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Editorial
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Nephrology
Anil K Mandal 
World J Nephrol 1(1):1-3. Published online Feb 6, 2012. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v1.i1.1
Cytoprotection behind heme oxygenase-1 in renal diseases 
Matheus Correa-Costa, Mariane Tami Amano, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara 
World J Nephrol 1(1):4-11. Published online Feb 6, 2012. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v1.i1.4
Observation
Urinary stone disease and obesity: Different pathologies sharing common biochemical mechanisms 
Ozgu Aydogdu 
World J Nephrol 1(1):12-15. Published online Feb 6, 2012. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v1.i1.12
Guidelines For Clinical Practice
Epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics and management of childhood cardiorenal syndrome 
Wasiu A Olowu 
World J Nephrol 1(1):16-24. Published online Feb 6, 2012. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v1.i1.16
Review
Arterial stiffness, vascular calcification and bone metabolism in chronic kidney disease 
János Nemcsik, István Kiss, András Tislér 
World J Nephrol 1(1):25-34. Published online Feb 6, 2012. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v1.i1.25