Division of Nephrology

2004-2010 Fellow Accomplishments

Research & Scholarly Activities by Former Fellows

2005-2010 

Matthew Abramowitz, 7/1/06-6/30/09 

Publication of Original Research 

Shah SN, Abramowitz M, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. SerumBicarbonate Levels and the Progression of Kidney Disease: A Cohort Study. (Inrevision â Am J Kid Dis)

Abramowitz MK, Southern W, Lotwin I, Coco M, Hostetter TH,Melamed ML. Serum phosphate levels and mortality in patients with normal renalfunction attending inner-city outpatient clinics. (In preparation)

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

F-PO1934 Serum Bicarbonate and the Progression of KidneyDisease. Michal L. Melamed, Samir N. Shah, Matthew Abramowitz, Thomas H.Hostetter. Division of Nephrology, AlbertEinstein Collegeof Medicine, Bronx, NY. American Society of Nephrology,Renal Week 2008, Philadelphia, PA

Abramowitz MK, Southern W, Lotwin I, Coco M, Hostetter TH,Melamed ML. Serum phosphate levels and mortality in patients with normal renalfunction attending inner-city outpatient clinics. Abstract, Am J Kid Dis 51(4):A4, 2008

Awards 

National Kidney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, “The role of acidosis in muscle and bone health, and kidney disease progression”

Nazifa Banu, 7/1/03-6/30/05 

Abstracts Published 

Banu N, Teichman J, Villegas G and A Tufro. Semaphorin 3Cregulates endothelial cell function by increasing integrin activity. FASEB J.2006 Oct;20(12):2150-2. Epub 2006 Aug 29[abstract]

Carolyn Bauer, 7/1/05-6/30/07 

Publication of Original Research 

Chang, H-Y, SinghB, Bauer C, Lu R and Schuster VL. Tissue-specific knockout of theprostaglandin (PG) uptake carrier PGT in the mouse collecting duct (CD) resultsin a concentrating defect. (in preparation)

Nathaniel Berman 7/1/06-06/30/08 

Publication of Original Research 

Berman N, Hostetter TH. Comparing the Cockcroft-Gault andMDRD equations for calculation of GFR anddrug doses in the elderly. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. Dec;3(12):644-5, 2007.

Berman N, Hostetter T. Efficacy and safety of combined useof aliskiren and valsartan in patients with hypertension. Am J Kidney Dis.Mar;51(3):370-2, 2008

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

TH-PO356 Zebrafish Embryos as an Animal Model of UremicToxicity Nathaniel Berman, Michal L. Melamed, Todd Evans, Yingnan Yin, QuanZhe, James B. Reinecke, Amanda C. Raff, Timothy W. Meyer, Thomas H. Hostetter.Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NH; Stanford University School ofMedicine, Palo Alto, CA

Markus Bitzer, 7/1/04-6/30/06 

Publication of Original Research 

Hartner A,Hilgers KF, Bitzer M, Veelken R, Schocklmann HO. Dynamic expressionpatterns of transforming growth factor-beta(2) and transforming growthfactor-beta receptors in experimental glomerulonephritis. J Mol Med. 2003Jan;81(1):32-42.

Wu DT, Bitzer M,Ju W, Mundel P, Bottinger EP. TGF-beta Concentration SpecifiesDifferential Signaling Profiles of Growth Arrest/Differentiation and Apoptosisin Podocytes. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005 Nov;16(11):3211-21. Epub 2005 Oct 5

Ju W, Bitzer M, Oh J, McWeeney S, Liang D, Kopp J, StoeckertC and Bottinger EP. Identification and Evaluation of Molecular Markers forProgressive Renal Disease in Mouse Model. Manuscript in preparation.

Bitzer M, Ju W, Bottinger EP: Loss of Smad3 protectspodocytes from TGF-beta1-induced apoptosis. Manuscript in preparation.

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

Ju W, Bitzer M,Oh J, Yu L, Bottinger EP. Predictive Genes for progressive kidneyfibrosis in Transforming Growth Factor-beta 1 transgenic mice. Poster, AmericanSociety of Nephrology (ASN), 2003

Bitzer M, Siconolfi-Baez L, Ju W, Bottinger EP, Quan Z,Angeletti RH, and Hostetter TH. TGF-beta induced changes in urine proteinexcretion. Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 5th Annual World Congress, LongBeach 2006. Poster

Zavadil J., Gao S., Dickman K., Dong H., Bitzer M., MillerF., Grollman A. Toxicogenomics of endemic nephropathy. Endemic Nephropathy Symposium, Zagreb, 2006

Bitzer M, Siconolfi-Baez L, Ju W, Bottinger EP, AngelettiRH, and Hostetter TH. Urinary proteome alterations in chronic fibrotic kidneydisease induced by TGF-b, American Society of Nephrology, San Diego 2006, OralPresentation.

Sachdeva M,Bitzer M, Mokrzycki MH. The Effect of Hemodialysis Vascular Access Typeon Markers of Inflammation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, 11/2007, San Francisco,CA. J Am Soc Nephrol 18:266A, 2007.

Krista Fudge, 7/1/03-6/30/05 

Publication of Original Research 

Fudge, K, Pullman,J, Glicklich, D, Golestaneh, L. Villous adenoma in the native kidney of a renaltransplant recipient. In Press

Anita Gofran, 7/1/05-6/30/07 

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

 [F-PO679] Clearanceof Vancomycin in Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED). Anita Gofran, JulieChen, Ladan Golestaneh. Medicine, Renal Division, MontefioreMedical Center,Bronx, NY. AmericanSociety of Nephrology, Renal Week 2007, San Francisco, California

F-P01539 Priya Deshpande, Julie Chen, Anita Gofran, MarianaMurea, Ladan Golestaneh. Meropenem Removal in Critically Ill PatientsUndergoing Sustained-Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED). American Society ofNephrology, Renal Week 2009, San Diego, California

Ladan Golestaneh, 7/1/02-6/30/04 

Publication of Original Research 

Mochizuki Y, Golestaneh L, Zhang M, Thananart S, Coco M.Aortic thrombosis and renal infarction in acute cocaine intoxication: a casereport and review of literature. Clin Nephrol: 60: 130-133, 2003

Golestaneh, L, Talreja A, LeJemtel, T. VasopressinAntagonists in Heart Failure. Current Heart Failure Reports; 2004, 1:190-196

Golestaneh L,Laut J, Rosenberg S, Zhang M, Mokrzycki MH. Favourable outcomes inepisodes of Pseudomonas bacteremia when associated with tunneled cuffedcatheters (TCC) in chronic hemodialysispatients. Nephrol Dial Transpl 18: 21:1328-1333 , 2006.

Mokrzycki MH ,Zhang M, Cohen H, Golestaneh L, Laut JM, Rosenberg SO. TunneledHemodialysis Catheter Bacteremia: Risk factors for bacteremia recurrence,infectious complications and mortality. Nephrol Dial Transpl 21:1024-1031,2006.

Mokrzycki MH ,Zhang M, Golestaneh L, Laut JM, Rosenberg SO. A randomized controlledtrial comparing two management models for the treatment of tunneled cuffedcatheter (TCC) bacteremia: A collaborativeteam model versus usual physician-managed care. Am J Kidney Dis, 2006. 48(4):587-595.

Fudge KG, Glicklich D, Pullman J, Golestaneh L. “VillousAdenoma in the native kidney of a renal transplant recipient”. Transplantation. 2006 Feb 27;81(4):638. 

Mokrzycki MH,Zhang M, Cohen H, Golestaneh L, Laut JM, Rosenberg SO. “Tunneledhaemodialysis catheter bacteremia recurrence, infectious complications andmortality. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006 Apr;21(4):1024-31 

Golestaneh L,Laut J. Rosenberg S, Zhang M, Mokrzycki MH. Favourable outcomes inepisode of Pseudomonas bacteremia when associated with tunneled cuffedcatheters (TCCs) in chronic hemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant.2006 May; 21(5):1328-33.

Golestaneh L, Talreja A, Le Jemtel TH. Vasopressinantagonists in heart failure. Curr Heart Fail Rep.2004 Dec;1(4):190-6.

Book Chapter in a Medical Textbook 

Golestaneh L, Neugarten J, Silbiger S “Gender and RenalDisease”. The Kidney: 7th edition; Brenner and Rector.

Golestaneh L, Silbiger S, Neugarten J. Gender and KidneyDisease. In Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney. Ed. BM Brenner. 8th Edition. Pp674-680, 2008.

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

Golestaneh L, Rosenberg SO, Laut J, D’Avilla Mokrzycki MH.Tunneled cuffed hemodialysis bacteremia with Pseudomonas isolates: Risk factorsand outcome. Presented at the International Society of Blood Purification,10/03.

Golestaneh L, Rosenberg SO, Laut J, D’Avilla Mokrzycki MHDoes intravenous iron worsen the outcome during an episode of tunneled cuffedhemodialysis catheter bacteremia? Accepted for presentation at the National Kidney Foundation Annual Spring Meeting, 4/04

Mokrzycki MH, Rosenberg SO, Golestaneh L, Zhang M, Laut J. Aquality improvement initiative for the management of tunneled cuffedhemodialysis catheter (TCC) bacteremia. Oral presentation, American Society of Nephrology, 11/05.

Helen Jin, 7/1/03-6/30/05 

Abstracts Published 

Chang, HY Jin, H Schuster,ZVL. Carrier-mediated reuptake ofluminal PGE2 modulates collecting duct saltand water transport. J Am Soc Nephrol 16: 606A, 2005

Oleksandr Kovalchuk, 7/1/07-6/30/09 

Publication of Original Research 

Sachdeva M, Kovalchuk O, Bitzer M, Mokrzycki MH. Vascular access type and changes ininflammatory markers in incident dialysis patients: a pilot study. J VascAccess. 2009 Jul-Sep;10(3):174-9.

Third PlaceWinner, ($250) Department Of Medicine Resident/Fellow Research Symposium, May2009

Oleksandr Kovalchuk, Ladan Golestaneh, Matthew Abramowitz,Joel Neugarten, Michal L. Melamed; The Protective Role of Statins in PreventingAcute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Cardiothoracic Surgery: A CohortStudy

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

SA-PO2498 Mala Sachdeva, Adriana Hung, Oleksandr Kovalchuk,Markus Bitzer, Michele Mockrzycki. Tunneled Catheter (TC) Use is StrongAssociated with Inflammation, Independent of Infects. American Society ofNephrology, Renal Week 2009, San Diego, California

F-FC167 Oleksandr Kovalchuk, Ladan Golestaneh, MatthewAbramowitz, Laura Plantinga, Juhi Kumas, Joel Neugarten, Michal L. Melamed.Statins and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury and Mortality in PatientsUndergoing Cardiothoracid Surgery. American Society of Nephrology, Renal Week 2009, San Diego, California

Najin Lee, 7/1/04-6/30/06 

Publication of Original Research 

Najin Lee, Maria Coco. Chylous pericardial tamponade in ahaemodialysis patient with catheter-associated thrombosis of internal jugularand subclavian veins. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 21(9): 2650-3, 2006

Abstracts 

Lee, S, Coco M, Glicklich: The effect of rapamycin on malesex hormone profile in renal transplant recipients. Presented at the AmericanTransplant Congress, Boston, MAand New York Society ofNephrology, New York, NY

Mariana Murea, 7/1/07-6/30/09 

1st Prize in the Basic Science Group, The New York Society of Nephrology Meeting, May 20, 2009.

Mariana, Murea, Junki Park, Hideki Kato, Thiruvur Niranjan,Han Si, David Thomas, James Pullman, Michal Melamed and Katalin Susztak. ExpressionOf Notch Pathway Protein In Healthy And Diseased Renal Biopsies

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

TH-PO 863 Mariana, Murea, Junki Park, Antje Gruenwald,Hideki Kato, Thiruvur Niranjan, Han Si, David Thomas, James Pullman, MichalMelamed and Katalin Susztak. Common Overactivation of Notch Proteins in AcquiredRenal Disease. American Society of Nephrology, Renal Week 2009, San Diego, California

F-P01539 Priya Deshpande, Julie Chen, Anita Gofran, MarianaMurea, Ladan Golestaneh. Meropenem Removal in Critically Ill PatientsUndergoing Sustained-Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED). American Society of Nephrology,Renal Week 2009, San Diego, California

Manish Ponda, 7/1/05-6/30/07 

Publication of Original Research 

Thiruvur N, Bielesz B, Gruenwald A, Ponda M, Kopp J, ThomasD, Susztak K. The Reactivation of the Notch Pathway in Podocytes Plays a Rolein the Development of Glo 166.

Raff AC, Lieu S, Melamed ML, Quan Z, Ponda M, Meyer TW,Hostetter TH. Relationship of impaired olfactory function in ESRD tomalnutrition and retained uremic molecules. Am J Kidney Dis. Jul;52(1):102-10,2008merular Disease (in press Nature Medicine)

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

 [F-PO681]Intracellularly Sequestered Solutes in Conventional Hemodialysis. Manish P.Ponda, Zhe Quan, Michal Melamed, Amanda C. Raff, Timothy Meyer, Thomas H.Hostetter. Medicine/Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY;Medicine/Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. AmericanSociety of Nephrology, Renal Week 2007, San Francisco, California

 [SA-PO653]Relationship of Impaired Olfactory Function in ESRD to Malnutrition andRetained Uremic Molecules. Amanda Raff, Sung Lieu, Michal Melamed, Zhe Quan,Manish Ponda, Timothy Meyer, Thomas Hostetter. Department of Medicine, AlbertEinstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Department of Medicine, StanfordUniversity, Palo Alto, CA. American Society of Nephrology, Renal Week 2007, SanFrancisco, California

SA-FC453 Inhibition of the Notch Pathway Can AmeliorateAlbuminuria Thiruvur Niranjan, Antje Gruenwald, Manish Ponda, David B. Thomas,Katalin Susztak. Medicine, Nephrology Division, AlbertEinstein Collegeof Medicine, Bronx, NY.American Society of Nephrology, Renal Week 2008, Philadelphia, PA

Oral Presentation to NY Society of Nephrology - First Prize forFellow Presentation - 2007

Manish P. Ponda, Zhe Quan, Michal Melamed, Amanda C. Raff,Timothy Meyer, Thomas H. Hostetter. Intracellularly Sequestered Solutes inConventional Hemodialysis. Medicine/Nephrology, AlbertEinstein Collegeof Medicine, Bronx, NY;Medicine/Nephrology, Stanford UniversitySchool of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Mala Sachdeva, 7/1/05-6/30/07 

Publication of Original Research 

Sachdeva M,Kovalchuk O, Bitzer M, Mokrzycki MH. Vascular access type and changes ininflammatory markers in incident dialysis patients: a pilot study. J VascAccess. 2009 Jul-Sep;10(3):174-9.

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

 [F-PO749] The Effectof Hemodialysis Vascular Access Type on Markers of Inflammation. Mala Sachdeva,Markus Bitzer, Michele H. Mokrzycki. Medicine, MontefioreMedical Center,Bronx, NY;Medicine, Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine, Bronx, NY. American Society of Nephrology, RenalWeek 2007, San Francisco, California

SA-PO2498 Mala Sachdeva, Adriana Hung, Oleksandr Kovalchuk,Markus Bitzer, Michele Mockrzycki. Tunneled Catheter (TC) Use is StrongAssociated with Inflammation, Independent of Infects. American Society ofNephrology, Renal Week 2009, San Diego, California

Samir Shah, 7/1/06-6/30/08 

Publication of Original Research 

Shah SN, Abramowitz M, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. Serumbicarbonate levels and the progression of kidney disease: a cohort study. Am JKidney Dis. Aug;54(2):270-7, 2009.

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

F-PO1934 Serum Bicarbonate and the Progression of KidneyDisease. Michal L. Melamed, Samir N. Shah, Matthew Abramowitz, Thomas H.Hostetter. Division of Nephrology, AlbertEinstein Collegeof Medicine, Bronx, NY. American Society of Nephrology,Renal Week 2008, Philadelphia, PA

Craig Shapiro, 7/1/04-6/30/06 

Publication of Original Research 

Craig Shapiro, Maria Coco. Gastric calciphylaxis in apatient with a functioning renal allograft. Clin Nephrol 67 (2): 119-125, 2007

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

Shapiro C, Glicklich D, Feingold R, Coco M. Effect ofcinacalcet on renal graft function: cause for concern? ASN2006

Abstracts Published 

Shapiro C, Glicklich D, Feingold R, CocoM: Effect of Cinacalcet on Renal Transplant Function: Cause for Concern. J AmSoc Nehrol 17: F-PO992, 2006.

Birendra Singh, 7/1/04-6/30/06 

Publication of Original Research 

Chang, H-Y, Singh B, Bauer C, Lu R and Schuster VL. Tissue-specific knockout of theprostaglandin (PG) uptake carrier PGT in the mouse collecting duct (CD) resultsin a concentrating defect. (in preparation)

Yuanchun Zhou, 7/1/03-6/30/05 

Published Abstract 

Zhou Y, Silbiger S, Neugarten J. Estradiol-inducedupregulation of the SMAD Corepressor Ski contributes to inhibition of TGF-βsignaling. J. Am Soc Nephrol 16: 380A, 2005.

 

2004-2007

Banu, Nazifa 7/1/03-6/30/05

Abstracts Published 

Banu N, Teichman J, Villegas G and A Tufro. Semaphorin 3C regulates endothelial cell function by increasing integrin activity. FASEB J. 2006 Oct;20(12):2150-2. Epub 2006 Aug 29[abstract]

Bauer, Carolyn 7/1/05-6/30/07

Publication of Original Research 

Chang, H-Y, Singh B, Bauer C, Lu R and Schuster VL. Tissue-specific knockout of the prostaglandin (PG) uptake carrier PGT in the mouse collecting duct (CD) results in a concentrating defect. (in preparation)

Bitzer, Markus 7/1/04-6/30/06

Publication of Original Research 

  1. Hartner A, Hilgers KF, Bitzer M, Veelken R, Schocklmann HO. Dynamic expression patterns of transforming growth factor-beta(2) and transforming growth factor-beta receptors in experimental glomerulonephritis. J Mol Med. 2003 Jan;81(1):32-42.
  2. Wu DT, Bitzer M, Ju W, Mundel P, Bottinger EP. TGF-beta Concentration Specifies Differential Signaling Profiles of Growth Arrest/Differentiation and Apoptosis in Podocytes. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005 Nov;16(11):3211-21. Epub 2005 Oct 5
  3. Ju W, Bitzer M, Oh J, McWeeney S, Liang D, Kopp J, Stoeckert C and Bottinger EP. Identification and Evaluation of Molecular Markers for Progressive Renal Disease in Mouse Model. Manuscript in preparation.
  4. Bitzer M, Ju W, Bottinger EP: Loss of Smad3 protects podocytes from TGF-beta1-induced apoptosis. Manuscript in preparation.

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

  1. Ju W, Bitzer M, Oh J, Yu L, Bottinger EP. Predictive Genes for progressive kidney fibrosis in Transforming Growth Factor-beta 1 transgenic mice. Poster, American Society of Nephrology (ASN), 2003
  2. Bitzer M, Siconolfi-Baez L, Ju W, Bottinger EP, Quan Z, Angeletti RH, and Hostetter TH. TGF-beta induced changes in urine protein excretion. Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 5th Annual World Congress, Long Beach 2006. Poster
  3. Zavadil J., Gao S., Dickman K., Dong H., Bitzer M., Miller F., Grollman A. Toxicogenomics of endemic nephropathy. Endemic Nephropathy Symposium, Zagreb, 2006
  4. Bitzer M, Siconolfi-Baez L, Ju W, Bottinger EP, Angeletti RH, and Hostetter TH. Urinary proteome alterations in chronic fibrotic kidney disease induced by TGF-b, American Society of Nephrology, San Diego 2006, Oral Presentation.
  5. Sachdeva M, Bitzer M, Mokrzycki MH. The Effect of Hemodialysis Vascular Access Type on Markers of Inflammation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, 11/2007, San Francisco, CA. J Am Soc Nephrol 18:266A, 2007.

Fudge, Krista 7/1/03-6/30/05

Publication of Original Research 

Fudge, K, Pullman, J, Glicklich, D, Golestaneh, L. Villous adenoma in the native kidney of a renal transplant recipient. In Press 

Gofran, Anita 7/1/05-6/30/07

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

[F-PO679] Clearance of Vancomycin in Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED). Anita Gofran, Julie Chen, Ladan Golestaneh. Medicine, Renal Division, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, Renal Week 2007, San Francisco, California

Golestaneh, Ladan 7/1/02-6/30/04

Publication of Original Research 

  1. Mochizuki Y, Golestaneh L, Zhang M, Thananart S, Coco M. Aortic thrombosis and renal infarction in acute cocaine intoxication: a case report and review of literature. Clin Nephrol: 60: 130-133, 2003
  2. Golestaneh, L, Talreja A, LeJemtel, T. Vasopressin Antagonists in Heart Failure. Current Heart Failure Reports; 2004, 1:190-196
  3. Golestaneh L, Laut J, Rosenberg S, Zhang M, Mokrzycki MH. Favourable outcomes in episodes of Pseudomonas bacteremia when associated with tunneled cuffed catheters (TCC) in chronic hemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transpl 18: 21:1328-1333 , 2006.
  4. Mokrzycki MH , Zhang M, Cohen H, Golestaneh L, Laut JM, Rosenberg SO. Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter Bacteremia: Risk factors for bacteremia recurrence, infectious complications and mortality. Nephrol Dial Transpl 21:1024-1031, 2006.
  5. Mokrzycki MH , Zhang M, Golestaneh L, Laut JM, Rosenberg SO. A randomized controlled trial comparing two management models for the treatment of tunneled cuffed catheter (TCC) bacteremia: A collaborative team model versus usual physician-managed care. Am J Kidney Dis, 2006. 48 (4):587-595.
  6. Fudge KG, Glicklich D, Pullman J, Golestaneh L. “Villous Adenoma in the native kidney of a renal transplant recipient”. Transplantation. 2006 Feb 27;81(4):638.
  7. Mokrzycki MH, Zhang M, Cohen H, Golestaneh L, Laut JM, Rosenberg SO. “Tunneled haemodialysis catheter bacteremia recurrence, infectious complications and mortality. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006 Apr;21(4):1024-31
  8. Golestaneh L, Laut J. Rosenberg S, Zhang M, Mokrzycki MH. Favourable outcomes in episode of Pseudomonas bacteremia when associated with tunneled cuffed catheters (TCCs) in chronic hemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006 May; 21(5):1328-33.
  9. Golestaneh L, Talreja A, Le Jemtel TH. Vasopressin antagonists in heart failure. Curr Heart Fail Rep.2004 Dec;1(4):190-6.

Book Chapter in a Medical Textbook 

  1. , Neugarten J, Silbiger S “Gender and Renal Disease”. The Kidney: 7th edition; Brenner and Rector.
  2. Golestaneh L, Silbiger S, Neugarten J. Gender and Kidney Disease. In Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney. Ed. BM Brenner. 8th Edition. Pp 674-680, 2008.

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

  1. Rosenberg SO, Laut J, D’Avilla Mokrzycki MH. Tunneled cuffed hemodialysis bacteremia with Pseudomonas isolates: Risk factors and outcome. Presented at the International Society of Blood Purification, 10/03. 
  2. Golestaneh L, Rosenberg SO, Laut J, D’Avilla Mokrzycki MH Does intravenous iron worsen the outcome during an episode of tunneled cuffed hemodialysis catheter bacteremia? Accepted for presentation at the National Kidney Foundation Annual Spring Meeting, 4/04 
  3. Mokrzycki MH, Rosenberg SO, Golestaneh L, Zhang M, Laut J. A quality improvement initiative for the management of tunneled cuffed hemodialysis catheter (TCC) bacteremia. Oral presentation, American Society of Nephrology, 11/05.

Jin, Helen 7/1/03-6/30/05

Abstracts Published 

Chang, H_Y Jin, H Schuster,ZVL. Carrier-mediated reuptake of luminal PGE2 modulates collecting duct salt and water transport. J Am Soc Nephrol 16: 606A, 2005

Khine, Cho 7/1/02-6/30/04

Publication of Original Research 

Pucci,ML Endo,S Nomura,T Lu,R Khine,C Chan,B Bao,Y Schuster,VL. Coordinate control of prostaglandin E2 synthesis and reuptake by hyperosmolarity in renal medullary interstitial cells. Am J Physiology (Renal) 290: F641-F649, 2006

Lee, Najin 7/1/04-6/30/06

Publication of Original Research 

Najin Lee, Maria Coco. Chylous pericardial tamponade in a haemodialysis patient with catheter-associated thrombosis of internal jugular and subclavian veins. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 21(9): 2650-3, 2006

Lee, Suji 7/1/02-6/30/04

Abstracts 

Lee, S, Coco M, Glicklich: The effect of rapamycin on male sex hormone profile in renal transplant recipients. Presented at the American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA and New York Society of Nephrology, New York, NY 

Publication of Original Research 

  1. Lee, S., Coco, M., Greenstein, SM, Schechner, RS, Tellis, VA, Glicklich, DG: The effect of sirolimus on sex hormone levels of male renal transplant recipients. Clinical Transplant. 19: 162-167, 2005.
  2. Daniel Glicklich, Suji Lee, Maria Coco, F Davelman, Arnold Melman. Effects of sirolimus on gonadal function in male renal transplant recipients. Submitted in Revision, American Journal of Transplantation 

Abstracts Published 

  1. Glicklich D, Coco M. Pamidronate used to ameliorate post renal transplant bone loss is not associated with increased renal dysfunction. J Am Soc Nephrol 14: 695A, 2003
  2. Lee S, Coco M, Melman A, Glicklich D. Serial sex hormone profiles of male renal transplant recipients: rapamycin versus non-rapamycin. J Am Soc Nephrol 15: 874A, 2004
  3. Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 
  4. Lee, S, Coco M, Glicklich: The effect of rapamycin on male sex hormone profile in renal transplant recipients. Presented at the American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA and New York Society of Nephrology, New York, NY 

Ponda, Manish 7/1/05-6/30/07

Publication of Original Research 

Thiruvur N, Bielesz B, Gruenwald A, Ponda M, Kopp J, Thomas D, Susztak K. The Reactivation of the Notch Pathway in Podocytes Plays a Role in the Development of Glomerular Disease (in press Nature Medicine)

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

  1. [F-PO681] Intracellularly Sequestered Solutes in Conventional Hemodialysis. Manish P. Ponda, Zhe Quan, Michal Melamed, Amanda C. Raff, Timothy Meyer, Thomas H. Hostetter. Medicine/Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Medicine/Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, Renal Week 2007, San Francisco, California
  2. [SA-PO653] Relationship of Impaired Olfactory Function in ESRD to Malnutrition and Retained Uremic Molecules. Amanda Raff, Sung Lieu, Michal Melamed, Zhe Quan, Manish Ponda, Timothy Meyer, Thomas Hostetter. Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, Renal Week 2007, San Francisco, California

Oral Presentation to NY Society of Nephrology - First Prize for Fellow Presentation - 2007 

Manish P. Ponda, Zhe Quan, Michal Melamed, Amanda C. Raff, Timothy Meyer, Thomas H. Hostetter. Intracellularly Sequestered Solutes in Conventional Hemodialysis. Medicine/Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Medicine/Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Raff, Amanda 7/1/02-6/30/04

Publication of Original Research 

  1. Raff, A., Hebert T., Pullman J., and M. Coco (2005). Crescentic post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome in the adult: is aggressive therapy warranted? Clinical Nephrology, 63(5): 375-380.
  2. Schiffer M, Suszták K, Ranalletta M, Raff A, Charron M, Bottinger E, Böttinger EP,Localization of the GLUT8 Glucose Transporter in the Kidney and Regulation In Vivo in Non-Diabetic and Diabetic Conditions. Am J. Physiol. 289(1): 186-93, 2005
  3. Amanda Raff, Tiffany Hebert, James Pullman, Maria Coco. Crescentic poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome in the adult: is aggressive therapy warranted? In press, Clinical Nephrology 
  4. Suszták K*, Raff A, Schiffer M, Böttinger E, Glucose-Induced Reactive Oxygen Species Cause Apoptosis of Podocytes and Podocyte Depletion at the Onset of Diabetic Nephropathy. Diabetes 2006 Jan;55(1):225-33 (* corresponding author)
  5. Suszták K, Raff A, Biser A, Kapistinou P, Zhang Y, Glicklich D, Tellis V, Greenstein S, Schechner R, Pullman J, and Böttinger EP. Glomerular and tubular gene signatures of human hypertensive nephropathy by genome-wide expression profiling (Submitted for publication)

Abstracts Published 

  1. Raff A,, Susztak K., Schiffer M., and E. P. Bottinger (2004). Podocyte apoptosis as a mechanism of diabetic glomerulosclerosis. [Abstract – New York Society of Nephrology 2004]
  2. Susztak K., Raff A., Schiffer M., and E. P. Bottinger (2004). Podocyte apoptosis as a mechanism of diabetic glomerulosclerosis. [Abstract – ASN 2004]
  3. Kotlov M., Raff A., and V. Folkert (2005). A retrospective study of reticulocyte hemoglobin content as a means of assessing iron stores in hemodialysis patients with high inflammatory states. [Abstract – NKF 2005]
  4. Susztak K., Raff A., Zhang Y., Glicklich D., Tellis V., Greenstein S., Schechner R., Pullman J., and E. Bottinger (2005). Glomerular and tubular gene signatures of human hypertensive nephropathy by genome wide expression profiling. [Abstract – ASN 2005]

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

  1. Susztak K, Raff A, Schiffer M, and Bottinger E. Apoptosis as a mechanism in Diabetic Glomerulosclerosis. Poster presentation at the ADA, 2003; Submitted to the American Society of Nephrology, 2003. 
  2. Suszták K, Raff A, Schiffer M, Böttinger E, Hyperglycemia induces podocyte apoptosis 64th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association 2004
  3. Susztak K, Raff A, Zhang Y, Glicklich D, Tellis V, Greenstein S, Schechner R, Pullman J, Bottinger E; Glomerular and tubular gene signatures of human hypertensive nephropathy by genome-wide expression profiling J Am Soc Nephrol 2005

Oral Presentation to NY Society of Nephrology - First Prize for Fellow Presentation - 2004 

Raff A., Susztak K., Schiffer M., and E. P. Bottinger (2004). Podocyte apoptosis as a mechanism of diabetic glomerulosclerosis. [Abstract – New York Society of Nephrology 2004]

Sachdeva, Mala 7/1/05-6/30/07

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

[F-PO749] The Effect of Hemodialysis Vascular Access Type on Markers of Inflammation. Mala Sachdeva, Markus Bitzer, Michele H. Mokrzycki. Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, Renal Week 2007, San Francisco, California

Shapiro, Craig 7/1/04-6/30/06

Publication of Original Research 

Craig Shapiro, Maria Coco. Gastric calciphylaxis in a patient with a functioning renal allograft. Clin Nephrol 67 (2): 119-125, 2007

Abstracts Presented at National Specialty Meeting 

Shapiro C, Glicklich D, Feingold R, Coco M. Effect of cinacalcet on renal graft function: cause for concern? ASN 2006

Abstracts Published 

Shapiro C, Glicklich D, Feingold R, Coco M: Effect of Cinacalcet on Renal Transplant Function: Cause for Concern. J Am Soc Nehrol 17: F-PO992, 2006.

Singh, Birendra 7/1/04-6/30/06

Publication of Original Research 

Chang, H-Y, Singh B, Bauer C, Lu R and Schuster VL. Tissue-specific knockout of the prostaglandin (PG) uptake carrier PGT in the mouse collecting duct (CD) results in a concentrating defect. (in preparation)

Zhou, Yuanchun 7/1/03-6/30/05

Published Abstract 

Zhou Y, Silbiger S, Neugarten J. Estradiol-induced upregulation of the SMAD Corepressor Ski contributes to inhibition of TGF-β signaling. J. Am Soc Nephrol 16: 380A, 2005.

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