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To highlight the breadth and variety of research supported by data from the USRDS, we have updated this section to include recently published papers (2019 - present) from the whole research community. We also plan to spotlight one or more papers each month. Please note that inclusion of "USRDS" in the key words associated with your publication will increase the chances of retrieval through our PubMed search. If you would like to add a paper published (from the time window above) to this list, please email the details to

Publications based upon USRDS data must include the following notice:

The data reported here have been supplied by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the author(s) and in no way should be seen as an official policy or interpretation of the U.S. Government.


Morbidity and Mortality of Spinal Epidural Abscess in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Case-Control Study. Schwade MJ, Waller JL, Mohammed A, Young L, Kheda M, Nahman NS, Baer SL, Bollag WB. Am J Med Sci. 2020 Oct 26:S0002-9629(20)30473-0. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2020.10.020. Online ahead of print.

Cancer incidence and risk factors in dialysis patients with human immunodeficiency virus: a cohort study. Patel M, Waller JL, Baer SL, Spearman V, Kheda M, Young L, Nahman S, Colombo RE. Clin Kidney J. 2020 Feb 7;14(2):624-630. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfz191. eCollection 2021 Feb.

Recovery of kidney function after dialysis initiation in children and adults in the US: A retrospective study of United States Renal Data System data. Ku E, Hsu RK, Johansen KL, McCulloch CE, Mitsnefes M, Grimes BA, Liu KD. PLoS Med. 2021 Feb 19;18(2):e1003546. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003546. Online ahead of print.

Outcomes of Surgical Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacements Among Kidney Transplant Candidates: Implications for Valve Selection. Ngendahimana DK, Deo SV, Sundaram V, Lentine KL, Herzog CA, Al Dahabreh L, Srinivas TR, Chavin KD, Sarabu N. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Feb 18:e018971. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.018971. Online ahead of print.

Catheter Dependence After Arteriovenous Fistula or Graft Placement Among Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis. Lyu B, Chan MR, Yevzlin AS, Astor BC.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Feb 11:S0272-6386(21)00083-4. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.12.019. Online ahead of print.

Failure to Advance Access to Kidney Transplantation over Two Decades in the United States. Schold JD, Mohan S, Huml A, Buccini LD, Sedor JR, Augustine JJ, Poggio ED. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Feb 11:ASN.2020060888. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2020060888. Online ahead of print.

Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Survival in Patients With Obesity and End-stage Kidney Disease. Sheetz KH, Gerhardinger L, Dimick JB, Waits SA. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jul 1;155(7):581-588. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0829.

Characterizing the landscape and impact of infections following kidney transplantation. Jackson KR, Motter JD, Bae S, Kernodle A, Long JJ, Werbel W, Avery R, Durand C, Massie AB, Desai N, Garonzik-Wang J, Segev DL. Am J Transplant. 2021 Jan;21(1):198-207. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16106. Epub 2020 Jun 28.

Kidney transplant program waitlisting rate as a metric to assess transplant access. Paul S, Melanson T, Mohan S, Ross-Driscoll K, McPherson L, Lynch R, Lo D, Pastan SO, Patzer RE. Am J Transplant. 2021 Jan;21(1):314-321. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16277. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

Statins and atherosclerotic cardiovascular outcomes in patients on incident dialysis and with atherosclerotic heart disease. Shavadia JS, Wilson J, Edmonston D, Platt A, Ephraim P, Hall R, Goldstein BA, Boulware LE, Peterson E, Pendergast J, Scialla JJ. Am Heart J. 2021 Jan;231:36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.055. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Renal Transplants Due to Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT) Have Better Graft Survival Than Non-CAKUT Controls: Analysis of Over 10,000 Patients. Cornwell LB, Ingulli EG, Mason MD, Ewing E, Riddell JV. Urology. 2021 Jan 14:S0090-4295(21)00051-0. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.01.005. Online ahead of print.

Facility-Level Variation in Dialysis Use and Mortality Among Older Veterans With Incident Kidney Failure. Bradshaw C, Thomas IC, Montez-Rath ME, Lorenz KA, Asch SM, Leppert JT, Wang V, O'Hare AM, Kurella Tamura M. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 4;4(1):e2034084. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34084.

Comparing Mortality of Peritoneal and Hemodialysis Patients in an Era of Medicare Payment Reform. Wang V, Coffman CJ, Sanders LL, Hoffman A, Sloan CE, Lee SD, Hirth RA, Maciejewski ML. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59(2):155-162. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001457.

Changes in hemodialysis catheter management after introduction of the end-stage renal disease prospective payment system. Roetker NS, Guo H, Decker-Palmer MR, Peng Y, Wetmore JB. BMC Nephrol. 2021 Jan 6;22(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12882-020-02222-9.

Sex Disparity in Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplant Access by Cause of Kidney Disease. Ahearn P, Johansen KL, Tan JC, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Ku E. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Feb 8;16(2):241-250. doi: 10.2215/CJN.09140620. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Ultrafiltration rate and incident atrial fibrillation among older individuals initiating hemodialysis. Flythe JE, Liu S, Montez-Rath ME, Winkelmayer WC, Chang TI. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2021 Feb 9:gfaa332. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfaa332. Online ahead of print.

Apixaban versus No Anticoagulation in Patients Undergoing Long-Term Dialysis with Incident Atrial Fibrillation. Mavrakanas TA, Garlo K, Charytan DM. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Aug 7;15(8):1146-1154. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11650919. Epub 2020 May 22.

Advancing the Mission of the US Renal Data System: Challenges and Opportunities. Johansen KL, Wetmore JB, Gilbertson DT. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Nov;76(5):605-606. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.07.009. Epub 2020 Aug 15.

Erratum Regarding "US Renal Data System 2019 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States" (Am J Kidney Dis. 2020;75[1][suppl 1]:Svi-Svii, S1-S64). [No authors listed] Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Sep;76(3):450. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.06.004.

A Comparison of Death Records Between the United States Renal Data System and a Large Integrated Health Care System. Shaw SF, Sim JJ, Zhou H, Shi J, Jacobsen SJ. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Mar 25;5(6):912-915. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.03.019. eCollection 2020 Jun.

Risk Factors Associated With Invasive Fungal Infections in Kidney Transplant Patients. Leitheiser S, Harner A, Waller JL, Turrentine J, Baer S, Kheda M, Nahman NS Jr, Colombo RE. Am J Med Sci. 2020 Feb;359(2):108-116. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2019.10.008. Epub 2019 Oct 24.

Obstetric Deliveries in US Women With ESKD: 2002-2015. Oliverio AL, Bragg-Gresham JL, Admon LK, Wright Nunes JA, Saran R, Heung M. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 May;75(5):762-771. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.08.029. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Estimating the prevalence of undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease in the United States. Rodriguez R, Cervantes L, Raghavan R. Clin Nephrol. 2020 Supplement-Jan;93(1):108-112. doi: 10.5414/CNP92S119.

Chronic renal disease among lead-exposed workers. Steenland K, Barry V. Occup Environ Med. 2020 Jun;77(6):415-417. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2019-106363. Epub 2020 Mar 22.

New-onset ESRD secondary to reflux nephropathy has decreased in incidence in the United States. Cornwell LB, Riddell JV, Mason MD. J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Oct;16(5):566.e1-566.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.06.023. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Racial and Ethnic Variations in Mortality Rates for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Dialysis Treated in US Territories Compared with the US 50 States. Yan G, Shen JI, Harford R, Yu W, Nee R, Clark MJ, Flaque J, Colon J, Torre F, Rodriguez Y, Georges J, Agodoa L, Norris KC. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jan 7;15(1):101-108. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03920319. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Hemodialysis access cost comparisons among incident tunneled catheter patients. Wagner JK, Fish L, Weisbord SD, Yuo TH. J Vasc Access. 2020 May;21(3):308-313. doi: 10.1177/1129729819874307. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Maturing arteriovenous accesses in incident haemodialysis patients and first-year outcomes. McGill RL, Lacson EK Jr. J Vasc Access. 2020 May;21(3):322-327. doi: 10.1177/1129729819874531. Epub 2019 Sep 13.

Incidence of ESKD Among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Living in the 50 US States and Pacific Island Territories. Xiang J, Morgenstern H, Li Y, Steffick D, Bragg-Gresham J, Panapasa S, Raphael KL, Robinson BM, Herman WH, Saran R. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Sep;76(3):340-349.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.01.008. Epub 2020 May 5.

Chronic disease burdens of incident U.S. dialysis patients, 1996 - 2015. McGill RL, Bragg-Gresham JL, He K, Lacson EK Jr, Miskulin DC, Saran R. Clin Nephrol. 2020 Jan;93(1):1-8. doi: 10.5414/CN109745.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Mortality in End Stage Renal Disease. Paudyal S, Waller JL, Oliver A, Le B, Zleik N, Nahman NS Jr, Carbone L. J Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Mar;26(2):48-53. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000916.

Fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease. Peterkin-McCalman R, Waller JL, Le B, Oliver AM, Manning E, Elam RE, Kheda M, Nahman NS Jr, Carbone LD. Arch Osteoporos. 2020 Sep 18;15(1):146. doi: 10.1007/s11657-020-00815-3.

Education Strategies in Dialysis Centers Associated With Increased Transplant Wait-listing Rates. Waterman AD, Peipert JD, Xiao H, Goalby CJ, Kawakita S, Cui Y, Lentine KL. Transplantation. 2020 Feb;104(2):335-342. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002781.

Hip Fracture Risk among Hemodialysis-Dependent Patients Prescribed Opioids and Gabapentinoids. Vangala C, Niu J, Montez-Rath ME, Yan J, Navaneethan SD, Naik AD, Winkelmayer WC. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jun;31(6):1325-1334. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019090904. Epub 2020 May 5.

Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillators for Secondary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with End-stage Renal Disease. Payne T, Waller J, Kheda M, Nahman NS Jr, Maalouf J, Gopal A, Hreibe H. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2020 Aug 15;11(8):4199-4208. doi: 10.19102/icrm.2020.110803. eCollection 2020 Aug.

Should we abandon GFR in the decision to initiate chronic dialysis? Preka E, Rees L. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Sep;35(9):1593-1600. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04333-4. Epub 2019 Aug 15.

Gender differences in peritoneal dialysis initiation in the US end-stage renal disease population. Vogel SL, Singh T, Astor BC, Waheed S. Perit Dial Int. 2020 Jan;40(1):57-61. doi: 10.1177/0896860819878656.

Safety-Net Care for Maintenance Dialysis in the United States. Erickson KF, Shen JI, Zhao B, Winkelmayer WC, Chertow GM, Ho V, Bhattacharya J. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Feb;31(2):424-433. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019040417. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Geographic Differences in Population Health and Expected Organ Supply in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States Compared to Non-Gulf States. Reed RD, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Locke JE. Transplantation. 2020 Feb;104(2):421-427. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002831.

Bundled Payment Reform and Dialysis Facility Closures in ESKD. Norouzi S, Zhao B, Awan A, Winkelmayer WC, Ho V, Erickson KF. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Mar;31(3):579-590. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019060575. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Factors Associated with Elective Withdrawal of Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Case-Control Analysis. Wetmore JB, Yan H, Gilbertson DT, Liu J. Am J Nephrol. 2020;51(3):227-236. doi: 10.1159/000505993. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

New-Onset Gout as an Independent Risk Factor for Returning to Dialysis After Kidney Transplantation. Li JW, Yin D, Wang Z, Brigham MD, LaMoreaux BD, Kent JD, Francis-Sedlak M, Johnson RJ, Hadker N, Francis KM, Sanchez HA, Miyasato G. Transplant Direct. 2020 Nov 16;6(12):e634. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001081. eCollection 2020 Dec.

Primary causes of kidney disease and mortality in dialysis-dependent children. Okuda Y, Soohoo M, Ishikura K, Tang Y, Obi Y, Laster M, Rhee CM, Streja E, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 May;35(5):851-860. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04457-7. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Socioeconomic Factors and Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Initiation of Home Dialysis. Shen JI, Chen L, Vangala S, Leng L, Shah A, Saxena AB, Perl J, Norris KC. Kidney Med. 2020 Feb 11;2(2):105-115. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2019.11.006. eCollection 2020 Mar-Apr.

Glycemic Control and Infections Among US Hemodialysis Patients With Diabetes Mellitus. Rhee JJ, Zheng Y, Liu S, Montez-Rath ME, Hamill RJ, Ishida JH, Winkelmayer WC. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Apr 29;5(7):1014-1025. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.04.020. eCollection 2020 Jul.

Validation of a Risk Equation Predicting Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula Primary Failure in Elderly. Qian JZ, McAdams-DeMarco MA, Ng D, Lau B. Am J Nephrol. 2020;51(1):17-23. doi: 10.1159/000504466. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Association between Posttransplant Opioid Use and Immunosuppressant Therapy Adherence among Renal Transplant Recipients. Chisholm-Burns MA, Spivey CA, Potukuchi PK, Streja E, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Kovesdy CP, Molnar MZ. Nephron. 2020;144(7):321-330. doi: 10.1159/000507257. Epub 2020 May 20.

An analysis of hot spots of ESRD in the United States: Potential presence of CKD of unknown origin in the USA? Bragg-Gresham J, Morgenstern H, Shahinian V, Robinson B, Abbott K, Saran R. Clin Nephrol. 2020 Supplement-Jan;93(1):113-119. doi: 10.5414/CNP92S120.

Incidence and risk factors of sepsis in hemodialysis patients in the United States. Locham S, Naazie I, Canner J, Siracuse J, Al-Nouri O, Malas M. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul 21:S0741-5214(20)31698-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.06.126. Online ahead of print.

Racial and Sex Disparities in Catheter Use and Dialysis Access in the United States Medicare Population. Arya S, Melanson TA, George EL, Rothenberg KA, Kurella Tamura M, Patzer RE, Hockenberry JM. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Mar;31(3):625-636. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019030274. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

Contraceptive Use Among Women With End-Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis in the United States. Shah S, Christianson AL, Thakar CV, Kramer S, Meganathan K, Leonard AC. Kidney Med. 2020 Oct 27;2(6):707-715.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2020.08.010. eCollection 2020 Nov-Dec.

Renal deposits of complement factors as predictors of end-stage renal disease and death in patients with lupus nephritis. Koopman JJE, Rennke HG, Leatherwood C, Speyer CB, D'Silva K, McMahon GM, Waikar SS, Costenbader KH. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 Dec 1;59(12):3751-3758. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa174.

National Trends in the Association of Race and Ethnicity With Predialysis Nephrology Care in the United States From 2005 to 2015. Purnell TS, Bae S, Luo X, Johnson M, Crews DC, Cooper LA, Henderson ML, Greer RC, Rosas SE, Boulware LE, Segev DL. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 3;3(8):e2015003. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.15003.

Survival Among Incident Peritoneal Dialysis Versus Hemodialysis Patients Who Initiate With an Arteriovenous Fistula. Mukhopadhyay P, Woodside KJ, Schaubel DE, Repeck K, McCullough K, Shahinian VB, Pisoni RL, Saran R. Kidney Med. 2020 Oct 22;2(6):732-741.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2020.09.002. eCollection 2020 Nov-Dec.

Cost-effectiveness of Using Kidneys From HCV-Viremic Donors for Transplantation Into HCV-Uninfected Recipients. Eckman MH, Woodle ES, Thakar CV, Alloway RR, Sherman KE. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Jun;75(6):857-867. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.11.005. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

International collaborative efforts to establish kidney health surveillance systems. Hole BD, Evans KM, Pyart R, Davids MR, Bedat CG, Hanafusa N, Harris DCH, Jager KJ, Jha V, Johansen KL, McDonald S, Masakane I, Rosa-Diez G, Saran R, Wetmore JB, Caskey FJ. Kidney Int. 2020 Oct;98(4):812-816. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2020.06.047.

Peritoneal Dialysis and Mortality, Kidney Transplant, and Transition to Hemodialysis: Trends From 1996-2015 in the United States. Sukul N, Mukhopadhyay P, Schaubel DE, Pearson J, Turenne M, Saran R, Robinson BM, Pisoni RL. Kidney Med. 2020 Aug 7;2(5):610-619.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2020.06.009. eCollection 2020 Sep-Oct.

Trends in Living Donation by Race and Ethnicity Among Children With End-stage Renal Disease in the United States, 1995-2015. Amaral S, McCulloch CE, Black E, Winnicki E, Lee B, Roll GR, Grimes B, Ku E. Transplant Direct. 2020 Jun 11;6(7):e570. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001008. eCollection 2020 Jul.

Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Survival in Patients With Obesity and End-stage Kidney Disease. Sheetz KH, Gerhardinger L, Dimick JB, Waits SA. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jul 1;155(7):581-588. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0829.

Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Hyporesponsiveness in the Post-Bundling Era. Cizman B, Smith HT, Camejo RR, Casillas L, Dhillon H, Mu F, Wu E, Xie J, Zuckerman P, Coyne D. Kidney Med. 2020 Aug 10;2(5):589-599.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2020.06.008. eCollection 2020 Sep-Oct.

Determining the incidence of needle-related complications in hemodialysis access: We need a better system. Gage SM, Reichert H. J Vasc Access. 2020 Aug 18:1129729820946917. doi: 10.1177/1129729820946917. Online ahead of print.

Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Access to High-Quality Dialysis Treatment in Chicago: Does Neighborhood Racial/Ethnic Composition Matter? Lee H, Caldwell JT, Maene C, Cagney KA, Saunders MR. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Oct;7(5):854-864. doi: 10.1007/s40615-020-00708-8. Epub 2020 Feb 5.

Comparative Effectiveness of High-Dose Versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine Among Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. Butler AM, Layton JB, Dharnidharka VR, Sahrmann JM, Seamans MJ, Weber DJ, McGrath LJ. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Jan;75(1):72-83. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.05.018. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Racial Disparities in the Arteriovenous Fistula Care Continuum in Hemodialysis Patients. Qian J, Lee T, Thamer M, Zhang Y, Crews DC, Allon M. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Dec 7;15(12):1796-1803. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03600320. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Assessing the Impacts of Misclassified Case-Mix Factors on Health Care Provider Profiling: Performance of Dialysis Facilities. Mu Y, Chin AI, Kshirsagar AV, Bang H. Inquiry. 2020 Jan-Dec;57:46958020919275. doi: 10.1177/0046958020919275.

Gender-Based Utilization and Outcomes of Autogenous Fistulas and Prosthetic Grafts for Hemodialysis Access. Arhuidese IJ, Faateh M, Meshkin RS, Calero A, Shames M, Malas MB. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 May;65:196-205. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2019.08.083. Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Arteriovenous Fistula Placement, Maturation, and Patency Loss in Older Patients Initiating Hemodialysis. Qian JZ, McAdams-DeMarco M, Ng DK, Lau B. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Oct;76(4):480-489.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.02.449. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Zolpidem Versus Trazodone Initiation and the Risk of Fall-Related Fractures among Individuals Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. Assimon MM, Flythe JE. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Dec 31;16(1):88-97. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10070620. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

End-of-Life Care among US Adults with ESKD Who Were Waitlisted or Received a Kidney Transplant, 2005-2014. Butler CR, Reese PP, Perkins JD, Hall YN, Curtis JR, Kurella Tamura M, O'Hare AM. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Oct;31(10):2424-2433. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2020030342. Epub 2020 Sep 9.

Concomitant Use of Gabapentinoids with Opioids Is Associated with Increased Mortality and Morbidity among Dialysis Patients. Waddy SP, Becerra AZ, Ward JB, Chan KE, Fwu CW, Eggers PW, Abbott KC, Kimmel PL. Am J Nephrol. 2020;51(6):424-432. doi: 10.1159/000507725. Epub 2020 May 19.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplant Access Within a Theoretical Context of Medical Eligibility. Ku E, Lee BK, McCulloch CE, Roll GR, Grimes B, Adey D, Johansen KL. Transplantation. 2020 Jul;104(7):1437-1444. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002962.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment and Outcomes among Dialysis Patients in the United States. Waddy SP, Solomon AJ, Becerra AZ, Ward JB, Chan KE, Fwu CW, Norton JM, Eggers PW, Abbott KC, Kimmel PL. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Mar;31(3):637-649. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019050543. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Dialysis facility referral and start of evaluation for kidney transplantation among patients treated with dialysis in the Southeastern United States. Patzer RE, McPherson L, Wang Z, Plantinga LC, Paul S, Ellis M, DuBay DA, Wolf J, Reeves-Daniel A, Jones H, Zayas C, Mulloy L, Pastan SO. Am J Transplant. 2020 Aug;20(8):2113-2125. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15791. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Selecting important predictors for arteriovenous fistula maturation in older hemodialysis patients by using random survival forests. Qian J, McAdams-DeMarco M, Ng D, Lau B. Semin Dial. 2020 Mar;33(2):148-155. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12866. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

Use of QT Prolonging Medications by Hemodialysis Patients and Individuals Without End-Stage Kidney Disease. Assimon MM, Wang L, Pun PH, Winkelmayer WC, Flythe JE. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jul 7;9(13):e015969. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.015969. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

A multilevel mixed effects varying coefficient model with multilevel predictors and random effects for modeling hospitalization risk in patients on dialysis. Li Y, Nguyen DV, Kürüm E, Rhee CM, Chen Y, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Şentürk D. Biometrics. 2020 Sep;76(3):924-938. doi: 10.1111/biom.13205. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Utilization of CMS pre-ESRD Kidney Disease Education services and its associations with the home dialysis therapies. Shukla AM, Bozorgmehri S, Ruchi R, Mohandas R, Hale-Gallardo JL, Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Orozco T, Segal MS, Jia H. Perit Dial Int. 2020 Dec 1:896860820975586. doi: 10.1177/0896860820975586. Online ahead of print.

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Dialysis Discontinuation and Survival after Hospitalization for Serious Conditions among Patients on Maintenance Dialysis. Agunbiade A, Dasgupta A, Ward MM. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jan;31(1):149-160. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019020122. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use and Hip Fracture Risk Among Patients on Hemodialysis. Vangala C, Niu J, Montez-Rath ME, Yan J, Navaneethan SD, Winkelmayer WC. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Mar;75(3):351-360. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.07.015. Epub 2019 Oct 9.

Early Delays in Insurance Coverage and Long-term Use of Home-based Peritoneal Dialysis. Lin E, Chertow GM, Bhattacharya J, Lakdawalla D. Med Care. 2020 Jul;58(7):632-642. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001350.

Using Geographic Catchment Areas to Measure Population-based Access to Kidney Transplant in the United States. Ross-Driscoll K, Axelrod D, Lynch R, Patzer RE. Transplantation. 2020 Dec;104(12):e342-e350. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003369.

Trends in Cardiovascular Mortality Among a Cohort of Children and Young Adults Starting Dialysis in 1995 to 2015. Ku E, McCulloch CE, Ahearn P, Grimes BA, Mitsnefes MM. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Sep 1;3(9):e2016197. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16197.

Benzodiazepines, Codispensed Opioids, and Mortality among Patients Initiating Long-Term In-Center Hemodialysis. Muzaale AD, Daubresse M, Bae S, Chu NM, Lentine KL, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco M. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jun 8;15(6):794-804. doi: 10.2215/CJN.13341019. Epub 2020 May 26.

Comparative safety of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccination in patients with end-stage renal disease. Layton JB, McGrath LJ, Sahrmann JM, Ma Y, Dharnidharka VR, O'Neil C, Weber DJ, Butler AM. Vaccine. 2020 Jul 14;38(33):5178-5186. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.06.020. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Incidence and risk factors for HPV-associated cancers in women with end-stage renal disease. Han J, Waller JL, Colombo RE, Spearman V, Young L, Kheda MF, Mohammed A, Bollag WB, Nahman NS, Baer SL. J Investig Med. 2020 Jun;68(5):1002-1010. doi: 10.1136/jim-2019-001262. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Longer Distance From Dialysis Facility to Transplant Center Is Associated With Lower Access to Kidney Transplantation. Whelan AM, Johansen KL, McCulloch CE, Adelmann D, Niemann CU, Roll GR, Siyahian S, Grimes B, Ku E. Transplant Direct. 2020 Sep 17;6(10):e602. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001048. eCollection 2020 Oct.

Mortality and Recovery Associated with Kidney Failure due to Acute Kidney Injury. Shah S, Leonard AC, Harrison K, Meganathan K, Christianson AL, Thakar CV. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jul 1;15(7):995-1006. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11200919. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Distance to Kidney Transplant Center and Access to Early Steps in the Kidney Transplantation Process in the Southeastern United States. McPherson LJ, Barry V, Yackley J, Gander JC, Pastan SO, Plantinga LC, Paul S, Patzer RE; Southeastern Kidney Transplant Coalition. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Apr 7;15(4):539-549. doi: 10.2215/CJN.08530719. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Intradialytic Hypotension and Newly Recognized Peripheral Artery Disease in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Seong EY, Liu S, Song SH, Leeper NJ, Winkelmayer WC, Montez-Rath ME, Chang TI. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Dec 3:S0272-6386(20)31138-0. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.10.012. Online ahead of print.

Association of VA Payment Reform for Dialysis with Spending, Access to Care, and Outcomes for Veterans with ESKD. Wang V, Swaminathan S, Corneau EA, Maciejewski ML, Trivedi AN, O'Hare AM, Mor V. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Nov 6;15(11):1631-1639. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02100220. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

Sustained Lower Incidence of Diabetes-Related End-Stage Kidney Disease Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Blacks, and Hispanics in the U.S., 2000-2016. Burrows NR, Zhang Y, Hora I, Pavkov ME, Sheff K, Imperatore G, Bullock AK, Albright AL. Diabetes Care. 2020 Sep;43(9):2090-2097. doi: 10.2337/dc20-0495. Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Association of age with risk of first and subsequent allograft failure and mortality among young kidney transplant recipients in the USA - a retrospective cohort study. Okuda Y, Streja E, Rhee CM, Tantisattamo E, Reddy U, Laster M, Tang Y, Rajpoot D, Molnar MZ, Ichii H, Obi Y, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Transpl Int. 2020 Aug 11. doi: 10.1111/tri.13717. Online ahead of print.

Induction immunosuppression and the risk of incident malignancies among older and younger kidney transplant recipients: A prospective cohort study. Wang L, Motter J, Bae S, Ahn JB, Kanakry JA, Jackson J, Schnitzler MA, Hess G, Lentine KL, Stuart EA, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco M. Clin Transplant. 2020 Dec;34(12):e14121. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14121. Epub 2020 Nov 20.

Association of short-term exposure to ambient PM2.5 with hospital admissions and 30-day readmissions in end-stage renal disease patients: population-based retrospective cohort study. Wyatt LH, Xi Y, Kshirsagar A, Di Q, Ward-Caviness C, Wade TJ, Cascio WE, Rappold AG. BMJ Open. 2020 Dec 15;10(12):e041177. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041177.

The association of standard Kt/V and surface area-normalized standard Kt/V with clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients. Pattharanitima P, Chauhan K, El Shamy O, Chaudhary K, Sharma S, Coca SG, Nadkarni GN, Uribarri J, Chan L. Hemodial Int. 2020 Oct;24(4):495-505. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12865. Epub 2020 Aug 18.

US Renal Data System 2019 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States. Saran R, Robinson B, Abbott KC, Bragg-Gresham J, Chen X, Gipson D, Gu H, Hirth RA, Hutton D, Jin Y, Kapke A, Kurtz V, Li Y, McCullough K, Modi Z, Morgenstern H, Mukhopadhyay P, Pearson J, Pisoni R, Repeck K, Schaubel DE, Shamraj R, Steffick D, Turf M, Woodside KJ, Xiang J, Yin M, Zhang X, Shahinian V. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Jan;75(1 Suppl 1):A6-A7. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.09.003. Epub 2019 Nov 5.

US Renal Data System 2018 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States. Saran R, Robinson B, Abbott KC, Agodoa LYC, Bragg-Gresham J, Balkrishnan R, Bhave N, Dietrich X, Ding Z, Eggers PW, Gaipov A, Gillen D, Gipson D, Gu H, Guro P, Haggerty D, Han Y, He K, Herman W, Heung M, Hirth RA, Hsiung JT, Hutton D, Inoue A, Jacobsen SJ, Jin Y, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Kapke A, Kleine CE, Kovesdy CP, Krueter W, Kurtz V, Li Y, Liu S, Marroquin MV, McCullough K, Molnar MZ, Modi Z, Montez-Rath M, Moradi H, Morgenstern H, Mukhopadhyay P, Nallamothu B, Nguyen DV, Norris KC, O'Hare AM, Obi Y, Park C, Pearson J, Pisoni R, Potukuchi PK, Repeck K, Rhee CM, Schaubel DE, Schrager J, Selewski DT, Shamraj R, Shaw SF, Shi JM, Shieu M, Sim JJ, Soohoo M, Steffick D, Streja E, Sumida K, Kurella Tamura M, Tilea A, Turf M, Wang D, Weng W, Woodside KJ, Wyncott A, Xiang J, Xin X, Yin M, You AS, Zhang X, Zhou H, Shahinian V. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Mar;73(3 Suppl 1):A7-A8. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.01.001. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

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Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in Young Adults With End-stage Renal Disease: An Analysis of the US Renal Data System. Modi ZJ, Lu Y, Ji N, Kapke A, Selewski DT, Dietrich X, Abbott K, Nallamothu BK, Schaubel DE, Saran R, Gipson DS. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Apr 1;4(4):353-362. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2019.0375.

The US Renal Data System at 30 Years: A Historical Perspective. Port FK, Held PJ. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Apr;73(4):459-461. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.11.003. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Assessment of Self-reported Prognostic Expectations of People Undergoing Dialysis: United States Renal Data System Study of Treatment Preferences (USTATE).  O'Hare AM, Kurella Tamura M, Lavallee DC, Vig EK, Taylor JS, Hall YN, Katz R, Curtis JR, Engelberg RA. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 8;179(10):1325-33. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2879. Online ahead of print.

Cardiovascular Outcomes of Calcium-Free vs Calcium-Based Phosphate Binders in Patients 65 Years or Older With End-stage Renal Disease Requiring Hemodialysis. Spoendlin J, Paik JM, Tsacogianis T, Kim SC, Schneeweiss S, Desai RJ. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jun 1;179(6):741-749. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0045.

Representativeness of Randomized Clinical Trial Cohorts in End-stage Kidney Disease: A Meta-analysis. Smyth B, Haber A, Trongtrakul K, Hawley C, Perkovic V, Woodward M, Jardine M. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 8;179(10):1316-24. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1501. Online ahead of print.

Association Between Dialysis Facility Ownership and Access to Kidney Transplantation. Gander JC, Zhang X, Ross K, Wilk AS, McPherson L, Browne T, Pastan SO, Walker E, Wang Z, Patzer RE. JAMA. 2019 Sep 10;322(10):957-973. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.12803.

Renal Transplantation and Survival Among Patients With Lupus Nephritis: A Cohort Study. Jorge A, Wallace ZS, Lu N, Zhang Y, Choi HK. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Feb 19;170(4):240-247. doi: 10.7326/M18-1570. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Pre-dialysis acute care hospitalizations and clinical outcomes in dialysis patients. Shah S, Meganathan K, Christianson AL, Leonard AC, Thakar CV. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 16;14(1):e0209578. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209578. eCollection 2019.

Kidney Disease Quality of Life 36-Item Short Form Survey (KDQOL-36) Normative Values for the United States Dialysis Population and New Single Summary Score. Peipert JD, Nair D, Klicko K, Schatell DR, Hays RD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Apr;30(4):654-663. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018100994. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Trends in Peritoneal Dialysis Use in the United States after Medicare Payment Reform. Sloan CE, Coffman CJ, Sanders LL, Maciejewski ML, Lee SD, Hirth RA, Wang V. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Dec 6;14(12):1763-1772. doi: 10.2215/CJN.05910519. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Outcomes of infants receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis: an analysis of the USRDS registry. Sanderson KR, Yu Y, Dai H, Willig LK, Warady BA. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Jan;34(1):155-162. doi: 10.1007/s00467-018-4056-6. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Clinical Outcomes of Arteriovenous Access in Incident Hemodialysis Patients with Medicare Coverage, 2012-2014. Bylsma LC, Reichert H, Gage SM, Roy-Chaudhury P, Nordyke RJ, Fryzek J, Dahl SLM, Lithgow T, Lawson JH. Am J Nephrol. 2019;49(2):156-164. doi: 10.1159/000495355.

Revisiting racial differences in ESRD due to ADPKD in the United States. Murphy EL, Dai F, Blount KL, Droher ML, Liberti L, Crews DC, Dahl NK. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Feb 14;20(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1241-1.

Renal allograft loss due to renal vascular thrombosis in the US pediatric renal transplantation. Wang CS, Greenbaum LA, Patzer RE, Garro R, Warshaw B, George RP, Winterberg PD, Patel K, Hogan J. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Sep;34(9):1545-1555. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04264-0.

Transfers to Hemodialysis Among US Patients Initiating Renal Replacement Therapy With Peritoneal Dialysis. McGill RL, Weiner DE, Ruthazer R, Miskulin DC, Meyer KB, Lacson E Jr. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Nov;74(5):620-628. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.05.014. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Trends in Opioid Prescribing Among Hemodialysis Patients, 2007-2014. Daubresse M, Alexander GC, Crews DC, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco MA. Am J Nephrol. 2019;49(1):20-31. doi: 10.1159/000495353. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

End-Stage Renal Disease Patients with Low Serum Albumin: Is Peritoneal Dialysis an Option? Singh T, Astor BC, Waheed S. Perit Dial Int. 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):562-567. doi: 10.3747/pdi.2018.00204. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Muscle Relaxant Use Among Hemodialysis Patients: Prevalence, Clinical Indications, and Adverse Outcomes. Mina D, Johansen KL, McCulloch CE, Steinman MA, Grimes BA, Ishida JH. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Apr;73(4):525-532. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.11.008. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Among Black and White Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States. Nee R, Yan G, Yuan CM, Agodoa LY, Norris KC. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Aug 6;8(15):e012101. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012101. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

The Marginal Cost of Frailty Among Medicare Patients on Hemodialysis. Sy J, Streja E, Grimes B, Johansen KL. Kidney Int Rep. 2019 Dec 6;5(3):289-295. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2019.11.020. eCollection 2020 Mar.

Temporal Trends in Incident Mortality in Dialysis Patients: Focus on Sex and Racial Disparities. Shah S, Leonard AC, Meganathan K, Christianson AL, Thakar CV. Am J Nephrol. 2019;49(3):241-253. doi: 10.1159/000497446. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Psychoactive Medications and Adverse Outcomes among Older Adults Receiving Hemodialysis. Ishida JH, McCulloch CE, Steinman MA, Grimes BA, Johansen KL. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar;67(3):449-454. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15740. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Racial disparities in end-stage renal disease in a high-risk population: the Southern Community Cohort Study. Bock F, Stewart TG, Robinson-Cohen C, Morse J, Kabagambe EK, Cavanaugh KL, Birdwell KA, Hung AM, Abdel-Kader K, Siew ED, Akwo EA, Blot WJ, Ikizler TA, Lipworth L. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Aug 7;20(1):308. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1502-z.

Costs Attributable to Arteriovenous Fistula and Arteriovenous Graft Placements in Hemodialysis Patients with Medicare coverage. Nordyke RJ, Reichert H, Bylsma LC, Jackson JJ, Gage SM, Fryzek J, Roy-Chaudhury P, Lithgow T. Am J Nephrol. 2019;50(4):320-328. doi: 10.1159/000502507. Epub 2019 Aug 21.

GSTM1 Copy Number Is Not Associated With Risk of Kidney Failure in a Large Cohort. Zhang Y, Zafar W, Hartzel DN, Williams MS, Tin A, Chang AR, Lee MTM. Front Genet. 2019 Aug 30;10:765. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00765. eCollection 2019.

Methodological considerations in comparing access to Pre-emptive renal transplantation between SLE and other ESRD causes in the USRDS. Broder A, Mowrey WB, Golestaneh L, Putterman C, Costenbader KH, Kim M. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Feb;48(4):678-685. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.05.014. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Clinical characteristics and renal prognosis associated with interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IFTA) and vascular injury in lupus nephritis biopsies. Leatherwood C, Speyer CB, Feldman CH, D'Silva K, Gómez-Puerta JA, Hoover PJ, Waikar SS, McMahon GM, Rennke HG, Costenbader KH. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Dec;49(3):396-404. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.06.002. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Association of US Dialysis Facility Staffing with Profiling of Hospital-Wide 30-Day Unplanned Readmission. Chen Y, Rhee C, Senturk D, Kurum E, Campos L, Li Y, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Nguyen D. Kidney Dis (Basel). 2019 Jun;5(3):153-162. doi: 10.1159/000496147. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Hemodialysis Quality Metrics in the First Year Following a Failed Kidney Transplant. Huml AM, Sehgal AR. Am J Nephrol. 2019;50(3):161-167. doi: 10.1159/000501605. Epub 2019 Jul 16.

Racial disparities and factors associated with pregnancy in kidney transplant recipients in the United States. Shah S, Christianson AL, Verma P, Meganathan K, Leonard AC, Schauer DP, Thakar CV. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 9;14(8):e0220916. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220916. eCollection 2019.

Emergency department visits and hospitalizations among hemodialysis patients by day of the week and dialysis schedule in the United States. Zhang S, Morgenstern H, Albertus P, Nallamothu BK, He K, Saran R. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 15;14(8):e0220966. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220966. eCollection 2019.

Transplant waitlisting attenuates the association between hemodialysis access type and mortality. Holscher CM, Locham SS, Haugen CE, Bae S, Segev DL, Malas MB. J Nephrol. 2019 Jun;32(3):477-485. doi: 10.1007/s40620-018-00572-0. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Racial Differences and Factors Associated with Pregnancy in ESKD Patients on Dialysis in the United States. Shah S, Christianson AL, Meganathan K, Leonard AC, Schauer DP, Thakar CV. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Dec;30(12):2437-2448. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019030234. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Assessing Predictors of Early and Late Hospital Readmission After Kidney Transplantation. Hogan J, Arenson MD, Adhikary SM, Li K, Zhang X, Zhang R, Valdez JN, Lynch RJ, Sun J, Adams AB, Patzer RE. Transplant Direct. 2019 Jul 29;5(8):e479. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000918. eCollection 2019 Aug.

Epilepsy and antiseizure medications increase all-cause mortality in dialysis patients in the United States. Waddy SP, Ward JB, Becerra AZ, Powers T, Fwu CW, Williams KL, Eggers PW, Abbott KC, Kimmel PL. Kidney Int. 2019 Nov;96(5):1176-1184. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.04.033. Epub 2019 May 16.

Long-term outcomes among Medicare patients readmitted in the first year of hemodialysis: a retrospective cohort study. Ross KH, Jaar BG, Lea JP, Masud T, Patzer RE, Plantinga LC. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Jul 29;20(1):285. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1473-0.

Fractures and Subsequent Graft Loss and Mortality among Older Kidney Transplant Recipients. Salter ML, Liu X, Bae S, Chu NM, Miller Dunham A, Humbyrd C, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco MA. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Aug;67(8):1680-1688. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15962. Epub 2019 May 6.

Expanded Prospective Payment System and Use of and Outcomes with Home Dialysis by Race and Ethnicity in the United States. Shen JI, Erickson KF, Chen L, Vangala S, Leng L, Shah A, Saxena AB, Perl J, Norris KC. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug 7;14(8):1200-1212. doi: 10.2215/CJN.00290119. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

The association of preoperative cardiac stress testing with 30-day death and myocardial infarction among patients undergoing kidney transplantation. Dunn T, Saeed MJ, Shpigel A, Novak E, Alhamad T, Stwalley D, Rich MW, Brown DL. PLoS One. 2019 Feb 1;14(2):e0211161. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211161. eCollection 2019.

The association between loss of Medicare, immunosuppressive medication use, and kidney transplant outcomes. Hart A, Gustafson SK, Wey A, Salkowski N, Snyder JJ, Kasiske BL, Israni AK. Am J Transplant. 2019 Jul;19(7):1964-1971. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15293. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Association of Race and Poverty With Mortality Among Nursing Home Residents on Maintenance Dialysis. Nee R, Thurlow JS, Norris KC, Yuan C, Watson MA, Agodoa LY, Abbott KC. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Jul;20(7):904-910. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.02.013. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Center-Related Variation in Cardiac Stress Testing in the 18 Months Prior to Renal Transplantation. Shpigel AA, Saeed MJ, Novak E, Alhamad T, Rich MW, Brown DL. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 13;179(8):1135-6. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0423. Online ahead of print.

Sex Disparities in Risk of Mortality Among Children With ESRD. Ahearn P, Johansen KL, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Ku E. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Feb;73(2):156-162. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.07.019. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Survival after major lower extremity amputation in patients with end-stage renal disease. Arhuidese I, Nejim B, Aji EA, Canner J, Malas MB. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Oct;70(4):1291-1298. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.12.055.

Association between BMI changes and mortality risk in children with end-stage renal disease. Roberts MJ, Mitsnefes MM, McCulloch CE, Greenbaum LA, Grimes BA, Ku E. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Sep;34(9):1557-1563. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04249-z. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Long-Term Outcomes of Arteriovenous Fistulas with Unassisted versus Assisted Maturation: A Retrospective National Hemodialysis Cohort Study. Lee T, Qian JZ, Zhang Y, Thamer M, Allon M. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Nov;30(11):2209-2218. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019030318. Epub 2019 Oct 14.

Incidence, risk factors and distribution of syphilis in the end-stage renal disease population in the USA. Weathers EN, Waller JL, Nahman NS Jr, Colombo RE, Kheda MF, Baer SL. Clin Kidney J. 2019 Aug 16;13(4):625-630. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfz090. eCollection 2020 Aug.

Estimated GFR at Dialysis Initiation and Mortality in Children and Adolescents. Okuda Y, Soohoo M, Tang Y, Obi Y, Laster M, Rhee CM, Streja E, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Jun;73(6):797-805. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.12.038. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Warfarin use and the risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality in older adults on dialysis with incident atrial fibrillation. Tan J, Bae S, Segal JB, Zhu J, Alexander GC, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco M. Nephrology (Carlton). 2019 Feb;24(2):234-244. doi: 10.1111/nep.13207.

Gender Disparities in Vascular Access Surgical Outcomes in Elderly Hemodialysis Patients. Lee T, Qian J, Thamer M, Allon M. Am J Nephrol. 2019;49(1):11-19. doi: 10.1159/000495261. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Higher eGFR at Dialysis Initiation Is Not Associated with a Survival Benefit in Children.  Winnicki E, Johansen KL, Cabana MD, Warady BA, McCulloch CE, Grimes B, Ku E. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug;30(8):1505-1513. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018111130. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Blood Pressure and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients Initiating Hemodialysis. Chang TI, Liu S, Airy M, Niu J, Turakhia MP, Flythe JE, Montez-Rath ME, Winkelmayer WC. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Jul 5;14(7):1029-1038. doi: 10.2215/CJN.13511118. Epub 2019 Jun 7.

Early withdrawal and non-withdrawal death in the months following hemodialysis initiation: A retrospective cohort analysis. Wetmore JB, Roetker NS, Gilbertson DT, Liu J. Hemodial Int. 2019 Apr;23(2):261-272. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12723. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

A propensity score matched analysis shows no adverse effect of early steroid withdrawal in non-diabetic kidney transplant recipients with and without glomerulonephritis. Barbour S, Djurdjev O, Gill JS, Dong JJ, Gill J. Kidney Int. 2019 Aug;96(2):460-469. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.02.041. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Dialysis Modality and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients With ESRD.  Niu J, Shah MK, Perez JJ, Airy M, Navaneethan SD, Turakhia MP, Chang TI, Winkelmayer WC. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Mar;73(3):324-331. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.09.011. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

What are the Risk Factors for One-Year Mortality in Older Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease? An Analysis of the Cleveland Clinic CKD Registry. Saeed F, Arrigain S, Schold JD, Nally JV Jr, Navaneethan SD. Nephron. 2019;141(2):98-104. doi: 10.1159/000494298. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Survival and Kidney Transplant Incidence on Home versus In-Center Hemodialysis, Following Peritoneal Dialysis Technique Failure. Kansal SK, Morfin JA, Weinhandl ED. Perit Dial Int. 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):25-34. doi: 10.3747/pdi.2017.00207. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Associations between access to healthcare, environmental quality, and end-stage renal disease survival time: Proportional-hazards models of over 1,000,000 people over 14 years.  Kosnik MB, Reif DM, Lobdell DT, Astell-Burt T, Feng X, Hader JD, Hoppin JA. PLoS One. 2019 Mar 21;14(3):e0214094. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214094. eCollection 2019.

Association between Freestanding Dialysis Facility Size and Medicare Quality Incentive Program Performance Scores. Ajmal F, Probst J, Brooks J, Hardin J, Qureshi Z. Am J Nephrol. 2019;49(1):64-73. doi: 10.1159/000495262. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Editor's Choice - Comparison of Outcomes After Open Surgical and Endovascular Lower Extremity Revascularisation Among End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Dialysis. Yuo TH, Wallace JR, Fish L, Avgerinos ED, Leers SA, Al-Khoury GE, Makaroun MS, Chaer RA. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;57(2):248-257. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2018.09.008. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Mortality risk after herpes zoster infection in end-stage renal disease patients. Ahn JH, Waller JL, Baer SL, Colombo RE, Kheda MF, Nahman NS Jr, Turrentine JE. Clin Kidney J. 2019 Feb;12(1):101-105. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfy058. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Access to Kidney Transplantation after a Failed First Kidney Transplant and Associations with Patient and Allograft Survival: An Analysis of National Data to Inform Allocation Policy. Clark S, Kadatz M, Gill J, Gill JS. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug 7;14(8):1228-1237. doi: 10.2215/CJN.01530219. Epub 2019 Jul 23.


Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in the United States: A National Study. Woodside KJ, Bell S, Mukhopadhyay P, Repeck KJ, Robinson IT, Eckard AR, Dasmunshi S, Plattner BW, Pearson J, Schaubel DE, Pisoni RL, Saran R. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2018 Feb 9.

Outcomes Associated with Apixaban Use in End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the United States. Siontis KC, Zhang X, Eckard A, Bhave N, Schaubel DE, He K, Tilea A, Stack AG, Balkrishnan R, Yao X, Noseworthy PA, Shah ND, Saran R, Nallamothu BK. Circulation. 2018 Jul 3.


Explaining trends and variation in timing of dialysis initiation in the United States. Li Y, Jin Y, Kapke A, Pearson J, Saran R, Port FK, Robinson BM. Medicine. 2017 May 19;96(20):e6911.

Conditional modeling of longitudinal data with terminal event. Kong S, Nan B, Kalbfleisch JD, Saran R, Hirth R. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2017 Nov 13;10:1-2.

Strengthening instrumental variables through weighting. Lehmann D, Li Y, Saran R, Li Y. Statistics in Biosciences. 2017 Dec;9(2):320-338.


A weighted instrumental variable estimator to control for instrument-outcome confounders. Lehmann D, Li Y, Saran R, Li Y. The University of Michigan Department of Biostatistics Working Paper Series. 2016 Apr; Working Paper 121:1-30.

Factors affecting outcomes in patients reaching end-stage kidney disease worldwide: differences in access to renal replacement therapy, modality use, and haemodialysis practices. Robinson BM, Akizawa T, Jager KJ, Kerr PG, Saran R, Pisoni RL. The Lancet. 2016 Jul 16;388(10041):294-306.

Risk of ESRD in the United States. Albertus P, Morgenstern H, Robinson B, Saran R. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2016 Dec 1;68(6):862-72.


Agreement of reported vascular access at hemodialysis initiation. Solid CA, Collins AJ, Ebben JP, Chen SC, Faravardeh A, Foley RN, Ishani A. BMC Nephrol. 2014;15:30.


The USRDS: What you need to know about what it can and can’t tell us about ESRD. Foley RF, Collins AJ. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;8:845-851.

Incidence of stroke before and after dialysis initiation in older patients. Murray AM, Seliger S, Lakshminarayan K, Herzog CA, Solid CA. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24:1166-11.


Issues regarding ‘immortal time’ in the analysis of the treatment effects in observational studies. Liu J, Weinhandl ED, St. Peter WL. Kidney Int. 2012;81:341-350.

Timing of arteriovenous fistula placement and Medicare costs during hemodialysis initiation. Solid C, Carlin C. Am J Nephrol. 2012;35:498-508.

Sources of drug coverage among Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease. Howell BL, Powers CA, Weinhandl ED, St. Peter WL, Frankenfield DL. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;23:959-965.


Kidney function and risk triage in adults: threshold values and hierarchical importance. Foley RN, Wang C, Snyder JJ, Rule AD, Collins AJ. Kidney Int. 2011;79:99-111.

Long interdialytic interval and mortality among patients receiving hemodialysis. Foley RN, Gilbertson DT, Murray T, Collins AJ. New Engl J Med. 2011;365:1099-1107.

Kidney function reference values in US adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2008. Chavers BM, Rheault MN, Foley RN. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;6:1956-1962.

Cystatin C, mortality risk and clinical triage in US adults: threshold values and hierarchical importance. Foley RN, Wang C, Collins AJ. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011;26:1831-1837.

Prehemodialysis care by dietitians and first-year mortality after initiation of hemodialysis. Slinin Y, Guo H, Gilbertson DT, Mau LW, Ensrud K, Collins AJ, Ishani A. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;58:583-590.


An improved comorbidity index for outcome analyses among dialysis patients. Liu J, Huang Z, Gilbertson DT, Foley RN, Collins AJ. Kidney Int. 2010;77:141-151.

Economic effect of following HbA1c testing practice guidelines in the elderly Medicare population: An instrumental variable analysis. Li S, Liu J, Gilbertson DT, Collins AJ. Am J Med Qual. 2010;25:202-210.

Meeting KDOQI guideline goals at hemodialysis initiation and survival during the first year. Slinin Y, Guo H, Gilbertson DT, Mau LW, Ensrud K, Rector T, Collins AJ, Ishani A. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5:1574-1581.

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