Nephrology

Cover image for Vol. 20 Issue 5

May 2015

Volume 20, Issue 5

Pages i–ii, 309–385

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
    1. Issue Information (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12472

  2. REVIEW ARTICLES

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
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      Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract genetics in mice and men (pages 309–311)

      Georgina Caruana and John F. Bertram

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12402

      Summary at a Glance

      This is a review article that provides an overview of the genetic aspects in congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) based on mouse mutant models, as well as next-generation sequencing approaches in human.

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      Towards a quantitative model of kidney morphogenesis (pages 312–314)

      Alexander N Combes

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12407

      Summary at a Glance

      This solicited mini-review, which relates to the topic of a talk given at the Asia-Pacific Kidney Development Workshop in Queenstown, New Zealand (22–23 September 2014), discusses how advances in the imaging of embryonic kidneys are leading to the establishment of a quantitative model of kidney organogenesis that will predict collecting duct branching, growth and final nephron number.

  3. DIALYSIS

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
    1. YouTube as a source of information on dialysis: A content analysis (pages 315–320)

      Neetika Garg, Anand Venkatraman, Ambarish Pandey and Nilay Kumar

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12397

      Summary at a Glance

      The Internet has provided easy access to health information. This paper evaluates the quality of information about dialysis from one popular website and the results are informative in many ways.

    2. Simple self-report FRAIL scale might be more closely associated with dialysis complications than other frailty screening instruments in rural chronic dialysis patients (pages 321–328)

      Chia-Ter Chao, Yuan-Hsin Hsu, Pei-Yu Chang, Yu-Ting He, Ruey-Shiuan Ueng, Chun-Fu Lai, Chih-Kang Chiang, Jenq-Wen Huang and Sheng-Jen Huang

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12401

      Summary at a Glance

      The simple FRAIL scale scores introduced in this manuscript might demonstrate a closer relationship with dialysis-related complications. This is the first study establishing the utility of different self-report questionnaires for assessing frailty in chronic dialysis patients.

    3. Dialysis outcomes in India: A pilot study (pages 329–334)

      Vivekanand Jha, Oommen John, Rohina Joshi, Sradha Kotwal, Beverley Essue, Stephen Jan, Martin Gallagher and John Knight

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12404

      Summary at a Glance

      Dialysis in India is rapidly expanding. The time has come to establish a registry for this and measure outcomes. This paper describes a pilot programme to test–run an exemplar of an Indian dialysis registry.

    4. Effects of wall shear stress in venous neointimal hyperplasia of arteriovenous fistulae (pages 335–342)

      Lan Jia, Lihua Wang, Fang Wei, Haibo Yu, Hongye Dong, Bo Wang, Zhi Lu, Guijiang Sun, Haiyan Chen, Jia Meng, Bo Li, Ruining Zhang, Xueqing Bi, Zhe Wang, Haiyan Pang and Aili Jiang

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12394

      Summary at a Glance

      Venous stenosis in the outflow tract of AVFs is a common cause of AVF failure. The authors describe the relationship between flow and wall shear stress upon outflow intimal hyperplasia in a non-uraemic canine model of AVF in order to explore the mechanism of stenosis and allow further evaluation of the complex haemodynamic changes involved.

  4. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
    1. Randomized trial investigating the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccination in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (pages 343–351)

      Lisa S Jeffs, Chen Au Peh, Matthew D Jose, Kylie Lange and Plinio R Hurtado

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12416

      Summary at a Glance

      The safety and efficacy of vaccines is a challenge for patients with various kidney diseases. This study shows that patients with ANCA associated vasculitis in remission show good antibody response to influenza vaccination without any adverse effect on disease activity.

    2. Patient perspectives of a young adult renal clinic: A mixed-methods evaluation (pages 352–359)

      Allison Tong, Kate Gow, Germaine Wong, Paul Henning and Robert Carroll

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12396

      Summary at a Glance

      Transition to adult healthcare services remains a challenge for adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease. This manuscript reports an evaluation of a young adult renal clinic intervention.

    3. Relationship between Health Literacy and Kidney Function (pages 360–367)

      Radhika Devraj, Matthew Borrego, A Mary Vilay, Elisa J. Gordon, Junvie Pailden and Bruce Horowitz

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12425

      Summary at a Glance

      This study found a significant relationship between health literacy and renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 1 through 4.

  5. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
    1. Gender- and disease-specific urinary thioredoxin in chronic kidney disease patients with or without type 2 diabetic nephropathy (pages 368–374)

      Kyoko Tobino, Eri Muso, Yukako Iwasaki, Satomi Yonemoto, Kenji Kasuno, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Hajime Nakamura and Yasuhiko Tomino

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12403

      Summary at a Glance

      This clinical study provides evidence that urine thioredoxin levels may be a biomarker of diabetic renal injury, particularly in males.

  6. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
    1. Predictive value of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin for acute kidney injury in intensive care unit patients after major non-cardiac surgery (pages 375–382)

      Hoi-Ping Shum, Natalie Yuk-Wah Leung, Li-Li Chang, Oi-Yan Tam, Arthur Ming-Chit Kwan, King-Chung Chan, Wing-Wa Yan and Tak Mao Chan

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12400

      Summary at a Glance

      Several studies suggest that measurement of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (pNGAL) after cardiac surgery can predict the subsequent development of acute kidney injury (AKI). This study investigates the predictive value of pNGAL for AKI in ICU patients after major non-cardiac surgery. In this cohort pNGAL appears to be a useful adjunctive tool for the prediction of early AKI that correlates with its severity and need of renal replacement therapy, although it is acknowledged that the benefit of adding pNGAL into clinical AKI prediction model is marginal.

  7. CORRESPONDENCES

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. REVIEW ARTICLES
    4. DIALYSIS
    5. GENERAL NEPHROLOGY
    6. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY (CLINICAL)
    7. PROGRESSIVE CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
    8. CORRESPONDENCES
    1. Chronic nephrotoxicity limits successful use of Tacrolimus in the management of adult steroid-dependent minimal change disease (pages 384–385)

      Raja Ramachandran, Pramod Kumar DA, Ritambhra Nada, Vivekanand Jha, Krishan Lal Gupta and HS Kohli

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12392

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