Dena E Rifkin
Affiliation: University of California
- A fighting chance: how acute care training is failing patients with chronic diseaseDena E Rifkin
Dena E Rifkin is a nephrologist and an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego Names and identifying details have been altered to protect patients privacy
Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1481-4. 2014..Watching the decline of two patients with kidney failure-one healthier and one frail-a doctor questions how well acute care medical training serves those with chronic disease. ..
- Blood pressure components and decline in kidney function in community-living older adults: the Cardiovascular Health StudyDena E Rifkin
Divisions of Nephrology and of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
Am J Hypertens 26:1037-44. 2013....
- Linking clinic and home: a randomized, controlled clinical effectiveness trial of real-time, wireless blood pressure monitoring for older patients with kidney disease and hypertensionDena E Rifkin
Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Blood Press Monit 18:8-15. 2013..Telemonitoring interventions, however, have not targeted older, less technologically-skilled populations...
- Renal artery calcification and mortality among clinically asymptomatic adultsDena E Rifkin
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California 92161, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1079-85. 2012..The goal of this study was to assess the associations between renal artery calcification (RAC) and mortality in a healthy outpatient cohort with no known cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
- Albuminuria, impaired kidney function and cardiovascular outcomes or mortality in the elderlyDena E Rifkin
Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:1560-7. 2010..Kidney disease is a risk factor for mortality and cardiovascular disease in older adults, but the separate and combined effects of albuminuria and cystatin C, a novel marker of glomerular filtration, are not known...
- Association between baseline kidney function and change in CRP: an analysis of the cardiovascular health studyDena E Rifkin
Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affair Hospital, San Diego, CA 92093 9111, USA
Nephron Clin Pract 115:c114-21. 2010..In cross-sectional analyses, C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are inversely related to levels of kidney function. The relationship between kidney function and subsequent changes in CRP is unknown...
- Medication adherence behavior and priorities among older adults with CKD: a semistructured interview studyDena E Rifkin
University of California, San Diego, and San Diego VA Medical Center, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 56:439-46. 2010..Older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) typically use more than 5 medications and have multiple prescribing physicians. However, little is known about how they prioritize their medical conditions or decide which medications to take...
- Kidney function and mortality in octogenarians: Cardiovascular Health Study All StarsShani Shastri
Division of Nephrology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1201-7. 2012..To examine the association between kidney function and all-cause mortality in octogenarians...
- The association of renal artery calcification with hypertension in community-living individuals: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosisIsac C Thomas
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Electronic address
J Am Soc Hypertens 10:167-74. 2016..1 mm Hg higher diastolic blood pressure, and a 7.4-mm Hg higher pulse pressure. In conclusion, independent of CVD risk factors, abdominal aortic calcium, and kidney function, the presence of RAC is associated with HTN prevalence. ..
- Cystatin C, albuminuria, and mortality among older adults with diabetesIan H De Boer
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Diabetes Care 32:1833-8. 2009..Joint associations of albuminuria and impaired GFR with mortality have not been comprehensively evaluated in this population...
- 24-hour urine phosphorus excretion and mortality and cardiovascular eventsHeather L Palomino
School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92161, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 8:1202-10. 2013..However, whether phosphorus restriction influences serum phosphorus concentrations and whether dietary phosphorus is itself associated with CVD or death are uncertain...
- Greater Volume but not Higher Density of Abdominal Aortic Calcium Is Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)Nketi I Forbang
From the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla N I F, R A R B, M A A, J H I, I T, D E R, M H C Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD E D M Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle R L M Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA M A A, J H I, D E R and Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD V S
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 9:. 2016..The standard AAC and CAC score, the Agatston method, upweights for greater calcium density, thereby modeling higher calcium density as a CVD hazard...
- Apolipoprotein E and kidney function in older adultsRebecca Kurnik Seshasai
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Clin Nephrol 78:174-80. 2012..We evaluated the associations of apolipoprotein E alleles with kidney function among older adults in the cardiovascular health study (CHS)...
- Relationship of Coronary Calcium on Standard Chest CT Scans With MortalityJan M Hughes-Austin
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 9:152-9. 2016....
- Rapid kidney function decline and mortality risk in older adultsDena E Rifkin
Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Box 391, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:2212-8. 2008..It remains unknown, however, whether longitudinal declines in kidney function are independently associated with increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in older adults...
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and Frailty in Elderly Community-Dwelling Individuals: The Cardiovascular Health StudyTomasz Beben
Division of Nephrology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California
J Am Geriatr Soc 64:270-6. 2016..To evaluate whether fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is related to frailty and to characterize the nature of their joint association with mortality...
- Calcium density of coronary artery plaque and risk of incident cardiovascular eventsMichael H Criqui
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
JAMA 311:271-8. 2014..The standard CAC score is the Agatston, which is weighted upward for greater calcium density. However, some data suggest increased plaque calcium density may be protective for CVD...
- Estimated albumin excretion rate versus urine albumin-creatinine ratio for the assessment of albuminuria: a diagnostic test study from the Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease (PREVEND) StudyJoseph A Abdelmalek
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA Electronic address
Am J Kidney Dis 63:415-21. 2014..We hypothesized that calculating estimated AER (eAER) using spot ACR and estimated creatinine excretion rate (eCER) may improve albuminuria assessment...
- Development and validation of a model to predict 5-year risk of death without ESRD among older adults with CKDNisha Bansal
Kidney Research Institute, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 10:363-71. 2015..CKD is associated with mortality. Accurate prediction tools for mortality may guide clinical decision-making, particularly among elderly persons with CKD...
- Associations between coronary calcification on chest radiographs and mortality in hemodialysis patientsJoseph A Abdelmalek
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, CA 92161, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 60:990-7. 2012..We determined the prevalence of CAC and AAC visible on plain chest radiographs and their associations with mortality in our dialysis population...
- Comparison of ordinal versus Agatston coronary calcification scoring for cardiovascular disease mortality in community-living individualsKatherine J Blair
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 30:813-8. 2014..57 (1.00-2.46) using the Agatston score. A simple ordinal CAC score is reproducible, strongly correlated with Agatston CAC scores, and provides similar prediction for CVD death in predominantly Caucasian community-living individuals. ..
- Interdialytic creatinine change versus predialysis creatinine as indicators of nutritional status in maintenance hemodialysisCarl P Walther
Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:771-6. 2012..Predialysis creatinine levels are associated with mortality risk but may be influenced by both muscle mass and dialysis dose. This might be overcome by examining the rate of rise in creatinine between dialysis sessions...
- Associations between cystatin C-based eGFR, ambulatory blood pressure parameters, and in-clinic versus ambulatory blood pressure agreement in older community-living adultsTyler B Woodell
aDepartment of Medicine, Division of Nephrology bDepartment of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine cVeterans Affairs Healthcare System dDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UC San Diego, San Diego, California eWeil Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, New York, USA
Blood Press Monit 21:87-94. 2016..Further, this study aimed to assess the agreement between clinic and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring...
- Antidepressant Use and Subclinical Measures of Atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of AtherosclerosisAlvaro Camacho
From the Departments of Psychiatry, and Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, CA Departments of Biostatistics, and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Services, University of Washington Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
J Clin Psychopharmacol 36:340-6. 2016..Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications used in primary care. The cardiovascular safety profile of antidepressant medications, in terms of subclinical atherosclerosis, is underexamined...
- Associations of cardiovascular disease risk factors with abdominal aortic calcium volume and density: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)Nketi I Forbang
University of California, San Diego, Dept of Family Medicine and Public Health, La Jolla, CA, USA Electronic address
Atherosclerosis 255:54-58. 2016..We determined associations of CVD risk factors with AAC volume and density (separately)...
- Serum bicarbonate concentrations and kidney disease progression in community-living elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) StudyLeonard Goldenstein
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA Nephrology Section, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
Am J Kidney Dis 64:542-9. 2014..73 m(2) and CKD progression among community-living persons with predominantly preserved kidney function is unknown...
- Association of renin and aldosterone with ethnicity and blood pressure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of AtherosclerosisDena E Rifkin
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California
Am J Hypertens 27:801-10. 2014..Although variations in plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone have been examined in whites and blacks, the association of these hormones with blood pressure in multiethnic populations has not been described...
- Influence of patients' coronary artery calcium on subsequent medication use patternsJennifer Schwartz
San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, San Diego, CA, USA
Am J Health Behav 36:628-38. 2012..To determine whether information on the presence and extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with the likelihood of physicians' prescribing preventive therapies...
- Chronic kidney disease: an inherent risk factor for acute kidney injury?Prabhleen Singh
Division of Nephrology Hypertension, University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1690-5. 2010..Moreover, certain elements in the pathophysiology of a previously injured kidney may, surprisingly, bear out to be protective against AKI...
- Medication issues in older individuals with CKDDena E Rifkin
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 17:320-8. 2010..In this review, we outline the risks and benefits of medication use in the CKD population as a specific case within geriatric pharmacoepidemiology as a framework...
- Relationship Between 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function in Community-Living Older Adults: The UCSD Ambulatory Blood Pressure StudyKyle S Conway
Divisions of Nephrology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
Am J Hypertens 28:1444-52. 2015..The relationship between ambulatory BP patterns and cognitive function in community-living older adults is unknown...
- Urine creatinine-based estimates of fat-free mass in community-dwelling older persons: the Rancho Bernardo studySimerjot K Jassal
Primary Care Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California Electronic address
J Ren Nutr 25:97-102. 2015....
- Hitting the mark: blood pressure targets and agents in those with prevalent cardiovascular disease and heart failureDena E Rifkin
Division of Nephrology, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, San Diego, CA and University of California, San Diego, CA Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA and Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 22:140-4. 2015..BP targets for those with CVD should generally be less than 140/90 mm Hg but require individualization of therapy for any further reduction based on the clinical setting. ..