Samer Loleh

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The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has recently revised their end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Medical Evidence Report, Medicare Entitlement, and Patient Registration CMS 2728 Form. The modified algorithm calls for the use of formulae to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The new criterion is defined as estimated GFR of less than 20(More)
X-linked hypophosphatemia is the most prevalent inherited form of rickets. In this disorder, rickets results from hyperphosphaturia and inappropriately normal levels of 1,25(OH)2-vitamin D. Current therapy with oral phosphate and vitamin D improves the rickets, but has significant morbidity and does not significantly affect the short stature and(More)
The proximal tubule contains an autonomous renin-angiotensin system that regulates transport independently of circulating angiotensin II. Androgens are known to increase expression of angiotensinogen, but the effect of androgens on proximal tubule transport is unknown. In this in vivo microperfusion study, we examined the effect of androgens on proximal(More)
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