G Contreras

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure control, drug therapy, and kidney disease
    Gabriel Contreras
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Hypertension 46:44-50. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Maintenance therapies for proliferative lupus nephritis: mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine and intravenous cyclophosphamide
    G Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Lupus 14:s33-8. 2005
  5. pmc Recurrence of lupus nephritis after kidney transplantation
    Gabriel Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1200-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Sequential therapies for proliferative lupus nephritis
    Gabriel Contreras
    Dialysis Unit, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Miami, Miami, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:971-80. 2004
  7. pmc Malnutrition-inflammation modifies the relationship of cholesterol with cardiovascular disease
    Gabriel Contreras
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 360E, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:2131-42. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Kidney transplantation outcomes in African-, Hispanic- and Caucasian-Americans with lupus
    G Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 360E, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Lupus 21:3-12. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Differing effects of antihypertensive drugs on the incidence of diabetes mellitus among patients with hypertensive kidney disease
    Denyse Thornley-Brown
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:797-805. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint New directions in the management of severe lupus nephritis
    O Lenz
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 58:29-38. 2006

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure control, drug therapy, and kidney disease
    Gabriel Contreras
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Hypertension 46:44-50. 2005
    ..These secondary analyses suggest a benefit of the low BP goal among patients assigned to amlodipine, but they must be interpreted cautiously...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Maintenance therapies for proliferative lupus nephritis: mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine and intravenous cyclophosphamide
    G Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Lupus 14:s33-8. 2005
    ..Maintenance therapies with MMF or AZA following short-term CY induction in a sequential regimen are efficacious and safe for the treatment of high-risk patients with proliferative lupus nephritis...
  5. pmc Recurrence of lupus nephritis after kidney transplantation
    Gabriel Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1200-7. 2010
    ..Although RLN significantly increases the risk for graft failure, it contributes far less than rejection to its overall incidence; therefore, these findings should not keep patients with lupus from seeking a kidney transplant...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sequential therapies for proliferative lupus nephritis
    Gabriel Contreras
    Dialysis Unit, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Miami, Miami, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:971-80. 2004
    ..Long-term therapy with cyclophosphamide enhances renal survival in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis; however, the beneficial effect of cyclophosphamide must be weighed against its considerable toxic effects...
  7. pmc Malnutrition-inflammation modifies the relationship of cholesterol with cardiovascular disease
    Gabriel Contreras
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 360E, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:2131-42. 2010
    ..In the M-I group, the corresponding HRs did not vary significantly by cholesterol level. In conclusion, the presence of M-I modifies the risk relationship between cholesterol level and CVD in African Americans with hypertensive CKD...
  8. doi request reprint Kidney transplantation outcomes in African-, Hispanic- and Caucasian-Americans with lupus
    G Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 360E, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Lupus 21:3-12. 2012
    ..26 [95% confidence interval 0.78-2.04]). African-Americans with lupus have high prevalence of risk factors for allograft failure that can explain poor outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Differing effects of antihypertensive drugs on the incidence of diabetes mellitus among patients with hypertensive kidney disease
    Denyse Thornley-Brown
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:797-805. 2006
    ..We compared the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and the composite outcome of impaired fasting glucose or DM (IFG/DM) for the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint New directions in the management of severe lupus nephritis
    O Lenz
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 58:29-38. 2006
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  11. doi request reprint [The clinical impact of the physiological effects of erythropoietin and erythropoietin-stimulating agents on the incidence of malignancy, and hypertension: beyond anaemia]
    L M Ortega
    Servicio de Nefrología e Hipertensión, Universidad de Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida, Estados Unidos
    Nefrologia 29:288-94. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Successful blood pressure control in the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
    Jackson T Wright
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hypertension, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Wood Bldg, Room W 165, Cleveland, OH 44106 4982, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1636-43. 2002
    ..The African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) is an ongoing trial to evaluate the effect of blood pressure and choice of antihypertensive drug on the rate of decline of renal function...
  14. ncbi request reprint Defining the role of mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis
    Oliver Lenz
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33133, USA
    Drugs 65:2429-36. 2005
    ..In selected populations, induction with MMF is a reasonable option to reduce adverse events...
  15. ncbi request reprint Treatment options for severe lupus nephritis
    Oliver Lenz
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz) 52:356-65. 2004
    ..This article discusses established and novel treatment options for patients with severe lupus nephritis corresponding to WHO classes III, IV, and V withIII or V with IV...
  16. pmc Inhibitors of mTOR and risks of allograft failure and mortality in kidney transplantation
    T Isakova
    The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 13:100-10. 2013
    ..05-1.39) and the composite (HR 1.18; 95% CI, 1.08-1.30) in years 2-8. Compared with CNI-based regimens, use of an mTORI-based regimen for primary immunosuppression in kidney transplantation was associated with inferior recipient survival...
  17. doi request reprint 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. ..
  18. doi request reprint [Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy or nephrogenic systemic fibrosis? What do we know and what do we have to learn?]
    L M Ortega
    Servicio de Nefrología e Hipertensión, Universidad de Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Nefrologia 29:109-17. 2009
    ..Recommendations to guide the use of gadolinium based contrast agents in patients with underlying kidney disease should be individualized and considered in consultation with the ordering physician, radiologist and nephrologist...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of hemodialysis on the signal-averaged electrocardiogram
    I Girgis
    Divisions of Cardiology and Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 34:1105-13. 1999
    ..Decreased left ventricular dimension because of fluid removal during HD is one possible explanation for this improvement...
  20. ncbi request reprint Approach to the patient with hypertension, unexplained hypokalemia, and metabolic alkalosis
    C M Cely
    Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:E24. 2001
    ..Our patient had an APARR, with an increase of aldosterone in the upright posture. The unusual physiologic response, incidence, and clinical characteristics of APARR are reviewed...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. pmc Sociodemographic factors contribute to the depressive affect among African Americans with chronic kidney disease
    Michael J Fischer
    Department of Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Kidney Int 77:1010-9. 2010
    ..Sociodemographic factors have especially strong associations with this increased depressive affect. Because this study was conducted in an African-American cohort, its findings may not be generalized to other ethnic groups...
  23. doi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Predictors of alkalosis after liver transplantation
    Gabriel Contreras
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33125, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:517-24. 2002
    ..Metabolic alkalosis (MA) is common after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)...
  25. ncbi request reprint A multicenter, prospective, randomized, comparative evaluation of dual- versus triple-lumen catheters for hemodialysis and apheresis in 485 patients
    Gabriel Contreras
    Division of Nephrology, University of Miami School Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:315-24. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare a new temporary triple-lumen catheter (TLC) for dialysis that has a third lumen devoted to fluid and medication administration or blood sampling with a marketed dual-lumen catheter (DLC)...
  26. doi request reprint 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...
  27. doi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Role of mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of lupus nephritis
    Gabriel Contreras
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:879-82. 2007
  29. pmc Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism predicts the time-course of blood pressure response to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition in the AASK trial
    Vibha Bhatnagar
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA
    J Hypertens 25:2082-92. 2007
    ..It has yet to be determined whether genotyping at the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) locus is predictive of blood pressure response to an ACE inhibitor...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of left ventricular hypertrophy in the African American Study of Kidney Disease Cohort Study
    Gail E Peterson
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5909 Harry Hines Blvd, HA9 133, Dallas, TX 75235 9047, USA
    Hypertension 50:1033-9. 2007
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome, proteinuria, and the risk of progressive CKD in hypertensive African Americans
    Janice Lea
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:732-40. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine whether metabolic syndrome is associated with kidney disease progression in hypertensive African Americans...
  32. ncbi request reprint A comparison of iothalamate-GFR and serum creatinine-based outcomes: acceleration in the rate of GFR decline in the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
    Julia Lewis
    Nephrology Clinical Trials Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 21st Avenue South, 215 Medical Arts Building, Nashville, TN 37232 1371, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:3175-83. 2004
    ..This has important implications for the design of clinical trials with renal outcomes...
  33. pmc Long-term effects of renin-angiotensin system-blocking therapy and a low blood pressure goal on progression of hypertensive chronic kidney disease in African Americans
    Lawrence J Appel
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins Institutions, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:832-9. 2008
    ..A low blood pressure (BP) goal (BP, <130/80 mm Hg) is also recommended. The objective of this study was to determine the long-term effects of currently recommended BP therapy in 1094 African Americans with hypertensive CKD...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pulse pressure and inhibition of renin-angiotensin system in chronic kidney disease
    Debasish Banerjee
    Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, St George s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:975-8. 2006
    ..The prognostic value of PP in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4/5 and its interaction with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors is unknown...
  35. doi request reprint Systemic lupus international collaborating clinics renal activity/response exercise: comparison of agreement in rating renal response
    Michelle Petri
    Department of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 58:1789-95. 2008
    ..To assess the degree to which physicians agree with each other and with ratings obtained with 3 existing responder indices, in rating the response to treatment of lupus nephritis...
  36. doi request reprint Systemic lupus international collaborating clinics renal activity/response exercise: development of a renal activity score and renal response index
    Michelle Petri
    Department of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 58:1784-8. 2008
    ..To develop a measure of renal activity in systemic lupus erythematosus and use it to develop a renal response index...
  37. ncbi request reprint Validation of creatinine-based estimates of GFR when evaluating risk factors in longitudinal studies of kidney disease
    Xuelei Wang
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Wb 4, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:2900-9. 2006
    ....

Research Grants1

  1. African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertensi*
    Gabriel Contreras; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Such results might eventually lead to new strategies that delay or prevent ESRD. ..