H I Feldman

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Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dialyzer reuse: an evolving search for efficiency
    H I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Semin Nephrol 20:526-34. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of successful arteriovenous fistula maturation
    Harold I Feldman
    Department of Medicine, Renal Electrolyte Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1000-12. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study: Design and Methods
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:S148-53. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Administration of parenteral iron and mortality among hemodialysis patients
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 423 Service Drive, 923 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:1623-32. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Iron administration and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 13:734-44. 2002
  6. pmc Predictors of having a potential live donor: a prospective cohort study of kidney transplant candidates
    P P Reese
    Renal Division, 1 Founders Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:2792-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of the use or nonuse of long-term dialysis on the subsequent survival of renal transplants from living donors
    K C Mange
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:726-31. 2001
  8. pmc Association of donor inflammation- and apoptosis-related genotypes and delayed allograft function after kidney transplantation
    Ajay K Israni
    Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:331-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Rates of completion of the medical evaluation for renal transplantation
    Francis L Weng
    Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:734-45. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of hypertension genotypes and decline in renal function after kidney transplantation
    Ajay K Israni
    Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55415 1829, USA
    Transplantation 84:1240-7. 2007

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Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Dialyzer reuse: an evolving search for efficiency
    H I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Semin Nephrol 20:526-34. 2000
    ..However, even if such tradeoffs can be fully characterized, incentives to implement efficiencies created by capitated systems of payment will continue to influence practice...
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of successful arteriovenous fistula maturation
    Harold I Feldman
    Department of Medicine, Renal Electrolyte Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1000-12. 2003
    ..Understanding the factors associated with successful arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation may provide an opportunity to improve vascular access outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study: Design and Methods
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:S148-53. 2003
    ..Insights from CRIC should lead to the formulation of hypotheses regarding therapy that will serve as the basis for targeted interventional trials focused on reducing the burden of CRI and CVD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Administration of parenteral iron and mortality among hemodialysis patients
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 423 Service Drive, 923 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:1623-32. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Iron administration and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 13:734-44. 2002
    ....
  6. pmc Predictors of having a potential live donor: a prospective cohort study of kidney transplant candidates
    P P Reese
    Renal Division, 1 Founders Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:2792-9. 2009
    ..On the other hand, self-efficacy may be an important target in designing interventions to help candidates find live donors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of the use or nonuse of long-term dialysis on the subsequent survival of renal transplants from living donors
    K C Mange
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:726-31. 2001
    ..The effect on allograft survival of the transplantation of kidneys from living donors without the previous initiation of long-term dialysis is controversial...
  8. pmc Association of donor inflammation- and apoptosis-related genotypes and delayed allograft function after kidney transplantation
    Ajay K Israni
    Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:331-9. 2008
    ..Inflammatory response and apoptosis are associated with increased risk of DGF...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rates of completion of the medical evaluation for renal transplantation
    Francis L Weng
    Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:734-45. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that patients not on dialysis therapy complete the evaluation process more quickly than patients receiving dialysis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of hypertension genotypes and decline in renal function after kidney transplantation
    Ajay K Israni
    Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55415 1829, USA
    Transplantation 84:1240-7. 2007
    ..Therefore, this study investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these genes are associated with decline in renal function posttransplantation...
  11. pmc Transplantation of kidneys from donors at increased risk for blood-borne viral infection: recipient outcomes and patterns of organ use
    P P Reese
    Department of Medicine, Renal Division, Center for Clniical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:2338-45. 2009
    ..OPTN should collect detailed data about long-term outcomes and recipient viral testing so the potential risks of CDC kidneys can be fully evaluated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Determinants of successful synthetic hemodialysis vascular access graft placement
    Sylvia E Rosas
    Department of Medicine, Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Vasc Surg 37:1036-42. 2003
    ..In this cohort study of patients undergoing hemodialysis and receiving a new synthetic vascular graft, detailed intraoperative procedural data were examined as predictors of graft dysfunction and failure...
  13. pmc History-adjusted marginal structural analysis of the association between hemoglobin variability and mortality among chronic hemodialysis patients
    Steven M Brunelli
    Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division of the Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:777-82. 2008
    ..The causal nature of this association has been difficult to ascertain because of potential time-dependent confounding, for which traditional statistical methods do not control...
  14. ncbi request reprint Preliminary observations of sildenafil treatment for erectile dysfunction in dialysis patients
    S E Rosas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:134-137. 2001
    ..Sildenafil was well tolerated in a selected group of patients who reported improved sexual function with no major adverse effects...
  15. ncbi request reprint Testing the reliability of old and new features of a new electronic monitor for metered dose inhalers
    A J Apter
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 86:421-4. 2001
    ..Electronic monitors are the most accurate means available for measuring adherence, but their use has been limited by reports questioning the reliability and validity of their data...
  16. ncbi request reprint Revisiting survival differences by race and ethnicity among hemodialysis patients: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study
    Bruce M Robinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 700 CRB, 415 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:2910-8. 2006
    ..Individual racial minority group or Hispanic patients should not be expected to survive longer on HD than non-Hispanic white patients with similar clinical attributes...
  17. pmc Patient reported receipt of medication instructions for warfarin is associated with reduced risk of serious bleeding events
    Joshua P Metlay
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1589-94. 2008
    ..Adverse drug events are an important cause of preventable hospitalizations...
  18. doi request reprint Diagnostic E-codes for commonly used, narrow therapeutic index medications poorly predict adverse drug events
    Charles E Leonard
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:561-71. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the validity of specific hospital discharge codes in identifying drug toxicity precipitating hospitalization, among elderly users of high-risk medications...
  19. pmc Association between renal failure and foot ulcer or lower-extremity amputation in patients with diabetes
    David J Margolis
    Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1331-6. 2008
    ..The physicians participated in The Health Information Network of the U.K...
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk of kidney injury following oral phosphosoda bowel preparations
    Steven M Brunelli
    Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:3199-205. 2007
  21. pmc Recruitment of live donors by candidates for kidney transplantation
    PETER P REESE
    Renal Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1 Founders, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1152-9. 2008
    ..It was hypothesized that preference for live donor kidney transplantation and greater knowledge about live donor transplantation are associated with candidates' initiating conversations about donation with potential donors...
  22. pmc A comparison of change in measured and estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with nondiabetic kidney disease
    Dawei Xie
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1332-8. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to examine the concordance between use of measured GFR (mGFR) and estimated GFR (eGFR) in tracking changes in kidney function over time among patients with moderately severe chronic kidney disease...
  23. pmc Low socioeconomic status associates with higher serum phosphate irrespective of race
    ORLANDO M GUTIERREZ
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1953-60. 2010
    ....
  24. pmc Short-term outcomes for obese live kidney donors and their recipients
    PETER P REESE
    Renal Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Transplantation 88:662-71. 2009
    ....
  25. pmc Thiazolidinedione use is associated with better survival in hemodialysis patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes
    Steven M Brunelli
    Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Kidney Int 75:961-8. 2009
    ..The mechanism of this decline in all-cause mortality will need to be examined after these studies are confirmed...
  26. pmc A comparison of sodium phosphosoda purgative to polyethylene glycol bowel preparations prior to colonoscopy
    Steven M Brunelli
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Fam Med 41:39-45. 2009
    ..We undertook this analysis to determine the relative clinical effectiveness of oral sodium phosphosoda versus polyethylene glycol in clinical practice...
  27. doi request reprint Increased risk of digoxin toxicity following hospitalization
    Kevin Haynes
    Program for the Reduction in Medication Errors, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:28-35. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to identify health care system factors that affect the risk of digoxin toxicity for older adults on digoxin...
  28. pmc HLA-A amino acid polymorphism and delayed kidney allograft function
    Malek Kamoun
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:18883-8. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that amino acid polymorphisms at functionally important positions at the antigen recognition site of the HLA-A molecule have a significant influence on DGF...
  29. doi request reprint Gadolinium-based contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rajender Agarwal
    1Center for Evidence Based Practice, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:856-63. 2009
    ..Multiple studies have suggested an association between gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) and NSF. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine this potential association...
  30. pmc Association of hemoglobin variability and mortality among contemporary incident hemodialysis patients
    Steven M Brunelli
    Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1733-40. 2008
    ..Hemoglobin variability (Hgb-Var) was defined for each subject as the residual SD of a linear regression model of time on hemoglobin...
  31. doi request reprint Association between long-term blood pressure variability and mortality among incident hemodialysis patients
    Steven M Brunelli
    Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:716-26. 2008
    ..The purposes of this study are to identify a suitable metric of long-term BPV in this population and determine whether an association between BPV and all-cause mortality exists...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant and timing of transplant on kidney allograft survival
    Ajay K Israni
    Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:374-82. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and the survival of renal allografts from living donors
    Kevin C Mange
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadeplhia, 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:187-93. 2004
    ..Further investigation is required to confirm the level of BP that is optimal to prevent foreshortened duration of survival...
  34. ncbi request reprint Association of decreased quality of life and erectile dysfunction in hemodialysis patients
    Sylvia E Rosas
    Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Kidney Int 64:232-8. 2003
    ..Quality of life in hemodialysis patients has been associated with treatment outcomes. We explored the impact of erectile dysfunction on quality of life in a cohort of hemodialysis subjects...
  35. ncbi request reprint Accident epidemiology and the U.S. chemical industry: accident history and worst-case data from RMP*Info
    Paul R Kleindorfer
    Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Risk Anal 23:865-81. 2003
    ..Following the survey of the RMP*Info data, we discuss the rich set of policy decisions that may be informed by research based on these data...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dialysis prior to living donor kidney transplantation and rates of acute rejection
    Kevin C Mange
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, and Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:172-7. 2003
    ..The relationship between transplantation prior to chronic dialysis initiation and the pattern of acute rejection of kidneys from living donors (LDKT) has not been fully explored...
  37. ncbi request reprint The association between hepatitis C infection and survival after orthotopic liver transplantation
    Lisa M Forman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Gastroenterology 122:889-96. 2002
    ..Hepatitis C recurrence after transplant is inevitable, but studies to date have not found a survival difference between recipients with and without HCV...
  38. ncbi request reprint Anemia and mortality in hemodialysis patients: accounting for morbidity and treatment variables updated over time
    Bruce M Robinson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Kidney Int 68:2323-30. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Individual patient- versus group-level data meta-regressions for the investigation of treatment effect modifiers: ecological bias rears its ugly head
    Jesse A Berlin
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Stat Med 21:371-87. 2002
    ..We recommend using individual patient data, when feasible, to study patient characteristics, in order to avoid the potential for ecological bias introduced by group-level analyses...
  40. ncbi request reprint Hemoglobin variability and mortality in ESRD
    Wei Yang
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:3164-70. 2007
    ..Patient characteristics accounted for very little of the variation in our hemoglobin variability metric (R2 = 0.019). We conclude that greater hemoglobin variability is independently associated with higher mortality...
  41. ncbi request reprint Racial and center differences in hemodialysis adequacy in children treated at pediatric centers: a North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) report
    Mary B Leonard
    Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2923-32. 2004
    ..Racial and gender disparities in hemodialysis dose existed among children at specialized academic pediatric centers and a substantial proportion received inadequate hemodialysis...
  42. pmc Substantial variation in the acceptance of medically complex live kidney donors across US renal transplant centers
    P P Reese
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Renal Division, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:2062-70. 2008
    ..97, CI 1.23-3.16, p < 0.01) were more likely to use medically complex donors. Though controversial, the use of medically complex donors is widespread and varies widely across centers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Assessment of differences in HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 allele mismatches among African-American and non-African-American recipients of deceased kidney transplants
    M Kamoun
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Transplant Proc 39:55-63. 2007
    ..Future studies are ongoing to assess the impact of these HLA mismatches on kidney allograft loss...
  44. doi request reprint Physician characteristics and knowledge of CKD management
    Rubeen K Israni
    Renal and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:238-47. 2009
    ..However, it is not known whether knowledge of CKD management in primary care physicians (PCPs) might have an important role in the suboptimal care and whether PCP characteristics are associated with having adequate knowledge...
  45. ncbi request reprint Duffy antigen receptor and genetic susceptibility of African Americans to acute rejection and delayed function
    Kevin C Mange
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Kidney Int 66:1187-92. 2004
    ..The unique distribution of the alleles for the Duffy antigen receptor complex (DARC) that binds to chemokines may be associated with the rates of acute rejection and delayed allograft function (DGF) among African Americans...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prescriber adherence to pharmacokinetic monitoring service recommendations for aminoglycoside dosing and the risk of acute kidney injury
    S Hennessy
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 49:536-44. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine the association between AKI and discordance in aminoglycoside dosing between physician orders and recommendations by a pharmacokinetic monitoring service...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of erectile dysfunction in hemodialysis patients
    S E Rosas
    Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6021, USA
    Kidney Int 59:2259-66. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: ED is extremely prevalent among HD patients. Increasing age, diabetes, and nonuse of ACEIs were associated with higher prevalence of ED. The high prevalence of ED was seen even among patients with good functional status...
  48. ncbi request reprint Long-term, high-dose glucocorticoids and bone mineral content in childhood glucocorticoid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
    Mary B Leonard
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:868-75. 2004
    ..We determined the effects of long-term treatment with glucocorticoids on bone mineral content in children with glucocorticoid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome, a disorder with minimal known independent effects on bone...
  49. ncbi request reprint Race and electronically measured adherence to immunosuppressive medications after deceased donor renal transplantation
    Francis L Weng
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 923 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:1839-48. 2005
    ..The transplant center and dosing frequencies of immunosuppressive medications are associated with adherence and explain a substantial proportion of the race-adherence relationship...
  50. ncbi request reprint Modifiable barriers to adherence to inhaled steroids among adults with asthma: it's not just black and white
    Andrea J Apter
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:1219-26. 2003
    ..Sociobehavioral factors influence adherence to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in adults with asthma and warrant exploration as explanations of apparent racial disparities in adherence...
  51. doi request reprint Evolving statistical methods to facilitate evaluation of the causal association between erythropoiesis-stimulating agent dose and mortality in nonexperimental research: strengths and limitations
    Brian D Bradbury
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Amgen Inc, Thousands Oaks, CA 91320, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:554-60. 2009
    ..Here, we describe sources of bias in nonexperimental studies of ESA therapy in hemodialysis patients and critically appraise analytical methods that may help minimize bias in such studies...
  52. doi request reprint Effects of L-carnitine on dialysis-related hypotension and muscle cramps: a meta-analysis
    Katherine E Lynch
    Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:962-71. 2008
    ..L-Carnitine is an endogenous compound thought to be helpful in treating patients with dialysis-related hypotension and muscle cramps; however, sufficient evidence for these indications is lacking...
  53. ncbi request reprint Anaemia in haemodialysis patients of five European countries: association with morbidity and mortality in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Francesco Locatelli
    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, A Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:121-32. 2004
    ..This study examines anaemia management and outcomes based on data from five European countries participating in the DOPPS: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK...
  54. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction of patients on chronic haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
    Jean Blaise Wasserfallen
    University Hospital Lausanne Chuv, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:210-7. 2006
    ..In contrast to quality of life, patient satisfaction on chronic haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) has only rarely been studied...
  55. ncbi request reprint Design of the Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC) Aggrenox Prevention Of Access Stenosis Trial
    Bradley S Dixon
    Nephrology Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City 52242 1081, USA
    Clin Trials 2:400-12. 2005
    ..The Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC) Aggrenox Prevention of Access Stenosis Trial tests the hypothesis that Aggrenox (containing dipyridamole and aspirin) can prevent stenosis and prolong survival of arteriovenous grafts...
  56. ncbi request reprint Design of the Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC) Clopidogrel Prevention of Early AV Fistula Thrombosis Trial
    Laura M Dember
    Renal Section, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118 USA
    Clin Trials 2:413-22. 2005
    ..The autogenous arteriovenous fistula created by direct connection of native artery to vein is the recommended vascular access for hemodialysis. However, it fails frequently due to clotting after surgery...
  57. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the modification of diet in renal disease study equation in a large diverse population
    Lesley A Stevens
    Division of Nephrology, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 391, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:2749-57. 2007
    ..73 m(2). In individual patients, interpretation of GFR estimates near 60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2) should be interpreted with caution to avoid misclassification of chronic kidney disease in the context of the clinical setting...
  58. ncbi request reprint Dialyzer reuse and patient outcomes: what do we know now?
    Bruce M Robinson
    Semin Dial 18:175-9. 2005
    ....
  59. pmc Estimating GFR using serum cystatin C alone and in combination with serum creatinine: a pooled analysis of 3,418 individuals with CKD
    Lesley A Stevens
    Division of Nephrology, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Box 391, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:395-406. 2008
    ..We report the development and evaluation of GFR-estimating equations using serum cystatin C alone and serum cystatin C, serum creatinine, or both with demographic variables...
  60. ncbi request reprint Association between primary care practice characteristics and emergency department use in a medicaid managed care organization
    Robert A Lowe
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Med Care 43:792-800. 2005
    ..Many patients use emergency departments (EDs) for primary care. Previous studies have found that patient characteristics affect ED utilization. However, such studies have led to few policy changes...
  61. ncbi request reprint Mortality and hospitalization in haemodialysis patients in five European countries: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Hugh C Rayner
    Department of Renal Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:108-20. 2004
    ....
  62. doi request reprint The pitfalls of a purely clinical definition of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: comment on the article by Todd et al
    Camille E Introcaso
    Arthritis Rheum 58:1552; author reply 1552-4. 2008
  63. doi request reprint Effect of clopidogrel on early failure of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial
    Laura M Dember
    Boston University, School of Medicine, Renal Section, EBRC 504, 650 Albany St, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    JAMA 299:2164-71. 2008
    ..Small, inconclusive trials have suggested that antiplatelet agents may reduce thrombosis of new fistulas...
  64. ncbi request reprint Haemodialysis prescription, adherence and nutritional indicators in five European countries: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Erwin Hecking
    Clinic for Nephrology, Hypertension and Dialysis, Augusta Kranken Anstalt, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:100-7. 2004
    ..This study focuses on dialysis prescription, adherence and nutrition among the Euro-DOPPS countries...
  65. ncbi request reprint Quality of life on chronic dialysis: comparison between haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
    Jean Blaise Wasserfallen
    University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:1594-9. 2004
    ..Quality of life (QOL) assessment in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD) has only rarely been carried out with the generic Euroqol-5D questionnaire...

Research Grants15

  1. Scientific and Data Coordinating Center(SDCC) for the P*
    Harold Feldman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Prospective Cohort Study of Chronic Renal Insufficiency
    Harold Feldman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. CKD the metabolic syndrome & cardiovascular illness
    Harold Feldman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Both cross- sectional and longitudinal analyses will expand our understanding of the excess risk of CVD and identify potential targets for novel therapies to reduce CVD burden in the setting of CKD. ..
  4. CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING IN KIDNEY DISEASE
    Harold Feldman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., clinical trials, case-control, cohort research, etc.), and the faculties' commitment to collaborative research and training, combine to provide an ideal environment for this proposed training program. ..