Rachel M Lestz

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OBJECTIVE Multislice proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H-MRSI) permits simultaneous acquisition and mapping of signal intensities of N-acetyl-containing compounds (mainly N-acetylaspartate, NAA), choline-containing compounds (CHO), and creatine plus phosphocreatine (CRE) from multiple whole-brain slices consisting of small single-volume(More)
BACKGROUND Higher doses of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) have been associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESRD), but to our knowledge no trials have been performed in children. We examined the association between ESA dose and all-cause mortality in a prevalent(More)
Published data on the comparative achievement of The Kidney Disease Dialysis Outcome Quality Initiative (KDOQI) recommended clinical performance targets between children and young adults on dialysis are scarce. To characterize the achievement of KDOQI targets among children (<18 years) and young adults (18-24 years) with prevalent end stage renal disease(More)
Urologic disorders are the most common cause of chronic kidney disease in children. To determine whether children with urologic etiology of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) fare better than children with ESRD from other causes while on dialysis, we conducted a cross-sectional study of children <18 years receiving peritoneal and hemodialysis in the United(More)
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