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Renal agenesis

MedGen UID:
154237
Concept ID:
C0542519
Congenital Abnormality
Synonyms: Absent kidney; absent/small kidney; absent/underdeveloped kidney; Congenital absence of the kidney; hereditary renal aplasia; hereditary urogenital adysplasia; Missing kidney; renal adysplasia; Renal Agenesis; renal agenesis; renal agenesis (disease); renal agenesis/hypoplasia; Renal aplasia; renal aplasia; renal hypodysplasia/aplasia
SNOMED CT: Renal agenesis (204942005); Congenital absence of the kidney (204942005)
Modes of inheritance:
Autosomal recessive inheritance
MedGen UID:
141025
Concept ID:
C0441748
Intellectual Product
Source: Orphanet
A mode of inheritance that is observed for traits related to a gene encoded on one of the autosomes (i.e., the human chromosomes 1-22) in which a trait manifests in individuals with two pathogenic alleles, either homozygotes (two copies of the same mutant allele) or compound heterozygotes (whereby each copy of a gene has a distinct mutant allele).
Autosomal dominant inheritance
MedGen UID:
141047
Concept ID:
C0443147
Intellectual Product
Source: Orphanet
A mode of inheritance that is observed for traits related to a gene encoded on one of the autosomes (i.e., the human chromosomes 1-22) in which a trait manifests in heterozygotes. In the context of medical genetics, an autosomal dominant disorder is caused when a single copy of the mutant allele is present. Males and females are affected equally, and can both transmit the disorder with a risk of 50% for each child of inheriting the mutant allele.
 
HPO: HP:0000104
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0018470
OMIM® Phenotypic series: PS191830
Orphanet: ORPHA411709

Definition

Agenesis, that is, failure of the kidney to develop during embryogenesis and development. [from HPO]

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Concept ID:
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Concept ID:
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Concept ID:
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Concept ID:
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Concept ID:
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
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Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
336609
Concept ID:
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Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
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Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
336901
Concept ID:
C1845292
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
C1848812
Congenital Abnormality
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MedGen UID:
340382
Concept ID:
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Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
338020
Concept ID:
C1850321
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
343663
Concept ID:
C1851841
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
343882
Concept ID:
C1852752
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
344650
Concept ID:
C1856095
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
347666
Concept ID:
C1858562
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
395226
Concept ID:
C1859309
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
395425
Concept ID:
C1860166
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
400843
Concept ID:
C1865780
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
357183
Concept ID:
C1867020
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
394528
Concept ID:
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Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
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Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
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Concept ID:
C2750433
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
463627
Concept ID:
C3160738
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
463628
Concept ID:
C3160739
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
483324
Concept ID:
C3468041
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
483333
Concept ID:
C3469521
Disease or Syndrome
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MedGen UID:
501171
Concept ID:
C3495417
Congenital Abnormality
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Diamond-Blackfan anemia 11
MedGen UID:
766956
Concept ID:
C3554042
Disease or Syndrome
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is characterized by a profound normochromic and usually macrocytic anemia with normal leukocytes and platelets, congenital malformations in up to 50%, and growth deficiency in 30% of affected individuals. The hematologic complications occur in 90% of affected individuals during the first year of life. The phenotypic spectrum ranges from a mild form (e.g., mild anemia or no anemia with only subtle erythroid abnormalities, physical malformations without anemia) to a severe form of fetal anemia resulting in nonimmune hydrops fetalis. DBA is associated with an increased risk for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and solid tumors including osteogenic sarcoma.
Meckel syndrome, type 1
MedGen UID:
811346
Concept ID:
C3714506
Disease or Syndrome
Meckel syndrome, also known as Meckel-Gruber syndrome, is a severe pleiotropic autosomal recessive developmental disorder caused by dysfunction of primary cilia during early embryogenesis. There is extensive clinical variability and controversy as to the minimum diagnostic criteria. Early reports, including that of Opitz and Howe (1969) and Wright et al. (1994), stated that the classic triad of Meckel syndrome comprises (1) cystic renal disease; (2) a central nervous system malformation, most commonly occipital encephalocele; and (3) polydactyly, most often postaxial. However, based on a study of 67 patients, Salonen (1984) concluded that the minimum diagnostic criteria are (1) cystic renal disease; (2) CNS malformation, and (3) hepatic abnormalities, including portal fibrosis or ductal proliferation. In a review of Meckel syndrome, Logan et al. (2011) stated that the classic triad first described by Meckel (1822) included occipital encephalocele, cystic kidneys, and fibrotic changes to the liver. Genetic Heterogeneity of Meckel Syndrome See also MKS2 (603194), caused by mutation in the TMEM216 gene (613277) on chromosome 11q12; MKS3 (607361), caused by mutation in the TMEM67 gene (609884) on chromosome 8q; MKS4 (611134), caused by mutation in the CEP290 gene (610142) on chromosome 12q; MKS5 (611561), caused by mutation in the RPGRIP1L gene (610937) on chromosome 16q12; MKS6 (612284), caused by mutation in the CC2D2A gene (612013) on chromosome 4p15; MKS7 (267010), caused by mutation in the NPHP3 (608002) gene on chromosome 3q22; MKS8 (613885), caused by mutation in the TCTN2 gene (613846) on chromosome 12q24; MKS9 (614209), caused by mutation in the B9D1 gene (614144) on chromosome 17p11; MKS10 (614175), caused by mutation in the B9D2 gene (611951) on chromosome 19q13; MKS11 (615397), caused by mutation in the TMEM231 gene (614949) on chromosome 16q23; MKS12 (616258), caused by mutation in the KIF14 gene (611279) on chromosome 1q32; MKS13 (617562), caused by mutation in the TMEM107 gene (616183) on chromosome 17p13; and MKS14 (619879), caused by mutation in the TXNDC15 gene (617778) on chromosome 5q31.
8q24.3 microdeletion syndrome
MedGen UID:
816353
Concept ID:
C3810023
Disease or Syndrome
Verheij syndrome is characterized by growth retardation, delayed psychomotor development, dysmorphic facial features, and skeletal, mainly vertebral, abnormalities. Additional variable features may include coloboma, renal defects, and cardiac defects (summary by Verheij et al., 2009 and Dauber et al., 2013).
Bardet-Biedl syndrome 16
MedGen UID:
855172
Concept ID:
C3889474
Disease or Syndrome
BBS16 is an autosomal recessive ciliopathy characterized by retinal degeneration, obesity, renal disease, and cognitive impairment. Although polydactyly is considered a primary feature of BBS overall, it has not been reported in any BBS16 patient (Billingsley et al., 2012). For a general phenotypic description and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of Bardet-Biedl syndrome, see BBS1 (209900).
Tetraamelia syndrome 1
MedGen UID:
860705
Concept ID:
C4012268
Disease or Syndrome
Tetraamelia syndrome-1 is characterized by complete limb agenesis without defects of scapulae or clavicles. Other features include bilateral cleft lip/palate, diaphragmatic defect with bilobar right lung, renal and adrenal agenesis, pelvic hypoplasia, and urogenital defects (Niemann et al., 2004). Genetic Heterogeneity of tetraamelia syndrome Tetraamelia syndrome-2 (TETAMS2; 618021) is caused by mutation in the RSPO2 gene (610575) on chromosome 8q23.
Lethal fetal cerebrorenogenitourinary agenesis/hypoplasia syndrome
MedGen UID:
864138
Concept ID:
C4015701
Disease or Syndrome
Lethal fetal cerebrorenogenitourinary agenesis/hypoplasia syndrome is a rare, genetic developmental defect during embryogenesis malformation syndrome characterized by intrauterine growth restriction, flexion arthrogryposis of all joints, severe microcephaly, renal cystic dysplasia/agenesis/hypoplasia and complex malformations of the brain (cerebral and cerebellar hypoplasia, vermis, corpus callosum and/or occipital lobe agenesis, with or without arhinencephaly), as well as of the genitourinary tract (ureteral agenesis/hypoplasia, uterine hypoplasia and/or vaginal atresia), leading to fetal demise.
VATER association
MedGen UID:
902479
Concept ID:
C4225671
Disease or Syndrome
VATER is a mnemonically useful acronym for the nonrandom association of vertebral defects (V), anal atresia (A), tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia (TE), and radial or renal dysplasia (R). This combination of associated defects was pointed out by Quan and Smith (1972). Nearly all cases have been sporadic. VACTERL is an acronym for an expanded definition of the association that includes cardiac malformations (C) and limb anomalies (L). The VACTERL association is a spectrum of various combinations of its 6 components, which can be a manifestation of several recognized disorders rather than a distinct anatomic or etiologic entity (Khoury et al., 1983). Also see VATER/VACTERL association with hydrocephalus (VACTERL-H; 276950) and VACTERL with or without hydrocephalus (VACTERLX; 314390).
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome type 2
MedGen UID:
931237
Concept ID:
C4305568
Disease or Syndrome
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome type 2, a form of MRKH syndrome (see this term), is characterized by congenital aplasia of the uterus and upper 2/3 of the vagina that is associated with at least one other malformation such as renal, vertebral, or, less commonly, auditory and cardiac defects. The acronym MURCS (MÜllerian duct aplasia, Renal dysplasia, Cervical Somite anomalies) is also used.
Microcephaly 17, primary, autosomal recessive
MedGen UID:
934690
Concept ID:
C4310723
Disease or Syndrome
Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly-17 (MCPH17) is a severe neurologic disorder characterized by very small head circumference that is apparent at birth and worsens over time (up to -12 SD). Affected individuals have delayed psychomotor development, intellectual disability, spasticity, axial hypotonia, and dysmorphic features. Brain imaging shows a simplified gyral pattern; more severe cases have lissencephaly with hypoplasia of the brainstem and cerebellum (summary by Harding et al., 2016). For a phenotypic description and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of primary microcephaly, see MCPH1 (251200).
Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract syndrome with or without hearing loss, abnormal ears, or developmental delay
MedGen UID:
1612119
Concept ID:
C4539968
Disease or Syndrome
CAKUTHED is an autosomal dominant highly pleiotropic developmental disorder characterized mainly by variable congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, sometimes resulting in renal dysfunction or failure, dysmorphic facial features, and abnormalities of the outer ear, often with hearing loss. Most patients have global developmental delay (summary by Heidet et al., 2017 and Slavotinek et al., 2017).
Fraser syndrome 2
MedGen UID:
1624349
Concept ID:
C4540036
Disease or Syndrome
Fraser syndrome is an autosomal recessive malformation disorder characterized by cryptophthalmos, syndactyly, and abnormalities of the respiratory and urogenital tract (summary by van Haelst et al., 2008). For a general phenotypic description and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of Fraser syndrome, see 219000.
Renal hypodysplasia/aplasia 3
MedGen UID:
1626497
Concept ID:
C4540497
Congenital Abnormality
RHDA3 is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by abnormal kidney development beginning in utero. The phenotype is highly variable, even within families, and there is evidence for incomplete penetrance. Some affected individuals have bilateral renal agenesis, which is usually fatal in utero or in the perinatal period, whereas others may have unilateral agenesis that is compatible with life, or milder manifestations, such as vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Female mutation carriers may also have uterine or ovarian abnormalities, including uterovaginal and ovarian agenesis. Renal aplasia falls at the most severe end of the spectrum of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT; see 610805) (summary by Brophy et al., 2017, Sanna-Cherchi et al., 2017, and Herlin et al., 2019). For a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of renal hypodysplasia/aplasia, see RHDA1 (191830).
Neu-Laxova syndrome 1
MedGen UID:
1633287
Concept ID:
C4551478
Disease or Syndrome
Any Neu-Laxova syndrome in which the cause of the disease is a mutation in the PHGDH gene.
OCULOSKELETODENTAL SYNDROME
MedGen UID:
1674537
Concept ID:
C5193101
Disease or Syndrome
Oculoskeletodental syndrome (OCSKD) is characterized by congenital cataract, short stature and various skeletal anomalies, dysmorphic facial features and dental anomalies, developmental delay, and stroke. Other recurrent features include hearing loss, secondary glaucoma, and nephrocalcinosis (Tiosano et al., 2019).
Vertebral, cardiac, tracheoesophageal, renal, and limb defects
MedGen UID:
1788069
Concept ID:
C5543189
Disease or Syndrome
VCTERL syndrome is characterized by anomalies of the vertebrae, heart, trachea, esophagus, kidneys, and limbs. Some patients also exhibit craniofacial abnormalities. Incomplete penetrance and markedly variable disease expression have been observed, including intrafamilial variability (Martin et al., 2020).
NEURODEVELOPMENTAL-CRANIOFACIAL SYNDROME WITH VARIABLE RENAL AND CARDIAC ABNORMALITIES
MedGen UID:
1794194
Concept ID:
C5561984
Disease or Syndrome
Neurodevelopmental-craniofacial syndrome with variable renal and cardiac abnormalities (NECRC) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by dysmorphic craniofacial features associated with mild developmental delay, mildly impaired intellectual development or learning difficulties, speech delay, and behavioral abnormalities. About half of patients have congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) and/or congenital cardiac defects, including septal defects (Connaughton et al., 2020).
ZAKI SYNDROME
MedGen UID:
1794247
Concept ID:
C5562037
Disease or Syndrome
Zaki syndrome (ZKS) is characterized by developmental delay, progressive microcephaly, and short stature, as well as dysmorphic features including sparse scalp hair, cupped ears, wide nose and mouth, short philtrum, and high-arched palate. Other variable features have been observed, including ocular, skeletal, cardiac, and renal anomalies (Chai et al., 2021).

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Al-Shamsi B, Al-Kasbi G, Al-Kindi A, Bruwer Z, Al-Kharusi K, Al-Maawali A
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Yi S, Jiang J
J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 Apr;47(4):1497-1501. Epub 2021 Jan 6 doi: 10.1111/jog.14662. PMID: 33410178
Al-Hamed MH, Sayer JA, Alsahan N, Tulbah M, Kurdi W, Ambusaidi Q, Ali W, Imtiaz F
J Nephrol 2021 Jun;34(3):893-900. Epub 2020 Jul 8 doi: 10.1007/s40620-020-00795-0. PMID: 32643034
Friedman MA, Aguilar L, Heyward Q, Wheeler C, Caldamone A
J Pediatr Urol 2018 Apr;14(2):144-149. Epub 2018 Feb 9 doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.01.011. PMID: 29459133
Kendrick J, Holmen J, You Z, Smits G, Chonchol M
Am J Kidney Dis 2017 Oct;70(4):506-511. Epub 2017 Apr 7 doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.02.367. PMID: 28396109Free PMC Article

Diagnosis

Li L, Chu C, Li S, Lu D, Zheng P, Sheng J, Luo LJ, Wu X, Zhang YD, Yin C, Duan AH
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Arora V, Khan S, El-Hattab AW, Dua Puri R, Rocha ME, Merdzanic R, Paknia O, Beetz C, Rolfs A, Bertoli-Avella AM, Bauer P, Verma IC
J Am Soc Nephrol 2021 Jan;32(1):223-228. Epub 2020 Oct 5 doi: 10.1681/ASN.2020040478. PMID: 33020172Free PMC Article
Al-Hamed MH, Sayer JA, Alsahan N, Tulbah M, Kurdi W, Ambusaidi Q, Ali W, Imtiaz F
J Nephrol 2021 Jun;34(3):893-900. Epub 2020 Jul 8 doi: 10.1007/s40620-020-00795-0. PMID: 32643034
Huber C, Shazly SA, Blumenfeld YJ, Jelin E, Ruano R
Obstet Gynecol Surv 2019 May;74(5):298-302. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000670. PMID: 31098643
Friedman MA, Aguilar L, Heyward Q, Wheeler C, Caldamone A
J Pediatr Urol 2018 Apr;14(2):144-149. Epub 2018 Feb 9 doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.01.011. PMID: 29459133

Therapy

Kim E, Koo YJ, Lee DH
Am J Ther 2020 Apr 9;28(3):368-369. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001137. PMID: 32282340
Kord E, Zisman A, Darawsha AE, Dally N, Noh PH, Neheman A
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Demirel G, Oguz SS, Erdeve O, Dilmen U
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Prognosis

Vignesh S, Bhat TA
Vasc Endovascular Surg 2022 Apr;56(3):330-334. Epub 2022 Feb 7 doi: 10.1177/15385744211051493. PMID: 35125023
Matsell DG, Bao C, Po White T, Chan E, Matsell E, Cojocaru D, Catapang M; Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Pathway Development Team.
Pediatr Nephrol 2021 Nov;36(11):3673-3680. Epub 2021 May 5 doi: 10.1007/s00467-021-05064-1. PMID: 33954810
Wang A, Ji B, Wu F, Zhao X
Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2020 Aug;24(8):520-526. Epub 2020 Jun 25 doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2020.0036. PMID: 32598191
Huber C, Shazly SA, Blumenfeld YJ, Jelin E, Ruano R
Obstet Gynecol Surv 2019 May;74(5):298-302. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000670. PMID: 31098643
Kendrick J, Holmen J, You Z, Smits G, Chonchol M
Am J Kidney Dis 2017 Oct;70(4):506-511. Epub 2017 Apr 7 doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.02.367. PMID: 28396109Free PMC Article

Clinical prediction guides

Al-Hamed MH, Altuwaijri N, Alsahan N, Ali W, Abdulwahab F, Alzahrani F, Majrashi N, Alkuraya FS
Clin Genet 2022 Jul;102(1):61-65. Epub 2022 Mar 22 doi: 10.1111/cge.14128. PMID: 35246978
Fadiloglu E, Zaim OC, Cagan M, Unal C, Beksac MS
Fetal Pediatr Pathol 2022 Aug;41(4):551-557. Epub 2020 Dec 9 doi: 10.1080/15513815.2020.1856245. PMID: 33295830
Matsell DG, Bao C, Po White T, Chan E, Matsell E, Cojocaru D, Catapang M; Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Pathway Development Team.
Pediatr Nephrol 2021 Nov;36(11):3673-3680. Epub 2021 May 5 doi: 10.1007/s00467-021-05064-1. PMID: 33954810
Wang A, Ji B, Wu F, Zhao X
Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2020 Aug;24(8):520-526. Epub 2020 Jun 25 doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2020.0036. PMID: 32598191
Kendrick J, Holmen J, You Z, Smits G, Chonchol M
Am J Kidney Dis 2017 Oct;70(4):506-511. Epub 2017 Apr 7 doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.02.367. PMID: 28396109Free PMC Article

Recent systematic reviews

Chen HA, Grimshaw AA, Taylor-Giorlando M, Vijayakumar P, Li D, Margetts M, Pelosi E, Vash-Margita A
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O'Hare EM, Jelin AC, Miller JL, Ruano R, Atkinson MA, Baschat AA, Jelin EB
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