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This page lists selected peer-reviewed publications from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Section of Nephrology and selected presentations by trainees at national meetings.

Selected peer reviewed publications from the Section of Nephrology

  • Ghimire S, Yerneni H, Oyadomari TA, Sedlacek M. Metabolic Alkalosis and Cystic Fibrosis: A Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 2020;173(4):315. doi:10.7326/L20-0038o Fudim M, Hopley CW, Huang Z, Kavanagh S, Rockhold F
  • Baumgartner I, Berger J, Blomster J, Fowkes G, Katona B, Mahaffey K, Norgren L, Ostrom C, Patel M, W. Jones S, Hiatt WR. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Association of Hypertension and Arterial Blood Pressure on Limb and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: the EUCLID Trial Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (published online ahead of print) August 2020
  • Brant EJ, Rietman EA, Klement GL, Cavaglia M, Tuszynski JA. Personalized therapy design for systemic lupus erythematosus based on the analysis of protein-protein interaction networks. PLoS One. 2020;15(3):e0226883. Published 2020 Mar 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226883
  • Goldfarb DS, Benstein JA, Zhdanova O, et al. Impending Shortages of Kidney Replacement Therapy for COVID-19 Patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020;15(6):880-882. doi:10.2215/CJN.05180420
  • Hopley CW, Kavanagh S, Patel MR, et al. Chronic kidney disease and risk for cardiovascular and limb outcomes in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: The EUCLID trial. Vasc Med. 2019;24(5):422-430. doi:10.1177/1358863X19864172
  • Yerneni H, Sedlacek M. Reverse corticomedullary differentiation in acute cortical necrosis. Kidney Int. 2019;96(4):1041. doi:10.1016/j.kint.2019.05.022
  • Lucas BP, D'Addio A, Block C, Manning HL, Remillard B, Leiter JC. Clinical measurements obtained from point-of-care ultrasound images to assess acquisition skills. Ultrasound J. 2019;11(1):4. Published 2019 Feb 22. doi:10.1186/s13089-019-0119-6
  • Yamamoto T, Xie J, Li Z, Field C, Block C, Taylor T. Effect of Uric Acid Control on Serum Creatinine. J Clin Rheumatol. 2019;25(7):279-283. doi:10.1097/RHU.0000000000000850
  • Lucas BP, D'Addio A, Block C, Manning HL, Remillard B, Leiter JC. Clinical measurements obtained from point-of-care ultrasound images to assess acquisition skills. Ultrasound J. 2019;11(1):4. Published 2019 Feb 22. doi:10.1186/s13089-019-0119-6
  • Lucas BP, D'Addio A, Block C, Manning H, Remillard B, Leiter JC. Limited agreement between two noninvasive measurements of blood volume during fluid removal: ultrasound of inferior vena cava and finger-clip spectrophotometry of hemoglobin concentration. Physiol Meas. 2019;40(6):065003. Published 2019 Jul 1. doi:10.1088/1361-6579/ab21af
  • Gabardi S, Pavlakis M, Tan C, et al. New England BK consortium: Regional survey of BK screening and management protocols in comparison to published consensus guidelines. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018;20(6):e12985. doi:10.1111/tid.12985
  • Lucas BP, D'Addio A, Clark J, et al. Reproducibility of point-of-care ultrasonography for central vein diameter measurement: Separating image acquisition from interpretation. J Clin Ultrasound. 2017;45(8):488-496. doi:10.1002/jcu.22491
  • Battat R, Jhonson M, Wiseblatt L, et al. The Haiti Medical Education Project: development and analysis of a competency based continuing medical education course in Haiti through distance learning. BMC Med Educ. 2016;16(1):275. Published 2016 Oct 19. doi:10.1186/s12909-016-0795-x
  • Youssefi, N, Chobanian, M. Bordetella bronchiseptica in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient after dog vaccination. J Kidney 2016, 2:1
  • Pereira DJ, Schoolwerth AC, Pais VM. Cystinuria: current concepts and future directions. Clin Nephrol. 2015;83(3):138-146. doi:10.5414/cn108514
  • Pereira DJ, Gemery J, Sedlacek M. Yin-Yang Sign in Arteriovenous Fistula Pseudoaneurysm. The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal. 2015; 8: 88-89 doi: 10.2174/1874303X01508010088
  • Kassis HM, Minsinger KD, McCullough PA, Block CA, Sidhu MS, Brown JR. A Review of the Use of Iloprost, A Synthetic Prostacyclin, in the Prevention of Radiocontrast Nephropathy in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography and Intervention. Clin Cardiol. 2015;38(8):492-498. doi:10.1002/clc.22407
  • Minsinger KD, Kassis HM, Block CA, Sidhu M, Brown JR. Meta-analysis of the effect of automated contrast injection devices versus manual injection and contrast volume on risk of contrast-induced nephropathy. Am J Cardiol. 2014;113(1):49-53. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.08.040
  • Hendrickson CD, Castro Pereira DJ, Comi RJ. Renal impairment as a surgical indication in primary hyperparathyroidism: do the data support this recommendation?. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(8):2646-2650. doi:10.1210/jc.2014-1379
  • Remillard BD, Buteau JH, Cléophat P. Kidney care in Haiti--the role of partnerships. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2015;11(3):183-188. doi:10.1038/nrneph.2014.239
  • Robey RB, Block CA, O'Rourke DJ. Varenicline for smoking reduction prior to cessation. JAMA. 2015;313(22):2285. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4978
  • Robey RB. Cyclical dehydration-induced renal injury and Mesoamerican nephropathy: as sweet by any other name?. Kidney Int. 2014;86(2):226-229. doi:10.1038/ki.2014.47
  • Ptak JA, Yazinski NA, Block CA, Buckey JC Jr. Unusual neurological syndrome induced by atmospheric pressure change. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2013;84(5):522-524. doi:10.3357/asem.3577.2013
  • Tariq N, Adil MM, Saeed F, Chaudhry SA, Qureshi AI. Outcomes of thrombolytic treatment for acute ischemic stroke in dialysis-dependent patients in the United States. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;22(8):e354-e359. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.03.016
  • Pokaharel M, Block CA. Dysnatremia in the ICU [published correction appears in Curr Opin Crit Care. 2013 Jun;19(3):277]. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2011;17(6):581-593. doi:10.1097/MCC.0b013e32834cd388
  • Saeed F, Naga Pavan Kumar Devaki P, Mahendrakar L, Holley JL. Exercise-induced proteinuria?. J Fam Pract. 2012;61(1):23-26.
  • Petras, ML, Dunbar, NM, Filiano, JJ, Braga, M, Chobanian, MC, Szczepiorkowski, ZM. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Streptococcus pneumonia-Associated Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Case Report. J Clin Apheresis, 3 Feb 2012 I DOI:10.1002/jca.21208
  • Dixon J, Borden P, Kaneko TM, Schoolwerth AC. Multidisciplinary CKD care enhances outcomes at dialysis initiation. Nephrol Nurs J. 2011;38(2):165-171.
  • Saeed F, Agrawal N, Greenberg E, Holley JL. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in chronic hemodialysis patients. Int J Nephrol. 2011;2011:272535. doi:10.4061/2011/272535
  • John SK, Rangan Y, Block CA, Koff MD. Life-threatening hyperkalemia from nutritional supplements: uncommon or undiagnosed?. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(9):1237.e1-1237.e12372. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2010.08.029
  • Neild GH, Sedlacek M, Tracy SA, Schned AR. Smiling glomerulus reveals diagnosis in seronegative anti-glomerular basement membrane disease. NDT Plus. 2011;4(5):352. doi:10.1093/ndtplus/sfr056
  • Friedman SE, Palac RT, Zlotnick DM, Chobanian MC, Costa SP. A call to action: variability in guidelines for cardiac evaluation before renal transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;6(5):1185-1191. doi:10.2215/CJN.09391010
  • Zlotnick DM, Axelrod DA, Chobanian MC, et al. Non-invasive detection of pulmonary hypertension prior to renal transplantation is a predictor of increased risk for early graft dysfunction. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010;25(9):3090-3096. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfq141
  • Brown JR, Robb JF, Block CA, et al. Does safe dosing of iodinated contrast prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury?. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2010;3(4):346-350. doi:10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.109.910638
  • Hoerger TJ, Wittenborn JS, Segel JE, et al. A health policy model of CKD: 1. Model construction, assumptions, and validation of health consequences. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010;55(3):452-462. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.11.016
  • Hoerger TJ, Wittenborn JS, Segel JE, et al. A health policy model of CKD: 2. The cost-effectiveness of microalbuminuria screening. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010;55(3):463-473. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.11.017
  • Levey AS, Schoolwerth AC, Burrows NR, et al. Comprehensive public health strategies for preventing the development, progression, and complications of CKD: report of an expert panel convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009;53(3):522-535. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2008.11.019
  • Weise WJ, Sivanandy MS, Block CA, Comi RJ. Exenatide-associated ischemic renal failure. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(2):e22-e23. doi:10.2337/dc08-1309
  • Speckman RA, McClellan WM, Volkova NV, et al. Obesity is associated with family history of ESRD in incident dialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006;48(1):50-58. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.03.086
  • Balla A, Chobanian M. New-onset diabetes after transplantation: a review of recent literature. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009;14(4):375-379. doi:10.1097/MOT.0b013e32832dbb98
  • Brown JR, Block CA, Malenka DJ, O'Connor GT, Schoolwerth AC, Thompson CA. Sodium bicarbonate plus N-acetylcysteine prophylaxis: a meta-analysis. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009;2(11):1116-1124. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2009.07.015
  • Jarrett RA, Block CA. Peritoneal dialysis masking symptoms of an insulinoma uncovered during the perioperative period: a case report. South Med J. 2009;102(2):214-215. doi:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31818a66d1
  • Sedlacek M, Cotter JG, Suriawinata AA, et al. Mucormycosis peritonitis: more than 2 years of disease-free follow-up after posaconazole salvage therapy after failure of liposomal amphotericin B. Am J Kidney Dis. 2008;51(2):302-306. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2007.09.026
  • Axelrod DA, Guidinger MK, Finlayson S, et al. Rates of solid-organ wait-listing, transplantation, and survival among residents of rural and urban areas. JAMA. 2008;299(2):202-207. doi:10.1001/jama.2007.50
  • Forauer AR, McNulty NJ, Kaneko TM. Tunneled hemodialysis catheter outcomes in elderly patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20(4):467-471. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2009.01.013
  • Shanks RM, Meehl MA, Brothers KM, et al. Genetic evidence for an alternative citrate-dependent biofilm formation pathway in Staphylococcus aureus that is dependent on fibronectin binding proteins and the GraRS two-component regulatory system. Infect Immun. 2008;76(6):2469-2477. doi:10.1128/IAI.01370-07
  • Sedlacek M, Schoolwerth AC. Images in clinical medicine. "Maltese crosses" in the nephrotic syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2007;357(8):806. doi:10.1056/NEJMicm062919
  • Sedlacek M, Gemery JM, Cheung AL, Bayer AS, Remillard BD. Aspirin treatment is associated with a significantly decreased risk of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in hemodialysis patients with tunneled catheters. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;49(3):401-408. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.12.014
  • Beyea A, Block C, Schned A. Acute phosphate nephropathy following oral sodium phosphate solution to cleanse the bowel for colonoscopy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;50(1):151-154. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2007.03.005
  • Chaudhry F, Sedlacek M. A urine finding associated with obesity. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007;22(4):1265-1266. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfl850
  • Kaneko TM, Foley RN, Gilbertson DT, Collins AJ. Clinical epidemiology of long-bone fractures in patients receiving hemodialysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007;457:188-193. doi:10.1097/BLO.0b013e318031465b
  • Block CA, Schoolwerth AC. Acute renal failure: outcomes and risk of chronic kidney disease. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2007;59(3):327-335.
  • Reddy NJ, Suriawinata AA, Sedlacek M. The importance of recognizing whewellite. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006;21(9):2667. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfl278
  • Sedlacek M, Schoolwerth AC, Remillard BD. Electrolyte disturbances in the intensive care unit. Semin Dial. 2006;19(6):496-501. doi:10.1111/j.1525-139X.2006.00212.x
  • Block CA, Schoolwerth AC. The epidemiology and outcome of acute renal failure and the impact on chronic kidney disease. Semin Dial. 2006;19(6):450-454. doi:10.1111/j.1525-139X.2006.00206.x
  • Volkova N, McClellan W, Soucie JM, Schoolwerth A. Racial disparities in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease among incident end-stage renal disease patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006;21(8):2202-2209. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfl078
  • Schoolwerth AC, Kaneko TM, Sedlacek M, Block CA, Remillard BD. Acid-base disturbances in the intensive care unit: metabolic acidosis. Semin Dial. 2006;19(6):492-495. doi:10.1111/j.1525-139X.2006.00211.x
  • Shanks RM, Sargent JL, Martinez RM, Graber ML, O'Toole GA. Catheter lock solutions influence staphylococcal biofilm formation on abiotic surfaces. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006;21(8):2247-2255. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfl170
  • Schoolwerth AC, Engelgau MM, Hostetter TH, et al. Chronic kidney disease: a public health problem that needs a public health action plan. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006;3(2):A57.
  • Sedlacek M, Suriawinata AA, Schoolwerth A, Remillard BD. Ciprofloxacin crystal nephropathy--a 'new' cause of acute renal failure. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006;21(8):2339-2340. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfl160
  • Schned AR, Ornvold K, Tsongalis GJ, Chobanian MC. Fatal relapse of ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis triggered by successive Epstein-Barr and varicella zoster virus infections. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006;47(5):915-922. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.02.183
  • Ryder HF, Block CA, Lurie JD. Don't just do something, stand there!. J Hosp Med. 2006;1(5):306-310. doi:10.1002/jhm.124
  • Shanks RM, Donegan NP, Graber ML, et al. Heparin stimulates Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation. Infect Immun. 2005;73(8):4596-4606. doi:10.1128/IAI.73.8.4596-4606.2005

Selected presentations by trainees at national meetings

  • Rajan R, Pettus J, Hopley CW. Cat Scratch Kidney. Accepted ePoster American Society Nephrology, October 2020, Denver, Colorado39.
  • Ralph Rogers, Michael Chobanian, Hannah Gilligan, Nitender Goyal, Nancy Rodig, Ana Rossi, Chen Sabrina Tan, and Martha Pavlakis. BK Polyomavirus Reactivation Outcomes after Renal Transplantation in Association with Adherence to a Standardized BK Polyomavirus Screening Protocol: A Multi-Center Collaboration. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 6, Issue Supplement_2, October 2019, Page S650
  • Gabardi S, Pavlakis M, Tan C, Francis J, Cardarelli F, Asch W, Bodziak K, Chobanian M, Gilligan H, Gohh R, Kung S, Inker L, Martin S, Rodig N, Rossi A, Chandraker A. New England BK Consortium. Regional Survey of BK Screening and management Protocols in Comparison to Published Consensus Guidelines. Am J Transplant. 2016; 16 (suppl. 3)
  • Zuckerman, R. Chobanian, M. Tsongalis, G. T-cell receptor excision circles (Trec): Dynamic markers of thymic output post-induction of kidney transplants. Presented to the joint meeting of the Am Soc and European Soc of Transplantation “Transformational Therapies and Diagnostics in Transplantation”, Nice, France. October 2014
  • Axelrod DA, Chobanian MC, Liebowitz DL, Pratt CL, Dow RW. How low can you go? A seven year single center experience with tacrolimus monotherapy in renal transplantation. Presented to the American Transplant Congress 2006
  • Axelrod DA, Guidinger M, Finlayson S, Schaubel DE, Goodman D, Chobanian MC, Merion RM. Rural residence is associated with lower cardiac, hepatic, and renal transplantation rates. Presented to the American Transplant Congress 2006.
  • Zlotnick D, Axelrod D, Friedman S, Chobanian M, Catherwood E, and Costa S. Pulmonary hypertension predicts poor outcome following renal transplantation: Clinical and Echocardiographic Characterization. Presented to the American Transplant Congress, 2007.
  • Pokharel, M. Pant, P. Axelrod, D. Schned, A. Chobanian, M. Alemtuzumab induction and tacrolimus monotherapy maintenance eliminates cellular rejection in kidney allografts: Five year follow up. Presented to both the Annual Meeting of the Am Soc of Nephrology, Philadelphia, November 2011 and the American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, June 2012
  • Eskapalli, S. and Chobanian, MC. de novo Glomerulonephritis in renal transplants: Are we spuriously counting the number of cases of de novo GN post transplant by presuming diabetic nephropathy as the cause of ESRD pre transplant? Submitted to the Annual meeting of the Am Soc of Nephrology, Philadelphia, November, 2011.
  • Zuckerman R, Rangan Y, Chobanian M. Late CMV disease in D+/R- organ recipients receiving Campath induction despite 1 year of prophylaxis. Presented to Infectious Disease Society of America 48th Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC 2010.
  • Rangan Y, Parmelee S, Zuckerman R, Siparsky N, Axelrod D, Chobanian M. The effect of alemtuzemab induction upon CMV seroconversion and infection after valganciclovir prophylaxis in solid organ transplant recipients. Presented to the Plenary Session of the First Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Transplantation, Orlando, FL. December 2009.
  • D Bett, A Balla, S Patel, D Leibowitz, Cathy Pratt, D Axelrod, M Chobanian. Cycled rituximab therapy is necessary for the treatment of donor specific antibody mediated rejection. Presented to the 41st Annual Meeting of the Am Society of Nephrology, 2008.
  • Balla A, Chobanian MC, Bett D, Pratt C, Liebowitz D, Axelrod D. Tacrolimus causes recurrent small bowel obstruction in kidney and pancreas transplant recipients. Submitted to American Transplant Congress. 2008; published as an abstract in Am J Transplant.
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