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Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH, FASN
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Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Hiremath S, Fergusson D, Doucette S, Mulay AV, Knoll GA. Renin angiotensin system blockade in kidney transplantation: a systematic review of the evidence. Am J Transplant. 2007 Oct;7(10):2350-60. PubMed PMID: 17845569.
  • Hiremath S, Knoll G, Weinstein MC. Should the arteriovenous fistula be created before starting dialysis?: a decision analytic approach. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28453. PubMed PMID: 22163305; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3233576.
  • Hiremath S, Akbari A, Shabana W, Fergusson DA, Knoll GA. Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury: is simple oral hydration similar to intravenous? A systematic review of the evidence. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e60009. PubMed PMID: 23555863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3608617.
  • Hiremath S, Akbari A. Calcium-based phosphate binders and chronic kidney disease. Lancet. 2014 Jan 18;383(9913):216. PubMed PMID: 24439735.
  • Hiremath S, Froeschl M, Ruzicka M. Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation: limitations to and gaps in the evidence. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2014 Jul;29(4):336-43. PubMed PMID: 24859619.

All Other Publications:  

    1.  Hiremath S, Edwards C, McCormick BB, Ruzicka M. Reply to dr myers' commentary on the use of automated blood pressure machines in office blood pressure measurements. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Jul;16(7):540. PubMed PMID: 24803307.
    2. Ruzicka M, Hiremath S, Steiner S, Helis E, Szczotka A, Baker P, Fodor G. What is the feasibility of implementing effective sodium reduction strategies to treat hypertension in primary care settings? A systematic review. J Hypertens. 2014 Jul;32(7):1388-94; discussion 1394. PubMed PMID: 24694380.
    3. Ruzicka M, Quinn RR, McFarlane P, Hemmelgarn B, Ramesh Prasad GV, Feber J, Nesrallah G, MacKinnon M, Tangri N, McCormick B, Tobe S, Blydt-Hansen TD, Hiremath S. Canadian Society of Nephrology commentary on the 2012 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jun;63(6):869-87. PubMed PMID: 24725980.
    4. Dasgupta K, Quinn RR, Zarnke KB, Rabi DM, Ravani P, Daskalopoulou SS, Rabkin SW, Trudeau L, Feldman RD, Cloutier L, Prebtani A, Herman RJ, Bacon SL, Gilbert RE, Ruzicka M, McKay DW, Campbell TS, Grover S, Honos G, Schiffrin EL, Bolli P, Wilson TW, Lindsay P, Hill MD, Coutts SB, Gubitz G, Gelfer M, Vallée M, Prasad GV, Lebel M, McLean D, Arnold JM, Moe GW, Howlett JG, Boulanger JM, Larochelle P, Leiter LA, Jones C, Ogilvie RI, Woo V, Kaczorowski J, Burns KD, Petrella RJ, Hiremath S, Milot A, Stone JA, Drouin D, Lavoie KL, Lamarre-Cliche M, Tremblay G, Hamet P, Fodor G, Carruthers SG, Pylypchuk GB, Burgess E, Lewanczuk R, Dresser GK, Penner SB, Hegele RA, McFarlane PA, Khara M, Pipe A, Oh P, Selby P, Sharma M, Reid DJ, Tobe SW, Padwal RS, Poirier L, Canadian Hypertension Education Program. The 2014 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, prevention, and treatment of hypertension. Can J Cardiol. 2014 May;30(5):485-501. PubMed PMID: 24786438.
    5. Owen RJ, Hiremath S, Myers A, Fraser-Hill M, Barrett BJ. Canadian Association of Radiologists consensus guidelines for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy: update 2012. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2014 May;65(2):96-105. PubMed PMID: 24559602.
    6. Nesrallah GE, Mustafa RA, Clark WF, Bass A, Barnieh L, Hemmelgarn BR, Klarenbach S, Quinn RR, Hiremath S, Ravani P, Sood MM, Moist LM, Canadian Society of Nephrology. Canadian Society of Nephrology 2014 clinical practice guideline for timing the initiation of chronic dialysis. CMAJ. 2014 Feb 4;186(2):112-7. PubMed PMID: 24492525; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3903737.
    7. Bose B, Badve SV, Hiremath SS, Boudville N, Brown FG, Cass A, de Zoysa JR, Fassett RG, Faull R, Harris DC, Hawley CM, Kanellis J, Palmer SC, Perkovic V, Pascoe EM, Rangan GK, Walker RJ, Walters G, Johnson DW. Effects of uric acid-lowering therapy on renal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Feb;29(2):406-13. PubMed PMID: 24042021.
    8. Ruzicka M, McCormick B, Leenen FH, Froeschl M, Hiremath S. Adherence to blood pressure-lowering drugs and resistant hypertension: should trial of direct observation therapy be part of preassessment for renal denervation?. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Dec;29(12):1741.e1-3. PubMed PMID: 24140076.
    9. Edwards C, Hiremath S, Gupta A, McCormick BB, Ruzicka M. BpTRUth: do automated blood pressure monitors outperform mercury?. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2013 Nov-Dec;7(6):448-53. PubMed PMID: 23969286.
    10. Smith OM, Wald R, Adhikari NK, Pope K, Weir MA, Bagshaw SM, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Standard versus accelerated initiation of renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury (STARRT-AKI): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Oct 5;14:320. PubMed PMID: 24093950; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3851593.
    11. Hiremath S, Ruzicka M, Nagaraju SP, McCormick BB. Clinical hypotension with co-prescription of macrolide antibiotics and calcium-channel blockers in haemodialysis patients: a retrospective chart review. Drug Saf. 2013 Oct;36(10):989-93. PubMed PMID: 23873482.
    12. Hiremath S, Slivar S, Magner P. Phosphate balance with continuous renal replacement therapy: a simple solution. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Sep;62(3):644. PubMed PMID: 23972063.
    13. Harman G, Akbari A, Hiremath S, White CA, Ramsay T, Kokolo MB, Craig J, Knoll GA. Accuracy of cystatin C-based estimates of glomerular filtration rate in kidney transplant recipients: a systematic review. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Mar;28(3):741-57. PubMed PMID: 23275574.
    14. Hiremath S, Akbari A, Shabana W, Fergusson DA, Knoll GA. Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury: is simple oral hydration similar to intravenous? A systematic review of the evidence. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e60009. PubMed PMID: 23555863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3608617.
      Zimmerman D, Sood MM, Rigatto C, Holden RM, Hiremath S, Clase CM. Systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence, prevalence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation in patients on dialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Oct;27(10):3816-22. PubMed PMID: 23114904.
    15. Akbari A, White CA, Shahbazi N, Booth RA, Hiremath S, Knoll GA. Spot urine protein measurements: are these accurate in kidney transplant recipients?. Transplantation. 2012 Aug 27;94(4):389-95. PubMed PMID: 22842612.
    16. Burns KD, Hiremath S. Urinary angiotensinogen as a biomarker of chronic kidney disease: ready for prime time?. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Aug;27(8):3010-3. PubMed PMID: 22851623.
    17. Xiao F, Hiremath S, Knoll G, Zimpelmann J, Srivaratharajah K, Jadhav D, Fergusson D, Kennedy CR, Burns KD. Increased urinary angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in renal transplant patients with diabetes. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37649. PubMed PMID: 22629438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3358292.
    18. Heshka J, Ruzicka M, Hiremath S, McCormick BB. Spironolactone for difficult to control hypertension in chronic kidney disease: an analysis of safety and efficacy. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2010 Nov-Dec;4(6):295-301. PubMed PMID: 21130976.
    19. Hiremath S, Brar SS. The evidence for sodium bicarbonate therapy for contrast-associated acute kidney injury: far from settled science. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 Aug;25(8):2802-4; author reply 2804. PubMed PMID: 20494896.
    20. Hiremath S, Doucette SP, Richardson R, Chan K, Burns K, Zimmerman D. Left ventricular growth after 1 year of haemodialysis does not correlate with arteriovenous access flow: a prospective cohort study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 Aug;25(8):2656-61. PubMed PMID: 20185857.
    21. Hiremath S, Punnam SR, Brar SS, Goyal SK, Gardiner JC, Shah AJ, Thakur RK. Implantable defibrillators improve survival in end-stage renal disease: results from a multi-center registry. Am J Nephrol. 2010;32(4):305-10. PubMed PMID: 20714135.
    22. Brar SS, Hiremath S, Dangas G, Mehran R, Brar SK, Leon MB. Sodium bicarbonate for the prevention of contrast induced-acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Oct;4(10):1584-92. PubMed PMID: 19713291; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2758263.
    23. Hiremath S, Holden RM, Fergusson D, Zimmerman DL. Antiplatelet medications in hemodialysis patients: a systematic review of bleeding rates. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Aug;4(8):1347-55. PubMed PMID: 19578002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2723969.
    24. Graham J, Hiremath S, Magner PO, Knoll GA, Burns KD. Factors influencing the prevalence of central venous catheter use in a Canadian haemodialysis centre. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2008 Nov;23(11):3585-91. PubMed PMID: 18552397.
    25. Hiremath S, Zimmerman D, Knoll GA. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and renal failure in diabetes. Kidney Int. 2006 Oct;70(7):1377; author reply 1378. PubMed PMID: 16988744.
    26. Hiremath S, Biyani M. Actinomyces peritonitis in a patient on continuous cycler peritoneal dialysis. Perit Dial Int. 2006 Jul-Aug;26(4):513-4. PubMed PMID: 16881354.
    27. Iyer R, Gupta A, Khan A, Hiremath S, Lokhandwala Y. Does left ventricular function improve with L-carnitine after acute myocardial infarction?. J Postgrad Med. 1999 Apr-Jun;45(2):38-41. PubMed PMID: 10734331.

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