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Dena Rifkin

TitleAssociate Adjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #9111H
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-552-8585
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    Self-management of blood pressure medication for hypertensive veterans
    VA I01HX002109Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    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. Rifkin DE. Now or Later? Understanding Timing of Dialysis Initiation beyond IDEAL. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29914873.
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    2. Selamet U, Katz R, Ginsberg C, Rifkin DE, Fried LF, Kritchevsky SB, Hoofnagle AN, Bibbins-Domingo K, Drew D, Harris T, Newman A, Gutiérrez OM, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Ix JH. Serum Calcitriol Concentrations and Kidney Function Decline, Heart Failure, and Mortality in Elderly Community-Living Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29885925.
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    3. Rifkin DE. Re: Chokesuwattanaskul, R., et al. Safety and efficacy of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with end stage renal disease: Meta-analysis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 May 23. PMID: 29797337.
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    4. Ricalde A, Allison M, Rifkin D, Shaw R. Anthropometric measures of obesity and renal artery calcification: Results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2018 Apr; 271:142-147. PMID: 29518746.
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    5. Hsu S, Rifkin DE, Criqui MH, Suder NC, Garimella P, Ginsberg C, Marasco AM, McQuaide BJ, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Allison MA, Wassel CL, Ix JH. Relationship of femoral artery ultrasound measures of atherosclerosis with chronic kidney disease. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec 22. PMID: 29276107.
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    6. Malhotra R, Katz R, Hoofnagle A, Bostom A, Rifkin DE, Mcbride R, Probstfield J, Block G, Ix JH. The Effect of Extended Release Niacin on Markers of Mineral Metabolism in CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jan 06; 13(1):36-44. PMID: 29208626.
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    7. Chen W, Newman AB, Fried LF, Rifkin DE, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Katz R, Madero M, Raphael KL, Bushinsky DA, Ix JH. Relationship of acid-base status with arterial stiffness in community-living elders: the Health ABC Study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29177410.
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    8. Ginsberg C, Katz R, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum BR, Chonchol M, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Hoofnagle AN, Rifkin DE, Garimella PS, Ix JH. The 24,25 to 25-hydroxyvitamin D ratio and fracture risk in older adults: The cardiovascular health study. Bone. 2018 Feb; 107:124-130. PMID: 29155243.
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    9. Pathak CM, Ix JH, Anderson CAM, Woodell TB, Smits G, Persky MS, Block GA, Rifkin DE. Variation in Sodium Intake and Intra-individual Change in Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease. J Ren Nutr. 2018 Mar; 28(2):125-128. PMID: 28866091.
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    10. Thomas IC, Shiau B, Denenberg JO, McClelland RL, Greenland P, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum BR, Lin GM, Daniels M, Forbang NI, Rifkin DE, 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. 2018 Jan; 104(2):135-143. PMID: 28814488.
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    11. Vashishtha D, McClelland RL, Ix JH, Rifkin DE, 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 Oct 15; 120(8):1434-1439. PMID: 28826901.
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    12. Wassel CL, Ellis AM, Suder NC, Barinas-Mitchell E, Rifkin DE, Forbang NI, Denenberg JO, Marasco AM, McQuaide BJ, Jenny NS, Allison MA, Ix JH, Criqui MH. Femoral Artery Atherosclerosis Is Associated With Physical Function Across the Spectrum of the Ankle-Brachial Index: The San Diego Population Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jul 20; 6(7). PMID: 28729408.
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    13. Nguyen HA, Anderson CAM, Miracle CM, Rifkin DE. 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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    14. 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 DE, 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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    15. Hughes-Austin JM, Rifkin DE, 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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    16. Drawz PE, Pajewski NM, Bates JT, Bello NA, Cushman WC, Dwyer JP, Fine LJ, Goff DC, Haley WE, Krousel-Wood M, McWilliams A, Rifkin DE, 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 01; 69(1):42-50. PMID: 27849563.
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    17. Forbang NI, Michos ED, McClelland RL, Remigio-Baker RA, Allison MA, Sandfort V, Ix JH, Thomas I, Rifkin DE, 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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    18. Forbang NI, McClelland RL, Remigio-Baker RA, Allison MA, Sandfort V, Michos ED, Thomas I, Rifkin DE, 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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    19. Cavanaugh AM, LaCroix AZ, Kritz-Silverstein D, Rillamas-Sun E, Rifkin DE. 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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    20. Anderson CA, Nguyen HA, Rifkin DE. Nutrition Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease. Med Clin North Am. 2016 Nov; 100(6):1265-1283. PMID: 27745594.
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    21. Jenny NS, Olson NC, Allison MA, Rifkin DE, Daniels LB, de Boer IH, Wassel CL, Tracy RP. Biomarkers of Key Biological Pathways in CVD. Glob Heart. 2016 09; 11(3):327-336.e3. PMID: 27741979.
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    22. Nguyen HA, Rifkin DE. Cliff Dive or Slippery Slope: Trajectories of Kidney Function Decline and Implications for Survival After Hemodialysis Initiation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 08; 68(2):173-175. PMID: 27477356.
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    23. Camacho Á, McClelland RL, Delaney JA, Allison MA, Psaty BM, Rifkin DE, 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].
    24. Dougher CE, Rifkin DE, 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].
    25. 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 09; 90(3):665-73. PMID: 27344204.
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    26. Wassel CL, Allison MA, Ix JH, Rifkin DE, 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].
    27. Woodell TB, Hughes-Austin JM, Tran TV, Malhotra A, Abdelmalek JA, Rifkin DE. 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].
    28. 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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    29. Beben T, Ix JH, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Fried LF, Hoofnagle AN, Chonchol M, Kestenbaum BR, de Boer IH, Rifkin DE. 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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    30. Hughes-Austin JM, Dominguez A, Allison MA, Wassel CL, Rifkin DE, 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].
    31. Thomas IC, Ratigan AR, Rifkin DE, 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.
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    32. Crane GM, Powell H, Kostadinov R, Rocafort PT, Rifkin DE, 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.
    33. Beben T, Rifkin DE. GFR Estimating Equations and Liver Disease. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Sep; 22(5):337-42. PMID: 26311594; PMCID: PMC4552961.
    34. Conway KS, Forbang N, Beben T, Criqui MH, Ix JH, Rifkin DE. 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].
    35. Rifkin DE, 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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    36. Bansal N, Katz R, De Boer IH, Peralta CA, Fried LF, Siscovick DS, Rifkin DE, 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.
    37. Ix JH, Biggs ML, Mukamal K, Djousse L, Siscovick D, Tracy R, Katz R, Delaney JA, Chaves P, Rifkin DE, 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].
    38. Yenchek R, Ix JH, Rifkin DE, 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.
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    39. Beben T, Rifkin DE. 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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    40. Beben T, Rifkin DE. 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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    41. Rifkin DE, 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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    42. Jassal SK, Wassel CL, Laughlin GA, Barrett-Connor E, Rifkin DE, 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.
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    43. Rifkin DE. 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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    44. Goldenstein L, Driver TH, Fried LF, Rifkin DE, 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.
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    45. Rifkin DE. My hidden VA list. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 24; 371(4):299-301. PMID: 24896821.
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    46. Blair KJ, Allison MA, Morgan C, Wassel CL, Rifkin DE, 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.
    47. Rifkin DE, 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.
    48. Criqui MH, Denenberg JO, Ix JH, McClelland RL, Wassel CL, Rifkin DE, 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.
    49. Abdelmalek JA, Gansevoort RT, Lambers Heerspink HJ, Ix JH, Rifkin DE. 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.
    50. Beasley JM, Katz R, Shlipak M, Rifkin DE, 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.
    51. Dalrymple LS, Katz R, Rifkin DE, 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.
    52. Marston N, Kehl D, Copp J, Nourbakhsh N, Rifkin DE. Alkalotics anonymous: severe metabolic alkalosis. Am J Med. 2014 Jan; 127(1):25-7. PMID: 24268303.
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    53. Rifkin DE, 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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    54. Rifkin DE, 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.
    55. Palomino HL, Rifkin DE, 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.
    56. Rifkin DE, Abdelmalek JA, Miracle CM, Low C, Barsotti R, Rios P, Stepnowsky C, Agha Z. Linking clinic and home: a randomized, controlled clinical effectiveness trial of real-time, wireless blood pressure monitoring for older patients with kidney disease and hypertension. Blood Press Monit. 2013 Feb; 18(1):8-15. PMID: 23275313; PMCID: PMC4111271.
    57. Madero M, Peralta C, Katz R, Canada R, Fried L, Najjar S, Shlipak M, Simonsick E, Lakatta E, Patel K, Rifkin D, Hawkins M, Newman A, Sarnak M. Association of arterial rigidity with incident kidney disease and kidney function decline: the Health ABC study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Mar; 8(3):424-33. PMID: 23271800; PMCID: PMC3586973.
    58. Seshasai RK, Katz R, de Boer IH, Siscovick D, Shlipak MG, Rifkin DE, Sarnak MJ. Apolipoprotein E and kidney function in older adults. Clin Nephrol. 2012 Sep; 78(3):174-80. PMID: 22874105; PMCID: PMC3874583.
    59. Schwartz J, Allison MA, Rifkin DE, 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.
    60. Rifkin DE, 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.
    61. Abdelmalek JA, Stark P, Walther CP, Ix JH, Rifkin DE. 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.
    62. Abdelmalek JA, Rifkin DE. Cystatin C, creatinine, and albuminuria: bringing risk into 3 dimensions. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Aug; 60(2):176-8. PMID: 22805517; PMCID: PMC4136753.
    63. Shastri S, Katz R, Rifkin DE, 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.
    64. 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.
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    65. Rifkin DE, 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.
    66. Jenny NS, French B, Arnold AM, Strotmeyer ES, Cushman M, Chaves PH, Ding J, Fried LP, Kritchevsky SB, Rifkin DE, 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.
    67. Abdelmalek JA, Rifkin DE. 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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    68. Bezreh T, Laws MB, Taubin T, Rifkin DE, 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.
    69. Walther CP, Carter CW, Low CL, Williams P, Rifkin DE, 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.
    70. Shastri S, Tighiouart H, Katz R, Rifkin DE, 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.
    71. Kop WJ, Seliger SL, Fink JC, Katz R, Odden MC, Fried LF, Rifkin DE, 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.
    72. Rifkin DE. Discontinuity and its discontents. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Nov; 56(5):A38-9. PMID: 20970018.
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    73. Singh P, Rifkin DE, 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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    74. Rifkin DE, 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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    75. Rifkin DE, 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.
    76. Rifkin DE, 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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    77. Rifkin D. The bargain. Hastings Cent Rep. 2010 May-Jun; 40(3):9. PMID: 20545101.
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    78. Rifkin DE, 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.
    79. Rifkin DE. Feeding the hungry ghosts. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Jan; 55(1):A33-4. PMID: 20053340.
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    80. Rifkin DE, 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.
    81. 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.
    82. Rifkin DE. Doctors without metaphors. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Nov; 54(5):A35-6. PMID: 19853194.
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    83. de Boer IH, Katz R, Cao JJ, Fried LF, Kestenbaum B, Mukamal K, Rifkin DE, 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.
    84. Weiner DE, Rifkin DE. Kidney function and the risk of cardiovascular disease. BMJ. 2009 Jun 29; 338:b1307. PMID: 19564177.
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    85. Rifkin DE, Sarnak MJ. Does inflammation fuel the fire in CKD? Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Apr; 53(4):572-5. PMID: 19324245; PMCID: PMC2692133.
    86. Rifkin DE, 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.
    87. Rifkin DE, 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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