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Vecihi Batuman, MD, FACP, FASN

Vecihi Batuman, MD, FACP, FASN

Chief, Nephrology, SLVHCS
Professor of Medicine

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed

Baudy A, Batuman V. Non-diabetic renal disease in diabetic patients: How to identify? When to biopsy? Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2015 April 25. PMID: 25957005.

Lee BT, Ahmed FA, Hamm LL, Teran FJ, Chen CS, Liu Y, Shah K, Rifai N, Batuman V, Simon EE, He J, Chen J. Association of C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and interleukin-6 with chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrol. 2015; 16(1):77. PMID: 26025192.

Batuman V, Wedeen RP. The persistence of chronic lead nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jul; 64(1):1-3. PMID 24954451.

Batuman V. Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 27;371(22):2134-9. PMID: 25427119.

Maesaka JK, Sodam B, Palaia T, et. al. Prostaglandin D2 synthase: Apoptotic factor in Alzheimer plasma, inducer of reactive oxygen species, inflammatory cytokines and dialysis dementia. Journal of nephropathology. Jul 2013;2(3):166-180.

Hanjangsit K, Dimitrov PS, Zhang H, et. al. Incidence and predictive factors of Balkan endemic nephropathy: a longitudinal study. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: an Offical Publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia. Mar 2014;25(2):343-352.

Khan AM, Maderdrut J, Li M, Toliver H, Coy D, Simon E, Batuman V. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide prevents contrast-induced nephropathy in a novel mouse model. Physiological Reports. 19 Nov 2013. doi:10.1002/phy2.163.

Batuman V. Salt and hypertension. Why is there still a debate? Kidney inter., Suppl. 3: 316-320; doi:10.1038/kisup.2013.66.

Sengul S. Erdem Y, Batuman V, Erturk S. Hypertension and chronic kidney disease in Turkey. Kidney inter., Suppl. 3: 308-311; doi:10.1038/kisup.2013.64.

Zhang R, Li M, Chouhan KK, Simon EE, Hamm LL, Batuman V. Urine free light chains as a novel biomarker of acute kidney allograft injury. Clin Transplant. 2013 Nov; 27(6):953-60. doi:10.1111/ctr.12271. Epub 2013 Oct 26. PMID: 24304377.

Sengul S, Erturk S, Khan AM, Batuman V.  Receptor-Associated Protein Blocks Internalization and Cytotoxicity of Myeloma Light Chain in Cultured Human Proximal Tubular Cells. PLoS ONE 8(7):e70276. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070276.

Maesaka JK, Sodam B, Palaia T, Ragolia L, Batuman V, Miyawaki N, Shastry S, Youmans S, El-Saban M. Prostaglandin D2 synthase: Apoptotic factor in alzheimer plasma, inducer of reactive oxygen species, inflammatory cytokines and dialysis dementia. J Nephropathology. 2013;2(3): 166-180. doi: 10.5812/nephropathol.10732.

Batuman V. Salt and Hypertension: An Evolutionary Perspective. J Hypertens 1:e106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-1095.1000e106.

Khan AM, Li M, Abdulnour-Nakhoul S, Maderdrut JL, Simon E, Batuman V. Delayed administration of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide 38 ameliorates renal ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice by modulating Toll-like receptors. Peptides, 2012.

Batuman V. The pathogenesis of acute kidney impairment in patients with multiple myeloma. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2012; 19(5):282-6.

Lukitsch I, Kehr J, Chaykovska L, Wallukat G, Nieminen-Kelha M, Batuman V, et al. Renal Ischemia and Transplantation Predispose to Vascular Constriction Mediated by Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor-Activating Antibodies. Transplantation. 2012; 94(1):8-13.

Hanjansit K, Karmaus W, Dimitrov P, Zhang H, Burch J, Tzolova S, Batuman V.  The role of a parental history of Balkan endemic nephropathy in the occurrence of BEN: a prospective study. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, 2012, 5:61-68.

Mills KT, Kobori H, Hamm LL, Alper AB, Khan IE, Rahman M, et. al. Increased urinary excretion of angiotensinogen is associated with risk of chronic kidney disease. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation: official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. 2012; 27(8):3176-81.

Hutchinson CA, Batuman V, Behrens J, et al. The pathogenesis and diagnosis of acute kidney injury in multiple myeloma. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2011; 8(1):43-51.

Jalandhara N, Arora R, Batuman V. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Gadolinium-Contraining Radiological Contrast Agents: An Update. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011; 89: 920-923.

Khan AM, Li M, Brant E, Maderdrut JL, Majid DS, Simon EE, Batuman V. Renoprotection with Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide in Cyclosporine A-Induced Nephrotoxicity. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2011; 59:793-802.

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide prevents Cisplatin-induced renal failure. J Mol Neurosci 43(2011), pp.58-66.

Nakhoul N, Batuman V. Role of proximal tubules in the pathogenesis of kidney disease. Contrib Nephrol 169 (2011), pp. 37-50.

Book/Book Chapter

Batuman V and Lerma, eds. Diabetes and Kidney Disease.  New York/Heidelberg/Dordrecht/London, Springer 2014.

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