Krista L Lentine

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Affiliation: Saint Louis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Obesity and kidney transplant candidates: how big is too big for transplantation?
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Nephrol 36:575-86. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The implications of acute rejection for allograft survival in contemporary U.S. kidney transplantation
    Krista L Lentine
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:369-76. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer diagnoses after living kidney donation: linking U.S. Registry data and administrative claims
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:139-44. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Depression diagnoses after living kidney donation: linking U.S. Registry data and administrative claims
    Krista L Lentine
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:77-83. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Risks and outcomes of living donation
    Krista L Lentine
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine and the Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 19:220-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Cardioprotective medication use after acute myocardial infarction in kidney transplant recipients
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 91:1120-6. 2011
  7. pmc Racial variation in medical outcomes among living kidney donors
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research and the Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:724-32. 2010
  8. pmc Renal function and healthcare costs in patients with polycystic kidney disease
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1471-9. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Associations of recipient illness history with hypertension and diabetes after living kidney donation
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Transplantation 91:1227-32. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of addressing the organ shortage with clinically high-risk allografts
    Krista L Lentine
    Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, USA
    Mo Med 108:275-9. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Obesity and kidney transplant candidates: how big is too big for transplantation?
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Nephrol 36:575-86. 2012
    ..Prospective evaluations of the impact of targeted risk modification efforts in this population including dietary changes, monitored exercise programs, and bariatric surgery are urgently needed...
  2. doi request reprint The implications of acute rejection for allograft survival in contemporary U.S. kidney transplantation
    Krista L Lentine
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:369-76. 2012
    ..We examined the frequency and clinical impact of acute rejection (AR) in contemporary U.S. kidney transplantation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer diagnoses after living kidney donation: linking U.S. Registry data and administrative claims
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:139-44. 2012
    ..Mortality records identify cancer as the leading cause of death among living kidney donors, but information on the burden of cancer outside death records is limited in this population...
  4. doi request reprint Depression diagnoses after living kidney donation: linking U.S. Registry data and administrative claims
    Krista L Lentine
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:77-83. 2012
    ..Limited data exist on correlates of psychological outcomes after kidney donation...
  5. doi request reprint Risks and outcomes of living donation
    Krista L Lentine
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine and the Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 19:220-8. 2012
    ..The transplant community must persist in their efforts to accurately assess risk across demographically diverse living kidney donors...
  6. doi request reprint Cardioprotective medication use after acute myocardial infarction in kidney transplant recipients
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 91:1120-6. 2011
    ..Limited data are available on the use of potentially cardioprotective medications among U.S. kidney transplant recipients...
  7. pmc Racial variation in medical outcomes among living kidney donors
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research and the Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:724-32. 2010
    ..Data regarding health outcomes among living kidney donors are lacking, especially among nonwhite persons...
  8. pmc Renal function and healthcare costs in patients with polycystic kidney disease
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1471-9. 2010
    ..Characterizing relationships of kidney function to healthcare costs in polycystic kidney disease has applications for economic evaluations of standard and emerging therapies...
  9. doi request reprint Associations of recipient illness history with hypertension and diabetes after living kidney donation
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Transplantation 91:1227-32. 2011
    ..Little is known about associations of family health history with outcomes after kidney donation...
  10. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of addressing the organ shortage with clinically high-risk allografts
    Krista L Lentine
    Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, USA
    Mo Med 108:275-9. 2011
    ..Policy makers and providers must work together to ensure that financial disincentives do not lead to wastage of lifesaving organs...
  11. pmc The interplay of socioeconomic status, distance to center, and interdonor service area travel on kidney transplant access and outcomes
    David A Axelrod
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:2276-88. 2010
    ..Variation in kidney transplant access across the United States may motivate relocation of patients with ability to travel to better-supplied areas...
  12. doi request reprint Following the organ supply: assessing the benefit of inter-DSA travel in liver transplantation
    Nino Dzebisashvili
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Transplantation 95:361-71. 2013
    ..We assessed the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) and traveling to alternative donation service areas (DSAs) on patient survival...
  13. pmc Novel methods for tracking long-term maintenance immunosuppression regimens
    Paula M Buchanan
    Center for Outcomes Research, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:117-24. 2008
    ..This study assessed the accuracy of three potential sources of maintenance immunosuppression data...
  14. doi request reprint Consistency of racial variation in medical outcomes among publicly and privately insured living kidney donors
    Krista L Lentine
    1 Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 2 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 3 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH 4 Division of Nephrology, Western University, London, Canada 5 Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 6 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 7 Address correspondence to Krista L Lentine, M D, Ph D, Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, Salus Center 4th Floor, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104
    Transplantation 97:316-24. 2014
    ..Racial disparities in health outcomes after living donation have been reported, but generalizability is not known...
  15. pmc Increasing incidence of new-onset diabetes after transplant among pediatric renal transplant patients
    Thomas E Burroughs
    Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 88:367-73. 2009
    ..Risk of new-onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) is well characterized for adults but much less understood in pediatric transplant. This study examines the incidence and risk factors of NODAT in pediatric renal transplant patients...
  16. pmc Obesity and cardiac risk after kidney transplantation: experience at one center and comprehensive literature review
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 86:303-12. 2008
    ..The cardiac implications of obesity in kidney transplant recipients are not well-described...
  17. pmc Early outcomes of thymoglobulin and basiliximab induction in kidney transplantation: application of statistical approaches to reduce bias in observational comparisons
    Lisa M Willoughby
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Transplantation 87:1520-9. 2009
    ..Retrospective comparison of treatment-related kidney transplant outcomes may be facilitated by multivariable statistical adjustments and case-matching...
  18. pmc Cardiac evaluation before kidney transplantation: a practice patterns analysis in Medicare-insured dialysis patients
    Krista L Lentine
    St Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, Salus Center, 2nd Floor, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1115-24. 2008
    ..Evaluation for ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a nonstandardized practice before kidney transplantation. We retrospectively studied pretransplant cardiac evaluation (CE) practices in a national sample of renal allograft recipients...
  19. ncbi request reprint De novo congestive heart failure after kidney transplantation: a common condition with poor prognostic implications
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:720-33. 2005
    ..We aim to describe the risk, predictors, and outcomes associated with de novo congestive heart failure (CHF) after kidney transplantation...
  20. doi request reprint Use of 12-month renal function and baseline clinical factors to predict long-term graft survival: application to BENEFIT and BENEFIT-EXT trials
    Mark A Schnitzler
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 93:172-81. 2012
    ..Innovation in renal transplant management would benefit from identification of early markers that accurately predict long-term graft survival...
  21. pmc The impact of kidney transplantation on heart failure risk varies with candidate body mass index
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am Heart J 158:972-82. 2009
    ..The relationship of body mass index (BMI) with heart failure (HF) risk before and after kidney transplant is not well described...
  22. doi request reprint Delivery patterns of recommended chronic kidney disease care in clinical practice: administrative claims-based analysis and systematic literature review
    Marie D Philipneri
    Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin Exp Nephrol 12:41-52. 2008
    ..Clinical practice guidelines for management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been developed within the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI). Adherence patterns may identify focus areas for quality improvement...
  23. doi request reprint Joint association of hyperuricemia and reduced GFR on cardiovascular morbidity: a historical cohort study based on laboratory and claims data from a national insurance provider
    Luca Neri
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 58:398-408. 2011
    ..Hyperuricemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We assessed the relationship of increased serum uric acid levels with cardiovascular risk across levels of kidney function...
  24. ncbi request reprint Influence of early posttransplantation prednisone and calcineurin inhibitor dosages on the incidence of new-onset diabetes
    Thomas E Burroughs
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:517-23. 2007
    ..48; P = 0.0012). Whereas the incidence of NOD is greatest with high Tac dosages, the increased risk versus CsA is sustained with lower Tac dosages. Higher steroid dosages increase the early diabetogenic effect of Tac but not of CsA...
  25. pmc Incremental value of the pancreas allograft to the survival of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients
    Paolo R Salvalaggio
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:600-2. 2009
    ..To quantify the incremental survival benefit of the pancreas allograft in simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplant recipients...
  26. doi request reprint Health outcomes among non-Caucasian living kidney donors: knowns and unknowns
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Transpl Int 26:853-64. 2013
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  27. pmc Variations in the risk for cerebrovascular events after kidney transplant compared with experience on the waiting list and after graft failure
    Krista L Lentine
    St Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, Salus Center 2nd Floor, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1090-101. 2008
    ..This study examined the risks, predictors, and mortality implications of cerebrovascular disease events after kidney transplantation in a national cohort...
  28. doi request reprint The implications of acute rejection and reduced allograft function on health care expenditures in contemporary US kidney transplantation
    Adrian Gheorghian
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 94:241-9. 2012
    ..The economic ramifications of acute rejection (AR) are not well characterized in a contemporary population of kidney transplant recipients...
  29. pmc Bariatric surgery among kidney transplant candidates and recipients: analysis of the United States renal data system and literature review
    Kian A Modanlou
    Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Transplantation 87:1167-73. 2009
    ..Limited data exist on the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery (BS) in patients with kidney failure...
  30. doi request reprint Associations of renal function at 1-year after kidney transplantation with subsequent return to dialysis, mortality, and healthcare costs
    Mark A Schnitzler
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 91:1347-56. 2011
    ..Quantifying the relationship of renal function at 1 year after transplant with subsequent clinical outcomes and healthcare costs may facilitate cost-benefit evaluations among transplant recipients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Incidence, predictors, and associated outcomes of atrial fibrillation after kidney transplantation
    Krista L Lentine
    St Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, Salus Center 2nd Floor, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:288-96. 2006
    ..Appropriate risk stratification may identify transplant recipients who are in need of close monitoring for and management of this adverse cardiovascular event...
  32. ncbi request reprint Three-year post-transplant Medicare payments in kidney transplant recipients: associations with pre-transplant comorbidities
    Gerardo Machnicki
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 22:24-39. 2011
    ..Our expanded methodology can be used by others to assess more accurately the financial implications of renal transplantation to Medicare and individual transplant centers...
  33. ncbi request reprint The life-years saved by a deceased organ donor
    Mark A Schnitzler
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:2289-96. 2005
    ..Therefore, increasing organ donation should be considered among our most important public health concerns...
  34. doi request reprint Clinical correlates, outcomes and healthcare costs associated with early mechanical ventilation after kidney transplantation
    Hui Yuan
    Department of Anesthesia, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Surg 206:686-92. 2013
    ..Information is lacking on the frequency, clinical implications, and costs of respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation after kidney transplantation...
  35. doi request reprint Increased risk of graft failure in kidney transplant recipients after a diagnosis of dyspepsia or gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Luca Neri
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 85:344-52. 2008
    ..We examined the incidence and predictors of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and dyspepsia and their associations with graft survival and mortality after transplant...
  36. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of myocardial infarction after kidney transplantation
    Krista L Lentine
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Salus Center, 2nd Floor, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:496-506. 2005
    ..Risk factors for PTMI include potentially modifiable posttransplantation complications. Because PTMI in turn predicts graft failure and death, reducing the risk for PTMI may improve outcomes after kidney transplantation...
  37. doi request reprint The cost implications of first anniversary renal function after living, standard criteria deceased and expanded criteria deceased donor kidney transplantation
    Mark A Schnitzler
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, MO, USA
    J Med Econ 16:75-84. 2013
    ..To quantify relationships of post-transplant renal function with healthcare costs after kidney transplantation...
  38. doi request reprint Renal function following living, standard criteria deceased and expanded criteria deceased donor kidney transplantation: impact on graft failure and death
    Mark A Schnitzler
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transpl Int 25:179-91. 2012
    ..Post-transplant eGFR may be a useful end-point for discriminating benefits of care strategies that differentially affect renal function...
  39. ncbi request reprint Health insurance considerations for adolescent transplant recipients as they transition to adulthood
    Lisa M Willoughby
    Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 11:127-31. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article was to review these and other issues pertaining to medical insurance coverage and transplantation, particularly for adolescent recipients as they transition to adulthood...
  40. pmc The role of positive flow cytometry crossmatch in late renal allograft loss
    Ralph J Graff
    HLA Laboratory, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Hum Immunol 70:502-5. 2009
    ..The risks of positive FCXM persist beyond the peritransplant period for years after transplant. Damage by memory effector cells may explain the long-term risks associated with positive FCXM...
  41. doi request reprint Liver transplantation cost in the model for end-stage liver disease era: looking beyond the transplant admission
    Paula Buchanan
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Liver Transpl 15:1270-7. 2009
    ..In conclusion, high-MELD patients incur significantly higher costs prior to and at the time of LT. Following LT, the MELD score is not a significant predictor of cost or re-admission...
  42. ncbi request reprint The impact of human leukocyte antigen matching on transplant complications and immunosuppression dosage
    Selda Emre Aydingoz
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Hum Immunol 68:491-9. 2007
    ..However, HLA-matched deceased donor recipients received lower dosages of mycophenolate mofetil and manifested a lower risk of developing posttransplant diarrhea...
  43. pmc Cardiovascular risk assessment among potential kidney transplant candidates: approaches and controversies
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:152-67. 2010
    ..Biomarkers, such as cardiac troponin, have prognostic value in end-stage renal disease, but require further study to determine clinical applications in directing more expensive and invasive cardiac evaluation...
  44. pmc Crossmatch testing in kidney transplantation: patterns of practice and associations with rejection and graft survival
    Paolo R Salvalaggio
    Divison of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Sant Louis University Medical Center, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 20:577-89. 2009
    ..We conclude that current practice patterns have not aligned utilization of T&B FC crossmatch with associated benefits. Prospective evaluation of the relationship of crossmatch modality with outcomes is warranted...
  45. pmc Sensitivity of billing claims for cardiovascular disease events among kidney transplant recipients
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research and Division of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1213-21. 2009
    ..Few studies have described the performance of billing claims as surrogate measures of clinical events among kidney transplant recipients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Agreement of immunosuppression regimens described in Medicare pharmacy claims with the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network survey
    Paula M Stirnemann
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:2299-306. 2006
    ..Low detection rates of OPTN-indicated corticosteroid use within claims require further examination...
  47. ncbi request reprint Early Clinical Complications After ABO-Incompatible Live-Donor Kidney Transplantation: A National Study of Medicare-Insured Recipients
    Krista L Lentine
    1 Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 2 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 3 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH 4 Transplant Nephrology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 5 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 6 Address correspondence to Krista L Lentine, M D, Ph D, Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, Salus Center 4th Floor, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104
    Transplantation 98:54-65. 2014
    ..Descriptions of the sequelae of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplantation are limited to single-center reports, which may lack power to detect important effects...
  48. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in kidney transplant patients with diabetes
    Jonathan L Dukes
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Clin Transplant 27:E554-62. 2013
    ..We sought to assess the disutility associated with diabetes in the kidney transplant population...
  49. ncbi request reprint Transplant certification and quality assessment: time to take the front line?
    Janet E Tuttle-Newhall
    School of Medicine, Saint Louis University Medical Center, MO, USA
    Prog Transplant 23:206-12. 2013
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Predicting long-term graft survival in adult kidney transplant recipients
    Brett W Pinsky
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 23:693-700. 2012
    ..Using less than five total years of data tended to overestimate the population's long-term survival, accurate prediction of long-term DCGS is possible, but requires attention to the quantity data used in the projection method...
  51. ncbi request reprint Diabetic complications associated with new-onset diabetes mellitus in renal transplant recipients
    Thomas E Burroughs
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Transplantation 83:1027-34. 2007
    ..Data are scarce regarding the incidence and risk factors for complications of new-onset diabetes mellitus (NODM) in renal transplant patients...
  52. pmc Kidney transplant Medicare payments and length of stay: associations with comorbidities and organ quality
    Gerardo Machnicki
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
    Arch Med Sci 7:278-86. 2011
    ..We investigated associations between pre-transplant comorbidities, length of stay (LOS) and Medicare payments for transplant hospitalization...
  53. doi request reprint Understanding medical care of transplant recipients through integrated registry and pharmacy claims data
    Krista L Lentine
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Nephrol 38:420-9. 2013
    ..Limited data exist on medication use aside from immunosuppression among large samples of kidney transplant recipients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Transplantation with positive complement-dependent microcytotoxicity crossmatch in contemporary kidney transplantation: Practice patterns and associated outcomes
    Ralph J Graff
    Histocompatibility and Immunology Laboratory, Saint Louis University Medical, Center
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 23:234-45. 2012
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Statin use after renal transplantation: a systematic quality review of trial-based evidence
    Krista L Lentine
    Division of Nephrology, Washington University Medical Center, Campus Box 8219, 660 S Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2378-86. 2004
    ..We assessed whether current clinical evidence supports the use of statins to improve cardiac and/or renal outcomes after kidney transplantation...
  56. pmc Immune-complex deposits in "pauci-immune" glomerulonephritis: a case report and brief review of recent literature
    Mireille El-Ters
    Department Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA
    Arch Med Sci 6:633-7. 2010
    ..This case illustrates that serologic evaluation for ANCAs should not be discounted when immune deposits are present. Prompt diagnosis is warranted...
  57. ncbi request reprint Is there a correlation between atherosclerosis and renal resistive indices in kidney transplant recipients?
    Daniel C Brennan
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Nephrol 2:64-5. 2006
  58. doi request reprint Formation of downhill esophageal varices as a rare but serious complication of hemodialysis access: a case report and comprehensive literature review
    Fadi A Hussein
    Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Clin Exp Nephrol 12:407-15. 2008
    ..Proximal or "downhill" esophageal varices are a rare complication of superior vena caval (SVC) obstruction. Few reports describe downhill varices in dialysis patients with catheter-related SVC occlusion...
  59. ncbi request reprint Associations of serologic markers of infection and inflammation with vascular disease events and mortality in American dialysis patients
    Krista L Lentine
    Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research Salus Center, 2nd Floor, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, MO 63104, USA
    Clin Exp Nephrol 10:55-62. 2006
    ..Inflammatory markers predict cardiovascular risk and mortality in endstage renal disease. The relationship of chronic infections to inflammation and vascular disease events has not been reported among American dialysis patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Variability in the use of thromboprophylaxis and outcomes in critically ill medical patients
    Krista L Lentine
    Department of Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research and Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Med 118:1373-80. 2005
    ..To describe practices for preventing venous thromboembolism in critically ill medical patients and to identify associations between prophylactic measures and survival...