Deidra C Crews

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Dietary habits, poverty, and chronic kidney disease in an urban population
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    J Ren Nutr 25:103-10. 2015
  2. pmc Perceived barriers and facilitators of using dietary modification for CKD prevention among African Americans of low socioeconomic status: a qualitative study
    Amber E Johnson
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:194. 2014
  3. pmc Low income, community poverty and risk of end stage renal disease
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 301 Mason F, Lord Drive, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:192. 2014
  4. pmc Patterns in blood pressure medication use in US incident dialysis patients over the first 6 months
    Wendy L St Peter
    University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:249. 2013
  5. pmc The association between race and income on risk of mortality in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 3rd Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:136. 2014
  6. pmc Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Kidney Dis 63:806-15. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Socioeconomic factors and racial disparities in kidney disease outcomes
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Semin Nephrol 33:468-75. 2013
  8. pmc Setting an agenda for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews in CKD care
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Nephrol 13:74. 2012
  9. pmc Low income and albuminuria among REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study participants
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:779-86. 2012
  10. pmc Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in persons with undiagnosed or prehypertension in the United States
    Deidra C Crews
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Hypertension 55:1102-9. 2010

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Dietary habits, poverty, and chronic kidney disease in an urban population
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    J Ren Nutr 25:103-10. 2015
    ..Poverty is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States and worldwide. Poor dietary habits may contribute to this disparity...
  2. pmc Perceived barriers and facilitators of using dietary modification for CKD prevention among African Americans of low socioeconomic status: a qualitative study
    Amber E Johnson
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:194. 2014
    ..We assessed perceived barriers and facilitators of CKD prevention through dietary modifications among African Americans with low socioeconomic status (SES) and at high risk for CKD...
  3. pmc Low income, community poverty and risk of end stage renal disease
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 301 Mason F, Lord Drive, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:192. 2014
    ..However, few studies have examined the relation of both individual and community socioeconomic status (SES) with incident ESRD...
  4. pmc Patterns in blood pressure medication use in US incident dialysis patients over the first 6 months
    Wendy L St Peter
    University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:249. 2013
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  5. pmc The association between race and income on risk of mortality in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 3rd Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:136. 2014
    ..We aimed to examine survival among individuals with prevalent CKD by income and race in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study...
  6. pmc Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Kidney Dis 63:806-15. 2014
    ..Previous observational studies examining outcomes associated with the timing of dialysis therapy initiation in the United States have often been limited by lead time and survivor bias...
  7. doi request reprint Socioeconomic factors and racial disparities in kidney disease outcomes
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Semin Nephrol 33:468-75. 2013
    ..This review discusses what is known about the role of SES in explaining racial disparities in CKD, highlights several knowledge gaps in this area, and suggests future directions toward the elimination of disparities in CKD. ..
  8. pmc Setting an agenda for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews in CKD care
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Nephrol 13:74. 2012
    ..Chronic kidney disease topics rated by stakeholders as 'high priority' are varied in scope and may lead to quality systematic reviews impacting practice and policy...
  9. pmc Low income and albuminuria among REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study participants
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:779-86. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the association between low income and albuminuria and whether this association differs for blacks and whites...
  10. pmc Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in persons with undiagnosed or prehypertension in the United States
    Deidra C Crews
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Hypertension 55:1102-9. 2010
    ..37 [95% CI: 2.00 to 2.81]). Chronic kidney disease is prevalent in undiagnosed and prehypertension. Earlier identification and treatment of both these conditions may prevent or delay morbidity and mortality from chronic kidney disease...
  11. pmc Inpatient hemodialysis initiation: reasons, risk factors and outcomes
    Deidra C Crews
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nephron Clin Pract 114:c19-28. 2010
    ..Inpatient initiation of chronic hemodialysis is considered undesirable because of cost and possible harms of hospitalization. We examined the patient characteristics and outcomes associated with inpatient initiation...
  12. pmc Inflammation and the paradox of racial differences in dialysis survival
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 301 Mason F Lord Drive, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 22:2279-86. 2011
    ..In summary, racial differences in survival among dialysis patients are not present at low levels of inflammation but are large at higher levels. Differences in inflammation may explain, in part, the racial paradox of ESRD survival...
  13. pmc Poverty, race, and CKD in a racially and socioeconomically diverse urban population
    Deidra C Crews
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:992-1000. 2010
    ..However, despite their frequent co-occurrence, the effect of low SES independent of race has not been well studied in CKD...
  14. pmc Predialysis health, dialysis timing, and outcomes among older United States adults
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
    J Am Soc Nephrol 25:370-9. 2014
    ..These findings do not support the common practice of early dialysis initiation in the United States. ..
  15. pmc Selecting renal replacement therapies: what do African American and non-African American patients and their families think others should know? A mixed methods study
    Nicole Depasquale
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:9. 2013
    ..Little is known regarding the types of information African American and non-African American patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their families need to inform renal replacement therapy (RRT) decisions...
  16. pmc Effect of food insecurity on chronic kidney disease in lower-income Americans
    Deidra C Crews
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Nephrol 39:27-35. 2014
    ..We examined whether food insecurity is associated with prevalent CKD among lower-income individuals in both the general US adult population and an urban population...
  17. pmc An instrumental variable approach finds no associated harm or benefit with early dialysis initiation in the United States
    Julia J Scialla
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Kidney Int 86:798-809. 2014
    ..73 m(2); and 0.973 per 1 ml/min per 1.73 m(2) for eGFR 14-20 ml/min per 1.73 m(2)). Thus, there was no associated harm or benefit with early dialysis initiation in the United States. ..
  18. pmc Development of a decision aid to inform patients' and families' renal replacement therapy selection decisions
    Jessica M Ameling
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:140. 2012
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  19. pmc Association of CKD with disability in the United States
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, 94110, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 57:212-27. 2011
    ..Little is known about disability in early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  20. pmc Trends in anemia management in US hemodialysis patients 2004-2010
    Dana C Miskulin
    Division of Nephrology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:264. 2013
    ..There have been major changes in the management of anemia in US hemodialysis patients in recent years. We sought to determine the influence of clinical trial results, safety regulations, and changes in reimbursement policy on practice...
  21. pmc Comparison of life participation activities among adults treated by hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation: a systematic review
    Tanjala S Purnell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Kidney Dis 62:953-73. 2013
    ..A comprehensive assessment of the association of patients' renal replacement therapy (RRT) modality with their participation in life activities (physical function, travel, recreation, freedom, and work) is needed...
  22. pmc African American and non-African American patients' and families' decision making about renal replacement therapies
    Johanna Sheu
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Qual Health Res 22:997-1006. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that a greater emphasis on the improved engagement of patients and their families in shared decision making about RRT initiation is needed for both ethnic/racial minorities and nonminorities...
  23. pmc Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study
    L Ebony Boulware
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E, Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 13:167. 2012
    ..Evidence is lacking to inform providers' and patients' decisions about many common treatment strategies for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  24. pmc Timing, causes, predictors and prognosis of switching from peritoneal dialysis to hemodialysis: a prospective study
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Nephrol 10:3. 2009
    ....
  25. pmc Vulnerable populations and the association between periodontal and chronic kidney disease
    Vanessa Grubbs
    Division of Nephrology, University of California San Francisco San Francisco General Hospital Renal Center, Box 1341, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 100, Room 342, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:711-7. 2011
    ..Recent studies suggest an overall association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and periodontal disease, but it is unknown whether this association is similar across various subpopulations...
  26. pmc The providing resources to enhance African American patients' readiness to make decisions about kidney disease (PREPARED) study: protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Patti L Ephraim
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 600, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 13:135. 2012
    ..The effectiveness of informational and financial interventions to enhance informed decision-making among African Americans with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and improve rates of LRT is unknown...
  27. doi request reprint Quality of patient-physician discussions about CKD in primary care: a cross-sectional study
    Raquel C Greer
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 57:583-91. 2011
    ..The quality of patient-physician discussions about chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care has not been studied previously...
  28. doi request reprint Albuminuria: is it time to screen the general population?
    Deidra C Crews
    Department of Medicine, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 18:249-57. 2011
    ..This review discusses the available literature addressing these issues, and suggests an approach to screening patients for albuminuria...
  29. pmc Vitamin D treatment for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rita Rastogi Kalyani
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department ofMedicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, Suite 333, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1299-310. 2010
    ..To systematically review and quantitatively synthesize the effect of vitamin D therapy on fall prevention in older adults...
  30. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic status, race, and mortality in young adult dialysis patients
    Tanya S Johns
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
    J Am Soc Nephrol 25:2649-57. 2014
    ..Additional studies are needed to identify modifiable factors contributing to the greater mortality among young adult black dialysis patients residing in low SES neighborhoods...
  31. pmc Dietary acid load and chronic kidney disease among adults in the United States
    Tanushree Banerjee
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    BMC Nephrol 15:137. 2014
    ..The relationship of dietary acid load (DAL) and CKD has not been assessed on a population level. We examined the association of estimated net acid excretion (NAE(es)) with CKD; and socio-demographic and clinical correlates of NAE(es)...
  32. pmc Challenges perceived by primary care providers to educating patients about chronic kidney disease
    Raquel C Greer
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Ren Care 38:174-81. 2012
    ..To identify primary care providers' (PCPs) perceived barriers to educating patients about chronic kidney disease (CKD) during routine clinical visits...
  33. doi request reprint Apolipoprotein L1, income and early kidney damage
    Ruth Tamrat
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Nephrol 16:14. 2015
    ..The degree to which genetic or environmental factors are associated with early kidney damage among African Americans (AAs) is unknown...
  34. pmc Disparities in the burden, outcomes, and care of chronic kidney disease
    Deidra C Crews
    aDivision of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine bWelch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions cDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland dDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 23:298-305. 2014
    ..Several recent studies offer new insights into the root causes of these disparities, point to areas in which future research is warranted, and identify opportunities for changes in policy and clinical practice...
  35. pmc Improving urban African Americans' blood pressure control through multi-level interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) study: a randomized clinical trial
    Patti L Ephraim
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 38:370-82. 2014
    ..However, studies of multi-level interventions designed specifically to improve urban African American patients' blood pressure self-management by simultaneously leveraging patient, family, and community strengths are lacking...
  36. pmc A community-engaged cardiovascular health disparities research training curriculum: implementation and preliminary outcomes
    Sherita Hill Golden
    Dr Golden is Hugh P McCormick Family Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, and director of the training core, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities Dr Purnell is postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, Baltimore, Maryland Ms Halbert is program manager, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Mr Matens is program administrator, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Dr Miller is professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and faculty member of the training core, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities Dr Levine is professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, and faculty member of the training core, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities Dr Nguyen is associate faculty member, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland Dr Gudzune is assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Dr Crews is assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Rev Dr Mahlangu Ngcobo is a faculty member, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, and member, Community Provider Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities Dr Cooper is James F Fries Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, China
    Acad Med 89:1348-56. 2014
    ....
  37. pmc Racial differences in chronic kidney disease incidence and progression among individuals with HIV
    Deidra C Crews
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Nephrol 4:652-3. 2008
    ..CKD is common among HIV patients, and-as in the general population-has a more-aggressive course among African Americans than whites...