Ann A Zalucky

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BACKGROUND Although sudden cardiac death (SCD) is recognized as a distinct cause of death in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), its incidence has not been well summarized. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature based on a protocol developed a priori. We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE (inception to March 2015)(More)
OBJECTIVE Sex influences the cardiorenal risk associated with body mass index (BMI). The role of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in adiposity-mediated cardiorenal risk profiles in healthy, non-obese men and women was investigated. METHODS Systemic and renal hemodynamic responses to angiotensin-II (AngII) as a function of BMI, waist and hip(More)
RATIONALE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nocturnal hypoxemia are associated with chronic kidney disease and up-regulation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), which is deleterious to renal function. The extent to which the magnitude of RAS activation is influenced by the severity of nocturnal hypoxemia and comorbid obesity has not been determined. (More)
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