2016 Research Annual Report
Nephrology and Hypertension

Nephrology and Hypertension

Fig A:  This chart shows the percentage of subjects with biomarker levels above the 95th percentile of normal values. Urine NGAL, IL-18, and KIM-1 were significantly elevated in subjects with obesity compared to lean controls at baseline. The obese cohort had a further significant increase in NGAL and KIM-1 at 6 months, followed by a decline at 1 year.

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Even After Bariatric Surgery, Severely Obese Teens Should Be Monitored for Kidney Injury

Even after undergoing bariatric surgery to control severe obesity, adolescents continue to show underlying, subclinical biomarkers of kidney disease.

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Division Summary

Research and Training Details
Faculty 11
Joint Appointment Faculty 0
Research Fellows and Post Docs 2
Research Graduate Students 0
Total Annual Grant Award Dollars $3,332,383
Total Annual Industry Award Dollars $557,355
Total Publications 64
Clinical Activities and Training
Staff Physicians 0
Staff Psychiatrists 0
Staff Psychologists 0
Clinical Fellows 11
Inpatient Encounters 4,278
Outpatient Encounters 4,549