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    Dena Rifkin

    TitleAssociate Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #9111H
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial
      NIH/NIDDK R03DK105314Mar 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2017
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Ambulatory BP, kidney function, cognitive &physical function in older adults
      NIH/NIDDK K23DK091521Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Pathak CM, Ix JH, Anderson CAM, Woodell TB, Smits G, Persky MS, Block GA, Rifkin D. Variation in Sodium Intake and Intra-individual Change in Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease. J Ren Nutr. 2017 Aug 30. PMID: 28866091.
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      2. Thomas IC, Shiau B, Denenberg JO, McClelland RL, Greenland P, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum BR, Lin GM, Daniels M, Forbang NI, Rifkin D, Hughes-Austin J, Allison MA, Jeffrey Carr J, Ix JH, Criqui MH. Association of cardiovascular disease risk factors with coronary artery calcium volume versus density. Heart. 2017 Aug 16. PMID: 28814488.
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      3. Vashishtha D, McClelland RL, Ix JH, Rifkin D, Jenny N, Allison M. Relation Between Calcified Atherosclerosis in the Renal Arteries and Kidney Function (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jul 24. PMID: 28826901.
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      4. Nguyen HA, Anderson CAM, Miracle CM, Rifkin D. The Association between Depression, Perceived Health Status, and Quality of Life among Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012. Nephron. 2017; 136(2):127-135. PMID: 28249290.
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      5. Evangelidis N, Tong A, Manns B, Hemmelgarn B, Wheeler DC, Tugwell P, Crowe S, Harris T, Van Biesen W, Winkelmayer WC, Sautenet B, O'Donoghue D, Tam-Tham H, Youssouf S, Mandayam S, Ju A, Hawley C, Pollock C, Harris DC, Johnson DW, Rifkin D, Tentori F, Agar J, Polkinghorne KR, Gallagher M, Kerr PG, McDonald SP, Howard K, Howell M, Craig JC. Developing a Set of Core Outcomes for Trials in Hemodialysis: An International Delphi Survey. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Oct; 70(4):464-475. PMID: 28238554.
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      6. Hughes-Austin JM, Rifkin D, Beben T, Katz R, Sarnak MJ, Deo R, Hoofnagle AN, Homma S, Siscovick DS, Sotoodehnia N, Psaty BM, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum B, Shlipak MG, Ix JH. The Relation of Serum Potassium Concentration with Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Community-Living Individuals. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Feb 07; 12(2):245-252. PMID: 28143865.
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      7. Drawz PE, Pajewski NM, Bates JT, Bello NA, Cushman WC, Dwyer JP, Fine LJ, Goff DC, Haley WE, Krousel-Wood M, McWilliams A, Rifkin D, Slinin Y, Taylor A, Townsend R, Wall B, Wright JT, Rahman M. Effect of Intensive Versus Standard Clinic-Based Hypertension Management on Ambulatory Blood Pressure: Results From the SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) Ambulatory Blood Pressure Study. Hypertension. 2017 Jan; 69(1):42-50. PMID: 27849563.
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      8. Forbang NI, Michos ED, McClelland RL, Remigio-Baker RA, Allison MA, Sandfort V, Ix JH, Thomas I, Rifkin D, Criqui MH. Greater Volume but not Higher Density of Abdominal Aortic Calcium Is Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Nov; 9(11). PMID: 27903540.
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      9. Forbang NI, McClelland RL, Remigio-Baker RA, Allison MA, Sandfort V, Michos ED, Thomas I, Rifkin D, Criqui MH. Associations of cardiovascular disease risk factors with abdominal aortic calcium volume and density: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis. 2016 Dec; 255:54-58. PMID: 27816809.
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      10. Cavanaugh AM, LaCroix AZ, Kritz-Silverstein D, Rillamas-Sun E, Rifkin D. Kidney Function and Disability-Free Survival in Older Women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jan; 65(1):98-106. PMID: 27650533.
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      11. Anderson CA, Nguyen HA, Rifkin D. Nutrition Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease. Med Clin North Am. 2016 Nov; 100(6):1265-1283. PMID: 27745594.
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      12. Jenny NS, Olson NC, Allison MA, Rifkin D, Daniels LB, de Boer IH, Wassel CL, Tracy RP. Biomarkers of Key Biological Pathways in CVD. Glob Heart. 2016 Sep; 11(3):327-336.e3. PMID: 27741979.
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      13. Camacho Á, McClelland RL, Delaney JA, Allison MA, Psaty BM, Rifkin D, Rapp SR, Szklo M, Stein MB, Criqui MH. Antidepressant Use and Subclinical Measures of Atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Aug; 36(4):340-6. PMID: 27269959; PMCID: PMC4927409 [Available on 08/01/17].
      14. Nguyen HA, Rifkin D. Cliff Dive or Slippery Slope: Trajectories of Kidney Function Decline and Implications for Survival After Hemodialysis Initiation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Aug; 68(2):173-175. PMID: 27477356.
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      15. Dougher CE, Rifkin D, Anderson CA, Smits G, Persky MS, Block GA, Ix JH. Spot urine sodium measurements do not accurately estimate dietary sodium intake in chronic kidney disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Aug; 104(2):298-305. PMID: 27357090; PMCID: PMC4962156 [Available on 08/01/17].
      16. Hallan SI, Øvrehus MA, Romundstad S, Rifkin D, Langhammer A, Stevens PE, Ix JH. Long-term trends in the prevalence of chronic kidney disease and the influence of cardiovascular risk factors in Norway. Kidney Int. 2016 Sep; 90(3):665-73. PMID: 27344204.
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      17. Wassel CL, Allison MA, Ix JH, Rifkin D, Forbang NI, Denenberg JO, Criqui MH. Ankle-brachial index predicts change over time in functional status in the San Diego Population Study. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Sep; 64(3):656-662.e1. PMID: 27139783; PMCID: PMC5002364 [Available on 09/01/17].
      18. Woodell TB, Hughes-Austin JM, Tran TV, Malhotra A, Abdelmalek JA, Rifkin D. Associations between cystatin C-based eGFR, ambulatory blood pressure parameters, and in-clinic versus ambulatory blood pressure agreement in older community-living adults. Blood Press Monit. 2016 Apr; 21(2):87-94. PMID: 26683379; PMCID: PMC4783213 [Available on 04/01/17].
      19. Weiner D, Rifkin D. NKF offers knowledge for all disciplines. Nephrol News Issues. 2016 Mar; 30(3):34-5. PMID: 27169217.
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      20. Beben T, Ix JH, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Fried LF, Hoofnagle AN, Chonchol M, Kestenbaum BR, de Boer IH, Rifkin D. Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and Frailty in Elderly Community-Dwelling Individuals: The Cardiovascular Health Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Feb; 64(2):270-6. PMID: 26889836.
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      21. Hughes-Austin JM, Dominguez A, Allison MA, Wassel CL, Rifkin D, Morgan CG, Daniels MR, Ikram U, Knox JB, Wright CM, Criqui MH, Ix JH. Relationship of Coronary Calcium on Standard Chest CT Scans With Mortality. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Feb; 9(2):152-9. PMID: 26777213; PMCID: PMC4744104 [Available on 02/01/17].
      22. Thomas IC, Ratigan AR, Rifkin D, Ix JH, Criqui MH, Budoff MJ, Allison MA. The association of renal artery calcification with hypertension in community-living individuals: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2016 Feb; 10(2):167-74. PMID: 26796664; PMCID: PMC4755920 [Available on 02/01/17].
      23. Crane GM, Powell H, Kostadinov R, Rocafort PT, Rifkin D, Burger PC, Ambinder RF, Swinnen LJ, Borowitz MJ, Duffield AS. Primary CNS lymphoproliferative disease, mycophenolate and calcineurin inhibitor usage. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 20; 6(32):33849-66. PMID: 26460822; PMCID: PMC4741807.
      24. Beben T, Rifkin D. GFR Estimating Equations and Liver Disease. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Sep; 22(5):337-42. PMID: 26311594; PMCID: PMC4552961.
      25. Conway KS, Forbang N, Beben T, Criqui MH, Ix JH, Rifkin D. Relationship Between 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function in Community-Living Older Adults: The UCSD Ambulatory Blood Pressure Study. Am J Hypertens. 2015 Dec; 28(12):1444-52. PMID: 25896923; PMCID: PMC4654763 [Available on 12/01/16].
      26. Rifkin D, Kiernan M, Sarnak MJ. Hitting the mark: blood pressure targets and agents in those with prevalent cardiovascular disease and heart failure. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Mar; 22(2):140-4. PMID: 25704351.
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      27. Bansal N, Katz R, De Boer IH, Peralta CA, Fried LF, Siscovick DS, Rifkin D, Hirsch C, Cummings SR, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Ix JH. Development and validation of a model to predict 5-year risk of death without ESRD among older adults with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Mar 06; 10(3):363-71. PMID: 25710804; PMCID: PMC4348680.
      28. Ix JH, Biggs ML, Mukamal K, Djousse L, Siscovick D, Tracy R, Katz R, Delaney JA, Chaves P, Rifkin D, Hughes-Austin JM, Garimella PS, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Kizer JR. Urine Collagen Fragments and CKD Progression-The Cardiovascular Health Study. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct; 26(10):2494-503. PMID: 25655067; PMCID: PMC4587692 [Available on 10/01/16].
      29. Yenchek R, Ix JH, Rifkin D, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Garcia M, Patel KV, Satterfield S, Harris TB, Newman AB, Fried LF. Association of serum bicarbonate with incident functional limitation in older adults. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Dec 05; 9(12):2111-6. PMID: 25381341; PMCID: PMC4255406.
      30. Beben T, Rifkin D. Recognizing our limits: deficiencies in end-of-life education for nephrology trainees. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Feb; 65(2):209-10. PMID: 25616631.
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      31. Beben T, Rifkin D. The Elderly are Different: Initiating Dialysis in Frail Geriatric Patients. Semin Dial. 2015 May-Jun; 28(3):221-3. PMID: 25366524.
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      32. Rifkin D, Bansal N, Choo EK. Gender differences in time spent on parenting and domestic responsibilities. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 07; 161(7):534. PMID: 25285552.
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      33. Jassal SK, Wassel CL, Laughlin GA, Barrett-Connor E, Rifkin D, Ix JH. Urine creatinine-based estimates of fat-free mass in community-dwelling older persons: the Rancho Bernardo study. J Ren Nutr. 2015 Mar; 25(2):97-102. PMID: 25218878; PMCID: PMC4339511.
      34. Rifkin D. A fighting chance: how acute care training is failing patients with chronic disease. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Aug; 33(8):1481-4. PMID: 25092851.
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      35. Goldenstein L, Driver TH, Fried LF, Rifkin D, Patel KV, Yenchek RH, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Ix JH. Serum bicarbonate concentrations and kidney disease progression in community-living elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct; 64(4):542-9. PMID: 24953890; PMCID: PMC4177317.
      36. Allison MA, Jenny NS, McClelland RL, Cushman M, Rifkin D. The associations of adipokines with selected markers of the renin-angiotensinogen-aldosterone system: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Hum Hypertens. 2015 Feb; 29(2):127-33. PMID: 24919752; PMCID: PMC4265023.
      37. Rifkin D. My hidden VA list. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 24; 371(4):299-301. PMID: 24896821.
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      38. Blair KJ, Allison MA, Morgan C, Wassel CL, Rifkin D, Wright CM, Criqui MH, Ix JH. Comparison of ordinal versus Agatston coronary calcification scoring for cardiovascular disease mortality in community-living individuals. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Apr; 30(4):813-8. PMID: 24610090; PMCID: PMC4009350.
      39. Steiner RW, Ix JH, Rifkin D, Gert B. Estimating risks of de novo kidney diseases after living kidney donation. Am J Transplant. 2014 Mar; 14(3):538-44. PMID: 24612746.
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      40. Rifkin D, Khaki AR, Jenny NS, McClelland RL, Budoff M, Watson K, Ix JH, Allison MA. Association of renin and aldosterone with ethnicity and blood pressure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Jun; 27(6):801-10. PMID: 24436325; PMCID: PMC4017931.
      41. Criqui MH, Denenberg JO, Ix JH, McClelland RL, Wassel CL, Rifkin D, Carr JJ, Budoff MJ, Allison MA. Calcium density of coronary artery plaque and risk of incident cardiovascular events. JAMA. 2014 Jan 15; 311(3):271-8. PMID: 24247483; PMCID: PMC4091626.
      42. Abdelmalek JA, Gansevoort RT, Lambers Heerspink HJ, Ix JH, Rifkin D. Estimated albumin excretion rate versus urine albumin-creatinine ratio for the assessment of albuminuria: a diagnostic test study from the Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease (PREVEND) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Mar; 63(3):415-21. PMID: 24364894; PMCID: PMC4110052.
      43. Beasley JM, Katz R, Shlipak M, Rifkin D, Siscovick D, Kaplan R. Dietary protein intake and change in estimated GFR in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Nutrition. 2014 Jul-Aug; 30(7-8):794-9. PMID: 24984995; PMCID: PMC4082792.
      44. Dalrymple LS, Katz R, Rifkin D, Siscovick D, Newman AB, Fried LF, Sarnak MJ, Odden MC, Shlipak MG. Kidney function and prevalent and incident frailty. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Dec; 8(12):2091-9. PMID: 24178972; PMCID: PMC3848393.
      45. Marston N, Kehl D, Copp J, Nourbakhsh N, Rifkin D. Alkalotics anonymous: severe metabolic alkalosis. Am J Med. 2014 Jan; 127(1):25-7. PMID: 24268303.
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      46. Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. How low can you go? Blood pressure and mortality in chronic kidney disease. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Aug 20; 159(4):302-3. PMID: 24026262.
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      47. Rifkin D, Katz R, Chonchol M, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Fried LF, Newman AB, Siscovick DS, Peralta CA. Blood pressure components and decline in kidney function in community-living older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Aug; 26(8):1037-44. PMID: 23709568; PMCID: PMC3816322.
      48. Palomino HL, Rifkin D, Anderson C, Criqui MH, Whooley MA, Ix JH. 24-hour urine phosphorus excretion and mortality and cardiovascular events. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jul; 8(7):1202-10. PMID: 23539231; PMCID: PMC3700702.
      49. Allison MA, Ix JH, Morgan C, McClelland RL, Rifkin D, Shimbo D, Criqui MH. Higher leptin is associated with hypertension: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Hum Hypertens. 2013 Oct; 27(10):617-22. PMID: 23535989; PMCID: PMC3735864.
      50. Schwartz J, Allison MA, Rifkin D, Wright CM. Influence of patients' coronary artery calcium on subsequent medication use patterns. Am J Health Behav. 2012 Sep; 36(5):628-38. PMID: 22584090; PMCID: PMC3753401.
      51. Seshasai RK, Katz R, de Boer IH, Siscovick D, Shlipak MG, Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. Apolipoprotein E and kidney function in older adults. Clin Nephrol. 2012 Sep; 78(3):174-80. PMID: 22874105; PMCID: PMC3874583.
      52. Rifkin D, Ix JH, Wassel CL, Criqui MH, Allison MA. Renal artery calcification and mortality among clinically asymptomatic adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 18; 60(12):1079-85. PMID: 22939556; PMCID: PMC3684424.
      53. Abdelmalek JA, Stark P, Walther CP, Ix JH, Rifkin D. Associations between coronary calcification on chest radiographs and mortality in hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Dec; 60(6):990-7. PMID: 22883135; PMCID: PMC3496035.
      54. Abdelmalek JA, Rifkin D. Cystatin C, creatinine, and albuminuria: bringing risk into 3 dimensions. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Aug; 60(2):176-8. PMID: 22805517; PMCID: PMC4136753.
      55. Shastri S, Katz R, Rifkin D, Fried LF, Odden MC, Peralta CA, Chonchol M, Siscovick D, Shlipak MG, Newman AB, Sarnak MJ. Kidney function and mortality in octogenarians: Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jul; 60(7):1201-7. PMID: 22724391; PMCID: PMC3902776.
      56. Ix JH, Katz R, Kestenbaum BR, de Boer IH, Chonchol M, Mukamal KJ, Rifkin D, Siscovick DS, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG. Fibroblast growth factor-23 and death, heart failure, and cardiovascular events in community-living individuals: CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 17; 60(3):200-7. PMID: 22703926; PMCID: PMC3396791.
      57. Rifkin D, Coca SG, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Does AKI truly lead to CKD? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Jun; 23(6):979-84. PMID: 22460531; PMCID: PMC3358766.
      58. Jenny NS, French B, Arnold AM, Strotmeyer ES, Cushman M, Chaves PH, Ding J, Fried LP, Kritchevsky SB, Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ, Newman AB. Long-term assessment of inflammation and healthy aging in late life: the Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Sep; 67(9):970-6. PMID: 22367431; PMCID: PMC3436091.
      59. Abdelmalek JA, Rifkin D. Bound by a promise: advance directives and "uninformed consent". Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Feb; 59(2):A29-31. PMID: 22243954.
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      60. Bezreh T, Laws MB, Taubin T, Rifkin D, Wilson IB. Challenges to physician-patient communication about medication use: a window into the skeptical patient's world. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012; 6:11-8. PMID: 22272065; PMCID: PMC3262486.
      61. Walther CP, Carter CW, Low CL, Williams P, Rifkin D, Steiner RW, Ix JH. Interdialytic creatinine change versus predialysis creatinine as indicators of nutritional status in maintenance hemodialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Feb; 27(2):771-6. PMID: 21775764; PMCID: PMC3350342.
      62. Shastri S, Tighiouart H, Katz R, Rifkin D, Fried LF, Shlipak MG, Newman AB, Sarnak MJ. Chronic kidney disease in octogenarians. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Jun; 6(6):1410-7. PMID: 21511839; PMCID: PMC3109939.
      63. Kop WJ, Seliger SL, Fink JC, Katz R, Odden MC, Fried LF, Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ, Gottdiener JS. Longitudinal association of depressive symptoms with rapid kidney function decline and adverse clinical renal disease outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Apr; 6(4):834-44. PMID: 21393483; PMCID: PMC3069377.
      64. Rifkin D. Discontinuity and its discontents. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Nov; 56(5):A38-9. PMID: 20970018.
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      65. Aguilar MI, O'Meara ES, Seliger S, Longstreth WT, Hart RG, Pergola PE, Shlipak MG, Katz R, Sarnak MJ, Rifkin D. Albuminuria and the risk of incident stroke and stroke types in older adults. Neurology. 2010 Oct 12; 75(15):1343-50. PMID: 20810996; PMCID: PMC3013484.
      66. Singh P, Rifkin D, Blantz RC. Chronic kidney disease: an inherent risk factor for acute kidney injury? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Sep; 5(9):1690-5. PMID: 20688882.
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      67. Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. Chronic kidney disease: Absence of evidence or evidence of absence? ACS treatment in CKD. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2010 Aug; 6(8):449-50. PMID: 20664628.
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      68. Rifkin D, Laws MB, Rao M, Balakrishnan VS, Sarnak MJ, Wilson IB. Medication adherence behavior and priorities among older adults with CKD: a semistructured interview study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Sep; 56(3):439-46. PMID: 20674113; PMCID: PMC2935303.
      69. Rifkin D, Winkelmayer WC. Medication issues in older individuals with CKD. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2010 Jul; 17(4):320-8. PMID: 20610359.
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      70. Rifkin D. The bargain. Hastings Cent Rep. 2010 May-Jun; 40(3):9. PMID: 20545101.
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      71. Rifkin D, Katz R, Fried LF, Kestenbaum B, Jenny NS, Newman AB, Siscovick DS, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ. Association between baseline kidney function and change in CRP: an analysis of the cardiovascular health study. Nephron Clin Pract. 2010; 115(2):c114-21. PMID: 20413990; PMCID: PMC2892648.
      72. Rifkin D. Feeding the hungry ghosts. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Jan; 55(1):A33-4. PMID: 20053340.
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      73. Rifkin D, Katz R, Chonchol M, Fried LF, Cao J, de Boer IH, Siscovick DS, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ. Albuminuria, impaired kidney function and cardiovascular outcomes or mortality in the elderly. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 May; 25(5):1560-7. PMID: 20008829; PMCID: PMC3307251.
      74. Shlipak MG, Katz R, Kestenbaum B, Siscovick D, Fried L, Newman A, Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. Rapid decline of kidney function increases cardiovascular risk in the elderly. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Dec; 20(12):2625-30. PMID: 19892934; PMCID: PMC2794238.
      75. Rifkin D. Doctors without metaphors. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Nov; 54(5):A35-6. PMID: 19853194.
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      76. de Boer IH, Katz R, Cao JJ, Fried LF, Kestenbaum B, Mukamal K, Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Siscovick DS. Cystatin C, albuminuria, and mortality among older adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009 Oct; 32(10):1833-8. PMID: 19587367; PMCID: PMC2752913.
      77. Weiner DE, Rifkin D. Kidney function and the risk of cardiovascular disease. BMJ. 2009 Jun 29; 338:b1307. PMID: 19564177.
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      78. Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. Does inflammation fuel the fire in CKD? Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Apr; 53(4):572-5. PMID: 19324245; PMCID: PMC2692133.
      79. Rifkin D, Shlipak MG, Katz R, Fried LF, Siscovick D, Chonchol M, Newman AB, Sarnak MJ. Rapid kidney function decline and mortality risk in older adults. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Nov 10; 168(20):2212-8. PMID: 19001197; PMCID: PMC2879064.
      80. Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. Glomerular filtration rate <45 ml/min/1.73 m2 with microalbuminuria was associated with increased CV death. Evid Based Med. 2008 Jun; 13(3):89. PMID: 18515636.
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      81. Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. Glomerular filtration rate less than 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 with microalbuminuria was associated with increased risk for CV death. ACP J Club. 2008 May 20; 148(3):14. PMID: 18489077.
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      82. Rifkin D. Effect of work-hour regulations on outcomes. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Mar 18; 148(6):483; author reply 483. PMID: 18347357.
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      83. Rifkin D, Sarnak M. Should all patients with chronic kidney disease take a statin? Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 Feb; 75(2):118-20. PMID: 18290355.
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      84. Sarnak MJ, Katz R, Fried LF, Siscovick D, Kestenbaum B, Seliger S, Rifkin D, Tracy R, Newman AB, Shlipak MG. Cystatin C and aging success. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jan 28; 168(2):147-53. PMID: 18227360; PMCID: PMC2871318.
      85. Rifkin D, Sarnak MJ. A bedside tool predicted the need for dialysis after cardiac surgery. ACP J Club. 2007 May-Jun; 146(3):81. PMID: 17474690.
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      86. Rifkin D. The elephant in the room. Hastings Cent Rep. 2006 Mar-Apr; 36(2):9. PMID: 16604889.
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      87. Rifkin D. msJAMA. Electronic medical records: saving trees, saving lives. JAMA. 2001 Apr 04; 285(13):1764. PMID: 11277834.
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      88. Rifkin D. Community considerations: the many effects of miscoding. JAMA. 1999 Nov 03; 282(17):1676-7, 1679. PMID: 10553799.
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