Soichiro Iimori

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BACKGROUND In chronic kidney disease stage 5D, diagnostic usefulness of bone mineral density (BMD) in predicting fracture has not been established because of variable results in previous studies. The(More)
The onset of hyperammonemia due to the flow of ammonia-rich portal vein blood through a portal-systemic shunt causes a type of encephalopathy known as chronic portal-systemic shunt encephalopathy(More)
The relationship between protein–energy wasting and chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression is unknown. In the present prospective cohort study, we evaluated the hypothesis that a combination of low(More)
AIM Estimating fluid balance in haemodialysis patients is essential when determining dry weight, but limited methods are currently available. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a useful surrogate(More)