G V Ramesh Prasad

Summary

Affiliation: St. Michael's Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in outpatient blood pressure in stable renal transplant recipients
    G V Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Transplantation 72:1792-4. 2001
  2. pmc A pilot study of reduced dose cyclosporine and corticosteroids to reduce new onset diabetes mellitus and acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients
    Edward H Cole
    Toronto General Hospital, 190 Elizabeth Street, M5G 2C4, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transplant Res 2:1. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Twenty four-hour ambulatory blood pressure profiles 12 months post living kidney donation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    University of Toronto, Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transpl Int 23:771-6. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint A quality of life comparison in cyclosporine- and tacrolimus-treated renal transplant recipients across Canada
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
    J Nephrol 23:274-81. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Pre-transplantation glucose testing for predicting new-onset diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Nephrol 71:140-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint A prospective observational study of changes in renal function and cardiovascular risk following living kidney donation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transplantation 86:1315-8. 2008
  7. pmc South Asian ethnicity as a risk factor for major adverse cardiovascular events after renal transplantation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    University of Toronto, Renal Transplant Program, St Michael s Hospital, 61 Queen Street East, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 2T2
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:204-11. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria post-renal transplantation: relation to cardiovascular risk factors and C-reactive protein
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    University of Toronto, Renal Transplant Program, St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Transplant 23:313-20. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of dietary cations in the blood pressure of renal transplant recipients
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Renal Transplant Program, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Transplant 20:37-42. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Minimal change disease in association with fire coral (Millepora species) exposure
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:e15-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in outpatient blood pressure in stable renal transplant recipients
    G V Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Transplantation 72:1792-4. 2001
    ..This effect is independent of known predictors of hypertension in this population and may be, at least, partly related to changes in length of daylight and temperature...
  2. pmc A pilot study of reduced dose cyclosporine and corticosteroids to reduce new onset diabetes mellitus and acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients
    Edward H Cole
    Toronto General Hospital, 190 Elizabeth Street, M5G 2C4, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transplant Res 2:1. 2013
    ..New onset diabetes mellitus (NODM) and acute rejection (AR) are important causes of morbidity and risk factors for allograft failure after kidney transplantation...
  3. doi request reprint Twenty four-hour ambulatory blood pressure profiles 12 months post living kidney donation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    University of Toronto, Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transpl Int 23:771-6. 2010
    ..036). OGTT and lipid profiles remained normal in both groups. Predonation nocturnal nondipping does not carry adverse postdonation consequences over 12 months...
  4. ncbi request reprint A quality of life comparison in cyclosporine- and tacrolimus-treated renal transplant recipients across Canada
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
    J Nephrol 23:274-81. 2010
    ..Many Canadian renal transplant recipients receive either cyclosporine or tacrolimus as a long-term immunosuppressive agent. We investigated the effect of these drugs on quality of life (QoL) in Canadian transplant recipients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pre-transplantation glucose testing for predicting new-onset diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Nephrol 71:140-6. 2009
    ..However, NODAT risk based on pre-transplant blood glucose (BG) levels has not been defined. Our goal was to identify the best pre-transplant testing method and cut-off values...
  6. doi request reprint A prospective observational study of changes in renal function and cardiovascular risk following living kidney donation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transplantation 86:1315-8. 2008
    ..In summary, living kidney donation in the short term is safe. We suggest further observation of individuals with lower glomerular filtration rate for possible increased cardiovascular risk factors in the future...
  7. pmc South Asian ethnicity as a risk factor for major adverse cardiovascular events after renal transplantation
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    University of Toronto, Renal Transplant Program, St Michael s Hospital, 61 Queen Street East, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 2T2
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:204-11. 2011
    ..South Asians (SAs) comprise 25% of all Canadian visible minorities. SAs constitute a group at high risk for cardiovascular disease in the general population, but the risk in SA kidney transplant recipients has never been studied...
  8. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria post-renal transplantation: relation to cardiovascular risk factors and C-reactive protein
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    University of Toronto, Renal Transplant Program, St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Transplant 23:313-20. 2009
    ..938 (1.023-3.672), p = 0.042]. Post-transplant microalbuminuria is prevalent and is associated with elevated CRP, elevated BP, and smoking. Its relationship to these factors suggests it may be an indicator of graft and patient health...
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of dietary cations in the blood pressure of renal transplant recipients
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Renal Transplant Program, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Transplant 20:37-42. 2006
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  10. ncbi request reprint Minimal change disease in association with fire coral (Millepora species) exposure
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:e15-6. 2006
    ..Physicians, particularly those in scuba-diving areas, should consider minimal change disease in exposed patients with proteinuria because a prompt diagnostic and therapeutic approach may potentially limit complications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Role of dietary salt intake in posttransplant hypertension with tacrolimus-based immunosuppression
    G V R Prasad
    University of Toronto, Renal Transplant Program, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transplant Proc 37:1896-7. 2005
    ..05 for each). In conclusion, there is no appreciable influence of dietary salt intake on BP under tacrolimus-based immunosuppression. Restricting dietary salt intake in these patients cannot be recommended at the current time...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyolysis due to red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) in a renal transplant recipient
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 61 Queen Street East, 9th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2T2 Canada
    Transplantation 74:1200-1. 2002
    ..Transplant recipients must be cautioned against using herbal preparations to lower their lipid levels to prevent such complications from occurring...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure reduction with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in renal transplant recipients
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 63:360-4. 2003
    ..The effect of statin therapy on blood pressure has not been previously examined in renal transplant recipients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Angiotensinogen M235T genotype predicts progression in chronic renal allograft dysfunction
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transplantation 75:209-16. 2003
    ..Genotypes of the renin-angiotensin system have been implicated in essential hypertension and in progression of native kidney diseases, but gene effects on progression in chronic renal allograft dysfunction are unclear...
  15. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the physician effect on blood pressure in renal-transplant recipients
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 61 Queen Street East, 9th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2T2, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:996-1000. 2003
    ..Physician presence results in elevated blood pressure (BP) in the general population. The determinants of this phenomenon in renal-transplant recipients are not known...
  16. ncbi request reprint Renal transplant recipient attitudes toward steroid use and steroid withdrawal
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Transplant 17:135-9. 2003
    ..Demographic data may be used to predict prednisone-related side-effects and guide steroid use in this population. Study designs related to steroid withdrawal should account for patient preferences in this context...
  17. ncbi request reprint A numerical scale comparison of renal transplant recipient experience with and opinions about calcineurin inhibitors
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Nephron Clin Pract 97:c35-40. 2004
    ..Many studies compare the relative benefits of cyclosporine and tacrolimus with respect to graft and patient outcomes, but comparative renal transplant recipient opinion on calcineurin inhibitor (CI) use has not been directly sought...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reduced incidence of new-onset diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme a reductase inhibitors (statins)
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, 61 Queen Street East, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2T2, Canada
    Am J Transplant 4:1897-903. 2004
    ..02, HR 1.230[1.023-1.480]) and age > or =45 years (p = 0.01, HR 2.226[1.162-4.261]) were associated with increased diabetes. Statin use is associated with reduced new-onset diabetes development after renal transplantation...
  19. doi request reprint Bone and mineral metabolism and fibroblast growth factor 23 levels after kidney donation
    Ann Young
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 59:761-9. 2012
    ..Living kidney donation offers a unique setting to study changes in phosphate and vitamin D homeostasis attributable to mild isolated decreases in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
  20. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the effects of C2-cyclosporine and C0-tacrolimus on renal function and cardiovascular risk factors in kidney transplant recipients
    S Joseph Kim
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transplantation 82:924-30. 2006
    ..There are few data directly comparing the effects of two-hour postingestion monitored cyclosporine (C2-CsA) vs. trough-monitored tacrolimus (C0-Tac) on renal function and cardiovascular risk factors...
  21. doi request reprint The 2013 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, prevention, and treatment of hypertension
    Daniel G Hackam
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:528-42. 2013
    ..However, both of these issues will be examined on an ongoing basis, in particular as new evidence emerges...
  22. doi request reprint Fracture risk in living kidney donors: a matched cohort study
    Amit X Garg
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 59:770-6. 2012
    ..Living kidney donors lose 50% of their renal mass and show changes in calcium homeostasis. We studied whether living kidney donation increases the risk of fragility fracture...
  23. doi request reprint Association of uric acid with inflammation, progressive renal allograft dysfunction and post-transplant cardiovascular risk
    Farah Bandukwala
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 103:867-71. 2009
    ..Further studies are needed to establish its role in post-transplantation cardiovascular disease...
  24. pmc Hypertension in dialysis and kidney transplant patients
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:309-14. 2009
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Framingham risk score and novel cardiovascular risk factors underpredict major adverse cardiac events in kidney transplant recipients
    Samuel A Silver
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Transplantation 92:183-9. 2011
    ..Framingham Risk Score (FRS) is an insufficient cardiovascular event predictor in unselected kidney transplant recipients. Its role in different risk subgroups and the value of adding novel risk factor candidates to FRS is unknown...
  26. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of commercial renal transplantation: a Canadian experience
    G V Ramesh Prasad
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Renal Transplant Program, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transplantation 82:1130-5. 2006
    ....
  27. pmc Acute dialysis risk in living kidney donors
    Ngan Lam
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:3291-5. 2012
    ..Reduced kidney function confers a higher risk of acute kidney injury at the time of an inciting event, such as sepsis. Whether the same is true in those with reduced renal mass from living kidney donation is unknown...
  28. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil and C-reactive protein in renal transplant recipients
    Brian M Wong
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Transplantation 83:48-53. 2007
    ..Little is known about the effects of immunosuppressive and cardiovascular risk-modifying drugs on CRP in renal transplant recipients...
  29. doi request reprint Accepting kidneys from older living donors: impact on transplant recipient outcomes
    A Young
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Am J Transplant 11:743-50. 2011
    ..29 (0.80-2.08)]. In light of an observed trend towards potential differences beyond 4 years, uncertainty remains, and extended follow-up of this and other cohorts is warranted...
  30. pmc Cardiovascular disease in kidney donors: matched cohort study
    Amit X Garg
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    BMJ 344:e1203. 2012
    ..To determine whether people who donate a kidney have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of serum lipid levels in stable renal transplant recipients
    Brian M Wong
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Nephron Clin Pract 105:c126-31. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether seasonal differences exist in RTR, a group at high risk for hyperlipidemia...
  32. doi request reprint Living kidney donor estimated glomerular filtration rate and recipient graft survival
    Ann Young
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 29:188-95. 2014
    ..73 m(2) may be at risk for increased graft loss compared with a recipient who receives a kidney from a living donor with a higher eGFR...
  33. doi request reprint Determinants of bone mineral density in stable kidney transplant recipients
    Alok K Gupta
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nephrol 25:373-83. 2012
    ..Kidney transplant recipients (KTR) are at increased risk for bone loss. Determinants of bone mineral density (BMD) in an unselected KTR population have not previously been described...
  34. doi request reprint Organ donation after cardiac death: donor and recipient outcomes after the first three years of the Ontario experience
    Roberto Hernadez-Alejandro
    Multi Organ Transplant Program, London Health Science Centre, London, ON, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 58:599-605. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore donor and recipient outcomes from organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) in Ontario and to examine the impact of DCD on deceased donation rates in Ontario since its implementation...
  35. doi request reprint The long-term quality of life of living kidney donors: a multicenter cohort study
    K Clemens
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Transplant 11:463-9. 2011
    ..Our findings are reassuring for the practice of living transplantation. Those who donate a kidney in centers that use routine pretransplant donor evaluation have good long-term quality of life...
  36. doi request reprint Discovering misattributed paternity in living kidney donation: prevalence, preference, and practice
    Ann Young
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Transplantation 87:1429-35. 2009
    ..Opinions on how to deal with this sensitive information are variable. Discussion among transplant professionals will facilitate best practices and policies. Strategies adopted by some centers can be considered...
  37. ncbi request reprint Similar outcomes for Canadian renal transplant recipients followed up in transplant centers and satellite clinics
    Tammy M Keough-Ryan
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Transplantation 90:591-6. 2010
    ..The outcomes of RTRs followed up in SCs have not been formally compared with those followed up in transplant centers (TCs)...
  38. doi request reprint Improvement of periodic limb movements following kidney transplantation
    Jaime M Beecroft
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Nephron Clin Pract 109:c133-9. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effect of kidney transplantation on periodic limb movements in a group of patients with end-stage renal disease...
  39. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: risk for hypertension in living kidney donors
    Neil Boudville
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 145:185-96. 2006
    ..The risk for hypertension after kidney donation remains uncertain...
  40. doi request reprint The 2011 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, and therapy
    Doreen M Rabi
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:415-433.e1-2. 2011
    ..We also discussed the recent analyses that examined the association between angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and cancer...
  41. pmc Paraoxonase 1 Phenotype and Mass in South Asian versus Caucasian Renal Transplant Recipients
    Philip W Connelly
    Department of Medicine, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 1W8
    J Lipids 2012:608580. 2012
    ..The two-substrate method for determining PON1 phenotype may be of value for future studies of cardiovascular complications in renal transplant recipients...
  42. doi request reprint Adiponectin in renal disease--a review of the evidence as a risk factor for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality
    Philip W Connelly
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 49:218-31. 2012
    ..We review here the basic science evidence and clinical studies of the role of renal function and kidney disease as a determinant of adiponectin...
  43. ncbi request reprint Renal transplant outcome in high-cardiovascular risk recipients
    Tarun K Jeloka
    Renal Transplant Programme, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Transplant 21:609-14. 2007
    ..Hence, we looked at the CV outcome in patients with known pre-transplant CAD...