Abstract & Poster Presentations

J. M. Albert, S. Ramirez, K. Kurokawa, J. M. Cruz, T. Akizawa, F. K. Port, S. Jacobson, A. A. Lopes, E. W. Young: Hypophosphatemia (HP) in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 15-17, 2006.

S. Elder, S. Ramirez, D. Mapes, S. Fukuhara, R. Greenwood, K. Kurokawa, V. Wizemann, R. Pisoni, R. Fissell Education Level (EdLev) and Outcomes inHemodialysis (HD) Patients: International Results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 15-17, 2006.

D. Miskulin, J. L. Bragg-Gresham, S. Ramirez, D. K. Mapes, D. A. Goodkin, R. B. Fissell, R. L. Pisoni, F. K. Port. Key Comorbid Conditions Prognostic for Mortality in US Patients in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 15-17, 2006.

S. Ramirez, J.L. Bragg-Gresham, R.L. Pisoni, F.K. Port. Diabetes Management and Clinical Outcomes in ESRD: Results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 10-17, 2005.

S. Ramirez, J.L. Bragg-Gresham, R.L. Pisoni, F.K. Port. Effect Modification of Age on K/DOQI Guidelines: Results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 10-17, 2005

Ramirez, S.P.B, Hsu, S.I.H (2003) Screening Proteinuria (PR) Predicts for Incident Diabetes (DM) in a Population-Based Screening Program. Presented at the Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 7-10, 2003.

Ramirez, S.P.B, Hsu, S.I.H (2003) Trace Proteinuria (PR) is a Strong Predictor for the Development of Significant Proteinuria on Repeated Screening in a Population-Based Program. Presented at the Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 7-10, 2003.

Luo HD, Ramirez, S.P.B., El Oakley R, Hsu, S.I.H. (2003). Pre-operative microalbuminuria is an independent predictor for acute renal failure following coronary artery bypass graft. “World Congress of Nephrology 2003”: 8-12 June 2003, Berlin, Germany

Ramirez, S.P.B, McClellan W, Port FK, Hsu, S.I.H. (2003) A widened pulse pressure is an independent risk factor for proteinuria in a large Asian population. Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 30 Oct-4 Nov 2002. J Am Soc Neph, 13, 440A:2002

Ramirez, S.P.B, McClellan W, Port FK, Hsu, S.I.H. (2003) The effectiveness of population-based strategies in screening for proteinuria and hypertension in a large Asian population. Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 30 Oct-4 Nov 2002. J Am Soc Neph, 13,612A:2002

Ramirez S.P.B, Hsu S.I.H., McClellan W (2002) Elevated Random Blood Sugar Predicts for Proteinuria in a Non-diabetic Population. Presented at the 3rd World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications, Sept 29-Oct 1, Hongkong, China. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 57 (Suppl 1), S12: 2002

Ramirez S.P.B, Joshi V, Hsu S.I.H. (2002) Pulse Pressure is a risk factor for proteinuria in a large multi-racial Southeast Asian population. Presented at the American Heart Association Asian Pacific Congress on Epidemiology and Genetics, April 22-27, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Ramirez S.P.B, Hsu S.I.H. (2002) Body mass index and central obesity are risk factors for proteinuria in a large Chinese population. Presented at the American Heart Association Asian Pacific Congress on Epidemiology and Genetics, April 22-27, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Ramirez, S.P.B., Hsu, S.I.-H., and McClellan, W.M. (2001) Elevated random blood glucose is a risk factor for proteinuria in a non-diabetic Asian population. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 12:155A

Dhanaraj, S, Ramirez, SPB, and Hsu, S.I.-H. (2001) Demographic and socio-cultural factors affecting attitudes and perceptions about organ donation in Singapore. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 12:885A

Ramirez, S.P.B., Hsu, S.I.-H, and McClellan, W. (2001) Body mass index (BMI) and waist hip ratio (WHR) are independent risk factors for proteinuria in a large multi-racial Southeast Asian Population. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 12:240A

Ramirez, S.P.B., Hsu, S.I.-H, and McClellan, W. (2001) Racial differences in risk factors for proteinuria in a large Southeast Asian population. J. Am. Soc.Nephrol 12:239A

Hsu, S.I.-H, McClellan, W., and Ramirez, S.P.B. (2001) Family history of renal disease is a predictor of proteinuria in a large multi-racial Southeast Asian population. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 12:210A.

Ramirez S.P.B., Hsu S.I.-H, Mazze R (2001) Population screening to detect nephropathy in Singaporeans with diabetes or hyperglycemia. Presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, 10-13 September, Glasgow, U.K. Diabetologia 44 (Suppl 1): A263

Mazze R, Simonson G, Robinson R, Kendall D, Bergenstal R, Idrogo M, Ramirez S.P.B., Hsu S.I.-H (2001). Ambulatory blood pressure profiles: a novel means of identifying uncontrolled hypertension. Presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, 10-13 September, Glasgow, U.K. Diabetologia 44(Suppl 1): A274

Ramirez, S.P.B., Hsu, S.I.-H., and McClellan, W.M. (2000) Low body weight is a risk factor for proteinuria in a multi-ethnic Asian pediatric population. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 11:162A

Ramirez, S.B., Saleh, A., Nandakumar, M., Lau, T.W.L., Burford, S., Hsu, S.I.-H., Owen, W.F., and McClellan, W. (1999) Smoking is a risk factor forproteinuria as detected by screening in a large cohort of young adult Asians. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 10:179A.

Ramirez, S.B., Saleh, A., Burford, S., Lau, T.W.L., Nandakumar, M., Hsu, S.I.-H., Owen, W.F., and McClellan, W. (1999) Risk factors associated withproteinuria and hematuria in a large cohort of young adult Asians. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 10:178A.

Ramirez S, Aziz N (1996). CPK cells lack promoter binding proteins necessary for high levels of transcriptional activity of the Ke6 gene. J. Am Soc.Nephrol. A 2483

Ramirez S, Aziz N (1995). Investigation of the molecular mechanism of the normal and abnormal regulation of the Ke6 gene. J. Am Soc Nephrol. A 420

Aziz N, Ramirez S, and Nearing J (1995). Molecular mechanism of the downregulation of a candidate steroid dehydrogenase gene, Ke6 and its role in cystic renal disease. FASEB Journal A1328