A Asif

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Effect of clopidogrel on arteriovenous fistulas for dialysis
    Dirk M Hentschel
    JAMA 300:1647-8; author reply 1648-9. 2008
  2. ncbi Optimal timing for secondary arteriovenous fistula creation: devastating effects of delaying conversion
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:425-8. 2006
  3. doi Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in patients undergoing cardiac rhythm device removal
    Arif Asif
    Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 26:111-3. 2013
  4. doi Transvenous cardiac implantable electronic devices and hemodialysis catheters: recommendations to curtail a potentially lethal combination
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 25:582-6. 2012
  5. doi Epicardial cardiac rhythm devices for dialysis patients: minimizing the risk of infection and preserving central veins
    Arif Asif
    Department of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 25:88-94. 2012
  6. ncbi Arterial steal syndrome: a modest proposal for an old paradigm
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:88-97. 2006
  7. ncbi What should nephrologists do to maximize the use of arteriovenous fistulas?
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:203-5. 2006
  8. ncbi Percutaneous management of perianastomotic stenosis in arteriovenous fistulae: results of a prospective study
    A Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida, USA
    Kidney Int 69:1904-9. 2006
  9. ncbi Salvage of problematic peritoneal dialysis catheters
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:180-3. 2006
  10. ncbi Strategies to minimize tunneled hemodialysis catheter use
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Blood Purif 24:90-4. 2006

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Publications76

  1. doi Effect of clopidogrel on arteriovenous fistulas for dialysis
    Dirk M Hentschel
    JAMA 300:1647-8; author reply 1648-9. 2008
  2. ncbi Optimal timing for secondary arteriovenous fistula creation: devastating effects of delaying conversion
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:425-8. 2006
    ..This concept must be understood by every member of the vascular access team...
  3. doi Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in patients undergoing cardiac rhythm device removal
    Arif Asif
    Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 26:111-3. 2013
    ..7%]). Overall, 148 (32.7%) patients (stage III B, stage IV, and stage V) of 452 had advanced renal failure. The results of this study reveal that one-third of CIED patients undergoing device removal have advanced chronic kidney disease...
  4. doi Transvenous cardiac implantable electronic devices and hemodialysis catheters: recommendations to curtail a potentially lethal combination
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 25:582-6. 2012
    ....
  5. doi Epicardial cardiac rhythm devices for dialysis patients: minimizing the risk of infection and preserving central veins
    Arif Asif
    Department of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 25:88-94. 2012
    ..To the best of our knowledge this is the first study to suggest that an epicardial approach might be a preferred method over transvenous leads for chronic hemodialysis patients...
  6. ncbi Arterial steal syndrome: a modest proposal for an old paradigm
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:88-97. 2006
    ..We report results of a prospective study using comprehensive arteriography coupled with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA) or surgical intervention to evaluate and manage steal syndrome...
  7. ncbi What should nephrologists do to maximize the use of arteriovenous fistulas?
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:203-5. 2006
  8. ncbi Percutaneous management of perianastomotic stenosis in arteriovenous fistulae: results of a prospective study
    A Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida, USA
    Kidney Int 69:1904-9. 2006
    ..Because of its advantage of fistula preservation, the percutaneous approach should be considered as the preferred first-line therapy for the management of perianastomotic fistula lesions...
  9. ncbi Salvage of problematic peritoneal dialysis catheters
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:180-3. 2006
    ..We conclude that in selected cases simple interventions can salvage problematic PD catheters and maintain patients on PD...
  10. ncbi Strategies to minimize tunneled hemodialysis catheter use
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Blood Purif 24:90-4. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion
    A Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Minerva Chir 60:417-28. 2005
    ..The current review focuses on the peritoneoscopic insertion of PD catheter and presents some of the complicating issues (bowel perforation, catheter migration, and prior abdominal surgery) related to this procedure...
  12. ncbi Creation of secondary arteriovenous fistulas: maximizing fistulas in prevalent hemodialysis patients
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 18:420-4. 2005
    ..In the ongoing effort to optimize vascular health status, we suggest that during percutaneous interventions, patients should routinely have identification of vessels suitable for creation of a secondary AVF...
  13. ncbi Vascular mapping techniques: advantages and disadvantages
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 3136, USA
    J Nephrol 20:299-303. 2007
    ..This article presents advantages and disadvantages of the 3 mapping techniques and proposes a strategy to conduct vascular mapping in patients with chronic kidney disease...
  14. ncbi Early arteriovenous fistula failure: a logical proposal for when and how to intervene
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:332-9. 2006
    ..In this context, the opportunity to salvage the AVF that fails early may be lost. This report reviews the process of AVF maturation and suggests a strategy for when and how to intervene to identify and salvage AVF with early failure...
  15. ncbi Interventional nephrology: from episodic to coordinated vascular access care
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Nephrol 20:399-405. 2007
    ..Challenges for the future include awareness of this subspecialty and development of training programs at academic centers on a larger scale...
  16. ncbi What should nephrologists know about hand ischemia?
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 20:465-74. 2007
  17. ncbi Accuracy of physical examination in the detection of arteriovenous fistula stenosis
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue R 7168, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:1191-4. 2007
    ..Physical examination has been highlighted to detect vascular access stenosis; however, its accuracy in the identification of stenoses when compared with the gold standard (angiography) has not been validated in a systematic manner...
  18. doi Endovascular procedures
    Arif Asif
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Leonard A Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Contrib Nephrol 161:30-8. 2008
    ..This report focuses on hemodialysis access-related procedures performed by nephrologists and calls for a proactive approach in optimizing this aspect of patient care...
  19. ncbi Arterial stent placement in arteriovenous dialysis access by interventional nephrologists
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 22:557-60. 2009
    ..Both cases were treated successfully without any complications on an outpatient basis. This report describes arterial stent placement in patients with arteriovenous access and discusses anticoagulation considerations in such cases...
  20. doi Patency rates for angioplasty in the treatment of pacemaker-induced central venous stenosis in hemodialysis patients: results of a multi-center study
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 22:671-6. 2009
    ..This study finds PTA to be a viable option in the management of PM/ICD lead-induced CVS. Additional studies with appropriate design and sample size are required to conclusively establish the role of PTA in the management of this problem...
  21. doi Stent graft infection and protrusion through the skin: clinical considerations and potential medico-legal ramifications
    Arif Asif
    Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 23:540-2. 2010
    ..This report highlights that stent graft problems can occur that may result in loss of the access. Additionally, strut protrusion can pose a medical hazard to those performing preparation and cannulation of the arteriovenous access...
  22. ncbi Venous mapping using venography and the risk of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 18:239-42. 2005
    ..During the 4-week phone call follow-up, only one patient needed dialysis. Large-scale studies with a longer follow-up using GFR estimation are needed to confirm these preliminary findings...
  23. ncbi Conversion of tunneled hemodialysis catheter-consigned patients to arteriovenous fistula
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Kidney Int 67:2399-406. 2005
    ..Despite their high incidence of complications, costs, morbidity, and mortality, nearly 27% of the chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients are receiving treatment via a tunneled hemodialysis catheter (TDC)...
  24. ncbi Inflow stenosis in arteriovenous fistulas and grafts: a multicenter, prospective study
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology, Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Kidney Int 67:1986-92. 2005
    ..This is a report of a prospective, multicenter study to examine the incidence of inflow stenosis separately in arteriovenous fistulas and grafts...
  25. ncbi Hemodialysis vascular access: percutaneous interventions by nephrologists
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 17:528-34. 2004
    ..This review focuses on hemodialysis access-related procedures performed by nephrologists and calls for a proactive approach in optimizing this aspect of patient care...
  26. ncbi Does catheter insertion by nephrologists improve peritoneal dialysis utilization? A multicenter analysis
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 18:157-60. 2005
    ..The number of PD patients has gradually declined to 25 (6%). This study suggests that catheter insertion by the nephrologist can have a positive impact on the utilization of PD...
  27. ncbi Modification of the peritoneoscopic technique of peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion: experience of an interventional nephrology program
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue R 7168, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 17:171-3. 2004
    ..In the interim, however, the increased morbidity and cost associated with bowel perforation calls for logical measures to be taken to avoid this dreaded complication...
  28. ncbi Diagnostic and interventional nephrology
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Am J Ther 9:530-6. 2002
    ..An aggressive approach to the development of IN training programs at academic centers is warranted...
  29. ncbi Vascular access education, planning and percutaneous interventions by nephrologists
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Contrib Nephrol 149:138-49. 2005
    ..This chapter focuses on vascular access education and hemodialysis access-related procedures performed by nephrologist and calls for a proactive approach in optimizing this aspect of patients care...
  30. ncbi Peritoneal dialysis access-related procedures by nephrologists
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Semin Dial 17:398-406. 2004
    ..Furthermore, some of the complicating issues (bowel perforation, catheter migration, prior abdominal surgery) related to PD catheter insertion and management are also discussed...
  31. ncbi Outcomes in African Americans and Hispanics with lupus nephritis
    G Contreras
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Kidney Int 69:1846-51. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that both biological factors indicating an aggressive disease and low household income are common in African Americans and Hispanics with lupus nephritis, and outcomes in these groups are worse than in Caucasians...
  32. ncbi The native arteriovenous fistula in 2007. Research needs
    A Besarab
    Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    J Nephrol 20:668-73. 2007
    ..Given that the quality of the available literature in nephrology is often suboptimal, nephrologists need to pay special attention to methodology issues before embarking on expensive multicenter studies...
  33. ncbi Utility of static pressure ratio recording during angioplasty of arteriovenous graft stenosis
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Semin Dial 19:551-6. 2006
    ..33 +/- 0.02). Qa increased significantly in 74 of 83 (89%) procedures (before = 572 +/- 201, after = 1109 +/- 368 ml/min; p < 0.001). SPR measurements can assist in hemodynamic assessment of an AVG during angioplasty procedure...
  34. ncbi Factors associated with poor outcomes in patients with lupus nephritis
    G Contreras
    Acute Dialysis Unit Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Lupus 14:890-5. 2005
    ..We concluded that hypertension and elevated serum creatinine at the time of the kidney biopsy as well as a high CI are associated with an increased the risk for chronic renal failure or death in patients with lupus nephritis...
  35. ncbi The native arteriovenous fistula in 2007. Surveillance and monitoring
    A Besarab
    Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    J Nephrol 20:656-67. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi Diagnosis and salvage of an immature fistula
    B Bhimani
    Division of Nephrology Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Kidney Int 72:126-30. 2007
  37. ncbi Arterial angioplasty to treat hand ischemia in a radial-cephalic fistula
    Antoine Samaha
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Kidney and Hypertension Vascular Access Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
    Semin Dial 22:561-3. 2009
    ..Further, employment of a basic procedure (percutaneous balloon angioplasty) can successfully resolve the condition and maintain the dialysis access...
  38. ncbi Arterial interventions in arteriovenous access and chronic kidney disease: a role for interventional nephrologists
    Alexander S Yevzlin
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin 53713, USA
    Semin Dial 22:545-56. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi Physical examination of arteriovenous fistulae by a renal fellow: does it compare favorably to an experienced interventionalist?
    Carlos Leon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 21:557-60. 2008
    ..We suggest that nephrology training programs should place more emphasis on this aspect of vascular access education...
  40. ncbi Developing a comprehensive diagnostic and interventional nephrology program at an academic center
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:229-33. 2003
    ..To date, we have performed 893 procedures during a period of 2 years. This article describes our approach and the tools required to develop a DIN program at an academic medical center...
  41. doi Stent graft for nephrologists: concerns and consensus
    Loay Salman
    Division of Nephrology, Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue R 7168, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1347-52. 2010
    ..This report presents an up-to-date synopsis on the use of the stent graft that would assist renal physicians in requesting or rejecting the device for the optimal management of their patient's vascular access dysfunction...
  42. ncbi Early and late fistula failure
    C Mercado
    Division of Nephrology Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Clin Nephrol 69:77-83. 2008
    ..Additionally, it is a powerful strategy to maximize AVF use in hemodialysis patients...
  43. ncbi Arteriovenous access and hand pain: the distal hypoperfusion ischemic syndrome
    Carlos Leon
    Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:175-83. 2007
    ..The choice of treatment modality and procedure to apply should be based on this evaluation. This report reviews the pathophysiology and presents current strategies to ameliorate distal hypoperfusion ischemic syndrome...
  44. doi Current concepts in the pathophysiology and management of arteriovenous access-induced hand ischemia
    Loay Salman
    Division of Nephrology, Section of Interventional Nephrology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 16:371-7. 2009
    ..The choice of treatment modality should be based on this evaluation. In this article, we review the pathophysiology and present current strategies to ameliorate distal hypoperfusion ischemic syndrome...
  45. ncbi Secondary autogenous arteriovenous fistulas in the "fistula first" era: results of a longterm prospective study
    Loay Salman
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Interventional Nephrology, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:100-5. 2009
    ..But their patency rates and the use of tunneled dialysis catheters during the postoperative period have not been reported in a prospective fashion...
  46. doi Retrograde angiography and the risk of arteriovenous fistula perforation
    Loay Salman
    Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Semin Dial 22:698-701. 2009
    ..There is a risk of such adversity even before the application of angioplasty in this region. It is suggested that the first of these be avoided and the latter be done with care...
  47. doi A novel technique for tethered dialysis catheter removal using the laser sheath
    Roger G Carrillo
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    Semin Dial 22:688-91. 2009
    ..The study found the procedure to be effective, easy to perform, and minimally invasive. We suggest that this approach be considered for the removal of tethered catheters that cannot be removed using traditional approaches...
  48. doi Impact of surgeon selection on access placement and survival following preoperative mapping in the "Fistula First" era
    Kenneth L Choi
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 21:341-5. 2008
    ..007). This analysis demonstrates that surgeon selection can have a significant impact on the rate of fistula placement and its overall survival despite similar findings on preoperative vascular mapping...
  49. ncbi Overutilization of central venous catheters in incident hemodialysis patients: reasons and potential resolution strategies
    Oliver Lenz
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 19:543-50. 2006
    ..The rate in eGFR decline might also be used to calculate the referral time adequate for fistula creation...
  50. doi Accuracy of physical examination in the detection of arteriovenous graft stenosis
    Carlos Leon
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Semin Dial 21:85-8. 2008
    ..The findings of this study demonstrate that physical examination can assist in the detection and localization of stenoses in arteriovenous grafts...
  51. doi Accuracy of ultrasound in the detection of inflow stenosis of arteriovenous fistulae: results of a prospective study
    Loay Salman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 23:117-21. 2010
    ..71, p<0.0001; slope=0.63+/-0.098 and intercept=24+/-6) and juxta-anastomotic stenosis (r2=0.71, p<0.0001; slope=0.68+/-0.060 and intercept=23+/-4). These results reveal that US has a high degree of accuracy in the detection of IS...
  52. ncbi Contamination of transvenous pacemaker leads due to tunneled hemodialysis catheter infection: a report of 2 cases
    Roger G Carrillo
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:1097-101. 2010
    ..Epicardial leads do not navigate through the central veins, lie in the path of blood flow, or cause central venous stenosis...
  53. ncbi Arteriovenous dialysis access-associated transvenous pacemaker infection
    R G Carrillo
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Clin Nephrol 75:174-8. 2011
    ..Epicardial instead of a transvenous PM might be the better option for such patients to provide long-term cardiac rhythm support...
  54. doi Stent placement in hemodialysis access: historical lessons, the state of the art and future directions
    Alexander Yevzlin
    Department of Medicine, Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:996-1008. 2009
    ..In addition, some of the recent advances in the structure and complicating issues such as stent fracture, migration, and infection, as well cannulation through the stent, are discussed...
  55. ncbi Peritoneal dialysis underutilization: the impact of an interventional nephrology peritoneal dialysis access program
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 16:266-71. 2003
    ..During an 18-month period our PD population has increased from 43 to 80 patients. We conclude that a dedicated PD access placement program coupled with a CKD education program can have a dramatic impact on patient choice and PD growth...
  56. ncbi Nephrology nurses in a new role: diagnostic and interventional nephrology
    Donna Merrill
    Clinical Research Program, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL, UISA
    Nephrol Nurs J 31:390, 395-6. 2004
    ..This article describes the components of a diagnostic and interventional nephrology program, the initiation of such a program at a university center, and the role of nephrology nursing personnel in this rapidly developing area...
  57. ncbi Prevention of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 44:12-24. 2004
    ..This review focuses on current interventions to ameliorate radiocontrast-induced acute renal failure and provides an analysis of some of the recent studies conducted to halt radiocontrast-induced nephropathy...
  58. ncbi Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome with concurrent thrombotic and hemorrhagic manifestations
    M L Rangel
    Division of Nephrology, University of Miami, Clinical Research Building, Suite 825, 1120 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Lupus 22:855-64. 2013
    ..This rare case emphasizes that CAPS can present with concurrent thrombotic and hemorrhagic manifestations. Rapid diagnosis and treatment may result in complete recovery. ..
  59. ncbi Radiocontrast-induced nephropathy
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue R 7168, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Ther 10:137-47. 2003
    ..This article discusses the pathophysiology, risk factors, and prevention of RIN...
  60. doi Focused vascular access education to reduce the use of chronic tunneled hemodialysis catheters: results of a network quality improvement initiative
    Deuzimar Kulawik
    The End Stage Renal Network of Florida, Florida, USA
    Semin Dial 22:692-7. 2009
    ..The results of this analysis reveals that an organized approach implemented by an ESRD Network can have a significant impact in reducing catheter use...
  61. ncbi Dopamine-1 receptor agonist: renal effects and its potential role in the management of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy
    Arif Asif
    Department of Medicine, Divison of Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 44:1342-51. 2004
    ..Additional studies are needed to properly evaluate the role of fenoldopam in radiocontrast-induced nephropathy prophylaxis...
  62. doi New tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement through the old exit site
    Naveen Atray
    Interventional Nephrology, Capital Nephrology Medical Group, Sacramento, California, USA
    Semin Dial 21:97-9. 2008
    ..There were no exit site or tunnel infections for up to 4 weeks' follow-up. We conclude that patients with catheter extrusion can receive a new catheter through the existing exit site, tunnel, and venotomy...
  63. ncbi Managing metabolic complications of peritoneal dialysis
    P Pennell
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Clin Nephrol 62:35-43. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi Antibiotic prophylaxis: is it needed for dialysis access procedures?
    Loay Salman
    Section of Interventional Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Semin Dial 22:297-9. 2009
    ..Percutaneous dialysis access procedure infections are generally low and might not warrant routine administration of antibiotic prophylaxis for all cases except for PD catheters and accidentally extruded TDC...
  65. ncbi Current trials of interventions to prevent radiocontrast-induced nephropathy
    Arif Asif
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue R 7168, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Ther 12:127-32. 2005
    ....
  66. ncbi Short-term, high-dose pamidronate-induced acute tubular necrosis: the postulated mechanisms of bisphosphonate nephrotoxicity
    Debasish Banerjee
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 41:E18. 2003
    ..This report presents a case of pamidronate-induced ATN and discusses the potential mechanisms of bisphosphonate-induced nephrotoxicity...
  67. ncbi Clinical epidemiology of arteriovenous fistula in 2007
    Pietro Ravani
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    J Nephrol 20:141-9. 2007
    ..Recent experience from the United States suggests that multidisciplinary management is the most appropriate approach to deal with all the multifaceted aspects of end-stage renal disease care and to increase the likelihood of success...
  68. ncbi Biology of arteriovenous fistula failure
    Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0585, USA
    J Nephrol 20:150-63. 2007
    ..Finally, we will end with a brief description of some state-of-the-art clinical trials that are attempting to apply some of these novel therapeutic concepts to the recalcitrant clinical problem of AV fistula failure...
  69. ncbi Can blood flow surveillance and pre-emptive repair of subclinical stenosis prolong the useful life of arteriovenous fistulae? A randomized controlled study
    Cristian D Cipleu
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:241-2; author reply 242-3. 2005
  70. ncbi Peritoneoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter and bowel perforation: experience of an interventional nephrology program
    Arif Asif
    Department of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic, Naples, FL 34119, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1270-4. 2003
    ..The authors report their experience with the diagnosis and management of bowel perforation in the context of peritoneoscopic placement of PD catheters...
  71. ncbi Role of surgical intervention for cephalic arch stenosis in the "fistula first" era
    Kaveh Kian
    Denver Nephrology, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Semin Dial 21:93-6. 2008
    ..0003). The results of this study demonstrate that surgical transposition of the cephalic vein in frequently recurring CAS is a viable option and yields better patency rates for future angioplasty procedures...
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    Kaveh Kian
    Denver Nephrology, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Semin Dial 21:78-82. 2008
    ..This article discusses the anatomy, postulated etiology and percutaneous interventions for the treatment of CAS. In addition, the report highlights surgical alternatives to the management of stenosis in this segment of the cephalic vein...
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    Arif Asif
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1293-300. 2003
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    Lawrence M Spergel
    Dialysis Management Medical Group, San Francisco, California 94109, USA
    J Nephrol 20:288-98. 2007
    ..Optimizing autogenous options for hemodialysis requires vessel mapping and a surgeon's willingness to invest additional time and effort...
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    Lawrence M Spergel
    Dialysis Management Medical Group, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
    J Nephrol 20:388-98. 2007
    ..These include strategies to salvage primary failed fistulae due to early thrombotic events or lack of maturation, ischemia, venous hypertensive problems, aneurysms and infections...
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