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Role of Endothelial Cells in Renal Fibrosis.
Renal fibrosis has been regarded as the common pathway of end-stage renal failure. Understanding the fundamental mechanism that leads to renal fibrosis is essential for developing better therapeuticExpand
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Prevalence and risk factors of relapse in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis receiving cyclophosphamide induction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of large observational studies.
BACKGROUND Clinical relapses are common in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). The aim of this systematic review was to estimate time-point prevalence and risk factors of relapse. Expand
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Hematuria was a high risk for renal progression and ESRD in immunoglobulin a nephropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Abstract Background: The relationship between hematuria, a typical presentation of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), and long-term adverse prognosis of these patients is still controversial. ThisExpand
Red blood cell distribution width and peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis prognosis
Abstract Objective Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a parameter of the heterogeneity of circulating erythrocyte size. Recent researches have pointed out a link among RDW, chronic kidneyExpand