Renal function during long-term lithium treatment: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:12 (21 January 2015)
Duration of lithium therapy is associated with reduced kidney function regardless of subsequent discontinuation once kidneys are already damaged, suggesting that kidney risk should be weighed against lithium’s beneficial effects for mood disorders.
Hypertension, kidney disease, HIV and antiretroviral therapy among Tanzanian adults: a cross-sectional study
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:125 (29 July 2014)
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HIV-infected adults who have been using antiretroviral therapy for over two years have a higher incidence of hypertension compared with adults without HIV, indicating that screening measures should be targeted towards these patients.
Urinary soluble urokinase receptor levels are elevated and pathogenic in patients with primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:81 (20 May 2014)
High levels of plasma soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR) in urine are specifically and functionally linked to severity of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), suggesting suPAR could contribute to the pathogenesis of end-stage renal disease.