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BACKGROUND Renal replacement therapy is rapidly expanding in China, and two-times weekly dialysis is common, but detailed data on practice patterns are currently limited. Using cross-sectional data from the China Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS), we describe the hemodialysis practice in China compared with other DOPPS countries,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI) may be become possible by several promising early biomarkers which may facilitate the early detection, differentiation and prognosis prediction of AKI. In this study, we investigated the value of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common following cardiac surgery and predicts a poor outcome. However, the early detection of AKI has proved elusive and most cases are diagnosed only following a significant rise in serum creatinine (SCr). We compared a panel of early biomarkers of AKI for the detection of AKI in patients undergoing heart(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Autophagy is a dynamic catabolic process that maintains cellular homeostasis. Whether it plays a role in promoting cell survival or cell death in the process of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) remains controversial, partly because renal autophagy is usually examined at a certain time point. Therefore, monitoring of the whole time course of(More)
In this paper, a novel method to accelerate off-line Chinese writer identification by combining multi text-sensitive features and combining multi character level decisions is practiced. The used text-sensitive writer identification algorithm extracts Directional histogram feature, Moment feature and Wigner feature, reduces the dimensions using PCA and LDA,(More)
The aim was to identify the risk factors of long-term vascular access complications. The study cohort consisted of 239 incident hemodialysis (HD) patients from 1998 to 2010 in a single center. Among these patients, 59.8% had initially been dialyzing with a temporary catheter. Within 3 months after starting dialysis, all catheters had been converted into(More)
OBJECTIVE The main aim of this study is to investigate the incidence and prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) and to clarify the risk factors associated with the prognosis of AKI in hospitalized patients. METHOD All patients hospitalized from January 1st to December 31st 2012 in Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine Shanghai Jiao Tong University were(More)
BACKGROUND Twice-weekly hemodialysis (HD) is prevalent in the developing countries and the clinical outcome of this population remains to be elucidated. METHODS Data were collected from Shanghai Renal Registry. 2,572 patients undergoing regular HD in Shanghai on January 2007 were enrolled into the cohort study with 2 years' follow-up. Clinical and HD(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgAN) was thought to be benign but recently found it slowly progresses and leads to ESRD eventually. The aim of this research is to investigate the value of serum IL-18 level, a sensitive biomarker for proximal tubule injury, for assessing the histopathological severity and disease progression in IgAN. METHODS Serum IL-18(More)
Cumulative evidence indicates it may be worthwhile revisiting the twice-weekly hemodialysis (HD) regimen as a valid option for individualized or incremental treatments for selected patients with end-stage renal disease. In this article, we will review the current evidences on the potential pros and cons of twice-weekly HD compared to thrice-weekly HD(More)