The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal




ISSN: 1874-303X ― Volume 12, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

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



Co-Editor:

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.

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EMBA UZH
Chefarzt Nephrologie
Kantonsspital, Aarau
Switzerland


Regional Editors:

Region: North America
Anil K. Agarwal
Department of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University Columbus
Columbus, OH
USA
Region: Australia
Vincent W.S Lee
Centre for Transplant and Renal Research
The University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

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.

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Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
USA


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.

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Medical Semeiology
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

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.

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

C. Persu
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Bucharest
Romania

W.L. Strohmaier (Biography
W.L. Strohmaier

He was born in 1957 in Stuttgart, he attended the medical schools at the Universities of Cologne and Tübingen. He received his German board certification in urology in 1989. In 1998 he was appointed as Professor of Urology. Since 2000 he is also a consultant urologist for neurourology at the Clinic Medical Park, Bad Rodach. From 2001 – 2016 he was Medical Director of the Klinikum Coburg. His scientific work with focus on all aspects of urolithiasis (more than 270 publications and 650 lectures) was honoured by several awards. He is chairman of the International Society of Urolithiasis, vice-chairman of the working group “Urolithiasis of the German Association of Urology.

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Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology
University of Würzburg
Tübingen
Germany

K.D. Abreo
Department of Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, LA
USA

G. Colussi
Department of Nephrology
Ospedale Niguarda Hospital
Varese
Italy

R. Phoon
Department of Renal Medicine
Westmead Hospital
Westmead
Australia

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

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.

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Department of Medicine
State University of New York
Buffalo, NY
USA

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.

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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY
USA

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.

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

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.

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

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

F. Kronenberg
Department of Medical Genetics
Innsbruck Medical University
Innsbruck
Austria

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.

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Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre
Madurai
India

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


Associate Editorial Board Members:

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.

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Department of Histology and Embryology
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University
Rize
Turkey

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

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Dept of Nephrology
KMC Hospital
Mangalore
India












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