Clara Tammy Kim

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BACKGROUND Malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis (MIA) syndrome is associated with a high mortality rate in patients with end-stage renal disease. However, the clinical relevance of MIA syndrome in kidney transplantation (KT) recipients remains unknown. METHODS We enrolled 1348 adult KT recipients. Recipients were assessed based on serum(More)
The circulating tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) could predict the long-term renal outcome in diabetes, but the role of circulating TNFRs in other chronic kidney disease has not been reported. Here, we investigated the correlation between circulating TNFRs and renal histologic findings on kidney biopsy in IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and assessed the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the incidence and related clinical factors of LV hypertrophy (LVH) regression after kidney transplantation and its effect on graft outcome. METHODS Among the 3373 kidney transplant recipients who were enrolled in a multicentre cohort from 1997 to 2012, a total of 767 patients who underwent echocardiography before(More)
BACKGROUND Periostin is a matricellular protein and plays a vital role in tissue regeneration, fibrosis and wound healing. However, data about its significance in nephrology are limited. We investigated the correlation between urinary periostin excretion and its clinical significance including renal histologic findings and prognosis in IgA nephropathy(More)
AIM In the general population, proteinuria is associated with progression to kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Here, we analyzed the effects of proteinuria on outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS We performed a retrospective, multi-centre cohort study involving 2047 recipients to evaluate the effects of post-transplant(More)
Data regarding kidney transplantation (KT) and dialysis outcomes are rare in Asian populations. In the present study, we evaluated the clinical outcomes associated with KT using claims data from the Korean national public health insurance program. Among the 35,418 adult patients with incident dialysis treated between 2005 and 2008 in Korea, 1539 underwent(More)
The constituents and concentrations of pollutants, individual exposures, and biologic responses to air pollution may vary by season and meteorological conditions. However, evidence regarding seasonality of the acute effects of air pollution on mortality is limited and inconsistent. Herein, we examined seasonal patterns in the short-term associations of(More)
BACKGROUND Climate change may significantly affect human health. The possible effects of high ambient temperature must be better understood, particularly in terms of certain diseases' sensitivity to heat (as reflected in relative risks [RR]) and the consequent disease burden (number or fraction of cases attributable to high temperatures), in order to manage(More)
BACKGROUND Dementia is common in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on hemodialysis (HD) and is associated with worse outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) in elderly patients with dementia initiating HD. METHODS Using the database from the Health Insurance Review & Assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE In hypertensive patients with proteinuria, renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade would be beneficial for controlling both blood pressure and proteinuria. We aimed to evaluate prescription pattern of RAS blockade in Korean hypertensive patients with proteinuria. DESIGN AND METHOD We used the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample(More)