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Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
African Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
AJP Renal Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aktuelle Urologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
American Journal of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Andrologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Andrology & Gynecology : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Andrology and Genital Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arab Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos Españoles de Urología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Basic and Clinical Andrology     Open Access  
BJU International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
BJUI Compass     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
BMC Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Urological Association Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Clinical Kidney Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de Cirugía     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Opinion in Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Urology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Der Nephrologe     Hybrid Journal  
Der Urologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diabetic Nephropathy     Open Access  
EMC - Urología     Full-text available via subscription  
Enfermería Nefrológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Urology Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Urology Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Urology Open Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Forum Nefrologiczne     Full-text available via subscription  
Geriatric Nephrology and Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Giornale di Clinica Nefrologica e Dialisi     Open Access  
Hellenic Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Human Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJU Case Reports     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Brazilian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Urology and Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal Africain d'Urologie     Open Access  
Journal für Urologie und Urogynäkologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Clinical Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Endoluminal Endourology     Open Access  
Journal of Endourology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Endourology Case Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Genital System & Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL     Open Access  
Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Nephrology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Renal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access  
Journal of Urology & Nephrology     Open Access  
Kidney Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kidney International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Kidney International Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidney Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kidney Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Kidneys (Počki)     Open Access  
Nature Reviews Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Nature Reviews Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Nefrología     Open Access  
Nefrología (English Edition)     Open Access  
Nephro-Urology Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Nephron     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nephron Clinical Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nephron Experimental Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Nephron Extra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephron Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Neurourology and Urodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
OA Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Access Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Urology & Nephrology Journal     Open Access  
Paediatric Nephrology Journal of Bangladesh     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Portuguese Journal of Nephrology & Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progrès en Urologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Progrès en Urologie - FMC     Full-text available via subscription  
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Renal Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Renal Replacement Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Research and Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Nefrología, Diálisis y Trasplante     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mexicana de Urología     Open Access  
Revista Urologia Colombiana     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Seminars in Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
The Prostate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Therapeutic Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Translational Research in Urology     Open Access  
Trends in Urology & Men's Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Urine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Uro-News     Hybrid Journal  
Urolithiasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Urologic Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urologic Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Urological Science     Open Access  
Urologicheskie Vedomosti     Open Access  
Urologie in der Praxis     Hybrid Journal  
Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Urology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urology Times     Free   (Followers: 3)
Urology Video Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World Journal of Nephrology and Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
World Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)


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Clinical Kidney Journal
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.163
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 5  

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ISSN (Print) 2048-8505 - ISSN (Online) 2048-8513
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [425 journals]
  • Targeting complement in IgA nephropathy

    • Pages: ii28 - ii39
      Abstract: ABSTRACTImmunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide. Recent years have witnessed significant improvements in the understanding of the pathogenesis of IgAN and particularly, the pathogenic role of complement activation. The alternative complement pathway is the major complement cascade activator in IgAN, and glomerular C3 deposition has been shown to correlate with disease progression. In addition, several studies have provided insight into the pathogenic role of factor H–related proteins -1 and -5 in IgAN, as independent players in complement dysregulation. The lectin pathway has also been shown to be associated with the severity of IgAN. Glomerular deposition of C4d has been associated with increased histologic disease activity, faster decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate and higher risk of kidney failure. On the other hand, although overlooked in the Oxford classification, numerous studies have shown that the coexistence of thrombotic microangiopathy in IgAN is a significant indicator of a poorer prognosis. All the breakthroughs in the understanding of the contributing role of complement in IgAN have paved the way for the development of new complement-targeted therapies in this disease. Several ongoing trials are evaluating the efficacy of new agents against factor B (iptacopan, Ionis-FB-LRX), C3 (pegcetacoplan), factor D (vemircopan, pelecopan), C5 (ravulizumab, cemdisiran) and C5a receptor 1 (avacopan). In this study, we provide a comprehensive review of the role of complement in IgAN, including the emerging mechanisms of complement activation and the promising potential of complement inhibitors as a viable treatment option for IgAN.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad198
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
  • Microscopic hematuria as a risk factor for IgAN progression: considering
           this biomarker in selecting and monitoring patients

    • Pages: ii19 - ii27
      Abstract: ABSTRACTHematuria—either macroscopic hematuria or asymptomatic microscopic hematuria—is a clinical feature typical but not specific for immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). The only biomarker supported by the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes group as a predictor of progression, identifying patients needing treatment, is proteinuria >1 g/day persistent despite maximized supportive care. However, proteinuria can occur in the setting of active glomerulonephritis or secondary to sclerotic renal lesions. Microscopic hematuria is observed in experimental models of IgAN after IgA–IgG immunocomplex deposition, activation of inflammation and complement pathways. Oxidative damage, triggered by hemoglobin release, is thought to contribute to the development of proteinuria and progression. Despite being a clinical hallmark of IgAN and having a rational relationship with its pathophysiology, the value of microscopic hematuria in assessing activity and predicting outcomes in patients with IgAN is still debated. This was partly due to a lack of standardization and day-to-day variability of microhematuria, which discouraged the inclusion of microhematuria in large multicenter studies. More recently, several studies from Asia, Europe and the USA have highlighted the importance of microhematuria assessment over longitudinal follow-up, using a systematic approach with either experienced personnel or automated techniques. We report lights and shadows of microhematuria evaluation in IgAN, looking for evidence for a more consistent consensus on its value as a marker of clinical and histological activity, risk assessment and prediction of treatment response. We propose that hematuria should be included as part of the clinical decision-making process when considering when to use immunosuppressive therapy and as part of criteria for enrollment into clinical trials to test drugs targeting the inflammatory reaction elicited by immune pathway activation in IgAN.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad232
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
  • The contribution of a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) and other TNF
           superfamily members in pathogenesis and progression of IgA nephropathy

    • Pages: ii9 - ii18
      Abstract: ABSTRACTAdvances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) have led to the identification of novel therapeutic targets and potential disease-specific treatments. Specifically, a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of IgAN, mediating B-cell dysregulation and overproduction of pathogenic galactose-deficient IgA1 (Gd-IgA1). Animal and clinical studies support the involvement of APRIL in the pathogenesis and progression of IgAN. An elevated level of APRIL is found in IgAN when compared with controls, which correlates with the level of Gd-IgA1 and associates with more severe disease presentation and worse outcomes. Conversely, anti-APRIL therapy reduces pathogenic Gd-IgA1 and IgA immune complex formation and ameliorates the severity of kidney inflammation and injury. Genome-wide association studies in IgAN have identified TNFSF13 and TNFRSF13B, a cytokine ligand-receptor gene pair encoding APRIL and its receptor, respectively, as risk susceptibility loci in IgAN, further supporting the causal role of the APRIL signalling pathway in IgAN. Several novel experimental agents targeting APRIL, including atacicept, telitacicept, zigakibart and sibeprenlimab, are currently under investigation as potential therapies in IgAN. Preliminary results suggest that these agents are well-tolerated, and reduce levels of Gd-IgA1, with corresponding improvement in proteinuria. Further studies are ongoing to confirm the safety and efficacy of anti-APRIL approaches as an effective therapeutic strategy in IgAN.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad200
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
  • Expanding options of supportive care in IgA nephropathy

    • Pages: ii47 - ii54
      Abstract: ABSTRACTImmunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, with a potentially serious prognosis. At present, management of IgAN is primarily based on therapeutic lifestyle changes, and excellent blood pressure control and maximized supportive treatment with the combination of inhibition of the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system with either inhibitors of angiotensin-converting enzyme or angiotensin II receptor blockers and inhibitors of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2, and possibly in the future also with endothelin antagonists. Supportive care currently represents the cornerstone of treatment of IgAN. Targeted-release formulation of budesonide should replace systemic corticosteroids in patients with higher proteinuria and active histological lesions. New treatment options are aimed at immunopathogenesis of IgAN including depletion or modulation of Galactose-deficient-Immunoglobulin A1–producing B cells, plasma cells, and the alternate and/or lectin pathway of complement. The exact place of monoclonal antibodies and complement inhibitors will need to be determined. This article reviews potential supportive therapies currently available for patients with IgAN.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad201
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
  • Systemic and targeted steroids for the treatment of IgA nephropathy

    • Pages: ii40 - ii46
      Abstract: ABSTRACTImmunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is a common glomerulonephritis partially correlated with mucosal immune system dysfunction. Progressive renal failure occurs in many patients, with about 30–50% of the patients with IgAN developing end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Many treatments have been used for decades, despite uncertainty about their effectiveness and the ideal dose. Randomised controlled trials reported that systemic glucocorticoids can be an effective treatment for patients with persistent and significant proteinuria despite renin-angiotensin system inhibitors use possibly causing systemic side effects. The primary focus of IgAN management should be based on optimised supportive care, including renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade and now SGLT2 inhibitors. The novel targeted-release formulation (TRF) of budesonide has been tested to reduce the adverse events of systemic steroids by delivering the drug to the distal ileum. The local efficacy of TRF-budesonide may represent a novel and promising approach to treating IgAN. Two clinical trials showed that TRF-budesonide could significantly reduce proteinuria and haematuria and possibly preserve renal function while significantly reducing the side effects. However, the limited number of treated patients and the relatively short follow-up suggest caution before considering budesonide superior to the current six-months steroid pulses scheme. Long-term data on the efficacy and safety of TRF budesonide are awaited, together with the design of trials with a head-to-head comparison with systemic steroids before considering TRF-budesonide as the standard of care treatment for IgAN nephropathy.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad224
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
  • Ethnicity and IgA nephropathy: worldwide differences in epidemiology,
           timing of diagnosis, clinical manifestations, management and prognosis

    • Pages: ii1 - ii8
      Abstract: ABSTRACTImmunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), the most common primary glomerulonephritis, is one of the major causes of end-stage renal disease. Significant variances in epidemiology, clinical manifestation, timing of diagnosis, management and renal prognosis of IgAN have been reported worldwide. The incidence of IgAN is the most frequent in Asia, followed by Europe, and lower in Africa. Moreover, Asian patients show more frequent acute lesions in renal histology and present poorer renal outcomes compared with Caucasians. The comorbidities also show the difference between Asians and Caucasians. Although the frequency of gross hematuria with upper respiratory tract infection is not different, comorbidities with gastrointestinal diseases are reported to be higher in Europe. Recently, genetic studies for variant ethnic patients revealed widely ranging genetic risks in each ethnicity. A genetic risk score is most elevated in Asians, intermediate in Europeans and lowest in Africans, consistent with the disease prevalence of IgAN globally. Ethnic variance might be highly affected by the difference in genetic background. However, it is also essential to mention that the different timing of diagnosis due to variant urinary screening systems and the indication for renal biopsy in different countries may also contribute to these variances. The management of IgAN also varies internationally. Currently, several novel therapies based on the pathogenesis of IgAN are being assessed and are expected to become available soon. Further understanding the ethnic variance of IgAN might help establish individualized care for this disease. Here, we review the issues of ethnic heterogeneities of IgAN.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad199
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
  • Understanding patient needs and predicting outcomes in IgA nephropathy
           using data analytics and artificial intelligence: a narrative review

    • Pages: ii55 - ii61
      Abstract: ABSTRACTThis narrative review explores two case scenarios related to immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) and the application of predictive monitoring, big data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) in improving treatment outcomes. The first scenario discusses how online service providers accurately understand consumer preferences and needs through the use of AI-powered big data analysis. The author, a clinical nephrologist, contemplates the potential application of similar methodologies, including AI, in his medical practice to better understand and meet patient needs. The second scenario presents a case study of a 20-year-old man with IgAN. The patient exhibited recurring symptoms, including gross haematuria and tonsillitis, over a 2-year period. Through histological examination and treatment with renin–angiotensin system blockade and corticosteroids, the patient experienced significant improvement in kidney function and reduced proteinuria over 15 years of follow-up. The case highlights the importance of individualized treatment strategies and the use of predictive tools, such as AI-based predictive models, in assessing treatment response and predicting long-term outcomes in IgAN patients. The article further discusses the collection and analysis of real-world big data, including electronic health records, for studying disease natural history, predicting treatment responses and identifying prognostic biomarkers. Challenges in integrating data from various sources and issues such as missing data and data processing limitations are also addressed. Mathematical models, including logistic regression and Cox regression analysis, are discussed for predicting clinical outcomes and analysing changes in variables over time. Additionally, the application of machine learning algorithms, including AI techniques, in analysing big data and predicting outcomes in IgAN is explored. In conclusion, the article highlights the potential benefits of leveraging AI-powered big data analysis, predictive monitoring and machine learning algorithms to enhance patient care and improve treatment outcomes in IgAN.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfad206
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. Supplement_2 (2023)
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