R A Wolfe

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Body size, dose of hemodialysis, and mortality
    R A Wolfe
    US Renal Data System Coordinating Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 35:80-8. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Analytical approaches for transplant research
    Robert A Wolfe
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:106-13. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Improvements in dialysis patient mortality are associated with improvements in urea reduction ratio and hematocrit, 1999 to 2002
    Robert A Wolfe
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:127-35. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The state of kidney transplantation in the United States
    Robert Wolfe
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Semin Dial 18:453-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Differences in access to cadaveric renal transplantation in the United States
    R A Wolfe
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 36:1025-33. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality in all patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and recipients of a first cadaveric transplant
    R A Wolfe
    U S Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:1725-30. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint A critical examination of trends in outcomes over the last decade
    R A Wolfe
    United States Renal Data System and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 32:S9-15. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Survival in recipients of marginal cadaveric donor kidneys compared with other recipients and wait-listed transplant candidates
    A O Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 12:589-97. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of pre-existing donor hypertension and diabetes mellitus on cadaveric renal transplant outcomes
    A O Ojo
    Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0364, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 36:153-9. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation in end-stage sickle cell nephropathy
    A O Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Transplantation 67:291-5. 1999

Detail Information

Publications90

  1. ncbi request reprint Body size, dose of hemodialysis, and mortality
    R A Wolfe
    US Renal Data System Coordinating Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 35:80-8. 2000
    ..These results suggest that patient management protocols should attempt to ensure both good patient nutrition and adequate dose of dialysis, in addition to managing coexisting medical conditions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Analytical approaches for transplant research
    Robert A Wolfe
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:106-13. 2004
    ..Risk of mortality and graft failure, adjusted analyses, cohort selection, and the many complicating factors surrounding the calculation of follow-up time for various outcomes analyses are also examined...
  3. ncbi request reprint Improvements in dialysis patient mortality are associated with improvements in urea reduction ratio and hematocrit, 1999 to 2002
    Robert A Wolfe
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:127-35. 2005
    ..We studied changes in achieving K/DOQI guidelines at the facility level to determine whether those changes are associated with corresponding changes in mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint The state of kidney transplantation in the United States
    Robert Wolfe
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Semin Dial 18:453-5. 2005
    ..While the quality of life and patient survival are far from optimal for ESRD patients, improvements have been seen recently in both dialysis and transplantation outcomes. Prevention of ESRD is preferred to either treatment option...
  5. ncbi request reprint Differences in access to cadaveric renal transplantation in the United States
    R A Wolfe
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 36:1025-33. 2000
    ..These differences by race were not explained by referral practices or the physiologic factors studied here...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality in all patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and recipients of a first cadaveric transplant
    R A Wolfe
    U S Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:1725-30. 1999
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint A critical examination of trends in outcomes over the last decade
    R A Wolfe
    United States Renal Data System and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 32:S9-15. 1998
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Survival in recipients of marginal cadaveric donor kidneys compared with other recipients and wait-listed transplant candidates
    A O Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 12:589-97. 2001
    ..It is concluded that transplantation of a marginal kidney is associated with a significant survival benefit when compared with maintenance dialysis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of pre-existing donor hypertension and diabetes mellitus on cadaveric renal transplant outcomes
    A O Ojo
    Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0364, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 36:153-9. 2000
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation in end-stage sickle cell nephropathy
    A O Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Transplantation 67:291-5. 1999
    ..The role of renal transplantation as treatment for end-stage sickle cell nephropathy (SCN) has not been well established...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relationship of dialysis membrane and cause-specific mortality
    W E Bloembergen
    United States Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 33:1-10. 1999
    ..Further studies are necessary to evaluate the possibility of confounding factors, compare more specific membrane types, and determine the pathophysiology linking membrane type to cause-specific mortality...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prognosis after primary renal transplant failure and the beneficial effects of repeat transplantation: multivariate analyses from the United States Renal Data System
    A Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Transplantation 66:1651-9. 1998
    ..Survival of transplant recipients after primary renal allograft failure has not been well studied...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dialysis modality and the risk of allograft thrombosis in adult renal transplant recipients
    A O Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Veteran Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, USA
    Kidney Int 55:1952-60. 1999
    ..Uremic coagulopathy and dialysis modality may predispose to RVT. We investigated the impact of the pretransplant dialysis modality on the risk of RVT in adult renal transplant recipients...
  14. doi request reprint SRTR program-specific reports on outcomes: a guide for the new reader
    D M Dickinson
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:1012-26. 2008
    ..Use of these statistics in a way that reflects a basic understanding of these concepts and their limitations is beneficial for all audiences...
  15. doi request reprint Geographic variation in end-stage renal disease incidence and access to deceased donor kidney transplantation
    A K Mathur
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:1069-80. 2010
    ..68, 95% CI 0.66-0.69; high: RR 0.63, 95% CI 0.61-0.65). Geographic variation in access to kidney transplant is in part mediated by local ESRD incidence, which has implications for allocation policy development...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in renal transplant recipients with graft function
    A O Ojo
    Departments of Medicine, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0364, USA
    Kidney Int 57:307-13. 2000
    ..Long-term survival in renal transplant recipients with graft function...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predialysis blood pressure and mortality risk in a national sample of maintenance hemodialysis patients
    F K Port
    United States Renal Data System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 33:507-17. 1999
    ..The strikingly elevated mortality risk with low predialysis systolic BP suggests that low predialysis BP needs to be viewed with great concern and avoided where possible...
  18. doi request reprint Calculating life years from transplant (LYFT): methods for kidney and kidney-pancreas candidates
    R A Wolfe
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:997-1011. 2008
    ..LYFT is also a powerful metric for assessing trends in allocation outcomes and for comparing alternative allocation systems...
  19. doi request reprint Trends in organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 1997-2006
    F K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:911-21. 2008
  20. ncbi request reprint A shared random effects model for censored medical costs and mortality
    Lei Liu
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Stat Med 26:139-55. 2007
    ..An analysis of monthly outpatient EPO medical cost data for dialysis patients is presented to illustrate the proposed methods...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk by hemodialyzer reuse practice and dialyzer membrane characteristics: results from the usrds dialysis morbidity and mortality study
    F K Port
    US Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:276-86. 2001
    ..Use of high-flux synthetic membrane dialyzers was associated with lower mortality risk, particularly when exposed to bleach. Clearance of larger molecules may have a role...
  22. doi request reprint Predictability of survival models for waiting list and transplant patients: calculating LYFT
    R A Wolfe
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1523-7. 2009
    ..Allocation policies based on these survival models could lead to substantial increases in the number of life years gained from the current donor pool...
  23. ncbi request reprint Geographic variability in access to primary kidney transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005
    V B Ashby
    University of Michigan, SRTR, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 7:1412-23. 2007
    ..Six States demonstrated both high wait-listing and deceased donor transplantation rates while six others, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, were below the national average for both parameters...
  24. doi request reprint Transplanting kidneys without points for HLA-B matching: consequences of the policy change
    V B Ashby
    Department of Biostatistics, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:1712-8. 2011
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Vascular access use in Europe and the United States: results from the DOPPS
    Ronald L Pisoni
    University Renal Research and Education Association, The University of Michigan, Veteran s Administration Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Kidney Int 61:305-16. 2002
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Trends in organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005
    F K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 7:1319-26. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Trends in treatment and survival for hemodialysis patients in the United States
    F K Port
    United States Renal Data System and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 32:S34-8. 1998
    ..National observational studies of dialysis patients may influence the practice of dialysis and lead to improved survival...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in chronic kidney disease (CKD): a cross-sectional analysis in the Renal Research Institute-CKD study
    Rachel L Perlman
    Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:658-66. 2005
    ..Dialysis patients have decreased QOL relative to healthy controls. Little is known about QOL in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) before renal replacement therapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lack of correlation between facility-based standardized rates of transplantation and mortality
    Chike Nathan Okechukwu
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:381-4. 2002
    ..We conclude that reported standardized rates for transplantation do not correlate with those reported for mortality by dialysis facilities...
  30. ncbi request reprint The impact of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation on long-term patient survival
    A O Ojo
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-0364, USA
    Transplantation 71:82-90. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with type 1 DM with end-stage nephropathy, SPK transplantation before the age of 50 years was associated with long-term improvement in survival compared to solitary cadaveric renal transplantation or dialysis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation and wait-listing rates from the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Suditida Satayathum
    University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Kidney Int 68:330-7. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Donor characteristics associated with reduced graft survival: an approach to expanding the pool of kidney donors
    Friedrich K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association URREA, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Transplantation 74:1281-6. 2002
    ..Availability of cadaveric kidneys for transplantation is far below the growing need, leading to longer waiting time and more deaths while waiting...
  33. ncbi request reprint DOPPS estimates of patient life years attributable to modifiable hemodialysis practices in the United States
    Friedrich K Port
    University Renal Research and Education Association, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Blood Purif 22:175-80. 2004
    ..The magnitude of potential savings in life years should encourage greater adherence to guidelines and practices that are significantly associated with better survival...
  34. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppression and the risk of post-transplant malignancy among cadaveric first kidney transplant recipients
    Rami T Bustami
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:87-93. 2004
    ..024). These new estimates of the magnitude of malignancy risk associated with induction therapy may be useful for clinical practice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Recovery and utilization of deceased donor kidneys from small pediatric donors
    S J Pelletier
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1646-52. 2006
    ..Although limited by the retrospective nature of the study, kidneys transplanted en bloc had a similar graft survival to ideal donors but may not maximize the number of successfully transplanted recipients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Developing organ offer and acceptance measures: when 'good' organs are turned down
    R A Wolfe
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 7:1404-11. 2007
    ..These models could be used to identify kidney transplant centers with exceptional acceptance practices. Several strategies might be employed to increase acceptance rates for good organs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Racial and gender variation in use of diagnostic colonic procedures in the Michigan Medicare population
    L F McMahon
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0376, USA
    Med Care 37:712-7. 1999
    ..Understanding how the technology to diagnose colonic diseases is utilized in the population provides insight into both the access and processes of care...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal predictors of serum albumin in hemodialysis patients
    S F Leavey
    The United States Renal Data System, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Kidney Int 58:2119-28. 2000
    ..Lower serum albumin concentrations predict increased mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Many demographic, comorbidity, and modifiable treatment-related factors that predict HD patient outcomes may be associated with serum albumin...
  39. doi request reprint The survival advantage for haemodialysis patients taking vitamin D is questioned: findings from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study
    Francesca Tentori
    Department of Internal Medicine, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:963-72. 2009
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint 5-Year mammography rates and associated factors for older women
    R Van Harrison
    Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0201, USA
    Cancer 97:1147-55. 2003
    ..The current study examined mammography utilization by older women during this period. Relation between mammography utilization and demographic measures and health care-related factors also were examined...
  41. ncbi request reprint Shared frailty models for recurrent events and a terminal event
    Lei Liu
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    Biometrics 60:747-56. 2004
    ..This model avoids the difficulties encountered in alternative approaches which attempt to specify a dependent joint distribution with marginal proportional hazards and yields an estimate of the degree of dependence...
  42. ncbi request reprint Predicted lifetimes for adult and pediatric split liver versus adult whole liver transplant recipients
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1792-7. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Understanding the basic case-mix adjustment for the composite rate
    John R C Wheeler
    Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:666-71. 2006
    ..The basic case-mix adjustment reflects an initial and partial adjustment for the cost of providing composite-rate services...
  44. ncbi request reprint The survival benefit of liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:307-13. 2005
    ..With 1 year post-transplant follow-up, patients at lower risk of pre-transplant death do not have a demonstrable survival benefit from liver transplant...
  45. ncbi request reprint A frailty model for informative censoring
    Xuelin Huang
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Biometrics 58:510-20. 2002
    ..Simulation studies and analysis of data for kidney disease patients are provided. Consequences of incorrectly assuming noninformative censoring are investigated...
  46. ncbi request reprint Deceased-donor characteristics and the survival benefit of kidney transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109 0331, USA
    JAMA 294:2726-33. 2005
    ..However, if ECD transplants offer improved overall patient survival, inferior graft outcome may represent an acceptable trade-off...
  47. ncbi request reprint Analytical approaches for transplant research, 2004
    Douglas E Schaubel
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:950-7. 2005
    ..The use of SAMs has already helped in the development and implementation of a new policy for liver candidates with high MELD scores to be offered organs regionally before the organs are offered to candidates with low MELD scores locally...
  48. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C is a risk factor for death after liver retransplantation
    Shawn J Pelletier
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Liver Transpl 11:434-40. 2005
    ..Although HCV was predictive of an increased risk of death, consideration of other characteristics of HCV patients, including donor and recipient age and need for preoperative ICU care may identify those at significantly higher risk...
  49. ncbi request reprint Economic impact of case-mix adjusting the dialysis composite rate
    Richard A Hirth
    Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, 315 West Huron, Suite 240, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 4262, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:1172-6. 2005
    ..g., ownership, chain membership, size) will be substantially advantaged or disadvantaged by case-mix adjustment. There do seem to be modest changes in the regional distribution of payments...
  50. ncbi request reprint Association between vascular access failure and the use of specific drugs: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Rajiv Saran
    University Renal Research and Education Association, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:1255-63. 2002
    ..Several drugs have been proposed to improve vascular access patency based on favorable anticoagulant, antiplatelet, or vascular-remodeling properties. However, there is little evidence to guide drug strategies...
  51. ncbi request reprint A sequential stratification method for estimating the effect of a time-dependent experimental treatment in observational studies
    Douglas E Schaubel
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    Biometrics 62:910-7. 2006
    ..Compared to the time-dependent analysis, the proposed method more accurately characterizes the data structure and yields a more direct estimate of the relative outcome with an ECD transplant...
  52. doi request reprint A comprehensive risk quantification score for deceased donor kidneys: the kidney donor risk index
    Panduranga S Rao
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan HealthSystem, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0725, USA
    Transplantation 88:231-6. 2009
    ..We propose a continuous kidney donor risk index (KDRI) for deceased donor kidneys, combining donor and transplant variables to quantify graft failure risk...
  53. ncbi request reprint Chronic renal failure after transplantation of a nonrenal organ
    Akinlolu O Ojo
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0364, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:931-40. 2003
    ..We conducted a population-based cohort analysis to evaluate the incidence of chronic renal failure, risk factors for it, and the associated hazard of death in recipients of nonrenal transplants...
  54. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of primary care physicians and their practices associated with mammography rates for older women
    R Van Harrison
    Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Cancer 98:1811-21. 2003
    ..Understanding the relation between the characteristics of primary care physicians (PCPs) and mammography rates for older women can help to target screening improvement efforts...
  55. ncbi request reprint Is case-mix adjustment necessary for an expanded dialysis bundle?
    Richard A Hirth
    University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, 109 S Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:77-88. 2003
    ..Results indicate considerable variability in costs and case mix across facilities and a significant and substantial relationship between case mix and facility cost, suggesting case mix payment adjustment may be important...
  56. ncbi request reprint Dialysis dose and body mass index are strongly associated with survival in hemodialysis patients
    Friedrich K Port
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, The University of Michigan, 315 W Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 13:1061-6. 2002
    ..Further reductions in mortality might be possible with increased HD dose...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and outcomes of multiple-listing for cadaveric kidney and liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:94-100. 2004
    ..Although specific factors characterize those transplant candidates likely to multiple-list, transplant access is significantly enhanced for almost all multiple-listed kidney and liver candidates...
  58. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of mortality risk among candidates for liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Michigan Health Sistem, 2926 Taubman Center, Box 0331, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Liver Transpl 9:12-8. 2003
    ..DeltaMELD score over time reflects progression of liver disease and conveys important additional prognostic information that should be considered in the further evolution of national liver allocation policy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Analytical approaches for transplant research
    Robert A Wolfe
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients SRTR University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:103-13. 2003
  60. ncbi request reprint Personalized targeted mailing increases mammography among long-term noncompliant medicare beneficiaries: a randomized trial
    R Van Harrison
    Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Med Care 41:375-85. 2003
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation in elderly patients older than 70 years of age: results from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
    Panduranga S Rao
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 83:1069-74. 2007
    ..The outcomes of elderly patients who receive a kidney transplant have not been well studied compared with those of their peers on the waiting list...
  62. doi request reprint Using knowledge of multiple levels of variation in care to target performance incentives to providers
    Marc N Turenne
    Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Med Care 46:120-6. 2008
    ..In developing "pay-for-performance" and capitation systems that provide incentives for improving the quality and efficiency of care, policymakers need to determine which healthcare providers to evaluate and reward...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effect of body mass index on the survival benefit of liver transplantation
    Shawn J Pelletier
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Liver Transpl 13:1678-83. 2007
    ..0001) survival benefit, including morbidly obese and underweight recipients. Our results suggest that high or low recipient BMI should not be a contraindication for LT...
  64. pmc Rosiglitazone is associated with mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Sylvia P B Ramirez
    Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, 315 W Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1094-101. 2009
    ..Our practice-based findings suggest significant associations of rosiglitazone use with higher cardiovascular and all-cause mortality among hemodialysis patients with diabetes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Impact of years of dialysis therapy on mortality risk and the characteristics of longer term dialysis survivors
    Chike Nathan Okechukwu
    Department of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 39:533-8. 2002
    ..We conclude that adjusted mortality risk does not decrease with years on dialysis therapy, and modifiable factors deserve greater attention to improve survival among patients with ESRD with and without diabetes treated by hemodialysis...
  66. ncbi request reprint A test for informative censoring in clustered survival data
    Xuelin Huang
    Department of Biostatistics, M D Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston 77030, USA
    Stat Med 23:2089-107. 2004
    ..Simulation studies show that the proposed test works well under various scenarios. For illustration, the test is applied to a data set for kidney disease patients from multiple dialysis centres...
  67. ncbi request reprint Hemodialysis vascular access preferences and outcomes in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Eric W Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Division of Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Kidney Int 61:2266-71. 2002
    ..We investigated whether survival of grafts relative to fistulae was better in facilities with a preference for grafts, hypothesizing that such facilities may place more grafts because grafts produced superior outcomes...
  68. ncbi request reprint High dialysis dose is associated with lower mortality among women but not among men
    Friedrich K Port
    University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:1014-23. 2004
    ..The present study evaluates, with observational data, the secondary randomized Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study finding that greater dialysis dose may benefit women, but not men...
  69. ncbi request reprint SRTR center-specific reporting tools: Posttransplant outcomes
    D M Dickinson
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association, University of Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1198-211. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint ESRD managed care demonstration: financial implications
    Dawn M Dykstra
    University Renal Research and Education Association, 315 W Huron, Suite 260, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:59-75. 2003
    ..Patient financial benefits were approximately $9,000 annually...
  71. ncbi request reprint Random sample (DOPPS) versus census-based (registry) approaches to kidney disease research
    Friedrich K Port
    University of Renal Research and Education Association URREA, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Blood Purif 21:85-8. 2003
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Facility hemodialysis vascular access use and mortality in countries participating in DOPPS: an instrumental variable analysis
    Ronald L Pisoni
    Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:475-91. 2009
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Gender imbalance and outcomes in living donor renal transplantation in the United States
    Liise K Kayler
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:452-8. 2003
    ..There appears to be a graft survival advantage for male recipients of male donor kidneys...
  74. ncbi request reprint Organ donation and transplantation trends in the USA, 2003
    Friedrich K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:7-12. 2004
  75. pmc Use of community versus individual socioeconomic data in predicting variation in hospital use
    T P Hofer
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor VA HSR and D Field Program, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Health Serv Res 33:243-59. 1998
    ..2) Thus, to support the inference that socioeconomic factors are important in the analysis of small area utilization data and address potential criticisms of this conclusion...
  76. ncbi request reprint Trends and results for organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 2004
    Friedrich K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:843-9. 2005
  77. ncbi request reprint The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS): design, data elements, and methodology
    Ronald L Pisoni
    University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 44:7-15. 2004
    ..It continues to refine its methods of data collection and analysis with the goal of improving hemodialysis practice and end-stage renal disease patient lives worldwide...
  78. ncbi request reprint Recent trends and results for organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 2005
    F K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1095-100. 2006
  79. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life as a predictor of mortality and hospitalization: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Donna L Mapes
    Amgen, Inc, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
    Kidney Int 64:339-49. 2003
    ..We also compared HRQOL measures with serum albumin regarding their power to predict outcomes...
  80. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and associated outcomes among hemodialysis patients of different ethnicities in the United States: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Antonio Alberto Lopes
    Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
    Am J Kidney Dis 41:605-15. 2003
    ..Associations between HRQOL and adverse dialysis outcomes (ie, death and hospitalization) also were assessed for all patients and by ethnicity...
  81. ncbi request reprint Association of comorbid conditions and mortality in hemodialysis patients in Europe, Japan, and the United States: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    David A Goodkin
    Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:3270-7. 2003
    ..Adjustments for the observed variability will allow study of association between practice patterns and outcomes...
  82. ncbi request reprint Cancers of the kidney and urinary tract in patients on dialysis for end-stage renal disease: analysis of data from the United States, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand
    John H Stewart
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:197-207. 2003
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Long-term renal allograft survival: a cup both half-full and half-empty
    Robert A Wolfe
    Am J Transplant 4:1215-6. 2004
  84. ncbi request reprint Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor livers
    Russell Wiesner
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gastroenterology 124:91-6. 2003
    ..Our aim was to assess the capability of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score to correctly rank potential liver recipients according to their severity of liver disease and mortality risk on the OPTN liver waiting list...
  85. ncbi request reprint Influence of graft type on outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation
    John P Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:373-7. 2004
    ..Living donor is the preferred donor source in the most common pediatric age group (< 2 years) undergoing liver transplantation...
  86. ncbi request reprint Effect of changing the priority for HLA matching on the rates and outcomes of kidney transplantation in minority groups
    John P Roberts
    University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0780, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:545-51. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that changing this allocation policy would affect graft survival and the racial balance among transplant recipients...
  87. doi request reprint Evaluation of dialysis performance measures
    Robert A Wolfe
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:867-8; author reply 868-9. 2008
  88. 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
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint How will the results of the HEMO study impact dialysis practice?
    Thomas A Depner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
    Semin Dial 16:8-21. 2003
  90. ncbi request reprint The report of a national conference on the wait list for kidney transplantation
    Robert S Gaston
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:775-85. 2003
    ..Each work group outlined problems and potential remedies within each area. This report summarized the issues and recommendations regarding the waiting list for kidney transplantation addressed in the Philadelphia meeting...