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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. Review

    Nephrotoxicity of methadone: a systematic review

    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...

    Samira Alinejad, Kazem Ghaemi, Mohammad Abdollahi and Omid Mehrpour

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:2087

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  2. Research

    Impact of preoperative ultrasonography findings on the patency rate of vascular access in Japanese hemodialysis patients

    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...

    Junichiro Nakata, Hiroaki Io, Tomonari Watanabe, Yu Sasaki, Yuko Makita, Tatsuya Aoki, Hiroyuki Yanagawa, Reo Kanda and Yasuhiko Tomino

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:462

    Published on: 14 April 2016

  3. Research

    Serum glomerular albumin permeability activity: association with rapid progression to end-stage renal disease in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

    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...

    Sudhindra Pudur, Tarak Srivastava, Mukut Sharma, Ram Sharma, Sergey Tarima, Hongying Dai, Ellen T. McCarthy and Virginia J. Savin

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:432

    Published on: 11 April 2016

  4. Research

    Did Ugo Foscolo suffer from chronic renal insufficiency?

    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 ...

    Konstantinos Stamatiou, Maria Sgouridou and Georgios Christopoulos

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:113

    Published on: 3 February 2016

  5. Research

    Assessment of physical activity in patients with chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy

    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...

    William S. G. Hayhurst and Aimun Ahmed

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:536

    Published on: 21 September 2015

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

  6. Research

    Post renal biopsy complication rate and diagnostic yield comparing hands free (ultrasound-assisted) and ultrasound-guided biopsy techniques of renal allografts and native kidneys

    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...

    Hatem Ali, Asam Murtaza, John Anderton and Aimun Ahmed

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:491

    Published on: 12 September 2015

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

  7. Research

    Impact of protein energy wasting status on survival among Afro-Caribbean hemodialysis patients: a 3-year prospective study

    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...

    Lydia Foucan, Henri Merault, Fritz-Line Velayoudom-Cephise, Laurent Larifla, Cosmin Alecu and Jacques Ducros

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:452

    Published on: 26 August 2015

  8. Case Study

    Acute renal allograft dysfunction due to cecal volvulus: a case report

    Among kidney transplant recipients with acute kidney injury, the differential diagnosis must be broadened to include conditions such as rejection, immunocompromised host infections, anatomic pathologies, and r...

    Sherry-Ann N. Brown, Patrick G. Dean and LaTonya J. Hickson

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:445

    Published on: 22 August 2015

  9. Research

    Effects of intravenous l-carnitine on myocardial fatty acid imaging in hemodialysis patients: responders or non-responders to l-carnitine

    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...

    Masato Nishimura, Toshiko Tokoro, Toru Takatani, Nodoka Sato, Masaya Nishida, Tetsuya Hashimoto, Satoru Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Toshihiko Ono

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:353

    Published on: 16 July 2015

  10. Research

    Low-molecular-weight chitosan scavenges methylglyoxal and N ε-(carboxyethyl)lysine, the major factors contributing to the pathogenesis of nephropathy

    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...

    Chu-Kuang Chou, Shih-Ming Chen, Yi-Chieh Li, Tzu-Chuan Huang and Jen-Ai Lee

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:312

    Published on: 3 July 2015

  11. Research

    Urinary ATP and visualization of intracellular bacteria: a superior diagnostic marker for recurrent UTI in renal transplant recipients?

    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 ...

    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

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:200

    Published on: 23 April 2014

  12. Study protocol

    Nutritional outcomes from a randomised investigation of intradialytic oral nutritional supplements in patients receiving haemodialysis, (NOURISH): a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

    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...

    Louise Jackson, Benjamin Sully, Judith Cohen and Steven Julious

    SpringerPlus 2013 2:515

    Published on: 7 October 2013