The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal

ISSN: 1874-303X ― Volume 13, 2020

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication


Tushar Vachharajani
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Stephan Segerer (Biography
Stephan Segerer

Stephan Segerer was trained in Internal Medicine, Angiology, Nephrology at the University of Munich. In 2008 he moved to Switzerland and worked as an Assistant Professor and Director of the end stage kidney disease Program at the Universityhospital Zurich. In 2018 he was appointed Chief of Nephrology at the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. His work in basic science was focused on mechanisms of inflammation in the kidney and in the peritoneal cavity. His clinical focus is on chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy particularly peritoneal dialysis and vascular accesses. He is president elect of the Swiss Chapter of the Vascular Access Society.


Chefarzt Nephrologie
Kantonsspital, Aarau

Regional Editors:

Region: North America
Anil K. Agarwal
Department of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University Columbus
Columbus, OH
Region: Australia
Vincent W.S Lee
Westmead Clinical School
The University of Sydney

Deputy Editor:

Ahmed ElShafei (Biography
Ahmed ElShafei

Dr. Ahmed Elshafei is currently a Research Associate at Urology Department, Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Lecturer of Urology at Cairo University, Egypt. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at CCLCM and has many scientific publications to his credit. Dr. Elshafei is presently a member of Egyptian Urological Association (EUA), European Association of Urology (EAU) and American Urological Association (AUA) societies.


Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Editorial Board Members:

M. Camici (Biography
M. Camici

Born 1946. Medical degree 1972, Pisa University. Post diploma in Medical Nephrology 1976 and Cardiology 1982 (Pisa University). During 1972-1985 assistant in Nephrology and Dialysis (Head prof S. Giovannetti) Pisa University. Since 1985 associate professor of Medical Semeiology in the same University in the Department of Internal Medicine before and in the Clinical and Experimental Medicine Department after. Retired 2012. My teacher activity has been in lessons (nephrology, medical semeiology and internal medicine) to the students of Pisa University. My activity as doctor physician has been in diagnosis and therapy of patients recovered in Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Pisa. My scientific production has covered haemodialysis, extracorporeal circulation, coagulation, urolithiasys, clinical report and review.


Medical Semeiology
University of Pisa

A.S. Laganà (Biography
A.S. Laganà

Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May, 1986. He got a Master of “gynecological minimally invasive and robotic surgery” (University of Pisa), and developed an intensive surgical training in the Univerzitetni Klinični Center, Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia) as well as an obstetric/gynecological ultrasound training in the Altamedica Main Center (Rome, Italy). His research interests are: Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, Infertility, Gynecological Endocrinology, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy. He is author of many papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as Invited Speaker in international congresses.


Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood “G. Barresi”
Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics
University of Messina

C. Persu
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

K. Sud (Biography
K. Sud

Dr Sud is a Senior Staff Specialist in Nephrology at Nepean, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals in NSW, Australia; is Department Head of Nephrology at Nepean Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Nepean Clinical School; and Co-Director of Peritoneal Dialysis service in Western Sydney. His research has focussed on kidney transplantation, peritoneal dialysis and clinical nephrology with over 120 publications. Dr Sud is currently on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals in different capacities, and is member of the ANZDATA Peritoneal Dialysis working group.


Department Head of Renal Medicine
University of Sydney - Nepean Clinical School

G. Colussi
Department of Nephrology
Ospedale Niguarda Hospital

R. Phoon
Department of Renal Medicine
Westmead Hospital

A.K. Saxena
Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine
Al-RAHBA Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine
Abu Dhabi

A. Gupta (Biography
A. Gupta

Anu Gupta earned the medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship in India. She had the honor of receiving gold medal for the best performance in Nephrology boards in India for the year 2006/2007. She did her Internal Medicine residency followed by Nephrology Fellowship at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and received board certification in both. Currently she is working as Nephrologist with Buffalo Medical Group. Her research is focused on Hypertension in pregnancy, Chronic kidney disease and Glomerulonephritis.


Department of Medicine
State University of New York
Buffalo, NY

S. Loay (Biography
S. Loay

Dr. Salman finished his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine from New York University. He did fellowship in Nephrology and Interventional Nephrology from the University of Miami. He also finished executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy from University of Miami. He has active clinical and basic research with grants from NIH and private funding. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and twelve book-chapters. Dr. Salman has been invited to present at national and international conferences. Since 2016, he is the Chief at Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Albany Medical College, New York.


Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

Y.-T. Shiu (Biography
Y.-T. Shiu

My research laboratory is devoted to both clinical research and laboratory research (using experimental and computational techniques) related to hemodialysis vascular access, vascular dysfunctions in patients with chronic kidney disease, and mechanobiology of vascular cells in health and in disease.


Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

A.J. Al Mosawi
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital Al-Kadhimiya, Al-Kadhimiya

F. Kronenberg
Department of Medical Genetics
Innsbruck Medical University

K. Sampathkumar (Biography
K. Sampathkumar

Dr.K.Sampathkumar is an Alumnus of the Prestigious Madras Medical College where he obtained his DM Nephrology degree in the year 1992. He has held various Positions in the Indian Society of Nephrology at both National and Regional levels. He has done pioneering work in the field of Interventional Nephrology in India. He has been a teacher and guide for innumerable fellows of Nephrology and has addressed many National and International conferences on diverse topics in Nephrology. He has conducted and participated in many workshops on Interventional Nephrology. He is currently the council member of Interventional Nephrology workgroup of International Society of Nephrology and Asia Pacific Society of Dialysis Access. He has authored many articles and book chapters in the field of Clinical Nephrology,Renal transplantation and Dialysis. His research interest is in use of low cost nicotinic acid for Phosphate control and CKD in disadvantaged communities in India.


Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre

H.-G. Tiselius
Department of Urology
Huddinge University Hospital

Associate Editorial Board Members:

I. Al-Ghalayini (Biography
I. Al-Ghalayini

Dr. Al-Ghalayini is currently a Professor of Urology at the Department of General Surgery and Urology, Jordan University of Science and Technology. He has obtained obtained the Jordanian Board Certificate in General Surgery. He has good experience in management of all surgical emergencies including Trauma and War injuries. His specific surgical experience is in Nervous System, Gastro-intestinal System, Respiratory System, Endocrine and Breast and many more. He has done MBBS in1986 from the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University and British Fellowship in General surgery, urology and anesthesia from The Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh, in 1994. He has more than 10 publications.


Department of General Surgery and Urology
Jordan University of Science & Technology

T. Mercantepe (Biography
T. Mercantepe

Tolga Mercantepe (Switzerland,1982) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Histology and Embryology at the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Turkey. His research interests area is the transmission electron microscopy and renal histopathology. In recent years, he has focused on better techniques for and electron microscopy and renal diseases. His main fields of expertise are Renin–angiotensin system (RAS), MAPK/ERK pathway, Transmission electron microscopy, Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis: (MPGN)(Type I-III), Minimal-Change Disease, Histopathology, Toxicology, Experimental medicine.


Department of Histology and Embryology
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University

A. Khalifa (Biography
A. Khalifa

Dr.Khalifa is a Urology physician-scientist who was trained in Menoufia University, Egypt 2007-2014, before joining Case Western Reserve University. He is interested in developing minimally invasive approaches for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Dr. Khalifa within a team of physicians & engineers at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, developed a novel woven collagen mesh material for potential use in mid-urethral sling surgeries. In another project, Dr. Khalifa and the group proofed that pSDF-1 (JVS-100) periurethral injection immediately after childbirth injury accelerated the recovery of continence and the regeneration of urethral sphincter in the rat SUI model.


Urology Institute
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

M.V. Prabhu (Biography
M.V. Prabhu

Dr. Mayoor V. Prabhu, M.D., is serving as an Associate Professor in Nephrology at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India. His skills and expertise include Kidney Transplantation, Peritoneal Dialysis, Renal Disease and Renal Failure. Dr. Prabhu has over 20 publications in a number of respected journals. Additionally, he is a member of a number of prestigious societies, such as the International Society of Nephrology, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, etc. He has also served as a reviewer for multiple journals, such as American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), Peritoneal Dialysis International (PDI), etc


Dept of Nephrology
KMC Hospital

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