Ghassan Bandak

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Antibody-mediated anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease occurs rarely in the presence of another B-cell disorder, membranous nephropathy. The coexistence of these two autoimmune disorders would be anticipated to require differing, specific therapies targeted to each disease process. We describe a case of concomitant membranous nephropathy and(More)
Despite progress in the recognition and harmonization of definitions of acute kidney injury (AKI), the importance of transient changes in serum creatinine levels continues to be controversial. The recent KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) creatinine-based criteria for AKI define stage 1 as an increase in serum creatinine level by 0.3 mg/dL(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns about hyperkalemia limit the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), but guidelines conflict regarding potassium-monitoring protocols. We quantified hyperkalemia monitoring and risks after ACE-I/ARB initiation and developed and validated a hyperkalemia susceptibility score. (More)
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