Special Issue "Uremic Toxins"

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A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Joachim Jankowski
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medizinische Klinik IV, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: joachim.jankowski@charite.de
Phone: +49 30 450 525567
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Uremia is a clinical syndrome associated with fluid, electrolyte, and hormone imbalances and metabolic abnormalities, which develop in parallel with deterioration of renal function. The term uremia, which literally means urine in the blood, was first used by Piorry to describe the clinical condition associated with renal failure [1].Uremia is a medical disorder characterized by excessive waste products and urea, which is a waste product of urine, in the blood. As chronic renal failure progresses, a gradual dose-dependent dysfunction of most organ systems occurs [2]. This ultimately results in the malfunctioning of the entire body, and as symptoms become more and more prominent, survival and quality of life can only be maintained by replacing kidney function by dialysis or transplantation.

Currently, chronic renal failure as well as uremia is legitimately considered as a major public-health problem. Since only a part of chronic renal failure patients progress to uremia and on the other hand the therapy of uremia is complex and expensive, (A) identification of mediators of chronic renal failure and uremia using molecular, proteomic, metabolomic, genomic and functional genomics studies, (B) identification of the underlying mechanisms of chronic renal failure and uremia, (C) validation of biomarkers for detecting chronic renal failure patients at risk of progression and (D) development of appropriate medical responses (new drug targets and/or new treatment strategies) are of great importance both for the prognosis and early intervention of renal failure patients.

Therefore, the aim of this special issue "Uremic Toxins" is to make a contribution to the clarification of the mechanisms of uremia, and to develop new therapeutic approaches.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Jankowski
Guest Editor

References

1. Piorry, P.; l'Heritier, D. Traite des Alterations du Sang; Bury & JB Bailliere: Paris, France, 1840.
2. Vanholder, R.; De Smet, R. Pathophysiologic effects of uremic retention solutes. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 1999, 10, 1815–1823.

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Keywords

  • chronic renal failure
  • uremic syndrome
  • retention solutes
  • uremic toxins
  • kidney function
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • glomerular filtration rate
  • uremia

Published Papers (15 papers)

Toxins 2014, 6(3), 934-949; doi:10.3390/toxins6030934
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 19 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
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Toxins 2014, 6(2), 665-678; doi:10.3390/toxins6020665
Received: 11 December 2013; in revised form: 5 February 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014
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Toxins 2014, 6(2), 416-429; doi:10.3390/toxins6020416
Received: 9 November 2013; in revised form: 13 January 2014 / Accepted: 14 January 2014 / Published: 24 January 2014
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Toxins 2014, 6(1), 254-269; doi:10.3390/toxins6010254
Received: 24 October 2013; in revised form: 24 December 2013 / Accepted: 31 December 2013 / Published: 7 January 2014
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Toxins 2014, 6(1), 180-193; doi:10.3390/toxins6010180
Received: 29 October 2013; in revised form: 19 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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Toxins 2013, 5(11), 2058-2073; doi:10.3390/toxins5112058
Received: 24 September 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 29 October 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013
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Toxins 2013, 5(11), 2042-2057; doi:10.3390/toxins5112042
Received: 2 September 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 4 November 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013
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Toxins 2013, 5(8), 1475-1485; doi:10.3390/toxins5081475
Received: 28 June 2013; in revised form: 1 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
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Toxins 2012, 4(11), 1309-1322; doi:10.3390/toxins4111309
Received: 18 July 2012; in revised form: 19 September 2012 / Accepted: 26 October 2012 / Published: 14 November 2012
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Toxins 2012, 4(11), 962-990; doi:10.3390/toxins4110962
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 26 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012
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Toxins 2012, 4(10), 849-861; doi:10.3390/toxins4100849
Received: 30 June 2012; in revised form: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012
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Toxins 2011, 3(7), 911-919; doi:10.3390/toxins3070911
Received: 29 April 2011; in revised form: 28 June 2011 / Accepted: 5 July 2011 / Published: 20 July 2011
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Toxins 2011, 3(7), 815-833; doi:10.3390/toxins3070815
Received: 30 May 2011; in revised form: 22 June 2011 / Accepted: 28 June 2011 / Published: 4 July 2011
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Toxins 2011, 3(6), 520-537; doi:10.3390/toxins3060520
Received: 25 March 2011; in revised form: 13 May 2011 / Accepted: 31 May 2011 / Published: 7 June 2011
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Toxins 2011, 3(6), 504-519; doi:10.3390/toxins3060504
Received: 13 March 2011; in revised form: 19 May 2011 / Accepted: 23 May 2011 / Published: 26 May 2011
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