Characteristics of diffusion-weighted and blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging in Tubulointerstitial nephritis: an initial experience.

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Diffusion-weighted (DW) and blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging are classical sequences of functional MR, but the exploration in non-transplanted kidney disease is limited.To analyze the characteristics of apparent […]

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The development of the Western Australian Haemodialysis Vascular Access Complexity instrument.

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The Western Australian Haemodialysis Vascular Access Classification instrument was developed to classify the cannulation complexity of the arteriovenous fistula or arteriovenous graft as simple, challenging, or complex. Although the instrument […]

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Plasma Kidney Injury Molecule 1 in CKD: Findings From the Boston Kidney Biopsy Cohort and CRIC Studies.

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Plasma kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) is a sensitive marker of proximal tubule injury, but its association with risks of adverse clinical outcomes across a spectrum of kidney diseases is unknown.Prospective, […]

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Kidney Transplantation in Patients With Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance (MGRS)-Associated Lesions: A Case Series.

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Data on kidney transplantation (KTx) outcomes among patients with monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) are lacking.Case series of patients with MGRS, some of whom received clone-directed therapies prior to […]

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Combination of Rituximab, Low-dose Cyclophosphamide, and Prednisone for Primary Membranous Nephropathy: A Case Series With Extended Follow Up.

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B cell depletion with rituximab has emerged as a first line therapy for primary membranous nephropathy (PMN). However, most patients do not achieve complete remission with rituximab monotherapy. In this […]

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Humoral and Cellular Responses to mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Administered to Hemodialysis Patients.

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Patients with kidney failure requiring maintenance dialysis have a higher risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and worse clinical outcomes after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […]

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Trends in incidence and long-term prognosis of acute kidney injury following coronary angiography in Chinese cohort with 11,943 patients from 2013 to 2017: an observational study.

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Contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) is a common complication with poor prognosis after coronary angiography (CAG). With the prevention methods widely being implemented, the temporal trends of incidence and mortality […]

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Where are we now? Emerging opportunities and challenges in the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease.

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Rising levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis and are associated with an elevated risk of morbidity (including progression to […]

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with Covid-19 infection is associated with ventilatory management with elevated positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP).

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) in Covid-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) is common, and its severity may be associated with unfavorable outcomes. Severe Covid-19 fulfills the diagnostic […]

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Development of a preliminary conceptual model of the patient experience of chronic kidney disease: a targeted literature review and analysis.

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Patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments should capture the experiences of disease and treatment that patients consider most important in order to inform patient-centred care and product development. The aim of this […]

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The Effects of Oral Energy-Dense Supplements on Nutritional Status in Nondiabetic Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients.

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Background and objectives: Fat-based energy-dense nutritional supplements may offer benefits over protein or carbohydrate dense supplements for patients receiving dialysis because of the adverse metabolic consequences of the latter. We […]

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Risks associated with continuation of potentially inappropriate antihypertensive medications in older adults receiving hemodialysis.

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After dialysis initiation, older adults may experience orthostatic or post-dialysis hypotension. Some orthostasis-causing antihypertensives (i.e., central alpha agonists and alpha blockers), are considered potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for older adults […]

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Deep learning-based framework for the distinction of membranous nephropathy: a new approach through hyperspectral imagery.

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Common subtypes seen in Chinese patients with membranous nephropathy (MN) include idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) and hepatitis B virus-related membranous nephropathy (HBV-MN). However, the morphologic differences are not visible under […]

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