Tsutomu Inoue, Hiroki Kurita and Hirokazu Okada
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:12
  21. Although a deficiency in erythropoietin relative to decreased hemoglobin levels is presumed to be the predominant cause of renal anemia, other factors may also exist that are not fully understood.

    Authors: Shoichiro Daimon
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:11
  22. During continuous kidney replacement therapy (CKRT) in patients with sepsis and critical conditions, circuit coagulation can occur, often for unclear reasons. In this study, we investigate how the structure of...

    Authors: Kota Shimizu, Kazuhiro Moriyama, Naohide Kuriyama, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Takahiro Kawaji, Satoshi Komatsu and Osamu Nishida
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:10
  23. Blood purification therapy with a sulfonated polyacrylonitrile surface treated (AN69ST) hemofilter is used to treat sepsis. However, the AN69ST hemofilter has been reported to adsorb and remove therapeutic dru...

    Authors: Yoshinori Inano, Kayoko Tsuchiya, Ryota Kumano, Go Miura and Hiromitsu Nakasa
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:8
  24. Dialysis units have been concerned that the corroded metal parts of pumps used in hemodialysis might not allow sterility of the pump to be ensured due to bacterial contamination, even after cleaning and disinf...

    Authors: Minoru Nakamura, Masaya Okayama, Seya Hagiwara, Tomoyasu Nawa and Shin-ichi Yokota
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:6
  25. Frailty pervades the demographic of individuals afflicted by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and exhibits a robust correlation with a less favorable prognosis. Nonetheless, the evaluation and prognostication of f...

    Authors: Hayato Fujioka, Tsutomu Koike, Teruhiko Imamura, Shingo Yokoyama, Sayaka Murai, Kota Kakeshita, Hidenori Yamazaki and Koichiro Kinugawa
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:4
  26. With the widespread use of the vaccine and the predominance of the Omicron strain, the number of patients presenting with typical coronavirus-infection disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia on computed tomography ...

    Authors: Ryoichi Miyazaki, Kyoko Miyagi and Sun Hirayama
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:3
  27. In hemodialysis, hypotension occurs due to dehydration and solute removal. Conventional blood pressure monitoring during dialysis is intermittent and relies on staff experience and intuition to predict patient...

    Authors: Kosuke Oiwa, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshitaka Maeda and Hikohiro Jinnai
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:2
  28. Traditionally in Japan, dialysis treatment has been performed primarily by physicians and nurses. However, with the advancement of related medical equipment, such as the development of dialyzers and dialysis m...

    Authors: Takashi Honma, Masao Takagi, Junji Uchino and Ken Tsuchiya
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2024 10:1
  29. Mushroom poisoning causes common gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and is a well-known reason for acute hepatic failure. Acute kidney injury is a less common clinical presentation in mushro...

    Authors: Mehmet Fethullah Aydın, Mehmet Sezen, Aysegül Oruç, Abdülmecit Yıldız, Kübra Özerik, Hatice Aslan, Can Özgü, Elif Özge Kuş, Ferda Kahveci and Alparslan Ersoy
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:63
  30. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rare disease, but the prognosis is very poor, especially in the immunosuppressed state with a non-HIV background, and there is no established treatment.

    Authors: Neri Sone, Hiroki Nishiwaki, Mayu Shimokawa, Keishu Kawanishi, Tsuyoshi Oshiro, Reiji Takami, Natsuki Taira, Masahito Amagasa, Shinya Omiya, Tadahide Maezumi, Yoko Nabeshima, Kazuo Nakamichi, Yoshiharu Miura and Fumihiko Koiwa
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:62
  31. The low physical activity questionnaire (LoPAQ), which has been developed to assess the low levels of physical activity in patients on dialysis, is so far available only in English. Moreover, no study has exam...

    Authors: Sachi Yamabe, Shohei Yamamoto, Manae Harada, Yuta Suzuki, Keigo Imamura, Shun Yoshikoshi, Shiwori Osada and Atsuhiko Matsunaga
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:61
  32. Diaphragmatic dysfunction (DD) in hemodialysis patients is a scarcely studied issue. Incentive spirometry (IS) is a commonly prescribed maneuver used to prevent or manage pulmonary complications. The present s...

    Authors: Laila Abdel Naby Ahmed, Heba H. Eltrawy, Amira Mohamed Elsadek, Wagenat E. Ali, Hanaa Elsayed Abozeid, Sanaa Fathy Qutb, Fatma Gamal Elsayed, Alshimaa A. Ezzat M. Enayet and Ahmed A. Elshehawy
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:60
  33. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (SZC) has recently emerged as a therapeutic option for the management of acute hyperkalemia. Nevertheless, the relative effectiveness, safety, and financial considerations of SZC...

    Authors: Hayato Fujioka, Teruhiko Imamura, Tsutomu Koike, Shingo Yokoyama, Kota Kakeshita, Hidenori Yamazaki and Koichiro Kinugawa
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:59
  34. Malnutrition is associated with discontinuing peritoneal dialysis (PD). The prognostic nutritional index (PNI), composed of serum albumin level and total lymphocyte count, has been suggested as a prognostic ma...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Miyasato, Jun Morinaga, Hideki Inoue, Yushi Nakayama, Masataka Adachi, Yuichiro Izumi, Yutaka Kakizoe, Teruhiko Mizumoto, Terumasa Nakagawa, Daisuke Fujimoto, Makoto Ono, Akira Oda, Takashige Kuwabara and Masashi Mukoyama
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:58
  35. Renal ischemia/reperfusion injury is an unavoidable event in transplantation in which free radical-mediated injury determines release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of innate immunity. In additio...

    Authors: Giacomo Cusumano, Edoardo Cola, Gionata Spagnoletti, Anna Severino, Simona Giubilato, Egidio Stigliano, Maria Emiliana Caristo, Gisella Vischini, Giovanna Liuzzo, Maria Paola Salerno, Filippo Crea and Jacopo Romagnoli
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:57
  36. Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) affects 11.9% of outpatients under maintenance hemodialysis in Japan. In addition, the risk of reactivation of LTBI in hemodialysis patients is up to 10–25 times higher tha...

    Authors: Masataro Toda, Ayumi Yoshifuji, Koji Hosoya, Motoaki Komatsu, Naoki Hasegawa and Munekazu Ryuzaki
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:56
  37. Empirical antibiotic treatment against peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis should be immediately initiated before PD effluent culture results are obtained. As culture results guide the choice of antib...

    Authors: Hisato Shima, Takuya Okamoto, Manabu Tashiro, Tomoko Inoue, Seiichiro Wariishi, Hiroyasu Bando, Hiroyuki Azuma, Naohito Iwasaka, Takuji Ohara, Toshio Doi, Kazuyoshi Okada and Jun Minakuchi
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:55
  38. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to be prevalent in 2023, and infection control measures against it remain important in medical practice. In 2020, we conducted a questionnaire survey mainly on the impl...

    Authors: Toyohiro Hashiba, Yuka Suagawara, Masao Iwagami, Tomoyuki Yamakawa, Munekazu Ryuzaki, Kan Kikuchi, Takashi Kadowaki and Masaomi Nangaku
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:54
  39. Tumor lysis syndrome is an oncological emergency triggered by the rapid release of intracellular materials from lysed malignant cells. Intensive chemotherapy is challenging for patients with severe renal dysfu...

    Authors: Takahiro Kawaji, Akinao Okamoto, Kazuhiro Moriyama, Seiko Hayakawa, Akihiro Tomita, Yoshitaka Hara, Naohide Kuriyama, Tomoyuki Nakamura and Osamu Nishida
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:53
  40. Foreign body-induced acute appendicitis is rare but could most often be caused by fish bones; those caused by endoscopic clips are highly rare. Herein, we report a case of acute appendicitis caused by endoscop...

    Authors: Daichi Yomogida, Yuhei Fujisawa, Akari Takeji, Yasuhito Takeda, Yoshiharu Tomita and Yukihiro Shirota
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:52
  41. Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a rare syndrome that typically occurs 12–72 h after long bone or pelvic fractures with a classic triad of respiratory distress, neurologic changes, and petechial rash. Although G...

    Authors: Takuya Suda, Hiroshi Fujii, Keita Asakura, Makoto Horita, Ryo Nishioka, Takahiro Koga, Yasuhiro Myojo, Akikatsu Nakashima and Mitsuhiro Kawano
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:51
  42. Fechtner syndrome, also referred to as nonmuscle myosin heavy chain 9-related disease (MYH9-RD), is an autosomal-dominant genetic disorder. It is caused by abnormalities in the MYH9 gene, which encodes the non...

    Authors: Eriko Yoshida Hama, Shintaro Yamaguchi, Kiyotaka Uchiyama, Daiki Kojima, Tomoki Nagasaka, Norifumi Yoshimoto, Takaya Tajima, Takeshi Kanda, Kohkichi Morimoto, Tadashi Yoshida, Kenjiro Kosaki, Hiroshi Itoh and Kaori Hayashi
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:50
  43. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is linked to a higher mortality rate in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We aimed to see if HCV eradication using interferon-free direct acting antivirals (DAAs) can affect bone-mi...

    Authors: Mahmoud M. Elnokeety, Rasha Ahmed Darwish, Mohamed Tharwat Hegazy, Sameh Abouzeid and Ahmed Fayed
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:49
  44. Given rapid aging of the global population, preventing adverse events such as falls is essential for preserving functional capacity and quality of life among older adults, especially those at high risk due to ...

    Authors: Hiroki Yabe, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Kenichi Kono, Aiko Sakakibara, Hiroko Sugimoto, Yumiko Ishikawa, Yoshiko Yamaguchi and Hisanori Azekura
    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2023 9:48

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