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Ramin Sam, MD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-206-6605
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    College: University of Illinois-Urbana
    Medical School: University of Illinois-Chicago
    Internal Medicine Residency: Loyola University
    Nephrology Fellowship: Loyola University

    Interests: My clinical/research interests are varied and include sodium disorders, hemodialysis, acid/base disorders, transjugular kidney biopsies and lipoprotein glomerulonephropathy.
    Associate editor for the American Journal of Nephrology.
    Medical director of the Fresenius Potrero Ave dialysis unit.


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    1. Wang A, Sam R. Does significant renal ablation truly and invariably lead to hyperfiltration and progressive chronic kidney disease? Clin Exp Nephrol. 2016 Oct 13. PMID: 27738776.
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    2. Lejmi H, Jen KY, Olson JL, James SH, Sam R. Characteristics of AA amyloidosis patients in San Francisco. Nephrology (Carlton). 2016 Apr; 21(4):308-13. PMID: 26370715.
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    3. Sam R, Tang HL, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. Preventing/treating hypophosphatemia by adding phosphate to the dialysate. Int J Artif Organs. 2016 Feb 8; 38(12):671-2. PMID: 26689145.
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    4. Sarahian S, Pouria MM, Ing TS, Sam R. Hypervolemic hypernatremia is the most common type of hypernatremia in the intensive care unit. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015 Nov; 47(11):1817-21. PMID: 26377488.
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    5. Makehei S, Sam R. Does lactate account for all of the increase in anion gap in cases of metformin-induced lactic acidosis? Clin Exp Nephrol. 2015 Dec; 19(6):1210-1. PMID: 25982073.
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    6. Tang HL, Lau KK, Sam R, Ing TS. Chest wall abscesses due to continuous application of silicone gel sheets for keloid management. BMJ Case Rep. 2015; 2015. PMID: 25920733.
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    7. Carlson AQ, Tuot DS, Jen KY, Butcher B, Graf J, Sam R, Imboden JB. Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis in individuals with disease associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine: a series of 4 cases. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Oct; 93(17):290-7. PMID: 25398064; PMCID: PMC4602417.
    8. Sam R, Kjellstrand CM, Doherty C, Ing TS. Addition of monosodium dihydrogen phosphate to an acid concentrate to prepare a phosphate-enriched, bicarbonate-based hemodialysis solution. Artif Organs. 2014 Sep; 38(9):824-5. PMID: 25234765.
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    9. Sam R, Joshi A, James S, Jen KY, Amani F, Hart P, Schwartz MM. Lupus-like membranous nephropathy: Is it lupus or not? Clin Exp Nephrol. 2015 Jun; 19(3):395-402. PMID: 24993947.
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    10. Sam R, Kjellstrand CM, Doherty C, Ing TS. Using disodium monohydrogen phosphate to prepare a phosphate-enriched hemodialysate. Hemodial Int. 2013 Oct; 17(4):667-8. PMID: 23919815.
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    11. Sam R, Feizi I. Understanding hypernatremia. Am J Nephrol. 2012; 36(1):97-104. PMID: 22739333.
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    12. Sam R, Hsieh J, James S. Dialysis: History, development and promise. Ing TS, Rahman M, Kjellstrand CM. Hemaport needleless arteriovenous access. 2012.
    13. Sam R, Hart P, Haghighat R, Ing TS. Hypervolemic hypernatremia in patients recovering from acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2012 Feb; 16(1):136-46. PMID: 21947735.
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    14. Sam R, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. Preparation of phosphate-enriched hemodialysates. Hemodial Int. 2012 Jan; 16(1):118-9. PMID: 22098632.
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    15. Sam R, Ing TS. Practical Manual of renal medicine; nephrology, dialysis, transplantation. Lai KN. Sodium and water disturbances. 2009; 45-79.
    16. Sam R, Kohn OF, Chow MT, Ing TS. . Critical Care Nephrology. Ronce C, Bellomo R, Kellum JA. Gastrointestinal problems in acute renal failure. 2009; 390-395.
    17. Sam R, Khalid S, Brecklin C, Schwartz M, Dunea G. A case of lymphangioleiomyomatosis with membranous nephropathy and likely systemic lupus. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2009 Apr; 13(2):166-9. PMID: 18820829.
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    18. Singh AK, Gudehithlu KP, Sam R, Arruda JA, Dunea G, Gaffari A, Sethupathi P. Determination of carbamylated hemoglobin by an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) based on a novel antibody. Clin Chim Acta. 2008 May; 391(1-2):112-4. PMID: 18307985.
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    19. Sam R, Vaseemuddin M, Siddique A, Haghighat L, Kazlauskaite R, An G, Hanumadass ML. Hypercalcemia in patients in the burn intensive care unit. J Burn Care Res. 2007 Sep-Oct; 28(5):742-6. PMID: 17762386.
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    20. Pandey R, Sam R. Infective endocarditis in hemodialysis patients. Int J Artif Organs. 2007 Apr; 30(4):334-7. PMID: 17520571.
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    21. Sam R, Haghighat L, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. Handbook of dialysis therapy. Nissenson and Fine. Hemolysis during hemodialysis. 2007; 457-466.
    22. Sam R, Wanna L, Gudehithlu KP, Garber SL, Dunea G, Arruda JA, Singh AK. Glomerular epithelial cells transform to myofibroblasts: early but not late removal of TGF-beta1 reverses transformation. Transl Res. 2006 Sep; 148(3):142-8. PMID: 16938652.
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    23. Ing TS, Leong WH, Sam R, Tzamaloukas AH, Kjellstrand CM. Use of the adjective 'membranous' to categorize hemodiafiltration and hemofiltration. Int J Artif Organs. 2006 Aug; 29(8):815-7. PMID: 16969760.
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    24. Sam R, Wu H, Yue L, Mazzone T, Schwartz MM, Arruda JA, Dunea G, Singh AK. Lipoprotein glomerulopathy: a new apolipoprotein E mutation with enhanced glomerular binding. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Mar; 47(3):539-48. PMID: 16490634.
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    25. Sam R, Patel P. Sildenafil in dialysis patients. Int J Artif Organs. 2006 Mar; 29(3):264-8. PMID: 16685669.
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    26. Sam R, Vaseemuddin M, Leong WH, Rogers BE, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. Composition and clinical use of hemodialysates. Hemodial Int. 2006 Jan; 10(1):15-28. PMID: 16441823.
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    27. Vaseemuddin M, Sam R. Large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Dec; 46(6):A52, e101-2. PMID: 16315353.
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    28. Sam R. The role of epithelial to mesenchymal transdifferentiation in end-stage renal disease. Int J Artif Organs. 2004 Sep; 27(9):744-50. PMID: 15521213.
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    29. Sam R, Shaykh MS, Pegoraro AA, Khalili V, Hristea I, Singh AK, Arruda JA, Dunea G. The significance of trace proteinuria. Am J Nephrol. 2003 Nov-Dec; 23(6):438-41. PMID: 14583662.
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    30. Sam R, Chebrolu SB, Reyes CV, Pierce KL, Molnar Z, Dhand R, Ing TS. Transjugular renal biopsy in an unconscious patient maintained on mechanical ventilation. Clin Nephrol. 2003 Jul; 60(1):53-7. PMID: 12872859.
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    31. Idilman R, Colantoni A, De Maria N, Ustun C, Sam R, Ing TS, Akan H, Koc H, Van Thiel DH. Impaired antibody response rates after high dose short interval hepatitis B virus vaccination of immunosuppressed individuals. Hepatogastroenterology. 2003 Jan-Feb; 50(49):217-21. PMID: 12630026.
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    32. Sam R, Sahani M, Ulozas E, Leehey DJ, Ing TS, Gandhi VC. Utility of a peritoneal dialysis leukocyte test strip in the diagnosis of peritonitis. Artif Organs. 2002 Jun; 26(6):546-8. PMID: 12072112.
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    33. Sam R, Ing TS. Transjugular renal biopsy: when to do it and when not to? Int J Artif Organs. 2001 Sep; 24(9):595-7. PMID: 11693414.
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    34. Sam R, Leehey DJ, Picken MM, Borge MA, Yetter EM, Ing TS, Van Thiel DH. Transjugular renal biopsy in patients with liver disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2001 Jun; 37(6):1144-51. PMID: 11382682.
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    35. Sam R, Leehey DJ. Improved graft survival after renal transplantation in the United States, 1988 to 1996. N Engl J Med. 2000 Jun 15; 342(24):1837-8. PMID: 10866557.
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    36. Sam R, Patel SB, Popli A, Leehey DJ, Gambertoglio JG, Ing TS. Removal of Foscarnet by hemodialysis using dialysate-side values. Int J Artif Organs. 2000 Mar; 23(3):165-7. PMID: 10795660.
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    37. Goswami R, Lacson R, Yang E, Sam R, Unterman T. Functional analysis of glucocorticoid and insulin response sequences in the rat insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 promoter. Endocrinology. 1994 Feb; 134(2):736-43. PMID: 7507835.
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