J Michael Lazarus

Summary

Affiliation: Fresenius Medical Care
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Translating epoetin research into practice: the role of government and the use of scientific evidence
    J Michael Lazarus
    Nephrol News Issues 20:12, 22. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Dialysis facility ownership and epoetin dosing in hemodialysis patients: a dialysis provider's perspective
    J Michael Lazarus
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA 02451, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:366-70. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Associates of mortality and hospitalization in hemodialysis: potentially actionable laboratory variables and vascular access
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, 920 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:79-90. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The "right" of passage: surviving the first year of dialysis
    Rebecca L Wingard
    Medical Department, Fresenius Medical Care North America, 750 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 230, Brentwood, TN 37027, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:S114-20. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Activated injectable vitamin D and hemodialysis survival: a historical cohort study
    Ming Teng
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:1115-25. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Association between achievement of hemodialysis quality-of-care indicators and quality-of-life scores
    Eduardo Lacson
    Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology, and Research, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:1098-107. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of systolic blood pressure and death risk in hemodialysis patients
    Zhensheng Li
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA 02420 9192, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:606-15. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Potential impact of nutritional intervention on end-stage renal disease hospitalization, death, and treatment costs
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 1457, USA
    J Ren Nutr 17:363-71. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The online measurement of hemodialysis dose (Kt): clinical outcome as a function of body surface area
    Edmund G Lowrie
    Health Information Systems, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420 9192, USA
    Kidney Int 68:1344-54. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of the change in CMS billing rules for erythropoietin on hemoglobin outcomes in dialysis patients
    Norma J Ofsthun
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, 95 Hayden Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420, USA
    Blood Purif 25:31-5. 2007

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Translating epoetin research into practice: the role of government and the use of scientific evidence
    J Michael Lazarus
    Nephrol News Issues 20:12, 22. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Dialysis facility ownership and epoetin dosing in hemodialysis patients: a dialysis provider's perspective
    J Michael Lazarus
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA 02451, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:366-70. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Associates of mortality and hospitalization in hemodialysis: potentially actionable laboratory variables and vascular access
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, 920 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:79-90. 2009
    ..To determine the most significant potentially actionable clinical variables associated with mortality and hospitalization risk in hemodialysis (HD) patients...
  4. doi request reprint The "right" of passage: surviving the first year of dialysis
    Rebecca L Wingard
    Medical Department, Fresenius Medical Care North America, 750 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 230, Brentwood, TN 37027, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:S114-20. 2009
    ..01). Expansion of RS to a larger incident patient population results in significant reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with improvement of intermediate outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Activated injectable vitamin D and hemodialysis survival: a historical cohort study
    Ming Teng
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:1115-25. 2005
    ..Randomized clinical trials would permit definitive conclusions...
  6. doi request reprint Association between achievement of hemodialysis quality-of-care indicators and quality-of-life scores
    Eduardo Lacson
    Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology, and Research, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:1098-107. 2009
    ..Incremental achievement of quality indicator goals has been associated with progressive improvement in mortality and hospitalization risk in hemodialysis (HD) patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of systolic blood pressure and death risk in hemodialysis patients
    Zhensheng Li
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA 02420 9192, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:606-15. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Potential impact of nutritional intervention on end-stage renal disease hospitalization, death, and treatment costs
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 1457, USA
    J Ren Nutr 17:363-71. 2007
    ..Our objective was to estimate the effect of an improvement in nutrition, represented by albumin concentrations, on hospitalization, mortality, and Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) program cost...
  9. ncbi request reprint The online measurement of hemodialysis dose (Kt): clinical outcome as a function of body surface area
    Edmund G Lowrie
    Health Information Systems, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420 9192, USA
    Kidney Int 68:1344-54. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of the change in CMS billing rules for erythropoietin on hemoglobin outcomes in dialysis patients
    Norma J Ofsthun
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, 95 Hayden Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420, USA
    Blood Purif 25:31-5. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Modeling the 4D Study: statins and cardiovascular outcomes in long-term hemodialysis patients with diabetes
    Kevin E Chan
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:856-66. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Hemodialysis facility-based quality-of-care indicators and facility-specific patient outcomes
    Eduardo Lacson
    Clinical Science, Epidemiology, and Research, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:490-7. 2009
    ..We evaluated whether incremental achievement of up to 8 facility quality goals was associated with improvement in facility-specific mortality and hospitalization rates...
  13. ncbi request reprint Measurement of dialyzer clearance, dialysis time, and body size: death risk relationships among patients
    Edmund G Lowrie
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420 9192, USA
    Kidney Int 66:2077-84. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the relationship of measured Kt with death risk. It also evaluated the relationship of simple body size measures to risk and also the combination of one such measure [body surface area (BSA)] with Kt to death risk...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effects of higher hemoglobin levels on mortality and hospitalization in hemodialysis patients
    Norma Ofsthun
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
    Kidney Int 63:1908-14. 2003
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Dialyzer best practice: single use or reuse?
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421, USA
    Semin Dial 19:120-8. 2006
    ..The dominance of reuse has been negated of late by a major shift in practice toward single use. Physicians and patients should be well informed in making decisions regarding the practice of single use versus reuse of dialyzers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Antibody response to Engerix-B and Recombivax-HB hepatitis B vaccination in end-stage renal disease
    Eduardo Lacson
    Medical Department, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421, USA
    Hemodial Int 9:367-75. 2005
    ..The observed difference in response rates may be related to the extra ENG dose given at the second month (0, 1, 2, 6 regimen). The study raises a hypothesis that requires confirmation in a prospective clinical trial...
  17. doi request reprint Change in vascular access and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:912-21. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that a change from central venous catheters to a fistula or graft would improve short-term mortality risk in maintenance hemodialysis patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint The emperor has no clothes (but has a catheter): a perspective on the state of chronic kidney disease care
    J Michael Lazarus
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA, USA
    Nephrol News Issues 19:45-6, 48. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Survival of patients undergoing hemodialysis with paricalcitol or calcitriol therapy
    Ming Teng
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, Mass, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:446-56. 2003
    ..Paricalcitol, a new vitamin D analogue, appears to lessen the elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus levels, as compared with calcitriol, the standard form of injectable vitamin D...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of variability in anemia management on hemoglobin outcomes in ESRD
    Eduardo Lacson
    Medical Department, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA 02420, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 41:111-24. 2003
    ..Implications on the percentage of patients exceeding 3-month rolling average Hgb levels of 12, 12.5, and 13 g/dL were determined...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reprocessing dialysers for multiple uses: recent analysis of death risks for patients
    Edmund G Lowrie
    Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA 02420 9192, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2823-30. 2004
    ..Approximately a quarter of 71,000 patients had been switched from reuse to single use by July 1, 2001. The transition offered a unique opportunity to re-evaluate death risk associated with the reuse practice...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prealbumin, mortality, and cause-specific hospitalization in hemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118 1211, USA
    Kidney Int 68:2794-800. 2005
    ..Prior studies have suggested that the serum prealbumin concentration is independently associated with mortality in hemodialysis patients, even with adjustment for serum albumin and other nutritional parameters...
  23. ncbi request reprint Body size, dialysis dose and death risk relationships among hemodialysis patients
    Edmund G Lowrie
    Fresenius Medical Care NA, Incorporated, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420, USA
    Kidney Int 62:1891-7. 2002
    ..This study therefore explored the relationships among body size, Kt, and death risk focusing on possible interactions between Kt and size...
  24. ncbi request reprint The association between blood pressure and mortality in ESRD-not different from the general population?
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Semin Dial 20:510-7. 2007
    ..These strategies may include assessment of cardiac function and careful attention to achieving optimal fluid balance...
  25. ncbi request reprint Interactions between dialysis-related volume exposures, nutritional surrogates and mortality among ESRD patients
    Lynda Anne Szczech
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Institute for Renal Outcomes Research and Health Policy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1585-91. 2003
    ..This analysis characterizes the association between dialysis-related volume expansion and mortality in the context of its interaction with nutritional surrogates...
  26. ncbi request reprint Balancing Fistula First with Catheters Last
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care, North America, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:379-95. 2007
    ..In the same vein as Fistula First, the renal community should once again be galvanized in working together toward controlling the catheter epidemic in our dialysis population...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mineral metabolism, mortality, and morbidity in maintenance hemodialysis
    Geoffrey A Block
    Denver Nephrology Associates, Denver Colorado, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2208-18. 2004
    ..Disorders of mineral metabolism are independently associated with mortality and morbidity associated with cardiovascular disease and fracture in hemodialysis patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Epoetin alfa use in patients with ESRD: an analysis of recent US prescribing patterns and hemoglobin outcomes
    Allan J Collins
    Chronic Disease Research Group, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:481-8. 2005
    ..Our objective is to examine epoetin alfa prescribing patterns for achieving the target hemoglobin level range in this population...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between pulse pressure and mortality in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis
    Preston S Klassen
    Duke Institute of Renal Outcomes Research and Health Policy, Box 3646, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710
    JAMA 287:1548-55. 2002
    ..Recent investigations in the general population have demonstrated the predictive utility of pulse pressure (systolic minus diastolic blood pressure), a measure reflecting the pulsatile nature of the cardiac cycle...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hemodialysis blood access flow rates using online measurement of conductivity dialysance and ultrasound dilution
    Eduardo Lacson
    Fresenius Medical Care, North America, Waltham, MA 02451 1457, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:99-106. 2008
    ..A reliable, but affordable, measurement tool is needed for outpatient hemodialysis facilities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Quality of care in profit vs not-for-profit dialysis centers
    Juan Bosch
    JAMA 289:3087-8; author reply 3089-90. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint The association between mental health, physical function, and hemodialysis mortality
    Eric L Knight
    Renal Unit, General Medicine Unit, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Kidney Int 63:1843-51. 2003
    ..One such approach is to stratify individuals by self-reported mental health and physical function. Examining these parameters at baseline, and over time, may help identify individuals at greater risk for mortality...
  33. ncbi request reprint Vector length as a proxy for the adequacy of ultrafiltration in hemodialysis
    Luana Pillon
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
    Kidney Int 66:1266-71. 2004
    ..Relatively little attention has been paid to the adequacy of ultrafiltration. At a given phase angle, the bioimpedance vector length reflects the degree of tissue hydration, as the vector lengthens with ultrafiltration...