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Edited by: Prof Adrian Covic, Prof Giovanni Gambaro

With SpringerPlus as an open access platform, the Nephrology Collection represents a barrier-free extension to our subscription journals, International Urology and Nephrology and Journal of Nephrology.

Subject matters include research across all fields of nephrology, from experimental and translational research in kidney diseases to clinical nephrology, dialysis and renal transplantation. There would also be the possibility to publish so-called "negative result" studies, which aren't often considered in traditional scientific journals.

Submission Instructions:

If your manuscript meets the aims and scope of this individual Collection, please first follow all of the SpringerPlus Submission Guidelines.

During submission, at the "Additional Information" section, please select that you are submitting to an Article Collection, and choose “Nephrology” from the list.

Collection Articles:

  1. Methadone is commonly administered for chronic pain relief and treatment of opioid dependence. Concurrent with its increased consumption, toxicities and fatalities have increased. One of the adverse effects of...

    Authors: Samira Alinejad, Kazem Ghaemi, Mohammad Abdollahi and Omid Mehrpour
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2087
  2. Although ultrasonography before a vascular access (VA) operation has become popular in recent years, benchmarks for the diameter or blood flow of arteries or veins are not defined in Japan. The objective of th...

    Authors: Junichiro Nakata, Hiroaki Io, Tomonari Watanabe, Yu Sasaki, Yuko Makita, Tatsuya Aoki, Hiroyuki Yanagawa, Reo Kanda and Yasuhiko Tomino
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:462
  3. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a major cause of renal failure. Sera of some FSGS patients increase glomerular albumin permeability (Palb) during in vitro testing and cause proteinuria in experimenta...

    Authors: Sudhindra Pudur, Tarak Srivastava, Mukut Sharma, Ram Sharma, Sergey Tarima, Hongying Dai, Ellen T. McCarthy and Virginia J. Savin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:432
  4. Ugo Foscolo, was an Italian poet whose works rank among the masterpieces of Italian literature. Talented and well educated in philosophy, classics, and Italian literature, Foscolo gave literary expression to ...

    Authors: Konstantinos Stamatiou, Maria Sgouridou and Georgios Christopoulos
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:113
  5. Growth arrest-specific protein 6 (Gas6) works synergistically with erythropoietin (EPO) to increase the proliferation and maturation of erythroblasts. However, the role of Gas 6 levels on EPO resistance in hem...

    Authors: Miao-Pei Chen, Chien-Wen Chen, Jin-Shuen Chen, Hung-Chung Mao and Chu-Lin Chou
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:29
  6. Contamination of perfusion fluid (PF) could lead to serious infections in kidney transplant recipients. Preemptive therapy (PE-T) in case of yeast contamination of PF is mandatory. The usefulness of PE-T in pr...

    Authors: A. Ranghino, D. Diena, F. Simonato, M. Messina, M. Burdese, V. Piraina, F. Fop, G. P. Segoloni and L. Biancone
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:7
  7. Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is the most widely used interdialytic lock solution but has no anti-infectious properties. Ethanol at a content ≥40 %v/v eradicates experimental biofilm but has no anticoagulant pr...

    Authors: Laure Calvet, Michèle Piot, Claire Lartigue, Bertrand Souweine and Brigitte Tardy-Poncet
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:746
  8. The objective of this study is to investigate the degree of serum sodium changes and its association with patient outcomes in pediatrics undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We reviewed...

    Authors: Jeong Jin Lee, Young-Soon Kim and Hae Hyuk Jung
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:641
  9. This study aimed to create a unique assessment tool to investigate the physical activity levels of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Previous studies have documented a lack of physical acti...

    Authors: William S. G. Hayhurst and Aimun Ahmed
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:536

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:961

  10. Real time ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy has become the standard procedure to assess the pathology of native kidneys and renal transplants. No specific technique has shown to be totally free of p...

    Authors: Hatem Ali, Asam Murtaza, John Anderton and Aimun Ahmed
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:491

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:963

  11. We assessed the prognostic value of protein-energy wasting (PEW) on mortality in Afro-Caribbean MHD patients and analysed how diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and inflammation modified the predictive pow...

    Authors: Lydia Foucan, Henri Merault, Fritz-Line Velayoudom-Cephise, Laurent Larifla, Cosmin Alecu and Jacques Ducros
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:452
  12. We investigated whether chronic intravenous administration of l-carnitine could improve myocardial fatty acid imaging in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. We enrolled 72 hemodialysis patients who had impaired...

    Authors: Masato Nishimura, Toshiko Tokoro, Toru Takatani, Nodoka Sato, Masaya Nishida, Tetsuya Hashimoto, Satoru Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Toshihiko Ono
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:353
  13. Methylglyoxal (MG) can cause protein glycation, resulting in cell damage and dysfunction. Accumulation of MG and its downstream metabolite N ε-(carboxyethyl)lysine (CEL) has been identified in sev...

    Authors: Chu-Kuang Chou, Shih-Ming Chen, Yi-Chieh Li, Tzu-Chuan Huang and Jen-Ai Lee
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:312
  14. Anemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, risk factors of anemia in CKD patients in Singapore are not well established. Hence, a retrospective, case–control study involving non-...

    Authors: Bing Chang Vincent Lau, Kheng Yong Ong, Chun Wei Yap, Anantharaman Vathsala and Priscilla How
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:233
  15. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sequela of sepsis associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We sought to determine if individuals with elevated baseline levels of inflammation and endothelial cell acti...

    Authors: T Clark Powell, Stephen L Powell, Bryant K Allen, Russell L Griffin, David G Warnock and Henry E Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:207
  16. Renal transplant recipients (RTR) are highly susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) with over 50% of patients having at least one UTI within the first year. Yet it is generally acknowledged that there ...

    Authors: Stephen P Kelley, Holly R Courtneidge, Rebecca E Birch, Alberto Contreras-Sanz, Mark C Kelly, Jerome Durodie, Claire M Peppiatt-Wildman, Christopher K Farmer, Michael P Delaney, James Malone-Lee, Mark A Harber and Scott S Wildman
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:200
  17. Haemodialysis is a form of renal replacement therapy but is a catabolic process that not only filters toxins but is also known to lead to amino acid losses. Patients with chronic kidney disease often have a po...

    Authors: Louise Jackson, Benjamin Sully, Judith Cohen and Steven Julious
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:515