Vikas Dharnidharka, M.D., M.P.H.  vikasD@wustl.edu

Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Hypertension and Pheresis
Professor of Pediatrics, Nephrology
Patient Oriented Research UnitNephrology

phone: (314) 286-1574

Clinical Interests

I provide highly specialized care to children and young adults with all types of kidney disease, with a specific focus on end-stage renal disease and kidney transplantation. I am frequently consulted by colleagues throughout the world to advise with difficult complications of solid organ transplantation. I run a half-day outpatient pediatric nephrology clinic per week, mostly devoted to kidney transplant patients, but I also see patients sent for consultation by other pediatricians as well as patients previously under my care. When in charge of the pediatric nephrology inpatient service, I provide care to children with kidney problems admitted under my charge, consultative service to the other pediatric patients for kidney-related problems, and to the outpatient chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients at Shands Hospital. I perform kidney biopsies and acute hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis in patients needing these specialized procedures. I also perform plasmapheresis and cellular apheresis for children with renal or non-renal diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. As part of clinical care quality assurance and continuous quality improvement, I review on a very regular basis the quality measures related to procedures (biopsy complication rates), chronic dialysis (vascular access rates, anemia management, bone mineral management, immunization rates) and transplantation (patient and organ graft survival, immunization rates). My research interests are focused on end stage renal disease. I investigate the epidemiology of over-immunosuppression complications in transplantation using large national database linkages. I investigate biomarkers of acute and chronic rejection in translational studies (NIH grant R01DK102981, PI: Dharnidharka). I am investigating the microbial genomic patterns in stored paraffin tissue blocks of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (Children’s Discovery Institute grant MC-II-2014-394, PI: Dharnidharka) . I am part of a consortium performing a randomized trial to improve adherence in teenagers with a kidney transplant and in consortia that study acute kidney injury (NIH grant R01 DK092977, PI: Foster). I am a site investigator in several industry studies of chronic kidney disease medications in children.

Education

  • MD, Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay University1991
  • MPH, University of Florida College of Public Health2007
  • MBBS, Topiwala National Medical College, (Affiliated with Bombay University)1988

Training

  • Internship, Topiwala National Medical College & Bombay University1987 - 1988
  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH), College of Physicians and Surgeons1988 - 1990
  • Pediatrics Residency, BYL Nair Hospital & Topiwala National Medical College1988 - 1991
  • Pediatrics Residency, Children's Hospital of Michigan & Wayne State University1993 - 1995
  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School1995 - 1998
  • Advanced Post Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI), University of Florida2005 - 2007

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Maharashtra State Medical Council, India 1988
  • Diplomate, National Board of Examinations in Pediatrics, New Delhi, India 1991
  • State of Michigan 1993
  • NALS/Neonatal Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association 1993
  • PALS/Pediatric Advanced Life Support , American Heart Association 1993
  • Diplomate; American Board of Pediatric, Chapel Hill, NC 1995
  • Board of Registration, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1995
  • Diplomate, Sub-Board in Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC 1999
  • FL, Board of Medicine, State of Florida 1999
  • General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC 2003
  • Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service 2005
  • Recertification, Pediatric Nephrology 2006
  • Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts 2012
  • State of Illinois 2014
  • Recertification, Pediatric Nephrology 2016

Honors

  • National Talent Search Scholarship, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Government of India, New Delhi, Inda1980 - 1990
  • Jane Patrao Award (Bronze Medal), 3rd among college class of 100 in entrance examination to T N Medical College, Bombay, India1982
  • H A Maniar Prize (Gold Metal), First among college class of 1991 in Forensic medicine at the 2nd MBBS University examination, Bombay, India1985
  • Bombay University Merit Scholarship, Bombay, India1988 - 1991
  • Best Resident Award, BYL Nair Hospital, Bombay, India1990 - 1991
  • Dr. V B Raju Young Investigators Award, Indian Academy of Pediatrics1992
  • 1st Prize for Best Abstract, Resident Abstract Competition, Michigan Association of Physicians from India1993
  • Hargobind Medical Fellowship Award, Hargobind Foundation, Bombay, India1993
  • Rameshwar Das Birla Fellowship Award, Bombay Hospital Institute Medical Trust, Bombay, India1993
  • The Resident Award for Outstanding Scientific Research, National Convention of the American Association of Physicians from India1994
  • Sheldon Brenner Award for Best Resident Research , Children's Hospital of Michigan1995
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association1996
  • ASTP Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians1998
  • AST Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation1999
  • Young Investigator Award, International Pediatric Transplant Association2000
  • AAI Junior Faculty Award, American Association of Immunologists2001
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association2001
  • Society for Pediatric Research, Election to Membership2002
  • ASN Young Investigator Award, American Society of Nephrology2003
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association2004
  • Junior Faculty Travel Award, 32nd Pediatric Nephrology Seminar Series2005
  • Vice-President's APPCI Fellowship Award, University of Florida2005
  • AST-Wyeth Achievement Award for Assistant Professors in Clinical Science, American Society of Transplantation2006
  • Travel Grant, American Society of Nephrology2006
  • Vocational Service Award, Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula2006
  • Young Investigator Award, North American Pediatric Transplant Cooperative Study2006
  • Expert Faculty Resource Service, American Society of Transplantation2006 - 2007
  • Young Investigator Award, 5th Immunology of Diabetes International Congress2007
  • Best Doctors in America2007 - 2008
  • Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award, University of Florida2008
  • Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Medical Student Education2008 - 2009
  • Best Doctors in America2009 - 2010
  • Inducted into Delta Omega, Honorary Alumni Society in Public Health, University of Florida's College of Public Health and Health Professions' Beta Epsilon Chapter2010
  • Best Doctors in America2011 - 2012
  • AST Investigator Achievement Award Clinical Science, American Society of Transplantation2012
  • Best Doctors in America2013 - 2014
  • Best Doctors in America2015 - 2016
  • Best Doctors in America2016 - 2017
  • Best Doctors in America2017 - 2018

Recent Publications view all (158)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Antidepressant medication use before and after kidney transplant: implications for outcomes - A retrospective study. Transpl Int. 2017. PMID:28771882 
  2. Biomarkers to detect rejection after kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017. PMID:28631040 
  3. Mutations in sphingosine-1-phosphase lyase cause nephrosis with ichthyosis and adrenal insufficiency. J Clin Invest. 2017. PMID:28165339 
  4. Ureteral stent placement and immediate graft function are associated with increased risk of BK viremia in the first year after kidney transplantation. Transpl Int. 2017;30(2):153-161. PMID:27862417 
  5. Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Young Adults. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(1):11-20. PMID:27959707 
  6. The Changing Financial Landscape of Renal Transplant Practice: A National Cohort Analysis. Am J Transplant. 2016. PMID:27565133 
  7. Differential Risks for Adverse Outcomes 3-Years after Kidney Transplantation Based on Initial Immunosuppression Regimen: A National Study. Transpl Int. 2016. PMID:27564782 
  8. Effects of Obesity and Hypertension on Pulse Wave Velocity in Children. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016. PMID:27511880 
  9. Clinical and Economic Consequences of Early Cancer after Kidney Transplantation in Contemporary Practice. Transplantation. 2016. PMID:27490413 
  10. Peripheral blood Epstein-Barr viral nucleic acid surveillance as a marker for post-transplant cancer risk. Am J Transplant. 2016. doi:10.1111/ajt.13982  PMID:27458691 
  11. Pretransplant Midodrine Use: A Newly Identified Risk Marker for Complications After Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000001113  PMID:26950718 
  12. National variation in use of Immunosuppression for kidney transplantation: A call for evidence-based regimen selection. Am J Transplant. 2016. doi:10.1111/ajt.13758  PMID:26901466 
  13. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2016;2:15088. doi:10.1038/nrdp.2015.88  PMID:27189056 
  14. Variation in Comedication Use According to Kidney Transplant Immunosuppressive Regimens: Application of Integrated Registry and Pharmacy Claims Data. Transplant Proc. 2016;48(1):55-8. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.12.024  PMID:26915843 
  15. Perceived barriers to medication adherence in pediatric and adolescent solid organ transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/petr.12648  PMID:26670870 
  16. Economic Impacts of ABO-Incompatible Live Donor Kidney Transplantation: A National Study of Medicare-Insured Recipients. Am J Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/ajt.13616  PMID:26603690 
  17. High Risk of Liver Allograft Failure During Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Transplantation. 2015. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000001009  PMID:26588009 
  18. Clinical and economic consequences of first-year urinary tract infections, sepsis, and pneumonia in contemporary kidney transplantation practice. Transpl Int. 2015. doi:10.1111/tri.12711  PMID:26563524 
  19. Sexually transmitted infection screening and reproductive health counseling in adolescent renal transplant recipients: Perceptions and practice patterns. A study from the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium. Pediatr Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/petr.12579  PMID:26260626 
  20. De novo development of antibodies to kidney-associated self-antigens angiotensin II receptor type I, collagen IV, and fibronectin occurs at early time points after kidney transplantation in children. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(5):499-503. doi:10.1111/petr.12531  PMCID:PMC4485575  PMID:26058970 
  21. Lack of significant improvements in long-term allograft survival in pediatric solid organ transplantation: A US national registry analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(5):477-83. doi:10.1111/petr.12465  PMID:25832769 
  22. Across all solid organs, adolescent age recipients have worse transplant organ survival than younger age children: A US national registry analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(5):471-6. doi:10.1111/petr.12464  PMID:25832588 
  23. High Risk of Graft Failure in Emerging Adult Heart Transplant Recipients. Am J Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/ajt.13386  PMID:26189336 
  24. Kidney transplant results in children: progress made, but blacks lag behind. Kidney Int. 2015;87(3):492-4. PMCID:PMC4378232  PMID:25723630 
  25. Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Angina and Epidemiology in critically ill children (AWARE): study protocol for a prospective observational study. BMC Nephrol. 2015;16:24. doi:10.1186/s12882-015-0016-6  PMCID:PMC4355130  PMID:25882434 
  26. New approaches to treating B-cell cancers induced by Epstein-Barr virus. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(6):569-71. doi:10.1056/NEJMcibr1415117  PMID:25651254 
  27. Quantifying prognostic impact of prescription opioid use before kidney transplantation through linked registry and pharmaceutical claims data. Transplantation. 2015;99(1):187-96. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000000248  PMID:25531895 
  28. Associations of pre-transplant prescription narcotic use with clinical complications after kidney transplantation. Am J Nephrol. 2015;41(2):165-76. doi:10.1159/000377685  PMID:25832723 
  29. The TAKE-IT study: aims, design, and methods. BMC Nephrol. 2014;15:139. doi:10.1186/1471-2369-15-139  PMCID:PMC4236658  PMID:25176317 
  30. Viral surveillance and subclinical viral infection in pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014. doi:10.1007/s00467-014-2866-8  PMID:25125226 
  31. Kidney transplantation in children. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(6):549-58. doi:10.1056/NEJMra1314376  PMID:25099579 
  32. The ImmuKnow assay--does it really put us in the know about the immune system? Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(5):415-6. PMID:25041327 
  33. Early clinical complications after ABO-incompatible live-donor kidney transplantation: a national study of Medicare-insured recipients. Transplantation. 2014;98(1):54-65. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000000029  PMCID:PMC4411309  PMID:24978035 
  34. Bartonella henselae infection inducing hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a kidney transplant recipient. Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(3):E83-7. PMID:24829973 
  35. Stable pediatric kidney transplant recipients run higher urine indoleamine 2, 3 dioxygenase (IDO) levels than healthy children. Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(3):254-7. doi:10.1111/petr.12232  PMCID:PMC3981946  PMID:24483723 
  36. Hypertension in the teenager. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014;61(1):131-51. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2013.09.011  PMCID:PMC3947917  PMID:24267462 
  37. Pediatric nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is rarely reported: a RADAR report. Pediatr Radiol. 2014;44(2):173-80. doi:10.1007/s00247-013-2795-x  PMCID:PMC3946726  PMID:24057195 
  38. Efficacy of Extended Valganciclovir Prophylaxis in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation. Open Urol Nephrol J. 2014;7(Suppl 2 M7):152-157. doi:10.2174/1874303X01407010152  PMID:25821528 
  39. Ureteral Stent Placement Increases the Risk for Developing BK Viremia after Kidney Transplantation. J Transplant. 2014;2014:459747. doi:10.1155/2014/459747  PMCID:PMC4177822  PMID:25295178 
  40. Non-post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder cancers in children after organ transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2013;17(8):707-9. PMID:24118973 
  41. Urinary-cell mRNA and acute kidney-transplant rejection. N Engl J Med. 2013;369(19):1858-9. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1310006#SA2  PMID:24195556 
  42. Verification of association of elevated serum IDO enzyme activity with acute rejection and low CD4-ATP levels with infection. Transplantation. 2013;96(6):567-72. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e31829c7cec  PMCID:PMC3875171  PMID:23823655 
  43. Management of anemia in children receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24(4):665-76. doi:10.1681/ASN.2012050433  PMCID:PMC3609132  PMID:23471197 
  44. Best allograft survival from share-35 kidney donors occurs in middle-aged adults and young children-an analysis of OPTN data. Transplantation. 2013;95(2):319-25. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e3182719203  PMID:23154211 
  45. Understanding medical care of transplant recipients through integrated registry and pharmacy claims data. Am J Nephrol. 2013;38(5):420-9. doi:10.1159/000356092  PMID:24216747 
  46. The Seville expert workshop for progress in posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Transplantation. 2012;94(8):784-93. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e318269e64f  PMID:22992767 
  47. Subclinical inflammation and chronic renal allograft injury in a randomized trial on steroid avoidance in pediatric kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(10):2730-43. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04144.x  PMCID:PMC3459071  PMID:22694733 
  48. Complete steroid avoidance is effective and safe in children with renal transplants: a multicenter randomized trial with three-year follow-up. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(10):2719-29. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04145.x  PMID:22694755 
  49. A peripheral blood diagnostic test for acute rejection in renal transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(10):2710-8. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04253.x  PMID:23009139 
  50. Missed viral surveillance testing visits associate with full blown viral diseases in children receiving kidney transplants. Pediatr Transplant. 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01773.x  PMID:22905915 
  51. Improved equations estimating GFR in children with chronic kidney disease using an immunonephelometric determination of cystatin C. Kidney Int. 2012;82(4):445-53. doi:10.1038/ki.2012.169  PMCID:PMC3433576  PMID:22622496 
  52. Less invasive biomarkers of acute rejection: reaching the elusive clinic. Pediatr Transplant. 2012;16(4):308-9. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01679.x  PMID:22489748 
  53. Associations between EBV serostatus and organ transplant type in PTLD risk: an analysis of the SRTR National Registry Data in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(4):976-83. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03893.x  PMID:22226225 
  54. Reliability of resting blood pressure measurement and classification using an oscillometric device in children with chronic kidney disease. J Pediatr. 2012;160(3):434-440.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.08.071  PMCID:PMC3274610  PMID:22048052 
  55. Comorbidities in chronic pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients: a report of the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network. Perit Dial Int. 2012;32(4):410-8. doi:10.3747/pdi.2012.00124  PMCID:PMC3524853  PMID:22859841 
  56. Impact of global economic disparities on practices and outcomes of chronic peritoneal dialysis in children: insights from the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network Registry. Perit Dial Int. 2012;32(4):399-409. doi:10.3747/pdi.2012.00126  PMCID:PMC3524840  PMID:22859840 
  57. Growth in very young children undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;22(12):2303-12. doi:10.1681/ASN.2010020192  PMCID:PMC3279935  PMID:22021715 
  58. Lymphoproliferative disorders after adult kidney transplant: epidemiology and comparison of registry report with claims-based diagnoses. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;58(6):971-80. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.07.015  PMID:21930332 
  59. The BK virus in renal transplant recipients-review of pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011;26(10):1763-74. doi:10.1007/s00467-010-1716-6  PMID:21161285 
  60. Urological disorders in chronic kidney disease in children cohort: clinical characteristics and estimation of glomerular filtration rate. J Urol. 2011;186(4):1460-6. doi:10.1016/j.juro.2011.05.059  PMID:21855938 
  61. Racial variation in the development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders after renal transplantation. Transplantation. 2011;92(2):190-5. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e3182200e8a  PMID:21577180 
  62. Incidence, predictors and associated outcomes of renal cell carcinoma in long-term dialysis patients. Urology. 2011;77(6):1271-6. doi:10.1016/j.urology.2011.01.007  PMID:21459420 
  63. Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder in kidney and heart transplant recipients receiving thymoglobulin: a systematic review. Transplant Proc. 2011;43(5):1395-404. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2011.03.036  PMID:21693205 
  64. Immune biomarker panel monitoring utilizing IDO enzyme activity and CD4 ATP levels: prediction of acute rejection vs. viral replication events. Pediatr Transplant. 2011;15(3):321-8. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01485.x  PMCID:PMC3078420  PMID:21492353 
  65. Improved survival with recent Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) in children with kidney transplants. Am J Transplant. 2011;11(4):751-8. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03470.x  PMID:21446977 
  66. The factors that may predict response to rituximab therapy in recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: a systematic review. J Transplant. 2011;2011:374213. doi:10.1155/2011/374213  PMCID:PMC3235904  PMID:22174985 
  67. The bone and mineral disorder of children undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. Kidney Int. 2010;78(12):1295-304. doi:10.1038/ki.2010.316  PMID:20811335 
  68. Comparison of generic tacrolimus and Prograf drug levels in a pediatric kidney transplant program: brief communication. Pediatr Transplant. 2010;14(8):1007-11. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01393.x  PMID:20819180 
  69. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in children: recent outcomes and response to dual rituximab/low-dose chemotherapy combination. Pediatr Transplant. 2010;14(7):896-902. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01370.x  PMID:20642490 
  70. Outcomes from pandemic influenza A H1N1 infection in recipients of solid-organ transplants: a multicentre cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010;10(8):521-6. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(10)70133-X  PMCID:PMC3045703  PMID:20620116 
  71. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in pediatric patients: case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Urol. 2010;6(4):355-8. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2009.09.014  PMID:19864185 
  72. Retransplantation after BK virus nephropathy in prior kidney transplant: an OPTN database analysis. Am J Transplant. 2010;10(5):1312-5. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03083.x  PMID:20353461 
  73. Leflunomide therapy for BK virus allograft nephropathy in pediatric and young adult kidney transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2010;14(1):145-50. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2009.01183.x  PMID:19344337 
  74. PTLD treatment: reducing the chemotherapy burden through addition of rituximab. Pediatr Transplant. 2010;14(1):10-1. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2009.01289.x  PMID:20078838 
  75. Viral immune monitoring for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Pediatr Transplant. 2009;13(5):521-3. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2009.01144.x  PMID:19254268 
  76. Melamine-contaminated powdered formula and urolithiasis. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(25):2676; author reply 2677-8. PMID:19537318 
  77. Native kidney post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in a non-renal transplant patient. Pediatr Transplant. 2009;13(4):495-8. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.01001.x  PMID:18673359 
  78. An OPTN analysis of national registry data on treatment of BK virus allograft nephropathy in the United States. Transplantation. 2009;87(7):1019-26. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e31819cc383  PMID:19352121 
  79. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease. Pediatr Nephrol. 2009;24(4):731-6. doi:10.1007/s00467-007-0582-3  PMID:17891420 
  80. Validation of creatinine assays utilizing HPLC and IDMS traceable standards in sera of children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2009;24(1):113-9. doi:10.1007/s00467-008-0957-0  PMCID:PMC2788619  PMID:18769945 
  81. Uric acid--a bad acid for the kidney? Pediatr Transplant. 2008;12(8):821-2. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.00986.x  PMID:18503480 
  82. Low viral load post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease localized within the tongue. Transpl Infect Dis. 2008;10(6):426-30. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3062.2008.00328.x  PMID:18657087 
  83. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and use of mycophenolate mofetil after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2008;86(10):1474-8. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e31818b62c8  PMID:19034021 
  84. Adolescent Transition to Adult Care in Solid Organ Transplantation: a consensus conference report. Am J Transplant. 2008;8(11):2230-42. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2008.02415.x  PMID:18822088 
  85. Intermediate dose cidofovir does not cause additive nephrotoxicity in BK virus allograft nephropathy. Pediatr Transplant. 2008;12(7):790-5. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.00937.x  PMID:18537898 
  86. Recombinant growth hormone use pretransplant and risk for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease--a report of the NAPRTCS. Pediatr Transplant. 2008;12(6):689-95. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2007.00881.x  PMID:18179637 
  87. Assessing the value of ureteral stent placement in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2008;85(7):986-91. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e318169bf11  PMID:18408579 
  88. Dissociation of depletional induction and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease in kidney recipients treated with alemtuzumab. Am J Transplant. 2007;7(11):2619-25. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2007.01972.x  PMCID:PMC2778321  PMID:17868060 
  89. Gadolinium and nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy in pediatric patients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2007;22(9):1395. doi:10.1007/s00467-006-0384-z  PMID:17180360 
  90. BK virus nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant recipients: an analysis of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) registry. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007;2(5):1037-42. doi:10.2215/CJN.04051206  PMID:17702713 
  91. Hemodialysis catheter-related bacteremia in children: increasing antibiotic resistance and changing bacteriological profile. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;50(1):119-23. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2007.04.005  PMID:17591531 
  92. Risk factors for hospitalization for bacterial or viral infection in renal transplant recipients--an analysis of USRDS data. Am J Transplant. 2007;7(3):653-61. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01674.x  PMID:17250559 
  93. Younger age and antibody induction increase the risk for infection in pediatric renal transplantation: a NAPRTCS report. Am J Transplant. 2007;7(3):662-6. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01675.x  PMID:17250558 
  94. Effects of urinary tract infection on outcomes after renal transplantation in children. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007;2(1):100-6. doi:10.2215/CJN.01820506  PMID:17699393 
  95. Sodium thiosulfate treatment for calcific uremic arteriolopathy in children and young adults. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006;1(6):1161-6. doi:10.2215/CJN.01520506  PMID:17699342 
  96. Rapid growth of a kidney angiomyolipoma after initiation of oral contraceptive therapy. Obstet Gynecol. 2006;108(3 Pt 2):734-6. doi:10.1097/01.AOG.0000188062.13749.ef  PMID:17018483 
  97. Infection frequency and profile in different age groups of kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2006;81(12):1662-7. doi:10.1097/01.tp.0000226068.66819.37  PMID:16794532 
  98. Systemic Epstein-Barr virus infection associated with membranous nephropathy in children. Clin Nephrol. 2006;65(3):160-4. PMID:16550746 
  99. Infected kidney cysts. Kidney Int. 2006;69(5):783. doi:10.1038/sj.ki.5000254  PMID:16518337 
  100. Acute-onset hearing loss with renal failure: differential diagnosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006;47(3):553-8. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2005.11.028  PMID:16490636 
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