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Validation of Self-Reported Race in a Canadian Provincial Renal Administrative Database.

Waheed A, Djurdjev O, Dong J, Gill J, Barbour S.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2019 Jul 1;6:2054358119859528. doi: 10.1177/2054358119859528. eCollection 2019.


A propensity score matched analysis shows no adverse effect of early steroid withdrawal in non-diabetic kidney transplant recipients with and without glomerulonephritis.

Barbour S, Djurdjev O, Gill JS, Dong JJ, Gill J.

Kidney Int. 2019 Apr 1. pii: S0085-2538(19)30388-6. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.02.041. [Epub ahead of print]


GFR-Specific versus GFR-Agnostic Cutoffs for Parathyroid Hormone and Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease.

Canney M, Djurdjev O, Tang M, Zierold C, Blocki F, Wolf M, Levin A.

Am J Nephrol. 2019 Jun 25:1-10. doi: 10.1159/000501189. [Epub ahead of print]


Predicting kidney failure risk after acute kidney injury among people receiving nephrology clinic care.

Sawhney S, Beaulieu M, Black C, Djurdjev O, Espino-Hernandez G, Marks A, McLernon DJ, Sheriff Z, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Oct 15. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfy294. [Epub ahead of print]


Variability in Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants Dose Adjustment in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Renal Dysfunction: The Influence of Renal Function Estimation Formulae.

Andrade JG, Hawkins NM, Fordyce CB, Deyell MW, Er L, Djurdjev O, Macle L, Virani SA, Levin A.

Can J Cardiol. 2018 Aug;34(8):1010-1018. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.04.019. Epub 2018 Apr 25.


Predicting timing of clinical outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease and severely decreased glomerular filtration rate.

Grams ME, Sang Y, Ballew SH, Carrero JJ, Djurdjev O, Heerspink HJL, Ho K, Ito S, Marks A, Naimark D, Nash DM, Navaneethan SD, Sarnak M, Stengel B, Visseren FLJ, Wang AY, Köttgen A, Levey AS, Woodward M, Eckardt KU, Hemmelgarn B, Coresh J.

Kidney Int. 2018 Jun;93(6):1442-1451. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2018.01.009. Epub 2018 Mar 29. Erratum in: Kidney Int. 2018 Nov;94(5):1025-1026.


A Survey of Canadian Nephrologists Assessing Prognostication in End-Stage Renal Disease.

Forzley B, Chiu HHL, Djurdjev O, Carson RC, Hargrove G, Martinusen D, Karim M.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Aug 18;4:2054358117725294. doi: 10.1177/2054358117725294. eCollection 2017.


The Variability of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline in Alport Syndrome.

Langsford D, Tang M, Djurdjev O, Er L, Levin A.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2016 Dec 20;3:2054358116679129. doi: 10.1177/2054358116679129. eCollection 2016.


External validation and clinical utility of a prediction model for 6-month mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease.

Forzley B, Er L, Chiu HHL, Djurdjev O, Martinusen D, Carson RC, Hargrove G, Levin A, Karim M.

Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):395-403. doi: 10.1177/0269216317720832. Epub 2017 Jul 21.


Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Vascular Stiffness in CKD.

Levin A, Tang M, Perry T, Zalunardo N, Beaulieu M, Dubland JA, Zerr K, Djurdjev O.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Sep 7;12(9):1447-1460. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10791016. Epub 2017 May 26.


Cardiovascular risk is similar in patients with glomerulonephritis compared to other types of chronic kidney disease: a matched cohort study.

Hutton HL, Levin A, Gill J, Djurdjev O, Tang M, Barbour SJ.

BMC Nephrol. 2017 Mar 20;18(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12882-017-0511-z.


The Association between Biomarker Profiles, Etiology of Chronic Kidney Disease, and Mortality.

Langsford D, Tang M, Cheikh Hassan HI, Djurdjev O, Sood MM, Levin A.

Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(3):226-234. doi: 10.1159/000454991. Epub 2017 Feb 2.


Infection in advanced chronic kidney disease leads to increased risk of cardiovascular events, end-stage kidney disease and mortality.

Cheikh Hassan HI, Tang M, Djurdjev O, Langsford D, Sood MM, Levin A.

Kidney Int. 2016 Oct;90(4):897-904. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.07.013. Epub 2016 Aug 31.


Advanced chronic kidney disease populations have elevated trimethylamine N-oxide levels associated with increased cardiovascular events.

Kim RB, Morse BL, Djurdjev O, Tang M, Muirhead N, Barrett B, Holmes DT, Madore F, Clase CM, Rigatto C, Levin A; CanPREDDICT Investigators.

Kidney Int. 2016 May;89(5):1144-1152. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.01.014. Epub 2016 Mar 19.


Multinational Assessment of Accuracy of Equations for Predicting Risk of Kidney Failure: A Meta-analysis.

Tangri N, Grams ME, Levey AS, Coresh J, Appel LJ, Astor BC, Chodick G, Collins AJ, Djurdjev O, Elley CR, Evans M, Garg AX, Hallan SI, Inker LA, Ito S, Jee SH, Kovesdy CP, Kronenberg F, Heerspink HJ, Marks A, Nadkarni GN, Navaneethan SD, Nelson RG, Titze S, Sarnak MJ, Stengel B, Woodward M, Iseki K; CKD Prognosis Consortium.

JAMA. 2016 Jan 12;315(2):164-74. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.18202. Erratum in: JAMA. 2016 Feb 23;315(8):822.


Perceptions of prognostic risks in chronic kidney disease: a national survey.

Chiu HH, Tangri N, Djurdjev O, Barrett BJ, Hemmelgarn BR, Madore F, Rigatto C, Muirhead N, Sood MM, Clase CM, Levin A.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2015 Dec 20;2:53. doi: 10.1186/s40697-015-0088-z. eCollection 2015.


Time to revisit the problem of CIN? The low incidence of acute kidney injury with and without contrast in hospitalized patients: an observational cohort study.

Hemmett J, Er L, Chiu HH, Cheung C, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2015 Oct 12;2:38. doi: 10.1186/s40697-015-0073-6. eCollection 2015.


Cardiac strangulation following epicardial pacemaker implantation: a rare pediatric complication.

Carreras EM, Duncan WJ, Djurdjev O, Campbell AI.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2):522-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.094. Epub 2014 Oct 25.


A randomized control trial to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation compared to placebo on vascular stiffness in chronic kidney disease patients.

Levin A, Perry T, De Zoysa P, Sigrist MK, Humphries K, Tang M, Djurdjev O.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2014 Nov 7;14:156. doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-14-156.


Chronic kidney disease and support provided by home care services: a systematic review.

Aydede SK, Komenda P, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

BMC Nephrol. 2014 Jul 18;15:118. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-15-118. Review.


Decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate and subsequent risk of end-stage renal disease and mortality.

Coresh J, Turin TC, Matsushita K, Sang Y, Ballew SH, Appel LJ, Arima H, Chadban SJ, Cirillo M, Djurdjev O, Green JA, Heine GH, Inker LA, Irie F, Ishani A, Ix JH, Kovesdy CP, Marks A, Ohkubo T, Shalev V, Shankar A, Wen CP, de Jong PE, Iseki K, Stengel B, Gansevoort RT, Levey AS.

JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2518-2531. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.6634.


Activity-based funding model provides foundation for province-wide best practices in renal care.

Levin A, Lo C, Noel K, Djurdjev O, Amano EC.

Healthc Q. 2013;16(4):49-54.


Biomarkers of inflammation, fibrosis, cardiac stretch and injury predict death but not renal replacement therapy at 1 year in a Canadian chronic kidney disease cohort.

Levin A, Rigatto C, Barrett B, Madore F, Muirhead N, Holmes D, Clase CM, Tang M, Djurdjev O; CanPREDDICT Investigators.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 May;29(5):1037-47. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gft479. Epub 2013 Dec 26.


An overview of the British Columbia Glomerulonephritis network and registry: integrating knowledge generation and translation within a single framework.

Barbour S, Beaulieu M, Gill J, Djurdjev O, Reich H, Levin A.

BMC Nephrol. 2013 Oct 29;14:236. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-236.


Cohort profile: Canadian study of prediction of death, dialysis and interim cardiovascular events (CanPREDDICT).

Levin A, Rigatto C, Brendan B, Madore F, Muirhead N, Holmes D, Clase CM, Tang M, Djurdjev O; CanPREDDICT investigators.

BMC Nephrol. 2013 Jun 11;14:121. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-121.


Associations of estimated glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria with mortality and renal failure by sex: a meta-analysis.

Nitsch D, Grams M, Sang Y, Black C, Cirillo M, Djurdjev O, Iseki K, Jassal SK, Kimm H, Kronenberg F, Oien CM, Levey AS, Levin A, Woodward M, Hemmelgarn BR; Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium.

BMJ. 2013 Jan 29;346:f324. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f324. Review.


Responsiveness of FGF-23 and mineral metabolism to altered dietary phosphate intake in chronic kidney disease (CKD): results of a randomized trial.

Sigrist M, Tang M, Beaulieu M, Espino-Hernandez G, Er L, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Jan;28(1):161-9. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfs405. Epub 2012 Sep 28.


The effect of a multidisciplinary care clinic on the outcomes in pediatric chronic kidney disease.

Ajarmeh S, Er L, Brin G, Djurdjev O, Dionne JM.

Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 Oct;27(10):1921-7. doi: 10.1007/s00467-012-2209-6. Epub 2012 Jun 5.


Vascular stiffness in incident peritoneal dialysis patients over time.

Tang M, Romann A, Chiarelli G, Djurdjev O, Beaulieu M, Sigrist M, Taylor P, Singh S, Levin A.

Clin Nephrol. 2012 Oct;78(4):254-62. doi: 10.5414/CN107398.


On being better kidney doctors: understanding trajectories, probabilities, predictability, and people.

Levin A, Djurdjev O.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Apr;59(4):475-7. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.01.008. No abstract available.


Use of electron-beam sterilized hemodialysis membranes and risk of thrombocytopenia.

Kiaii M, Djurdjev O, Farah M, Levin A, Jung B, MacRae J.

JAMA. 2011 Oct 19;306(15):1679-87. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1499.


Disease-specific risk of venous thromboembolic events is increased in idiopathic glomerulonephritis.

Barbour SJ, Greenwald A, Djurdjev O, Levin A, Hladunewich MA, Nachman PH, Hogan SL, Cattran DC, Reich HN.

Kidney Int. 2012 Jan;81(2):190-5. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.312. Epub 2011 Sep 14.


Utility and cost of a renal transplant transition clinic.

Prestidge C, Romann A, Djurdjev O, Matsuda-Abedini M.

Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 Feb;27(2):295-302. doi: 10.1007/s00467-011-1980-0. Epub 2011 Aug 9.


Towards rational approaches of health care utilization in complex patients: an exploratory randomized trial comparing a novel combined clinic to multiple specialty clinics in patients with renal disease-cardiovascular disease-diabetes.

Weber C, Beaulieu M, Djurdjev O, Er L, Taylor P, Ignaszewski A, Burnett S, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Oct;27 Suppl 3:iii104-10. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr292. Epub 2011 Jun 30.


Incident isolated 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) deficiency is more common than 25(OH)D deficiency in CKD.

Levin A, Le Barbier M, Er L, Andress D, Sigrist MK, Djurdjev O.

J Nephrol. 2012 Mar-Apr;25(2):204-10. doi: 10.5301/JN.2011.8429.


A predictive model for progression of chronic kidney disease to kidney failure.

Tangri N, Stevens LA, Griffith J, Tighiouart H, Djurdjev O, Naimark D, Levin A, Levey AS.

JAMA. 2011 Apr 20;305(15):1553-9. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.451. Epub 2011 Apr 11.


Lower estimated glomerular filtration rate and higher albuminuria are associated with mortality and end-stage renal disease. A collaborative meta-analysis of kidney disease population cohorts.

Astor BC, Matsushita K, Gansevoort RT, van der Velde M, Woodward M, Levey AS, Jong PE, Coresh J; Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium, Astor BC, Matsushita K, Gansevoort RT, van der Velde M, Woodward M, Levey AS, de Jong PE, Coresh J, El-Nahas M, Eckardt KU, Kasiske BL, Wright J, Appel L, Greene T, Levin A, Djurdjev O, Wheeler DC, Landray MJ, Townend JN, Emberson J, Clark LE, Macleod A, Marks A, Ali T, Fluck N, Prescott G, Smith DH, Weinstein JR, Johnson ES, Thorp ML, Wetzels JF, Blankestijn PJ, van Zuilen AD, Menon V, Sarnak M, Beck G, Kronenberg F, Kollerits B, Froissart M, Stengel B, Metzger M, Remuzzi G, Ruggenenti P, Perna A, Heerspink HJ, Brenner B, de Zeeuw D, Rossing P, Parving HH, Auguste P, Veldhuis K, Wang Y, Camarata L, Thomas B, Manley T.

Kidney Int. 2011 Jun;79(12):1331-40. doi: 10.1038/ki.2010.550. Epub 2011 Feb 2.


Chronic kidney injury in patients after cardiac catheterisation or percutaneous coronary intervention: a comparison of radial and femoral approaches (from the British Columbia Cardiac and Renal Registries).

Vuurmans T, Byrne J, Fretz E, Janssen C, Hilton JD, Klinke WP, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

Heart. 2010 Oct;96(19):1538-42. doi: 10.1136/hrt.2009.192294. Epub 2010 Jul 28.


A systematic review of ethnic differences in the rate of renal progression in CKD patients.

Barbour SJ, Schachter M, Er L, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 Aug;25(8):2422-30. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfq283. Epub 2010 Jun 2. Review. No abstract available.


Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus in hemodialysis patients in British Columbia: Follow-up after a possible breach in hemodialysis machines.

Tu AW, Buxton JA, Whitlock M, Djurdjev O, Chong M, Krajden M, Beaulieu M, Levin A.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2009 Summer;20(2):e19-23.


The cost of starting and maintaining a large home hemodialysis program.

Komenda P, Copland M, Makwana J, Djurdjev O, Sood MM, Levin A.

Kidney Int. 2010 Jun;77(11):1039-45. doi: 10.1038/ki.2010.37. Epub 2010 Mar 10.


Differences in progression of CKD and mortality amongst Caucasian, Oriental Asian and South Asian CKD patients.

Barbour SJ, Er L, Djurdjev O, Karim M, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 Nov;25(11):3663-72. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfq189. Epub 2010 Apr 5.


Incidence and outcomes of acute kidney injury in a referred chronic kidney disease cohort.

Lafrance JP, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 Jul;25(7):2203-9. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfq011. Epub 2010 Feb 2.


Outcomes of vascular access creation prior to dialysis: building the case for early referral.

Weber CL, Djurdjev O, Levin A, Kiaii M.

ASAIO J. 2009 Jul-Aug;55(4):355-60. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31819f635c.


Hemoglobin variability in nondialysis chronic kidney disease: examining the association with mortality.

Boudville NC, Djurdjev O, Macdougall IC, de Francisco AL, Deray G, Besarab A, Stevens PE, Walker RG, Ureña P, Iñigo P, Minutolo R, Haviv YS, Yeates K, Agüera ML, MacRae JM, Levin A.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jul;4(7):1176-82. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04920908. Epub 2009 May 7.


Diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease patients. Assessing care of complex patients using outpatient testing and visits: additional metrics by which to evaluate health care system functioning.

Levin A, Chaudhry MR, Djurdjev O, Beaulieu M, Komenda P.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009 Sep;24(9):2714-20. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfp180. Epub 2009 Apr 24.


Survival and dialysis initiation: comparing British Columbia and Scotland registries.

Sawhney S, Djurdjev O, Simpson K, Macleod A, Levin A.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009 Oct;24(10):3186-92. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfp189. Epub 2009 Apr 23.


Variability and risk factors for kidney disease progression and death following attainment of stage 4 CKD in a referred cohort.

Levin A, Djurdjev O, Beaulieu M, Er L.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2008 Oct;52(4):661-71. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2008.06.023.


Variability of hepatitis B testing in British Columbian ESRD patients: the case to focus on implementation of guidelines.

Beaulieu M, Krajden M, Buxton J, Er L, Djurdjev O, Levin A.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2008 Nov;52(5):939-46. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2008.05.010. Epub 2008 Jul 9.


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