1. The associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels, vitamin D binding protein gene polymorphisms, and race with risk of incident fracture-related hospitalization: Twenty-year follow-up in a bi-ethnic cohort (the ARIC Study).

    Bone 78:94 (2015) PMID 25920689 PMCID PMC4466148

    Deficient levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] have been associated with increased fracture risk. Racial differences in fracture risk may be related to differences in bioavailable vitamin D due to single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) variations in the vitamin D binding protein (DBP). We measu...
  2. Longitudinal changes in hematocrit in hypertensive chronic kidney disease: results from the African-American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK).

    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 30(8):1329 (2015) PMID 25817226 PMCID PMC4513895

    Anemia is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated with poor outcomes. In cross-sectional studies, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) has been associated with increased risk for anemia. The aim of this study was to determine how hematocrit changes as eGFR declines and...
  3. The relationship of the local food environment with obesity: A systematic review of methods, study quality, and results.

    Obesity 23(7):1331 (2015) PMID 26096983 PMCID PMC4482774

    To examine the relationship between local food environments and obesity and assess the quality of studies reviewed. Systematic keyword searches identified studies from US and Canada that assessed the relationship of obesity to local food environments. We applied a quality metric based on design,...
  4. Real-time electronic medical record alerts increase high blood pressure recognition in children.

    Clinical Pediatrics (Sage) 54(7):667 (2015) PMID 25416626 PMCID PMC4455954

    Pediatric hypertension remains largely unrecognized. We hypothesized that an electronic medical record (EMR) alert would increase elevated blood pressure (BP) recognition in a pediatric primary care setting. Pre-post evaluation of a real-time EMR alert and one-time provider educational session. ...
  5. Phosphorus content of popular beverages.

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 65(6):969 (2015) PMID 25863829

  6. Plasma Urate and Risk of a Hospital Stay with AKI: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

    Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nep... 10(5):776 (2015) PMID 25717072 PMCID PMC4422233

    Higher urate levels are associated with higher risk of CKD, but the association between urate and AKI is less established. This study evaluated the risk of hospitalized AKI associated with urate concentrations in a large population-based cohort. To explore whether urate itself causes kidney inju...
  7. New agents for hyperkalemia.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(16):1569 (2015) PMID 25875264

  8. Low vs high glycemic index diet--reply.

    JAMA 313(13):1372 (2015) PMID 25849187

  9. Response to "the data show a u-shaped association of sodium intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality".

    American Journal of Hypertension 28(3):426 (2015) PMID 25542623

  10. Estimating Time to ESRD Using Kidney Failure Risk Equations: Results From the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK).

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 65(3):394 (2015) PMID 25441435

    Planning for renal replacement therapy, such as referral for arteriovenous fistula placement and transplantation, often is guided by level of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The use of risk equations might enable more accurate estimation of time to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), th...
  11. Estimating Time to ESRD Using Kidney Failure Risk Equations: Results From the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK).

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 65(3):394 (2015) PMID 25441435

    Planning for renal replacement therapy, such as referral for arteriovenous fistula placement and transplantation, often is guided by level of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The use of risk equations might enable more accurate estimation of time to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), th...
  12. Response to "The data show a U-shaped association of sodium intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality".

    American Journal of Hypertension 28(3):426 (2015) PMID 25542623

  13. Estimating Time to ESRD Using Kidney Failure Risk Equations: Results From the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK).

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 65(3):394 (2015) PMID 25441435 PMCID PMC4339439

    Planning for renal replacement therapy, such as referral for arteriovenous fistula placement and transplantation, often is guided by level of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The use of risk equations might enable more accurate estimation of time to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), th...
  14. Estimating Time to ESRD Using Kidney Failure Risk Equations: Results From the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK).

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 65(3):394 (2015) PMID 25441435

    Planning for renal replacement therapy, such as referral for arteriovenous fistula placement and transplantation, often is guided by level of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The use of risk equations might enable more accurate estimation of time to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), th...
  15. Willingness to pay for continued delivery of a lifestyle-based weight loss program: The Hopkins POWER trial.

    Obesity 23(2):282 (2015) PMID 25557807 PMCID PMC4310798

    In behavioral studies of weight loss programs, participants typically receive interventions free of charge. Understanding an individual's willingness to pay (WTP) for weight loss programs could be helpful when evaluating potential funding models. This study assessed WTP for the continuation of a...
  16. Willingness to pay for continued delivery of a lifestyle-based weight loss program: The Hopkins POWER trial.

    Obesity 23(2):282 (2015) PMID 25557807 PMCID PMC4310798

    In behavioral studies of weight loss programs, participants typically receive interventions free of charge. Understanding an individual's willingness to pay (WTP) for weight loss programs could be helpful when evaluating potential funding models. This study assessed WTP for the continuation of a...
  17. Willingness to pay for continued delivery of a lifestyle-based weight loss program: The Hopkins POWER trial.

    Obesity 23(2):282 (2015) PMID 25557807

    In behavioral studies of weight loss programs, participants typically receive interventions free of charge. Understanding an individual's willingness to pay (WTP) for weight loss programs could be helpful when evaluating potential funding models. This study assessed WTP for the continuation of a...
  18. Willingness to pay for continued delivery of a lifestyle-based weight loss program: The Hopkins POWER trial.

    Obesity 23(2):282 (2015) PMID 25557807

    In behavioral studies of weight loss programs, participants typically receive interventions free of charge. Understanding an individual's willingness to pay (WTP) for weight loss programs could be helpful when evaluating potential funding models. This study assessed WTP for the continuation of a...
  19. Phosphorus Content of Popular Beverages

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2015)

  20. Recruitment and enrollment of African Americans and Caucasians in a health promotion trial for persons with serious mental illness.

    Ethnicity & Disease 25(1):72 (2015) PMID 25812255

    African Americans with serious mental illness (SMI) continue to experience inadequate representation in clinical trials. Persons with SMI, regardless of race, have an increased burden of all cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors including obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemi...