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The Dietary Management Of Potassium In Children With Ckd Stages 2-5 And On Dialysis-Clinical Practice Recommendations From The Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce., An Desloovere, José Renken-Terhaerdt, Jetta Tuokkola, Vanessa Shaw, Larry A. Greenbaum, Dieter Haffner, Caroline Anderson, Christina L. Nelms, Michiel J S Oosterveld, Fabio Paglialonga, Nonnie Polderman, Leila Qizalbash, Bradley A. Warady, Rukshana Shroff, Johan Vande Walle 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

The Dietary Management Of Potassium In Children With Ckd Stages 2-5 And On Dialysis-Clinical Practice Recommendations From The Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce., An Desloovere, José Renken-Terhaerdt, Jetta Tuokkola, Vanessa Shaw, Larry A. Greenbaum, Dieter Haffner, Caroline Anderson, Christina L. Nelms, Michiel J S Oosterveld, Fabio Paglialonga, Nonnie Polderman, Leila Qizalbash, Bradley A. Warady, Rukshana Shroff, Johan Vande Walle

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

Dyskalemias are often seen in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). While hyperkalemia is common, with an increasing prevalence as glomerular filtration rate declines, hypokalemia may also occur, particularly in children with renal tubular disorders and those on intensive dialysis regimens. Dietary assessment and adjustment of potassium intake is critically important in children with CKD as hyperkalemia can be life-threatening. Manipulation of dietary potassium can be challenging as it may affect the intake of other nutrients and reduce palatability. The Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce (PRNT), an international team of pediatric renal dietitians and pediatric nephrologists, has developed clinical practice recommendations ...


Transcription Factor Β-Catenin Plays A Key Role In Fluid Flow Shear Stress-Mediated Glomerular Injury In Solitary Kidney., Tarak Srivastava, Daniel P. Heruth, R Scott Duncan, Mohammad H. Rezaiekhaligh, Robert E. Garola, Lakshmi Priya, Jianping Zhou, Varun C. Boinpelly, Jan Novak, Mohammed Farhan Ali, Trupti Joshi, Uri S. Alon, Yuexu Jiang, Ellen T. McCarthy, Virginia J. Savin, Ram Sharma, Mark L. Johnson, Mukut Sharma 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Transcription Factor Β-Catenin Plays A Key Role In Fluid Flow Shear Stress-Mediated Glomerular Injury In Solitary Kidney., Tarak Srivastava, Daniel P. Heruth, R Scott Duncan, Mohammad H. Rezaiekhaligh, Robert E. Garola, Lakshmi Priya, Jianping Zhou, Varun C. Boinpelly, Jan Novak, Mohammed Farhan Ali, Trupti Joshi, Uri S. Alon, Yuexu Jiang, Ellen T. Mccarthy, Virginia J. Savin, Ram Sharma, Mark L. Johnson, Mukut Sharma

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

Increased fluid flow shear stress (FFSS) in solitary kidney alters podocyte function in vivo. FFSS-treated cultured podocytes show upregulated AKT-GSK3β-β-catenin signaling. The present study was undertaken to confirm (i) the activation of β-catenin signaling in podocytes in vivo using unilaterally nephrectomized (UNX) TOPGAL mice with the β-galactosidase reporter gene for β-catenin activation, (ii) β-catenin translocation in FFSS-treated mouse podocytes, and (iii) β-catenin signaling using publicly available data from UNX mice. The UNX of TOPGAL mice resulted in glomerular hypertrophy and increased the mesangial matrix consistent with hemodynamic adaptation. Uninephrectomized TOPGAL mice showed an increased β-galactosidase expression at 4 weeks but ...


A New Paradigm: Ecmo Therapy In Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patients, Igor Areinamo 2021 Children's Mercy Kansas City

A New Paradigm: Ecmo Therapy In Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patients, Igor Areinamo

Research Days

Background: The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for support of pediatric patients has significantly increased in the past years. Patients with known oncologic diseases, immunodeficiencies, or bone marrow transplants (BMT) have traditionally not been considered candidates for Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) due to perceived high risk for mortality. Ongoing advances have continued to push the boundaries of ECMO use and we report our recent experience with this patient population

Objectives/Goal: To evaluate survival to discharge of pediatric patients who require ECMO support and who also have an underlying hematologic or oncologic disease process. To determine specific patient characteristics ...


Association Between Blood Pressure And Esa Dose In Pediatric Patients On Dialysis, Heather A. Morgans 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Association Between Blood Pressure And Esa Dose In Pediatric Patients On Dialysis, Heather A. Morgans

Research Days

Background: Hypertension is a reported side effect of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs), with a mechanism of action related to elevated hematocrit levels and direct vasopressor effects. Limited information exists on the relationship between ESA dosage and hypertension in children receiving maintenance dialysis.

Objectives/Goal: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether there is a significant association between ESA dose and blood pressure (BP) in pediatric patients on dialysis. The secondary aim was to determine covariates in relation to ESA dose.

Methods/Design: Data from the International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN) database was used to retrospectively analyze the ...


Association Between Esa Dose And Blood Pressure In Pediatric Patients On Dialysis, Heather A. Morgans, Judith Sebestyen VanSickle, Franz Schaefer, Bradley A. Warady 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Association Between Esa Dose And Blood Pressure In Pediatric Patients On Dialysis, Heather A. Morgans, Judith Sebestyen Vansickle, Franz Schaefer, Bradley A. Warady

Posters

Background: Hypertension is a reported side effect of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs), with a mechanism of action related to elevated hematocrit levels and direct vasopressor effects. Limited information exists on the relationship between ESA dosage and hypertension in children receiving maintenance dialysis.


Objective: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether there is a significant correlation between ESA dose and blood pressure (BP) in pediatric patients on dialysis. The secondary aim was to determine confounding variables in relation to ESA dose and BP.


Design/Methods: Data from the International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN) database was used to retrospectively ...


Infective Endocarditis-Associated Glomerulonephritis Versus Cryoglobulinemic Glomerulonephritis: An Unfortunate Clinical Overlap, Yesha K. Shah DO, Emilee E. Kurtz DO, Sharon E. Maynard MD, Mohammad Saqib MD 2021 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Infective Endocarditis-Associated Glomerulonephritis Versus Cryoglobulinemic Glomerulonephritis: An Unfortunate Clinical Overlap, Yesha K. Shah Do, Emilee E. Kurtz Do, Sharon E. Maynard Md, Mohammad Saqib Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Efficacy And Safety Of Bardoxolone Methyl In Pediatric Patients With Alport Syndrome In Cardinal Phase 3 Trial, Bradley A. Warady, Sharon Andreol, Vimal Chadha, Melanie Chin, Rasheed Gbadegesin, Keisha Gibson, Debbie Gipson, Angie Goldsberry, Kenneth Lieberman, Colin Meyer, Kevin Meyers, Nozu Kandai, Megan O'Grady, Michelle Rheault, Clifford Kashtan 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Efficacy And Safety Of Bardoxolone Methyl In Pediatric Patients With Alport Syndrome In Cardinal Phase 3 Trial, Bradley A. Warady, Sharon Andreol, Vimal Chadha, Melanie Chin, Rasheed Gbadegesin, Keisha Gibson, Debbie Gipson, Angie Goldsberry, Kenneth Lieberman, Colin Meyer, Kevin Meyers, Nozu Kandai, Megan O'Grady, Michelle Rheault, Clifford Kashtan

Posters

Background: Alport syndrome accounts for an estimated 3% of children with end-stage kidney disease in the US (USRDS, 2014). Whereas current management recommendations include the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) in patients with proteinuria, no specific therapies have been approved for this disease.


Objective: A Phase 3 study (CARDINAL; NCT03019185) evaluated the safety and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl (Bard) in adult and adolescent patients with Alport syndrome.


Design/Methods: CARDINAL was an international, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial conducted over two years in patients with confirmed diagnosis of Alport syndrome. Patients aged 12 to 70 years old with baseline ...


A Smarter Way To Round, Charles Maloy, Adrienne G. DePorre, Erica Adams, Jessica Olson, Amber Hunley, Darcy K. Weidemann 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

A Smarter Way To Round, Charles Maloy, Adrienne G. Deporre, Erica Adams, Jessica Olson, Amber Hunley, Darcy K. Weidemann

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Background: Communication is a key driver of health care outcomes. Poor communication practices contribute to sentinel safety events, poor family/patient experiences, and delays in care. Use of checklists in the healthcare setting is important to the development of high reliability and is increasingly common, however, the development and implementation of medical checklists for the standard patient floor are inadequately described.


Objective: To develop a sustainable rounding checklist for multidisciplinary discussion of patient safety measures and clinical plans.


Design/Methods: Key stakeholders in the rounding process (subspecialty and general pediatrics physicians, resident physician, bedside nurses, and nursing leadership) created a ...


Perinatal Exposure To Interleukin-6 (Il-6): A Model To Study Influence Of Developmental Insult On Susceptibility To Chronic Kidney Disease (Ckd), Tarak Srivastava, Robert E. Garola, Varun Chandra Boinpelly, Jianping Zhou, Daniel P. Heruth, Mohammad Rezaiekhaligh, M. Farhan Ali, Lakshmi Priya, Uri Alon, Trupti Joshi, Yuexu Jiang, Ellen T. McCarthy, Ram Sharma, Madhulika Sharma, Gregory Vanden Heuvel, Virginia J. Savin, Pramod B. Mahajan, Mukut Sharma 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Perinatal Exposure To Interleukin-6 (Il-6): A Model To Study Influence Of Developmental Insult On Susceptibility To Chronic Kidney Disease (Ckd), Tarak Srivastava, Robert E. Garola, Varun Chandra Boinpelly, Jianping Zhou, Daniel P. Heruth, Mohammad Rezaiekhaligh, M. Farhan Ali, Lakshmi Priya, Uri Alon, Trupti Joshi, Yuexu Jiang, Ellen T. Mccarthy, Ram Sharma, Madhulika Sharma, Gregory Vanden Heuvel, Virginia J. Savin, Pramod B. Mahajan, Mukut Sharma

Posters

Background: CKD and obesity are marked by elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-6. Pregnant obese women are associated with 1.5- to 2-fold increase in serum IL-6, newborns with smaller kidney/body weight ratio, kidney anomalies and increased susceptibility to CKD. Maternal IL-6, but not TNFα or IL-1β, can cross the placental barrier and enter fetal compartment.


Objective: We examined the role of (a) maternal injection of IL-6 during mid-gestation, similar to levels observed in pregnant obese women, on kidney development as a specific molecular surrogate of gestational inflammation and (b) IL-6 on glomerular filtration barrier.


Design/Methods: Pregnant mice received ...


The Association Between Age And Unrecognized And Untreated Hypertension In Children With Chronic Kidney Disease, Chloe Douglas, J Roem, Joseph Flynn, Susan Furth, Bradley A. Warady, Susan Halbach 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

The Association Between Age And Unrecognized And Untreated Hypertension In Children With Chronic Kidney Disease, Chloe Douglas, J Roem, Joseph Flynn, Susan Furth, Bradley A. Warady, Susan Halbach

Presentations

Background: Younger age has been associated with unrecognized hypertension (HTN) in both the general pediatric population and in children on dialysis. An increased lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease and the association of HTN with chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression make optimal treatment of elevated blood pressure (BP) a key component of CKD management. However, the role of age in the recognition and treatment of HTN in non-dialysis pediatric CKD remains unknown.

Objective: Using data from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Cohort Study, we examined the relationship between age and recognized vs. unrecognized HTN, and the frequency with which ...


Obesity Does Not Increase Risk For Kidney Replacement Therapy (Krt), But Weight Reduction Improves Kidney Function In Children With Chronic Kidney Disease (Ckd), Amy Kogon, J Roem, Mark Mitsnefes, Babette Zeme, Bradley A. Warady, Susan Furth, Nancy Rodig 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Obesity Does Not Increase Risk For Kidney Replacement Therapy (Krt), But Weight Reduction Improves Kidney Function In Children With Chronic Kidney Disease (Ckd), Amy Kogon, J Roem, Mark Mitsnefes, Babette Zeme, Bradley A. Warady, Susan Furth, Nancy Rodig

Presentations

Background: Obesity is prevalent in pediatric CKD, but its impact on CKD progression is unclear.

Objective: To determine the relationship between obesity/weight changes with CKD progression among children and adolescents enrolled in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study.

Design/Methods: Participants were categorized based on body mass index (BMI) as normal, overweight (OW) or obese and those who were underweight were excluded. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and parametric failure time models determined the association of baseline BMI category on time to KRT stratified by non-glomerular (NG) and glomerular (G) etiology of CKD. The distribution of changes in BMI ...


Using Machine Learning To Identify Metabolomic Signatures Based On Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease Etiology, Arthur Lee, Alison Abraham, Yunwen Xu, Jian Hu, Xia Or, Josef Coresh, Casey Rebholz, J Chen, Eugene Ree, Harold Feldman, Paul Kimmel, Bradley A. Warady, Susan Furth, Michelle Denburg 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Using Machine Learning To Identify Metabolomic Signatures Based On Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease Etiology, Arthur Lee, Alison Abraham, Yunwen Xu, Jian Hu, Xia Or, Josef Coresh, Casey Rebholz, J Chen, Eugene Ree, Harold Feldman, Paul Kimmel, Bradley A. Warady, Susan Furth, Michelle Denburg

Presentations

Background: Untargeted plasma metabolomic profiling combined with novel machine learning (ML) tools may lead to the discovery of metabolic profiles that inform our understanding of pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) etiologies and identify potential therapeutic targets.

Objective: We sought to identify metabolomic signatures in pediatric CKD based on etiology: focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS), obstructive uropathy (OU), aplasia/dysplasia/hypoplasia (A/D/H), & reflux nephropathy (RN).

Design/Methods: Untargeted GC/MS2 and LC/MS2-based metabolomics quantification (Metabolon) was performed on baseline plasma samples from 702 Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) participants. Participants per etiology were: FSGS (n=63), OU (n=122), A/D/H (n=109), & RN (n=86). Lasso penalized logistic regression was used for feature selection, adjusting for age, sex, race, BMI z-score, proteinuria, estimated glomerular filtration rate, hypertension, medication usage, & CKD duration. Four methods were then applied to the selected metabolites to stratify significance; logistic regression, support vector machine, random forest, and extreme gradient boosting. Important features were selected based on being significant in at least 2 out of the 4 modeling approaches. ML significance was designated as being top 10-percentile ...


Assessment Of Nutritional Status In Children With Kidney Diseases-Clinical Practice Recommendations From The Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce., Christina L. Nelms, Vanessa Shaw, Larry A. Greenbaum, Caroline Anderson, An Desloovere, Dieter Haffner, Michiel J S Oosterveld, Fabio Paglialonga, Nonnie Polderman, Leila Qizalbash, Lesley Rees, José Renken-Terhaerdt, Jetta Tuokkola, Johan Vande Walle, Rukshana Shroff, Bradley A. Warady 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Assessment Of Nutritional Status In Children With Kidney Diseases-Clinical Practice Recommendations From The Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce., Christina L. Nelms, Vanessa Shaw, Larry A. Greenbaum, Caroline Anderson, An Desloovere, Dieter Haffner, Michiel J S Oosterveld, Fabio Paglialonga, Nonnie Polderman, Leila Qizalbash, Lesley Rees, José Renken-Terhaerdt, Jetta Tuokkola, Johan Vande Walle, Rukshana Shroff, Bradley A. Warady

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

In children with kidney diseases, an assessment of the child's growth and nutritional status is important to guide the dietary prescription. No single metric can comprehensively describe the nutrition status; therefore, a series of indices and tools are required for evaluation. The Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce (PRNT) is an international team of pediatric renal dietitians and pediatric nephrologists who develop clinical practice recommendations (CPRs) for the nutritional management of children with kidney diseases. Herein, we present CPRs for nutritional assessment, including measurement of anthropometric and biochemical parameters and evaluation of dietary intake. The statements have been graded using the ...


Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors And Angiotensin Receptor Blockers In Acute Heart Failure: Invasive Hemodynamic Parameters And Clinical Outcomes., Kevin Bryan Lo, Hesam Mostafavi Toroghi, Grace Salacup, Jiahui Jiang, Ruchika Bhargav, Eduardo Quintero, Kira Balestrini, Anum Shahzad, Roy O Mathew, Peter A McCullough, Janani Rangaswami 2021 Department of Internal Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, 19141 Philadelphia, USA

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors And Angiotensin Receptor Blockers In Acute Heart Failure: Invasive Hemodynamic Parameters And Clinical Outcomes., Kevin Bryan Lo, Hesam Mostafavi Toroghi, Grace Salacup, Jiahui Jiang, Ruchika Bhargav, Eduardo Quintero, Kira Balestrini, Anum Shahzad, Roy O Mathew, Peter A Mccullough, Janani Rangaswami

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

There are limited data regarding the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEi/ARBs) in acute heart failure (AHF). The purpose is to determine the patterns of ACEi/ARB use at the time of admission and discharge in relation to invasive hemodynamic data, mortality, and heart failure (HF) readmissions. This is a retrospective single-center study in patients with AHF who underwent right heart catheterization between January 2010 and December 2016. Patients on dialysis, evidence of shock, or incomplete follow up were excluded. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the factors associated with continuation of ACEi ...


Long-Term Dynamics Of The Kidney Disease Epidemic Among Hiv-Infected Individuals, Heather Gudaz, Henry A. Ogu, Elissa J. Schwartz 2021 Washington State University

Long-Term Dynamics Of The Kidney Disease Epidemic Among Hiv-Infected Individuals, Heather Gudaz, Henry A. Ogu, Elissa J. Schwartz

Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics

One of many risks facing HIV+ individuals is the development of kidney dysfunction and end stage kidney disease (ESKD). A differential equation-based mathematical model was developed to assess the impact of antiretroviral therapy on the progression to kidney disease and on reducing mortality due to kidney failure. Analytical and numerical predictions of long-term HIV+ ESKD prevalence show that therapy can lead to either extremely low levels of disease prevalence or increased prevalence, depending on drug efficacy levels and mechanisms of action. Maintenance of HIV+ ESKD prevalence below one individual is possible with sufficient efficacy (e.g., 99%) against the progression ...


Macrophage And Adipocyte Interaction As A Source Of Inflammation In Kidney Disease, Cristina Martos-Rus, Goni Katz-Greenberg, Zhao Lin, Eurico Serrano, Diana Whitaker Menezes, Marina Domingo-Vidal, Megan Roche, Kavitha Ramaswamy, D. Craig Hooper, Bonita Falkner, Maria P Martinez Cantarin 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

Macrophage And Adipocyte Interaction As A Source Of Inflammation In Kidney Disease, Cristina Martos-Rus, Goni Katz-Greenberg, Zhao Lin, Eurico Serrano, Diana Whitaker Menezes, Marina Domingo-Vidal, Megan Roche, Kavitha Ramaswamy, D. Craig Hooper, Bonita Falkner, Maria P Martinez Cantarin

Kimmel Cancer Center Faculty Papers

In obesity, adipose tissue derived inflammation is associated with unfavorable metabolic consequences. Uremic inflammation is prevalent and contributes to detrimental outcomes. However, the contribution of adipose tissue inflammation in uremia has not been characterized. We studied the contribution of adipose tissue to uremic inflammation in-vitro, in-vivo and in human samples. Exposure to uremic serum resulted in activation of inflammatory pathways including NFκB and HIF1, upregulation of inflammatory cytokines/chemokines and catabolism with lipolysis, and lactate production. Also, co-culture of adipocytes with macrophages primed by uremic serum resulted in higher inflammatory cytokine expression than adipocytes exposed only to uremic serum. Adipose ...


Unilateral Nephrectomy Stimulates Erk And Is Associated With Enhanced Na Transport., Robert Repetti, Nomrota Majumder, Karin Carneiro De Oliveira, Jennifer Meth, Tenzin Yangchen, Mukut Sharma, Tarak Srivastava, Rajeev Rohatgi 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Unilateral Nephrectomy Stimulates Erk And Is Associated With Enhanced Na Transport., Robert Repetti, Nomrota Majumder, Karin Carneiro De Oliveira, Jennifer Meth, Tenzin Yangchen, Mukut Sharma, Tarak Srivastava, Rajeev Rohatgi

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

Nephron loss initiates compensatory hemodynamic and cellular effects on the remaining nephrons. Increases in single nephron glomerular filtration rate and tubular flow rate exert higher fluid shear stress (FSS) on tubules. In principal cell (PC) culture models FSS induces ERK, and ERK is implicated in the regulation of transepithelial sodium (Na) transport, as well as, proliferation. Thus, we hypothesize that high tubular flow and FSS mediate ERK activation in the cortical collecting duct (CCD) of solitary kidney which regulates amiloride sensitive Na transport and affects CCD cell number. Immunoblotting of whole kidney protein lysate was performed to determine phospho-ERK (pERK ...


Covid-19 Infection Outcome In African American Renal Transplant Recipients: Detroit Medical Center, Claudia Jarrin Tejada MD, Mareena Zachariah MD, Angela Cruz MD, Shakir Hussein MD, Elizabeth Wilpula PharmD, Nicole Meeks, Jeffrey A. Wolff MSN, AGACNP-BC, Pranatharthi Chandrasekar MD 2021 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Covid-19 Infection Outcome In African American Renal Transplant Recipients: Detroit Medical Center, Claudia Jarrin Tejada Md, Mareena Zachariah Md, Angela Cruz Md, Shakir Hussein Md, Elizabeth Wilpula Pharmd, Nicole Meeks, Jeffrey A. Wolff Msn, Agacnp-Bc, Pranatharthi Chandrasekar Md

Medical Student Research Symposium

Background: Transplant recipients are more vulnerable to infections including COVID-19, given their comorbidities and chronic immunosuppression. Most preliminary care series report rapid clinical progression and higher mortality compared to the general population.

Methods: Retrospective study at Harper University Hospital - Detroit Medical Center. Twenty-five renal transplant recipients (RTR) presenting consecutively with COVID-19 symptoms and positive NP swab PCR for SARS-CoV2 between 03/01/2020 - 05/01/2020 were included. Data on demographics, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, management and outcomes were collected.

Results: Patients had a median age of 56, all African American and deceased donor transplant recipients. Most had hypertension (96 ...


Survey Of Current Practices Of Outpatient Hemodialysis For Aki Patients, Victor M. Ortiz-Soriano, Catherine R. Butler, Marla Levy, Sarah C. Huen, Jorge L. Castaneda, Ankit Sakhuja, Rajit K. Basu, Kathleen D. Liu, Jorge Cerda, Javier A. Neyra 2021 University of Kentucky

Survey Of Current Practices Of Outpatient Hemodialysis For Aki Patients, Victor M. Ortiz-Soriano, Catherine R. Butler, Marla Levy, Sarah C. Huen, Jorge L. Castaneda, Ankit Sakhuja, Rajit K. Basu, Kathleen D. Liu, Jorge Cerda, Javier A. Neyra

Internal Medicine Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Low-Dose Antithymocyte Globulin Has No Disadvantages To Standard Higher Dose In Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients: Report From The Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, Isa F. Ashoor, Robbie A. Beyl, Charu Gupta, Amrish Jain, Stefan G. Kiessling, Asha Moudgil, Hiren P. Patel, Joseph Sherbotie, Donald J. Weaver Jr., Rima S. Zahr, Vikas R. Dharnidharka 2021 LSU Health New Orleans

Low-Dose Antithymocyte Globulin Has No Disadvantages To Standard Higher Dose In Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients: Report From The Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, Isa F. Ashoor, Robbie A. Beyl, Charu Gupta, Amrish Jain, Stefan G. Kiessling, Asha Moudgil, Hiren P. Patel, Joseph Sherbotie, Donald J. Weaver Jr., Rima S. Zahr, Vikas R. Dharnidharka

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

Introduction
Rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG) dosing strategies for induction in pediatric kidney transplantation vary between centers. It is not known whether a lower rATG induction dose provides safe and effective immunosuppression compared with a “standard” higher dose.

Methods
We performed a retrospective multicenter study of all isolated first-time kidney transplant recipients < 21 years old who received rATG induction between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2014 at 9 pediatric centers. An a priori cutoff of a 4.5-mg/kg cumulative rATG dose was used to identify low (≤ 4.5 mg/kg) and standard (> 4.5 mg/kg) exposure groups. Outcomes examined included 12 months posttransplant graft function (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]); the occurrence of acute rejection, donor-specific antibody (DSA ...


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