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Serum phosphate as an additional marker for initiating hemodialysis in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
Background Reconsidering when to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been emphasized recently. With evolving modern aged and diabetes-proneExpand
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Red cell distribution width associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease
BackgroundRecent studies have demonstrated that red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are oftenExpand
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Infective spondylodiscitis in patients on maintenance hemodialysis: a case series
Abstract Infective spondylodiscitis is a rare disease. This case review describes the clinical course, risk factors, and outcomes of adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis who presented withExpand
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Long-term outcomes after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury: A cohort study
Background Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term outcomes of adult patientsExpand
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Serum indoxyl sulfate predicts adverse cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Indoxyl sulfate (IS) is a protein-binding molecule that exhibits cardiovascular (CV) toxicity. This study determined whether the serum IS level can be used to predict the risk ofExpand
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Land use and land cover control on the spatial variation of dissolved organic matter across 41 lakes in Mississippi, USA
While dissolved organic matter (DOM) is an important indicator of water quality, land use and land cover (LULC) of watersheds define the source, quality, and quantity of DOM delivered to a waterbody.Expand
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Epidemiology and outcomes of Endophthalmitis in chronic dialysis patients: a 13-year experience in a tertiary referral center in Taiwan
BackgroundEndophthalmitis is a severe eye infection leading to disabling outcome. Because there were only a few case report illustrating endophthalmitis in chronic dialysis patient, we would like toExpand
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Intravenous iron supplementation does not increase infectious disease risk in hemodialysis patients: a nationwide cohort-based case-crossover study
BackgroundStudies have reported conflicting findings on the infection risk posed by intravenous iron supplementation among hemodialysis (HD) patients. We used a novel study design to assessExpand
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Chronic dialysis patients with infectious spondylodiscitis have poorer outcomes than non-dialysis populations
Purpose Infectious spondylodiscitis is a serious disease that can lead to permanent neurological deficit. Because there were only a few case reports or series featuring infectious spondylodiscitis inExpand
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Epidemiology and Outcomes of Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Hemodialysis Patients
Study Design. A retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized for infectious spondylodiscitis over a 13-year period. Objective. To elucidate the epidemiology and prognostic factors ofExpand
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