BACKGROUND The 2012 Kidney Dialysis Initiative Global Outcomes chronic kidney disease (CKD) classification scheme subdivides stage 3 CKD and incorporates the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the novel scheme provides graded risk in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). METHODS Prevalent KTRs with… (More)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s40697-015-0048-7.].
BACKGROUND Varenicline is a nicotinic receptor partial agonist indicated for the cessation of smoking. It is regarded as having no or minimal renal toxicity. A single case report has linked it to acute interstitial nephritis. CASE PRESENTATION A 56 year-old female with a long-standing history of idiopathic membranous glomerulonephritis presented on… (More)
BACKGROUND Although previous research has demonstrated that referral to pre-dialysis clinics is associated with favourable objective outcomes, the benefit of a pre-dialysis clinic from the perspective of patient-perceived subjective outcomes, such as quality of life (QOL), is less well defined. METHODS A retrospective incident cohort study was conducted… (More)