Stephen B. Erickson

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BACKGROUND Patients with medullary sponge kidney (MSK) commonly encounter recurrent nephrolithiasis. The existing knowledge on safety of donors with MSK has not been studied. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a tertiary referral hospital to assess the outcomes of living kidney donors with MSK. All adults with MSK (N = 26) who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Based on its success as a transplant immunosuppressor, there is intense interest in using rapamycin in the treatment of progressive glomerulopathies involving native kidneys. However, we call attention to the potential toxicity associated with the use of rapamycin in this setting. METHODS We conducted a study to examine the efficacy and safety(More)
BACKGROUND The reports on efficacy of oral hydration treatment for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in elective radiological procedures and cardiac catheterization remain controversial. AIMS The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the use of oral hydration regimen for prevention of CIAKI. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The association between elevated admission serum uric acid (SUA) and risk of in-hospital acute kidney injury (AKI) is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of developing AKI in all hospitalized patients with various admission SUA levels. METHODS This is a single-center retrospective study conducted at a tertiary referral(More)
BACKGROUND Previous trials of interventions to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI) have been unsuccessful and additional interventions are needed. Existing reviews of preoperative renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors have suggested harm. We included more recent studies and conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the risk of postoperative AKI in patients(More)
BACKGROUND The use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors in patients with chronic kidney disease, and especially in diabetic kidney disease, has been shown to provide renoprotective effects and slow progression to end-stage renal disease. However, this protective effect in kidney transplant patient populations is unclear. AIM The objective of this(More)
AIM To evaluate the incidence and characteristics of kidney stones in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from the inception of the databases through March 2016. Studies assessing the incidence of kidney stones in kidney transplant recipients were(More)
113 patient was diagnosed with Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome and BLOCKINmedullary BLOCKINsponge BLOCKINkidney BLOCKINwith BLOCKINbilateral BLOCKINnephrocalcinosis/ kidney stones. Chlorthalidone and potassium citrate were started. At 1‑year follow‑up, his stone passages have diminished considerably. Physicians should be aware of the manifestations of medullary(More)
BACKGROUND The reported risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with a history of kidney stones is conflicting. AIMS The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between a history of kidney stones and CHD risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic(More)
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