Bernard G Jaar

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches new chronic kidney disease surveillance system website
    Tanya Johns
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:196. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy: a new approach in the treatment of acute renal-vein thrombosis
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:1122-5. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing the risk for death with peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis in a national cohort of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Bernard G Jaar
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Independent Dialysis Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:174-83. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Novel and traditional cardiovascular risk factors for peripheral arterial disease in incident-dialysis patients
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:304-13. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Principles of screening for chronic kidney disease
    Bernard G Jaar
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 500, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:601-9. 2008
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of amputation and survival following lower extremity revascularization in hemodialysis patients
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Kidney Int 65:613-20. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect modification by delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase, vitamin D receptor, and nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms on associations between patella lead and renal function in lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 102:61-9. 2006
  9. pmc Association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in JAK3, STAT4, and STAT6 with new cardiovascular events in incident dialysis patients
    C John Sperati
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:845-55. 2009
  10. pmc Inflammatory markers and risk of cerebrovascular events in patients initiating dialysis
    Stephen M Sozio
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1292-300. 2011

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Publications63

  1. pmc U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches new chronic kidney disease surveillance system website
    Tanya Johns
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:196. 2013
    ..S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and their collaborators created a national CKD surveillance system. This commentary introduces the national CKD surveillance system and discusses some of its potential uses. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy: a new approach in the treatment of acute renal-vein thrombosis
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:1122-5. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing the risk for death with peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis in a national cohort of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Bernard G Jaar
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Independent Dialysis Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:174-83. 2005
    ..The influence of type of dialysis on survival of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is controversial...
  4. ncbi request reprint Novel and traditional cardiovascular risk factors for peripheral arterial disease in incident-dialysis patients
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:304-13. 2007
    ..This study identifies several novel risk factors (eg, Lp(a) and total homocysteine) and underscores the need for further research to reduce the burden of PAD in this high-risk group of patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Principles of screening for chronic kidney disease
    Bernard G Jaar
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 500, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:601-9. 2008
  6. 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
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of amputation and survival following lower extremity revascularization in hemodialysis patients
    Bernard G Jaar
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Kidney Int 65:613-20. 2004
    ..We studied the prognosis of ESRD patients undergoing their first revascularization procedure...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect modification by delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase, vitamin D receptor, and nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms on associations between patella lead and renal function in lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 102:61-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, VDR and/or ALAD genotypes modified associations between all the lead biomarkers, except patella lead, and the renal outcomes...
  9. pmc Association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in JAK3, STAT4, and STAT6 with new cardiovascular events in incident dialysis patients
    C John Sperati
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:845-55. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Inflammatory markers and risk of cerebrovascular events in patients initiating dialysis
    Stephen M Sozio
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1292-300. 2011
    ..Stroke remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for patients on dialysis; however, its risk factors in this population and measures to prevent it are not well understood...
  11. doi request reprint 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. ..
  12. pmc Serum β-trace protein and risk of mortality in incident hemodialysis patients
    Tariq Shafi
    Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 301 Mason Lord Drive, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD 21224 2780, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:1435-45. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association of serum β-trace protein with mortality in incident hemodialysis patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Early, intermediate, and long-term risk factors for mortality in incident dialysis patients: the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) Study
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 49:831-40. 2007
    ..Knowing whether risk factors for mortality differ in dialysis patients who survive longer and the strengths of these risk factors for mortality change over time would assist physicians in making better prognostic judgments...
  14. pmc Association of social support with outcomes in incident dialysis patients
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1480-8. 2010
    ..The association of social support with outcomes in ESRD, overall and by peritoneal dialysis (PD) versus hemodialysis (HD), remains understudied...
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations of patella lead and other lead biomarkers with renal function in lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:235-43. 2005
    ..We sought to compare associations of patella lead, which may represent a unique cumulative and bioavailable lead pool, with other lead measures in models of renal function...
  16. doi request reprint The association of sudden cardiac death with inflammation and other traditional risk factors
    Rulan S Parekh
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Kidney Int 74:1335-42. 2008
    ..Hence, we found that sudden cardiac death is common among patients with end stage renal disease and that inflammation and malnutrition significantly increased its occurrence independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
  17. pmc Associations of low-level urine cadmium with kidney function in lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Rm 7041, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Occup Environ Med 68:250-6. 2011
    ..Few studies have examined the impact of low-level cadmium exposure in workers who are occupationally exposed to other nephrotoxicants such as lead...
  18. pmc Attainment of clinical performance targets and improvement in clinical outcomes and resource use in hemodialysis care: a prospective cohort study
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:5. 2007
    ....
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Effectiveness of educational and social worker interventions to activate patients' discussion and pursuit of preemptive living donor kidney transplantation: a randomized controlled trial
    L Ebony Boulware
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 61:476-86. 2013
    ..Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have difficulty becoming actively engaged in the pursuit of preemptive living donor kidney transplantation...
  21. pmc Primary care-specialist collaboration in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Clarissa Jonas Diamantidis
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Medical Systems, 22 South Greene Street, Room N3W143, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:334-43. 2011
    ..Physicians' desires to collaborate in the care of a hypothetical patient with CKD, their preferred content of collaboration, and their perceived barriers to collaboration were assessed...
  22. pmc Longitudinal associations between lead dose and renal function in lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room 7041, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 109:101-7. 2009
    ..Existing research on the lead dose range associated with nephrotoxicity in the occupational setting is inconsistent and primarily cross-sectional in design...
  23. pmc Association of residual urine output with mortality, quality of life, and inflammation in incident hemodialysis patients: the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for End-Stage Renal Disease (CHOICE) Study
    Tariq Shafi
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224 2780, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:348-58. 2010
    ..Urine output may provide an estimate of RKF. The aim of our study is to determine the association of urine output with mortality, quality of life (QOL), and inflammation in incident hemodialysis patients...
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Associations of uric acid with polymorphisms in the delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase, vitamin D receptor, and nitric oxide synthase genes in Korean lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1509-15. 2005
    ..We conclude that genetic polymorphisms may modify uric acid mediation of lead-related adverse renal effects...
  26. pmc Peripheral vascular disease-related procedures in dialysis patients: predictors and prognosis
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1637-45. 2009
    ..Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is prevalent among dialysis patients, and many dialysis patients undergo PVD-related procedures. We aimed to examine the risk factors for and prognosis after such procedures in the dialysis setting...
  27. ncbi request reprint High lipoprotein(a) levels and small apolipoprotein(a) size prospectively predict cardiovascular events in dialysis patients
    J Craig Longenecker
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:1794-802. 2005
    ..Both LMW apo(a) size and high Lp(a) level predict ASCVD risk in dialysis patients, but the association of ASCVD with LMW isoforms is stronger than the association with high Lp(a) concentration...
  28. pmc Differences in urine cadmium associations with kidney outcomes based on serum creatinine and cystatin C
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615N Wolfe St, Rm 7041, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 111:1236-42. 2011
    ..Given the routine use of serum and urine creatinine in kidney and biomarker research, additional research to elucidate the mechanism(s) for these associations is essential...
  29. ncbi request reprint Frequency of sit-down patient care rounds, attainment of clinical performance targets, hospitalization, and mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Laura C Plantinga
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 600, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:3144-53. 2004
    ..This association may be due to the positive effect of collaborative discussion by the patient care team of short- and long-term care goals for individual patients...
  30. pmc Frailty and falls among adult patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis: a prospective cohort study
    Mara A McAdams-Demarco
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:224. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that insights derived from studies of the elderly might apply to adults of all ages undergoing hemodialysis; we focused on frailty, a phenotype of physiological decline strongly associated with falls in the elderly...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association of clinic vascular access monitoring practices with clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nephron Clin Pract 104:c151-9. 2006
    ..Early identification of access dysfunctions may be associated with improved patient outcomes. We examined whether patient outcomes were associated with vascular access monitoring practices in an incident dialysis cohort...
  32. pmc Serum fructosamine and glycated albumin and risk of mortality and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients
    Tariq Shafi
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:1522-33. 2013
    ..However, their relationship with long-term outcomes in dialysis patients is not well described...
  33. 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)...
  34. pmc Association of peritoneal dialysis clinic size with clinical outcomes
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Perit Dial Int 29:285-91. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Frequency of patient-physician contact in chronic kidney disease care and achievement of clinical performance targets
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:115-21. 2005
    ..To examine whether the frequency of physician contact is associated with accepted quality of care measures reflecting clinical performance in chronic kidney disease patients...
  36. pmc Clinical testing patterns and cost implications of variation in the evaluation of CKD among US physicians
    Raquel F Charles
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:227-37. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of vascular calcification and mortality in patients with ESRD
    Julia J Scialla
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, and, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Nephrology Center of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 9:745-55. 2014
    ..Factors such as osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteopontin (OPN), bone morphogenic protein-7 (BMP-7), and fetuin-A are involved in vascular calcification...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint 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...
  40. pmc Serum phosphate levels and risk of infection in incident dialysis patients
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1398-406. 2008
    ..Hyperphosphatemia is highly prevalent in dialysis patients and may be associated with immune dysfunction. The association of serum phosphate level with infection remains largely unexamined...
  41. 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...
  42. pmc Cerebrovascular disease incidence, characteristics, and outcomes in patients initiating dialysis: the choices for healthy outcomes in caring for ESRD (CHOICE) study
    Stephen M Sozio
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:468-77. 2009
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and use of the national kidney foundation KDOQI guidelines: a survey of U.S. renal healthcare providers
    Michelle M Estrella
    Departments of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E, Monument Street, Suite 416, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 14:230. 2013
    ..The KDOQI Educational Committee was formed to identify barriers to guideline implementation, determine provider and patient educational needs and develop tools to improve care of patients with CKD...
  44. ncbi request reprint Age and sex disparities in discussions about kidney transplantation in adults undergoing dialysis
    Megan L Salter
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:843-9. 2014
    ..To explore whether disparities in age and sex in access to kidney transplantation (KT) originate at the time of prereferral discussions about KT...
  45. ncbi request reprint Screening for proteinuria in US adults: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    L Ebony Boulware
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JAMA 290:3101-14. 2003
    ..Chronic kidney disease is a growing public health problem. Screening for early identification could improve health but could also lead to unnecessary harms and excess costs...
  46. ncbi request reprint Haplotype of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 gene predicts cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients
    Lin Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:2285-92. 2006
    ..008). Variation in the STAT3 gene is associated with the risk for CVD among white dialysis patients independent of serum IL-6 and CRP levels...
  47. doi request reprint Uranium associations with kidney outcomes vary by urine concentration adjustment method
    Rebecca Shelley
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 24:58-64. 2014
    ..These findings support consideration of non-creatinine-based methods of adjustment for urine concentration in nephrotoxicant research...
  48. ncbi request reprint Combined percutaneous mechanical and chemical thrombectomy for renal vein thrombosis in kidney transplant recipients
    Michal L Melamed
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:621-6. 2005
    ....
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Identifying and addressing barriers to African American and non-African American families' discussions about preemptive living related kidney transplantation
    L Ebony Boulware
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 600, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Prog Transplant 21:97-104; quiz 105. 2011
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Relation between level or change of hemoglobin and generic and disease-specific quality of life measures in hemodialysis
    Laura C Plantinga
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:755-65. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the relation between meeting or exceeding the current minimum guideline for hemoglobin (11 g/dl) in dialysis patients and generic and disease-specific QOL scores at 1 year...
  52. doi request reprint Frailty as a novel predictor of mortality and hospitalization in individuals of all ages undergoing hemodialysis
    Mara A McAdams-Demarco
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:896-901. 2013
    ..To quantify the prevalence of frailty in adults of all ages undergoing chronic hemodialysis, its relationship to comorbidity and disability, and its association with adverse outcomes of mortality and hospitalization...
  53. ncbi request reprint Identification and referral of patients with progressive CKD: a national study
    L Ebony Boulware
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:192-204. 2006
    ....
  54. pmc Effect of primary care physicians' use of estimated glomerular filtration rate on the timing of their subspecialty referral decisions
    Raquel C Greer
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Nephrol 12:1. 2011
    ..It is unknown whether U.S. primary care physicians' use of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) rather than serum creatinine to estimate CKD severity could improve the timeliness of their subspecialty referral decisions...
  55. ncbi request reprint Use of dialysis educators beyond nurses and physicians and outcomes in patients with kidney failure
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 12:424-32. 2005
    ..Use of nonmedical staff for patient education at dialysis centers has a limited but positive effect on patient satisfaction and hospitalization...
  56. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for chronic kidney disease: a prospective study of 23,534 men and women in Washington County, Maryland
    Melanie K Haroun
    Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:2934-41. 2003
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Preventing repeat hospitalizations in dialysis patients: a call for action
    Laura C Plantinga
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Kidney Int 76:249-51. 2009
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin for the treatment of severe Clostridium difficile colitis: an observational study and review of the literature
    Marwan S Abougergi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:E1-9. 2010
    ..We report our experience with IVIG for the treatment of 21 patients with severe CDC...
  59. doi request reprint Urinary biomarkers in acute kidney transplant dysfunction
    Nada Alachkar
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Nephron Clin Pract 118:c173-81; discussion c181. 2011
    ..Limitations of the allograft biopsy include the risk of bleeding, injury to the adjacent viscera, and the possibility of sampling error leading to an inadequate diagnosis...
  60. ncbi request reprint High-dose mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of posttransplant glomerular disease in the allograft: a case series
    Jean Wu
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nephron Clin Pract 98:c61-6. 2004
    ..This case series describes the results of the use of high-dose MMF in 6 patients...
  61. pmc Associations among lead dose biomarkers, uric acid, and renal function in Korean lead workers
    Virginia M Weaver
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:36-42. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our data suggest that older workers comprise a susceptible population for increased uric acid due to lead. Uric acid may be one, but not the only, mechanism for lead-related nephrotoxicity...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint Third-generation parathyroid hormone assays and all-cause mortality in incident dialysis patients: the CHOICE study
    Michal L Melamed
    Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1650-8. 2008
    ..There has been controversy about the utility of new third-generation parathyroid hormone (PTH) assays measuring only 1-84 PTH, with few large studies comparing second- and third-generation PTH measurements in patients with ESRD...