Hamid Rabb

Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Although several strategies for treating early antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplants have been investigated, evidence on treatment of late AMR manifesting after 6 months is sparse. In this single-center series, we present data on 23 consecutive patients treated for late AMR.
    Transplantation 06/2014; 97(12):1240-1246. · 3.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although the United States possesses one of the most comprehensive transplant registries in the world, nationally representative data on how transplant care is structured and delivered is lacking. Therefore, we surveyed all 208 adult kidney transplant centers in the United States, excluding 37 pediatric and 58 inactive adult centers. Respondents were asked about the characteristics of their kidney transplant programs (25 items), the structure and process of care (18 items), coordination of care (10 items), and the characteristics of transplant physicians and surgeons (9 items).The survey was completed by directors of 156 transplant centers (75% response). The results demonstrated significant variation between centers in several domains. Sixty-five percent of transplant centers do not have a dedicated transplant pharmacist in outpatient care. Two thirds of transplant centers do not see the kidney transplant recipients at least monthly during the first year. Less than 30% of centers perform joint sit-down or walking rounds between nephrology and transplant surgery.There was significant variation in the structure and process of care in kidney transplantation. This implies variation in the use of resources at the transplant centers. This variation should be studied to determine best practices associated with optimal kidney allograft and patient survival.
    Transplantation 05/2014; · 3.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Accumulated to-date microarray data on ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) of kidney represent a powerful source for identifying new targets and mechanisms of kidney IRI. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis of gene expression profiles of kidney IRI in human, pig, rat, and mouse models, using a new scoring method to correct for the bias of overrepresented species. The gene expression profiles were obtained from the public repositories for 24 different models. After filtering against inclusion criteria 21 experimental settings were selected for meta-analysis and were represented by 11 rat models, 6 mouse models, and 2 models each for pig and human, with a total of 150 samples. Meta-analysis was conducted using expression-based genome-wide association study (eGWAS). The eGWAS results were corrected for a rodent species bias using a new weighted scoring algorithm, which favors genes with unidirectional change in expression in all tested species. Our meta-analysis corrected for a species bias, identified 46 upregulated and 1 downregulated genes, of which 26 (55%) were known to be associated with kidney IRI or kidney transplantation, including LCN2, CCL2, CXCL1, HMOX1, ICAM1, ANXA1, and TIMP1, which justified our approach. Pathway analysis of our candidates identified "Acute renal failure panel" as the most implicated pathway, which further validates our new method. Among new IRI candidates were 10 novel (<5 published reports related to kidney IRI) and 11 new candidates (0 reports related to kidney IRI) including the most prominent candidates ANXA2, CLDN4, and TYROBP. The cross-species expression pattern of these genes allowed us to generate three workable hypotheses of kidney IRI, one of which was confirmed by an additional study. Our first in the field kidney IRI meta-analysis of 150 microarray samples, corrected for a species bias, identified 10 novel and 11 new candidate genes. Moreover, our new meta-analysis correction method improved gene candidate selection by identifying genes that are model and species independent, as a result, function of these genes can be directly extrapolated to the disease state in human and facilitate translation of potential diagnostic or therapeutic properties of these candidates to the bedside.
    BMC Nephrology 10/2013; 14(1):231. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by ischemia-reperfusion is a major clinical problem in both native and transplanted kidneys. We had previously shown that deficiency of Nrf2, a potent bZIP transcription factor that binds to the antioxidant response element, enhances susceptibility to experimental ischemic AKI. Here we further explored the role of Nrf2 in AKI by amplifying Nrf2 activation in vivo and in vitro with the synthetic triterpenoid CDDO-imidazolide. Mice treated with CDDO-imidazolide and undergoing experimental bilateral ischemic AKI had improved survival and renal function. Treated mice had improved renal histology with a decrease in tubular injury, as well as a decrease in proinflammatory cytokine and chemokine production compared with vehicle-treated mice. In an exploration of protective mechanisms, we found an upregulation of Nrf2 target antioxidant genes in CDDO-imidazolide-treated mouse kidneys. Furthermore, Nrf2-deficient mice treated with CDDO-imidazolide had no significant improvement in mortality, renal function or histology, proinflammatory cytokine gene expression, and no significant increase in antioxidant gene expression. In vitro studies demonstrated that the renal epithelial cells were likely an important target of CDDO-imidazolide. Thus, activation of Nrf2 signaling with CDDO-imidazolide confers protection from AKI, and presents a new therapeutic opportunity for this common and serious condition.Kidney International advance online publication, 2 October 2013; doi:10.1038/ki.2013.357.
    Kidney International 10/2013; · 7.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) recurs after kidney transplantation in more than 30% of cases and can lead to allograft loss. Serum soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is implicated in the pathogenesis of native and recurrent FSGS. We conducted a retrospective study of 25 adults with posttransplantation FSGS. We investigated the relationship between suPAR levels and podocyte changes and the impact of therapy on podocyte structure. We assessed response to therapy by improvement in proteinuria, allograft function, and resolution of histologic changes. A median (interquartile range) of 15 (10-23) plasmapheresis sessions was administered; 13 of the subjects also received rituximab. Median pretreatment suPAR levels were higher among those with severe (≥75%) versus those with mild (≤25%) podocyte foot process effacement (13,030 vs. 4806 pg/mL; P=0.02). Overall, mean±SD of proteinuria improved from 5.1±3.8 to 2.1±2.8 mg/dL (P=0.003), mean podocyte effacement decreased from 57%±33% to 22%±22% (P=0.0001), estimated glomerular filtration rates increased from median (interquartile range) of 32.9 (20.6-44.2) to 39.3 (28.8-63.4; P<0.0001), and suPAR levels decreased from a median of 6.781 to 4.129 pg/mL (P=0.02) with therapy. Podocyte effacement is the first pathologic manifestation of FSGS after transplantation. The degree of podocyte effacement correlates with suPAR levels at time of diagnosis. Response to therapy results in significant reduction of suPAR levels and complete or significant improvement of podocyte effacement.
    Transplantation 07/2013; · 3.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: A comprehensive assessment of the association of patients' renal replacement therapy (RRT) modality with their participation in life activities (physical function, travel, recreation, freedom, and work) is needed. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of peer-reviewed published studies. SETTING & POPULATION: Adults undergoing RRT (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or transplantation). SELECTION CRITERIA FOR STUDIES: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE from January 1980 through April 2012 for English-language articles that compared participation in life activities among patients receiving: (1) hemodialysis compared with peritoneal dialysis, (2) hemodialysis compared with kidney transplantation, or (3) peritoneal dialysis compared with kidney transplantation. PREDICTOR: RRT modality. OUTCOMES: Reported rates of physical function, travel, recreation, freedom, and work-related activities by RRT modality. RESULTS: 46 studies (6 prospective cohort, 38 cross-sectional, and 2 pre-post transplantation) provided relevant comparisons of life participation activities among patients treated with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Studies were conducted in 1985-2011 among diverse patient populations in 16 distinct locations. A majority of studies reported greater life participation rates for patients with kidney transplants compared with patients receiving either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. In contrast, a majority of studies reported no differences in outcomes between patients receiving hemodialysis and patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. These results were consistent throughout the study period, across diverse populations, and among the subset of studies that performed appropriate adjustments for potential confounding factors. LIMITATIONS: Many studies included in the review had significant design weaknesses. CONCLUSIONS: Evidence suggests that patients with kidney transplants may experience better rates of life participation compared with patients receiving dialysis, whereas patients receiving hemodialysis and patients receiving peritoneal dialysis may experience similar rates of life participation. Rigorously performed studies are needed to better inform patients about the association of RRT with these important patient-reported outcomes.
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 05/2013; · 5.29 Impact Factor
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    Jieun Oh, Hamid Rabb
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    ABSTRACT: Adiponectin (APN) is known as an anti-inflammatory adipokine in obesity and atherosclerosis. Jin et al. examine the effects of APN deficiency in renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) using APN knockout mice and demonstrate that APN deficiency protects mice from IRI. This newly described role for APN in acute kidney injury opens up the possibility of novel mechanistic and therapeutic strategies from the cross-fertilization of the fields of obesity and kidney diseases.
    Kidney International 04/2013; 83(4):546-8. · 7.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the types of information African American and non-African American patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their families need to inform renal replacement therapy (RRT) decisions. METHODS: In 20 structured group interviews, we elicited views of African American and non-African American patients with CKD and their families about factors that should be addressed in educational materials informing patients' RRT selection decisions. We asked participants to select factors from a list and obtained their open-ended feedback. RESULTS: Ten groups of patients (5 African American, 5 non-African American; total 68 individuals) and ten groups of family members (5 African American, 5 non-African American; total 62 individuals) participated. Patients and families had a range (none to extensive) of experiences with various RRTs. Patients identified morbidity or mortality, autonomy, treatment delivery, and symptoms as important factors to address. Family members identified similar factors but also cited the effects of RRT decisions on patients' psychological well-being and finances. Views of African American and non-African American participants were largely similar. CONCLUSIONS: Educational resources addressing the influence of RRT selection on patients' morbidity and mortality, autonomy, treatment delivery, and symptoms could help patients and their families select RRT options closely aligned with their values. Including information about the influence of RRT selection on patients' personal relationships and finances could enhance resources' cultural relevance for African Americans.
    BMC Nephrology 01/2013; 14(1):9. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Few educational resources have been developed to inform patients' renal replacement therapy (RRT) selection decisions. Patients progressing toward end stage renal disease (ESRD) must decide among multiple treatment options with varying characteristics. Complex information about treatments must be adequately conveyed to patients with different educational backgrounds and informational needs. Decisions about treatment options also require family input, as families often participate in patients' treatment and support patients' decisions. We describe the development, design, and preliminary evaluation of an informational, evidence-based, and patient-and family-centered decision aid for patients with ESRD and varying levels of health literacy, health numeracy, and cognitive function. METHODS: We designed a decision aid comprising a complementary video and informational handbook. We based our development process on data previously obtained from qualitative focus groups and systematic literature reviews. We simultaneously developed the video and handbook in "stages." For the video, stages included (1) directed interviews with culturally appropriate patients and families and preliminary script development, (2) video production, and (3) screening the video with patients and their families. For the handbook, stages comprised (1) preliminary content design, (2) a mixed-methods pilot study among diverse patients to assess comprehension of handbook material, and (3) screening the handbook with patients and their families. RESULTS: The video and handbook both addressed potential benefits and trade-offs of treatment selections. The 50-minute video consisted of demographically diverse patients and their families describing their positive and negative experiences with selecting a treatment option. The video also incorporated health professionals' testimonials regarding various considerations that might influence patients' and families' treatment selections. The handbook was comprised of written words, pictures of patients and health care providers, and diagrams describing the findings and quality of scientific studies comparing treatments. The handbook text was written at a 4th to 6th grade reading level. Pilot study results demonstrated that a majority of patients could understand information presented in the handbook. Patient and families screening the nearly completed video and handbook reviewed the materials favorably. CONCLUSIONS: This rigorously designed decision aid may help patients and families make informed decisions about their treatment options for RRT that are well aligned with their values.
    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 12/2012; 12(1):140. · 1.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute kidney injury (AKI) often results from ischemia reperfusion, sepsis, or exposure to nephrotoxins and is associated with a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of AKI may lead to the development of specific therapies. Although there is evidence of an important role for immune cells in AKI, the specific relevant populations and the mechanisms of their actions are unclear. In this issue of the JCI, Li et al. demonstrate that adenosine manipulates DC responses to kidney injury, raising hope that immunotherapy could be a tangible approach to AKI.
    The Journal of clinical investigation 10/2012; · 15.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Living related kidney transplantation (LRT) is underutilized, particularly among African Americans. The effectiveness of informational and financial interventions to enhance informed decision-making among African Americans with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and improve rates of LRT is unknown.Methods/designWe report the protocol of the Providing Resources to Enhance African American Patients' Readiness to Make Decisions about Kidney Disease (PREPARED) Study, a two-phase study utilizing qualitative and quantitative research methods to design and test the effectiveness of informational (focused on shared decision-making) and financial interventions to overcome barriers to pursuit of LRT among African American patients and their families. Study Phase I involved the evidence-based development of informational materials as well as a financial intervention to enhance African American patients' and families' proficiency in shared decision-making regarding LRT. In Study Phase 2, we are currently conducting a randomized controlled trial in which patients with new-onset ESRD receive 1) usual dialysis care by their nephrologists, 2) the informational intervention (educational video and handbook), or 3) the informational intervention in addition to the option of participating in a live kidney donor financial assistance program. The primary outcome of the randomized controlled trial will include patients' self-reported rates of consideration of LRT (including family discussions of LRT, patient-physician discussions of LRT, and identification of a LRT donor). DISCUSSION: Results from the PREPARED study will provide needed evidence on ways to enhance the decision to pursue LRT among African American patients with ESRD.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT01439516.
    BMC Nephrology 10/2012; 13(1):135. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Despite advances in renal replacement therapy, the mortality rate for acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unacceptably high, likely owing to extrarenal organ dysfunction. Kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) activates cellular and soluble mediators that facilitate organ crosstalk and induce caspase-dependent lung apoptosis and injury through a TNFR1-dependent pathway. Given that T lymphocytes mediate local IRI in the kidney and are known to drive TNFR1-mediated apoptosis, we hypothesized that T lymphocytes activated during kidney IRI would traffic to the lung and mediate pulmonary apoptosis during AKI. In an established murine model of kidney IRI, we identified trafficking of CD3(+) T lymphocytes to the lung during kidney IRI by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. T lymphocytes were primarily of the CD3(+)CD8(+) phenotype; however, both CD3(+)CD4(+) and CD3(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes expressed CD69 and CD25 activation markers during ischemic AKI. The activated lung T lymphocytes did not demonstrate an increased expression of intracellular TNF-α or surface TNFR1. Kidney IRI induced pulmonary apoptosis measured by caspase-3 activation in wild-type controls, but not in T cell-deficient (T(nu/nu)) mice. Adoptive transfer of murine wild-type T lymphocytes into T(nu/nu) mice restored the injury phenotype with increased cellular apoptosis and lung microvascular barrier dysfunction, suggesting that ischemic AKI-induced pulmonary apoptosis is T cell dependent. Kidney-lung crosstalk during AKI represents a complex biological process, and although T lymphocytes appear to serve a prominent role in the interorgan effects of AKI, further experiments are necessary to elucidate the specific role of activated T cells in modulating pulmonary apoptosis.
    The Journal of Immunology 08/2012; 189(6):2843-51. · 5.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We conducted focus group meetings of African American and non-African American patients with end-stage renal disease (six groups) and their family members (six groups), stratified by race/ethnicity and treatment. We elicited differences in participants' experiences with shared decision making about initiating renal replacement therapy (RRT; that is, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or a kidney transplant). Patients were often very sick when initiating RRT, and had little, if any, time to make a decision about what type of RRT to initiate. They also lacked sufficient information about alternative treatment options prior to initiation. Family members played supportive roles and shared in decision making when possible. Reports were similar for African American and non-African American participants. Our findings suggest that a greater emphasis on the improved engagement of patients and their families in shared decision making about RRT initiation is needed for both ethnic/racial minorities and nonminorities.
    Qualitative Health Research 07/2012; 22(7):997-1006. · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Reperfusion results in a rapid reintroduction of oxygen, glucose, and other restricted components to an ischemic tissue. It brings with it not only the necessary components for cell survival but also a burst of oxidative stress and cellular damage. In this study, our primary aims were to investigate glucose as a determining factor for the activation of the transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) upon reperfusion and the expression of downstream anti-oxidant NADPH-dependent reductases. Exposure of renal epithelial HK-2 cells to oxygen and glucose reintroduction after depletion resulted in an increase in nuclear translocation of Nrf2 protein in a manner dependent upon glucose. This activation and the induction of the Nrf2-dependent gene NAD(P)H dehydrogenase, quinone 1 (NQO1) was observed to be maximum at a concentration of 5 mM glucose. Microarray analysis of mRNA from siRNA targeted cells under these conditions revealed the Nrf2-dependent expression of NADPH-dependent reductase enzymes NQO1, Aldo-keto reductase family 1, members C1-3 and dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR family) member 2 (DHRS2), all genes demonstrated to protect against oxidative stress-mediated cellular injury. In addition, NQO1 and DHRS2 mRNA levels were specifically upregulated on glucose reintroduction and were also increased in an in vivo ischemia reperfusion injury model of murine renal pedicle clamping. In conclusion, we demonstrate that glucose reintroduction after depletion activates Nrf2 and Nrf2 regulated NADPH-dependent reductase expression. We suggest these findings represent a previously unreported mechanism for the activation of Nrf2 as a cytoprotective pathway in IRI.
    Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 03/2012; 366(1-2):231-8. · 2.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although T cells have been shown to play a direct role in kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), little is known about the underlying mechanisms. We hypothesized that studying the transcriptional responses in kidney-infiltrating T cells would help elucidate novel therapeutic targets for kidney IRI. Unilateral renal pedicle clamping for 45 min was performed in male C57BL/6 mice, and CD3(+) T cells were isolated from the kidney and purified. Transcriptional activities of T cell were measured by array-based PCR compared between ischemic kidneys and contralateral nonischemic kidneys. Among total of 89 genes analyzed, 24, 22, 24, and 37 genes were significantly changed at 6 h, day 3, day 10, and day 28 after IRI. Genes associated with cytokines, chemokines, and costimulatory molecules were upregulated. Pathway analysis identified CC motif chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) as a candidate pathophysiological pathway. CCR5 upregulation was validated at the protein level, and CCR5 blockade improved renal function after kidney IRI. Using discovery techniques to identify transcriptional responses in purified kidney-infiltrating cells enabled the elucidation of novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets for IRI.
    AJP Renal Physiology 12/2011; 302(6):F762-73. · 4.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we compared the traditional murine model with renal pedicle clamp with models that clamped the renal artery or vein alone as well as to a whole body ischemia-reperfusion injury (WBIRI) model. Male C57BL/6J mice underwent either clamping of the renal artery, vein, or both (whole pedicle) for 30 or 45 min followed by reperfusion, or 10 min of cardiac arrest followed by resuscitation up to 24 h. After 30 min of ischemia, the mice with renal vein clamping showed the mostly increased serum creatinine and the most severe renal tubule injury. After 45 min of ischemia, all mice with renal vasculature clamping had a comparable increase in serum creatinine but the renal tubule injury was most severe in renal artery-clamped mice. Renal arterial blood flow was most decreased in mice with a renal vein clamp compared with a renal artery or pedicle clamp. A 30-or 45-min renal ischemia time led to a significant increase in the protein level of interleukin-6, keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC), and granular colony-stimulating factor in the ischemic kidney, but the KC was the highest in the renal pedicle-clamped kidney and the lowest in the renal vein-clamped kidney. Of note, 10 min of WBIRI led to kidney dysfunction and structural injury, although less than longer time clamping of isolated renal vasculature. Our data demonstrate important differences in ischemic AKI models. Understanding these differences is important in designing future experimental studies in mice as well as clinical trials in humans.
    AJP Renal Physiology 11/2011; 302(5):F519-25. · 4.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To test the hypothesis that interleukin-6 (IL-6) contributes to the development of ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI), IL-6-deficient (IL6(-/-)) and wild-type control (WT) mice received intratracheal hydrochloric acid followed by randomization to mechanical ventilation (MV + IT HCl) or spontaneous ventilation (IT HCl). After 4 hours, injury was assessed by estimation of lung lavage protein concentration and total and differential cell counts, wet/dry lung weight ratio, pulmonary cell death, histologic inflammation score (LIS), and parenchymal myeloperoxidase (MPO) concentration. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) concentration was measured in lung lavage and homogenate, as IL-6 and stretch both regulate expression of this potent mediator of permeability. MV-induced increases in alveolar barrier dysfunction and lavage VEGF were attenuated in IL6(-/-) mice as compared with WT controls, whereas tissue VEGF concentration increased. The effects of IL-6 deletion on alveolar permeability and VEGF concentration were inflammation independent, as parenchymal MPO concentration, LIS, and lavage total and differential cell counts did not differ between WT and IL6(-/-) mice following MV + IT HCl. These data support a role for IL-6 in promoting VALI in this two-hit model. Strategies to interfere with IL-6 expression or signaling may represent important therapeutic targets to limit the injurious effects of MV in inflamed lungs.
    Experimental Lung Research 11/2011; 37(10):575-84. · 1.47 Impact Factor
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    Morgan E Grams, Hamid Rabb
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    ABSTRACT: Despite the availability of renal replacement therapy, acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with high mortality and morbidity. In humans, it is difficult to determine whether AKI is a cause or consequence of excess morbidity. In animal models, however, it is increasingly clear that AKI induces distant organ dysfunction. Identified pathways include inflammatory cascades, apoptosis, the induction of remote oxidative stress, and differential molecular expression. Specifically, growing evidence implicates renal injury as an instigator and multiplier of pulmonary, cardiac, hepatic, and neurologic dysfunction. Accurate identification of these pathways will be critical in developing targeted therapies to improve outcomes in AKI. The purpose of this review is to summarize both clinical and preclinical studies of AKI and its role in distant organ injury.
    Kidney International 08/2011; 81(10):942-8. · 7.92 Impact Factor
  • American Journal of Kidney Diseases 07/2011; 58(1):10-2. · 5.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The selectin antagonist known as recombinant P-selectin glycoprotein ligand IgG (rPSGL-Ig) blocks leukocyte adhesion and protects against transplantation ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in animal models. This randomized (1:1) single-center double-blind 47-patient phase 2 study with 6-month follow-up assessed rPSGL-Ig's safety and impact on early graft function at 1 mg/kg systemic dose with pretransplant allograft ex vivo treatment in deceased-donor liver transplant recipients. Safety was assessed in all patients, whereas efficacy was assessed in a prospectively defined per-protocol patient set (PP) by peak serum transaminase (TA) and bilirubin values, and normalization thereof. In PP patients, the incidence of poor early graft function (defined as peak TA >2500 U/L or bilirubin >10 mg/dL), average peak liver enzymes and bilirubin, normalization thereof and duration of primary and total hospitalization trended consistently lower in the rPSGL-Ig group compared to placebo. In patients with donor risk index above study-average, normalization of aspartate aminotransferase was significantly improved in the rPSGL-Ig group (p < 0.03). rPSGL-Ig treatment blunted postreperfusion induction versus placebo of IRI biomarker IP-10 (p < 0.1) and augmented cytoprotective IL-10 (p < 0.05). This is the first clinical trial of an adhesion molecule antagonist to demonstrate a beneficial effect on liver transplantation IRI and supported by therapeutic modulation of two hepatic IRI biomarkers.
    American Journal of Transplantation 03/2011; 11(4):786-97. · 6.19 Impact Factor

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Institutions

  • 2013
    • Hallym University Medical Center
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2003–2013
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine
      • • Division of Nephrology
      • • Department of Medicine
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • 2002–2013
    • Johns Hopkins University
      • • Department of Medicine
      • • Department of Radiology
      • • Division of Nephrology
      Baltimore, MD, United States
  • 2008
    • University of Pittsburgh
      • Department of Critical Care Medicine
      Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 2007
    • St Vincent's University Hospital
      Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • 2004–2006
    • University of Cincinnati
      • Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • McGill University
      • Division of Nephrology
      Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
      Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • 2003–2006
    • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
      • Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
      Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 1998–2001
    • Hennepin County Medical Center
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • 2000
    • University of Minnesota Duluth
      • Medical School
      Duluth, Minnesota, United States
  • 1995–1999
    • University of South Florida
      • • Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Tampa, FL, United States
  • 1993–1998
    • James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
      Tampa, Florida, United States