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BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is high in developing countries. However, no national survey of chronic kidney disease has been done incorporating both estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria in a developing country with the economic diversity of China. We aimed to measure the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) has become a worldwide public health problem, but little information is available about the disease burden in China. We aimed to evaluate the burden of AKI and assess the availability of diagnosis and treatment in China. METHODS We launched a nationwide, cross-sectional survey of adult patients who were admitted to(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) have lower survival and are more likely complicated with inflammation than their non-diabetic counterparts. Here, we explored the interaction effects between diabetes and inflammation on the survival of PD patients. METHODS Overall, 2,264 incident patients were enrolled from a retrospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of fluid overload and variation on residual renal function (RRF) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is controversial. METHODS Retrospective cohort study was designed. One-hundred and ninety PD patients with measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) ≧ 3 ml/min/1.73 m2 were recruit. Fluid status of every participant was assessed by(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal dialysis is an important type of renal replacement therapy for uremic patients. In peritoneal dialysis, fluids fill in and flow out of the abdominal cavity three to five times per day. Usually, the fluid is packed in a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bag. Safety concerns have arisen over di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, which is essential in the(More)
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