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  1. The number of elderly patients (> 80 years of age) with end-stage renal disease is rapidly increasing. The initiation of dialysis extends the duration of survival; however, the rate of early mortality, that wh...

    Authors: Masaki Yoshida, Masanori Otsuka, Yoshikazu Watanabe, Takako Harigai, Noriyuki Sakurai, Keiko Kobatake, Hiroaki Yoshida, Satsuki Kobayashi, Takayuki Matsumoto, Tatsuhiko Sakamoto and Kazue Ueki

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  2. Online hemodiafiltration (OHDF), which results in high albumin leakage, is now widely used in Japan for dialysis, since the national insurance system began reimbursing its costs in 2012. Glycated albumin (GA) ...

    Authors: Yukie Kitajima, Shunichiro Urabe, Takashi Hosono, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Yuzuru Sato and Toru Hyodo

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. Familial juvenile hereditary nephropathy (FJHN) is characterized by hyperuricemia due to severely impaired urinary excretion of urate. Hereditary renal hypouricemia is an inborn error of membrane transport. Be...

    Authors: Fateme Shamekhi Amiri and Zohreh Rostami

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:9

    Content type: Review

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  4. Prolonged peritoneal dialysis (PD) is responsible for progressive morphological changes such as deterioration of the peritoneal membrane. These changes increase the risk of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (...

    Authors: Tohru Mizumasa, Kazuho Honda, Shigehisa Aoki, Chieko Hamada, Masanobu Miyazaki, Yasuhiko Ito, Yudo Tanno, Toshiaki Nakano and Masaaki Nakayama

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:8

    Content type: Position statement

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  5. Icodextrin enhances peritoneal filtration for patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, clinically important outcomes have not yet been analyzed using authentic, objective statistical methods. The present...

    Authors: Atsuhiro Kanno, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Takayuki Fujii, Emi Fujikura, Kimio Watanabe, Hidemichi Yuasa, Munekazu Ryuzaki, Yasuhiko Ito and Hidetomo Nakamoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:7

    Content type: Review

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  6. Living kidney transplantation comprises the majority of kidney transplantations in Japan. Living kidney donors should be assured of their own health. Therefore, Japanese guidelines define the criterion of kidn...

    Authors: Koji Hashimoto, Makoto Harada, Yosuke Yamada, Mitsutoshi Sugano, Tomonori Minagawa, Teruyuki Ogawa, Osamu Ishizuka and Yuji Kamijo

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study investigated the association between the blood pressure response during hemodialysis (HD) and exercise tolerance or heart rate recovery (HRR) measured with cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX).

    Authors: Hiroki Yabe, Kenichi Kono, Ryota Shiraki, Akiho Masuda, Yoshifumi Moriyama and Hirotake Kasuga

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  8. Catheter-related infection of peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the serious factors of peritonitis. However, an antibacterial PD catheter has not been commercially available in Japan yet. From an infection co...

    Authors: Hiroki Gyotoku, Yoshinano Azuma and Tsutomu Furuzono

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  9. Haemodialysis (HD) patients may suffer symptoms during dialysis and take time to recover post HD. We wished to determine whether patients with symptomatic intra-dialytic hypotension (IDH), requiring nursing in...

    Authors: Suree Yoowannakul, Surachet Vongsanim, Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Ahmed Mohamed and Andrew Davenport

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  10. The annual survey of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Renal Data Registry (JRDR) was conducted for 4413 dialysis facilities at the end of 2017; among which 4360 facilities (98.8%) responded to the fac...

    Authors: Kosaku Nitta, Ikuto Masakane, Norio Hanafusa, Masatomo Taniguchi, Takeshi Hasegawa, Shigeru Nakai, Shunsuke Goto, Atsushi Wada, Takayuki Hamano, Junichi Hoshino, Nobuhiko Joki, Masaki Abe, Keichi Yamamoto and Hidetomo Nakamoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:53

    Content type: Position statement

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  11. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has evolved to be a treatment of choice in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS). However, it is not known whether TAVI is safe and beneficial for the crea...

    Authors: Minoru Yasukawa, Hiroki Omizo, Kazuhiro Sakai, Sachiko Kitagawa, Takahiro Kikuyama, Masaki Yamanaka, Fumika Ochiai, Ryo Togashi, Yoshikazu Nemoto, Tatsuya Ota, Hideyuki Kawashima, Shintaro Takamura, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Shigeru Shibata and Yoshihide Fujigaki

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:52

    Content type: Case Report

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  12. Constipation is highly prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is primarily characterized by decreased intestinal motility. This chronic disorder affects the quality of life of patients. Ho...

    Authors: Ryota Ikee, Kazuhiro Yano and Tomomi Tsuru

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:51

    Content type: Review

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  13. Elderly adults undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have multiple comorbidities, physical frailty, and functional dependence with activities of daily living (ADL). ADL difficulty is an early predictor of ADL dependenc...

    Authors: Toshiki Kutsuna, Yusuke Isobe, Takaaki Watanabe, Yusuke Matsunaga, Satomi Kusaka, Yasuaki Kusumoto, Junko Tsuchiya, Masaru Umeda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shinobu Shimizu, Atsushi Yoshida and Atsuhiko Matsunaga

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:50

    Content type: Research

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  14. Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in patients with connective tissue disease is rare but life-threatening. In particular, the survival rate of patients with dermatomyositis (DM) that develop TMA is low. The eff...

    Authors: Norifumi Hayashi, Keiichirou Okada, Yuko Tsuruyama, Yu Kagaya, Sho Kumano, Yuki Ishikura, Kiminobu Takeda, Masayuki Nanbu, Keiji Fujimoto, Hiroki Adachi and Hitoshi Yokoyama

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:48

    Content type: Case Report

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  15. Higher serum uric acid (UA) levels are associated with poorer renal prognosis. In kidney transplantation, both donors and recipients are diagnosed as having chronic kidney diseases (CKD) based on renal functio...

    Authors: Mineaki Kitamura, Yasushi Mochizuki, Tsuyoshi Matsuda, Yuta Mukae, Hiromi Nakanishi, Yuki Ota, Tadashi Uramatsu, Yoko Obata, Hideki Sakai, Hiroshi Mukae and Tomoya Nishino

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:47

    Content type: Research

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  16. This study investigated the prevalence of sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity and their association with frailty and protein-energy wasting (PEW) in hemodialysis patients.

    Authors: Masakazu Saitoh, Masumi Ogawa, Hisae Kondo, Kiichi Suga, Tetsuya Takahashi, Haruki Itoh and Yoichiro Tabata

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:46

    Content type: Research

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  17. Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Monitoring and controlling normal blood sugar levels play a critical role in slowing the progression of micro- and macrovascular complications...

    Authors: Mohammad K. Hemadneh, Sohaib T. Khatib, Samer A. Hasan, Ihab N. Tahboub, Emad Khazneh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:45

    Content type: Research

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  18. Diabetes has become the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in most countries around the world. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is valuable for patients newly...

    Authors: Yukio Maruyama, Chieko Higuchi, Hiroaki Io, Keiichi Wakabayashi, Hiraku Tsujimoto, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Hidemichi Yuasa, Munekazu Ryuzaki, Yasuhiko Ito and Hidetomo Nakamoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:44

    Content type: Research

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  19. Appropriate timing of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter implantation and PD initiation is important. Several guidelines suggest starting PD at least 2 weeks after PD catheter implantation. Recently, urgent-sta...

    Authors: Naohiro Toda, Motoko Yanagita and Hideki Yokoi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:43

    Content type: Research

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  20. Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (RASIs), either angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, are widely used in patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease, as a renin-a...

    Authors: Minoru Ito, Yosuke Saka, Yusuke Kuroki, Kaoru Yasuda, Hiraku Tsujimoto, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Hidemichi Yuasa, Munekazu Ryuzaki, Yasuhiko Ito and Hidetomo Nakamoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:42

    Content type: Research

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  21. Adherence to dietary prescriptions among patients with chronic kidney disease is known to prevent deterioration of kidney functions and slow down the risk for morbidity and mortality. This study determined fac...

    Authors: Rose Okoyo Opiyo, Peter Suwirakwenda Nyasulu, Joyce Olenja, Moleen Zunza, Kim A. Nguyen, Zipporah Bukania, Esther Nabakwe, Alexander Mbogo and Anthony Omolo Were

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:41

    Content type: Research

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  22. Generally, the preferred route of vascular access in chronic kidney disease patients is an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) rather than grafts. However, approximately 7% of 300,000 Japanese hemodialysis (HD) patien...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsunami, Yuki Nakamura, Kiho Tanaka, Yoshifumi Ubara and Yasuo Ishii

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:40

    Content type: Case Report

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  23. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aims of this study are to clarify the efficacy of etelcalcetide, a novel-approved intravenous calcimi...

    Authors: Sawako Kato, Masato Tsuboi, Masahiko Ando, Yuya Itano and Shoichi Maruyama

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  24. Taste disorder is a common problem in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Specifically, salty taste disorder is associated with excess salt intake. Many factors affect taste activ...

    Authors: Kenta Torigoe, Yoko Obata, Shimpei Morimoto, Miki Torigoe, Satoru Oka, Tadashi Uramatsu, Hiroshi Mukae and Tomoya Nishino

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:38

    Content type: Research

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  25. Success in peritoneal dialysis (PD) requires a well-functioning catheter, and catheter placement at PD initiation is extremely important for long-term PD. Although several randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) ...

    Authors: Tsutomu Sakurada, Atsushi Ueda, Daisuke Komukai, Kiyotaka Uchiyama, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Hidemichi Yuasa, Munekazu Ryuzaki, Yasuhiko Ito, Masashi Tomo and Hidetomo Nakamoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:37

    Content type: Review

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  26. Heart failure is a significant cause of death and hospitalization in dialysis patients. Controlling the volume status in PD, especially, is difficult, and transferring the PD patients to hemodialysis results m...

    Authors: Kohsuke Terada, Yukinao Sakai, Yuichiro Sumi, Koji Mugishima, Sayuri Kawasaki, Fumiaki Itagaki, Takehisa Yamada and Shuichi Tsuruoka

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  27. With aging, and as the duration of their dependence on dialysis becomes longer, maintenance hemodialysis patients experience decreased urine volume and lose the need to urinate. It is not known whether lower u...

    Authors: Tadasuke Ando, Takahisa Kamegawa, Toshitaka Shin and Hiromitsu Mimata

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  28. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a relatively rare but important cause of bleeding diathesis in patients on maintenance dialysis. When the control of underlying disorders causing DIC is not achi...

    Authors: Eriko Eguchi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:34

    Content type: Case Report

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  29. A 38-year-old female undergoing maintenance hemodialysis became pregnant. To avoid X-ray exposure, plasma levels of natriuretic peptides were mainly used to determine dry weight. Dry weight was increased every...

    Authors: Naomi Matsuo, Yushi Nakayama, Hideki Inoue, Yuichiro Izumi and Masashi Mukoyama

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:32

    Content type: Case Report

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  30. An error occurred during the publication of a number of articles in Renal Replacement Therapy. Several articles were published in volume 5 with a duplicate citation number.

    Authors:

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:33

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:26

    The original article was published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:28

    The original article was published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:25

    The original article was published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:27

    The original article was published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:24

  31. Far-infrared radiation therapy (FIRT), which utilizes an invisible electromagnetic wave, has demonstrated its ability to improve vascular access flow for hemodialysis (HD) patients. Although previous overseas ...

    Authors: Hiroaki Io, Junichiro Nakata, Rumi Aoyama, Hiroyuki Inoshita, Takanori Nakano, Masanori Ishizaka, Mitsumine Fukui, Yasuhiko Tomino and Yusuke Suzuki

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  32. Cystinuria is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder that affects renal and intestinal cystine transport. Cystine stones are found in only 1–2% of all stone formers. Patients with cystinuria are at high...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsunami, Kazuya Kinoshita, Kiho Tanaka, Yuki Nakamura, Kenichi Ohashi, Takeshi Fujii, Yoshifumi Ubara and Yasuo Ishii

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:30

    Content type: Case Report

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  33. Kidney function after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) correlates with patient prognosis. Several studies reported the role that indoxyl sulfate (IS), a uremic toxin, plays in the progression of chronic kidne...

    Authors: Shuhei Watanabe, Hideki Fujii, Keiji Kono, Kentaro Watanabe, Shunsuke Goto, Susumu Sakamoto and Shinichi Nishi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  34. This study complies with the reorganization of health care provider processes based on the cost of life cycle of the product. The aim is to determine the costs of treatment administration of extracorporeal dia...

    Authors: Silvia Grazzini, Claudia Razzauti, Lea Paola Fabbri, Michele Galatà, Stefano Bellucci, Ilaria Colivicchi and Maria Elvira Mancino

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:26

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:33

  35. In recent years, a concept of renal rehabilitation has become widely known among nephrology specialists, dialysis specialists, kidney transplantation specialists, rehabilitation specialists, nutrition speciali...

    Authors: Kunihiro Yamagata, Junichi Hoshino, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Norio Hanafusa, Yugo Shibagaki, Yasuhiro Komatsu, Tsuneo Konta, Naohiko Fujii, Eiichiro Kanda, Tadashi Sofue, Kiyonobu Ishizuka, Masashi Kitagawa, Keiji Kono, Norikazu Hinamoto, Takayuki Miyai, Kiyomi Koike…

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:28

    Content type: Position statement

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:33

  36. This observational study investigated the safety and effectiveness of continuous erythropoietin receptor activator in patients with renal anemia in Japan.

    Authors: Hidehiro Tabata, Hiroyuki Kanno, Ayako Murayama, Tadashi Ishii, Ryosuke Harada and Yukio Udagawa

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:25

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:33

  37. Volume overload in hemodialysis patients is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular event-related mortality. The number of B-lines observed using lung ultrasound is correlated with the severity of pulmon...

    Authors: Keiko Kawachi, Katsuya Kajimoto, Shigeru Otsubo and Kosaku Nitta

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:27

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:33

  38. Bowel perforation in peritoneal dialysis (PD) is mainly caused during the perioperative period. Delayed bowel perforation is difficult to diagnose because of its heterogenous clinical signs and rarity. Previou...

    Authors: Takaya Handa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Matsubara, Hiroaki Terajima and Tatsuo Tsukamoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:24

    Content type: Case Report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:33

  39. Although individuals undergoing maintenance hemodialysis are a major sarcopenic population, there are few methods to assess their skeletal muscle mass conveniently. Here, we investigated the usefulness of seru...

    Authors: Homare Shimohata, Marina Yamashita, Kentaro Ohgi, Ryuji Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Maruyama, Mamiko Takayasu, Kouichi Hirayama and Masaki Kobayashi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  40. Vascular access failure (VAF) is a critical problem in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Importantly, VAF impairs the quality of life in patients undergoing HD while imposing high medical costs. A variety...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tsukada, Motonobu Nakamura, Tomohito Mizuno, Nobuhiko Satoh and Masaomi Nangaku

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:22

    Content type: Review

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  41. On-line hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) has been generally provided mainly by the postdilution method in Europe and the rest of the world; however, in Japan, it has been provided mostly by the predilution method in...

    Authors: Yusaku Tanaka, Hiroyuki Michiwaki, Hirofumi Asa, Daisuke Hirose, Tomohiro Tao and Jun Minakuchi

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  42. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of prolonged direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B immobilized fiber cartridges (PMX-DHP) on interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentration in patients with septic shock.

    Authors: Kyohei Miyamoto, Yu Kawazoe, Shigeo Negi, Naoaki Shibata, Atsuhiro Ogawa, Nozomu Shima, Kosei Kunitatsu, Yukihiro Shima, Nobuko Yamamoto, Masahiro Kaneko, Maki Kida, Masaou Tanaka, Masaki Ohya, Takashi Shigematsu and Seiya Kato

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  43. Calciphylaxis, a multifactorial cutaneous vascular disease, is a rare but therapy-resistant and life-threatening disorder that usually occurs in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Although there ha...

    Authors: Yuuki Mima, Yukihiro Wada, Yasuto Shikida, Toma Hamada, Nobuhiro Kanazawa, Ayana Iida, Motonori Sugiyama and Takanori Shibata

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:19

    Content type: Case Report

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  44. The widening gap between organ availability and need is resulting in a worldwide crisis, particularly concerning kidney transplantation. Regenerative medicine options are becoming increasingly advanced and are...

    Authors: Nicholas M. Wragg, Liam Burke and Samantha L. Wilson

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:18

    Content type: Review

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  45. Ferritin is a well-known marker of iron deficiency anemia, but the target in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients remains controversial. This study examined the association between baseline ferritin levels ...

    Authors: Raku Son, Takuya Fujimaru, Takeshi Kimura, Fumika Taki, Miyuki Futatsuyama, Masahiko Nagahama, Masaaki Nakayama and Yasuhiro Komatsu

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  46. The patient was a 72-year-old woman who had been under dialysis for a long time to chronic renal failure of unknown etiology. Her dialysis vintage was 22 years. She was under treatment with cinacalcet for seco...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Oshiro, Takumu Nitta and Masaki Oomoto

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:16

    Content type: Case Report

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  47. It is necessary to define the problem of acute kidney injury (AKI) after non-cardiac surgery in order to design interventions to prevent AKI. The study aimed to evaluate the occurrence, determinants and outcom...

    Authors: Taiwo Akeem Lawal, Yemi Raheem Raji, Samuel Oluwole Ajayi, Adebowale Dele Ademola, Adeyinka Francis Ademola, Omobolaji O. Ayandipo, Tinuola Adigun, Olakayode Olaolu Ogundoyin, Dare Isaac Olulana, Adanze Onyenonachi Asinobi and Babatunde Lawal Salako

    Citation: Renal Replacement Therapy 2019 5:15

    Content type: Research

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