World Journal of Nephrology and Urology

Ramin Sam, MD, Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA Read more...
Takashi Shigematsu, MD, PhD, Professor, Director of Nephrology & Blood Purification Medicine, Rinku General Medical Center (RGMC), Osaka, Japan

ISSN 1927-1239 print | ISSN 1927-1247 online | Frequency: Quarterly | Open Access | Aims and Scope

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  • Management of Ureteric Avulsion During Ureteroscopy: Our Experience in A Case Series

    Ureterorenoscopy (URS) is usually a safe procedure without any complications. Ureteric avulsion is the most dreaded complication of URS. Most urologists do not have experience in management of ureteric avulsion injuries. Inappropriate management can lead to nephrectomy.

  • Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere: From Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care

    The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly increasing with a projection of becoming the fifth most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. Aggravatingly, CKD is a major cause of catastrophic health expenditure.

  • Spontaneous Rupture of Renal Cell Carcinoma in a Horseshoe Kidney

    Spontaneous rupture of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a horseshoe kidney has not been described previously. We report a case of this condition in a 52-year-old man with a chief complaint of back pain.

  • Therapeutic Plasmapheresis in Primary Presentation of Diabetes Mellitus With Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hypertriglyceridemia and Acute Pancreatitis

    Severe hypertriglyceridemia (SHTG)-induced acute pancreatitis has been well described. Currently accepted therapeutic options are limited.

  • Does 24-Hour Urine Supersaturation Predict Stone Composition?

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between 24-hour urine supersaturation (SS) levels and the crystalline stone composition.


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Burden, Access, and Disparities in Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is a global public health problem that affects more than 750 million persons worldwide. The burden of kidney disease varies substantially across the world, as does its detection and treatment. Although the magnitude and impact of kidney disease is better defined in developed countries, emerging evidence suggests that developing countries have a similar or even greater kidney disease burden. Full Text

Chronic Kidney Disease as a Result of Secondary Oxalate Nephropathy From Excess Dietary Intake of Peanut Butter and Coffee

Excess production or absorption of oxalate can lead to hyperoxaluria and subsequent kidney injury. While many etiologies of hyperoxaluria have been well studied, diet-induced secondary oxalate nephropathy is a rare cause of renal damage that is still poorly understood. Full Text

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Are Inflammatory Markers Useful in Predicting Urinary Tract Infection After Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy of the Prostate?
Sepsis is a serious and life-threatening complication after transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy. It is critical to predict its occurrence prior to conducting the biopsy. The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet/lymphocyte (PLR) have been proven to be promising diagnostic indicators of infectious complications after various surgical procedures.
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Current Issue

Vol. 10, No. 1, Sept 2020

Table of Contents


Living Well With Kidney Disease by Patient and Care-Partner Empowerment: Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere Abstract HTML PDF
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Philip Kam Tao Li, Ekamol Tantisattamo, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Siu Fai Lui, Ifeoma Ulasi, Sharon Andreoli, Alessandro Balducci, Sophie Dupuis, Tess Harris, Anne Hradsky, Richard Knight, Sajay Kumar, Maggie Ng, Alice Poidevin, Gamal Saadi, Allison Tong, for the World Kidney Day Steering Committee 1-6
A Review of Therapy for Primary Membranous Nephropathy Post-MENTOR Abstract HTML PDF
Vinay Srinivasa 7-11

Case Report

Large Renal Cyst Underestimates Split Function on Diuretic Radionuclide Renal Scan Abstract HTML PDF
Shrikant V. Solav, Shailendra V. Savale 12-14
From Hypokalemic Crisis to Sjogren’s Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Mansour Mbengue, Cedric Ouanekpone, Seynabou Diagne, Abdou Niang 15-17
Case of New Onset Acute Leukemia Complicated by Renal Calculi and Gout Attack: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Cima Hamieh, Mahmoud El-Hussein, Elie Zaghrini 18-20

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