Cynthia Delgado, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
AddressLocation Required, #001
Varies CA 00000
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 2592
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    University of California, San FranciscoClinical Fellowship
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    Department of Veterans Affairs2012  - 2017Career Development Award
    Department of Veterans Affairs2016  - 2017Innovators Network Accelerator

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    My emerging research program is at a crossroads of chronic kidney disease, quality of life and outcomes related research. CKD is a major public health issue and its prevalence is expected to grow at an alarming rate in the United States. Frailty has been shown to be more common among individuals with CKD than among those with normal kidney function. There are no current therapies that adequately address frailty in CKD, resulting in a major burden of morbidity, mortality and cost. I hope to create a body of work that will lay the foundation for addressing these major outcomes.

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    The Effects of Frailty on Chronic Kidney Disease
    NIH IK2CX000527Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Muscle Mass and Serum Creatinine Concentration by Race and Ethnicity among Hemodialysis Patients. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2024 01 01; 35(1):66-73. Delgado C, Powe NR, Chertow GM, Grimes B, Johansen KL. PMID: 37822022; PMCID: PMC10786608.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Cystatin C-Based Equation to Estimate GFR without Race and Sex. N Engl J Med. 2023 May 04; 388(18):1721-1722. Delgado C, Powe NR. PMID: 37133598.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Author Reply: GFR, Race, and Implications. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023 04 01; 34(4):721-722. Delgado C. PMID: 37000955; PMCID: PMC10103288.
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    4. Qualitative analysis of stakeholder perspectives on engaging Latinx patients in kidney-related research. BMC Nephrol. 2023 03 30; 24(1):79. Alvarado F, Delgado C, Nicholas SB, Jaure A, Cervantes L. PMID: 36991364; PMCID: PMC10061843.
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    5. Diversity in Studies Developing Kidney Function Estimating Equations: Improving Representation, Interpretation, and Utility of Clinical Research. Am J Kidney Dis. 2023 01; 81(1):1-6. Alvarado F, Aklilu A, Powe NR, Vart P, Delgado C. PMID: 35842013.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. The removal of race from kidney function estimation: Key points for primary providers. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Jun; 114(3S2):S25-S33. Aklilu A, Delgado C. PMID: 35595580.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Resolving the Debate: The Future of Using Race in Estimating Kidney Function. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2022 01; 29(1):5-16. Delgado C, Powe NR. PMID: 35690404.
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    8. Longitudinal Assessment of Body Composition and Its Association With Survival Among Participants of the ACTIVE/ADIPOSE Study. J Ren Nutr. 2022 07; 32(4):396-404. Delgado C, Chiang JM, Kittiskulnam P, Sheshadri A, Grimes B, Segal M, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. PMID: 34930665.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. A Unifying Approach for GFR Estimation: Recommendations of the NKF-ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 12 01; 32(12):2994-3015. Delgado C, Baweja M, Crews DC, Eneanya ND, Gadegbeku CA, Inker LA, Mendu ML, Miller WG, Moxey-Mims MM, Roberts GV, St Peter WL, Warfield C, Powe NR. PMID: 34556489; PMCID: PMC8638402.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. A Unifying Approach for GFR Estimation: Recommendations of the NKF-ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2022 02; 79(2):268-288.e1. Delgado C, Baweja M, Crews DC, Eneanya ND, Gadegbeku CA, Inker LA, Mendu ML, Miller WG, Moxey-Mims MM, Roberts GV, St Peter WL, Warfield C, Powe NR. PMID: 34563581.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 139     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Association of Cognitive Function Screening Results with Adherence and Performance in a Pedometer-Based Intervention. Am J Nephrol. 2021; 52(5):420-428. Sheshadri A, Kittiskulnam P, Delgado C, Sudore RL, Lai JC, Johansen KL. PMID: 33979802; PMCID: PMC8263507.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases: An Interim Report from the NKF-ASN Task Force. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 06 01; 32(6):1305-1317. Delgado C, Baweja M, Burrows NR, Crews DC, Eneanya ND, Gadegbeku CA, Inker LA, Mendu ML, Miller WG, Moxey-Mims MM, Roberts GV, St Peter WL, Warfield C, Powe NR. PMID: 33837122; PMCID: PMC8259639.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases: An Interim Report From the NKF-ASN Task Force. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 07; 78(1):103-115. Delgado C, Baweja M, Burrows NR, Crews DC, Eneanya ND, Gadegbeku CA, Inker LA, Mendu ML, Miller WG, Moxey-Mims MM, Roberts GV, St Peter WL, Warfield C, Powe NR. PMID: 33845065; PMCID: PMC8238889.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. International Medical Graduates in Nephrology: Impressions of the Implications of Visa Status in a Cohort of Program Directors and Division Chiefs. Kidney Med. 2021 May-Jun; 3(3):451-453. Alvarado F, Crews DC, Delgado C, Neyra JA. PMID: 34136791; PMCID: PMC8178450.
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    15. Revisiting serum creatinine as an indicator of muscle mass and a predictor of mortality among patients on hemodialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020 12 04; 35(12):2033-2035. Delgado C, Johansen KL. PMID: 33275759; PMCID: PMC7716806.
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    16. Correlates and Consequences of High Serum Irisin Concentration in Patients on Hemodialysis: A Longitudinal Analysis. J Ren Nutr. 2021 Jul; 31(4):389-396. Chiang JM, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Segal MR, Chertow GM, Johansen KL. PMID: 33262071; PMCID: PMC8160018.
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    17. Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life and Physical Performance-Based Components of Frailty in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2021 Sep; 31(5):529-536. Matsuzawa R, Suzuki Y, Yamamoto S, Harada M, Watanabe T, Shimoda T, Yoshida A, Delgado C, Tamaki A, Matsunaga A, Roshanravan B. PMID: 32981832; PMCID: PMC9621716.
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    18. Association of motivations and barriers with participation and performance in a pedometer-based intervention. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020 08 01; 35(8):1405-1411. Sheshadri A, Kittiskulnam P, Delgado C, Sudore R, Lai JC, Johansen KL. PMID: 32437568; PMCID: PMC8524721.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Frailty and CKD: Chicken or the Egg? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 11 07; 14(11):1554-1556. Delgado C. PMID: 31628119; PMCID: PMC6832043.
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    20. Low testosterone is associated with frailty, muscle wasting and physical dysfunction among men receiving hemodialysis: a longitudinal analysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019 05 01; 34(5):802-810. Chiang JM, Kaysen GA, Segal M, Chertow GM, Delgado C, Johansen KL. PMID: 30085235; PMCID: PMC6503299.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Frailty Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: Evolution of Components and Associations With Mortality. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 02 15; 74(3):380-386. Johansen KL, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Chertow GM, Chiang J, Dalrymple LS, Segal MR, Grimes BA. PMID: 30192916; PMCID: PMC6376100.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 is Associated With Adiposity in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: Possible Cross Talk Between Bone and Adipose Tissue. J Ren Nutr. 2018 07; 28(4):278-282. Chiang JM, Kaysen GA, Schafer AL, Delgado C, Johansen KL. PMID: 29606304; PMCID: PMC6015777.
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    23. Associations of lipoproteins with cardiovascular and infection-related outcomes in patients receiving hemodialysis. J Clin Lipidol. 2018 Mar - Apr; 12(2):481-487.e14. Kaysen GA, Grimes B, Dalrymple LS, Chertow GM, Ishida JH, Delgado C, Segal M, Chiang J, Dwyer T, Johansen KL. PMID: 29361496; PMCID: PMC5880742.
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    24. Associations of Body Mass Index and Body Fat With Markers of Inflammation and Nutrition Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Dec; 70(6):817-825. Delgado C, Chertow GM, Kaysen GA, Dalrymple LS, Kornak J, Grimes B, Johansen KL. PMID: 28870376.
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    25. Refining the Policy for Timing of Kidney Transplant Waitlist Qualification. Transplant Direct. 2017 Aug; 3(8):e195. Lee BJ, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Chandran S, Allen IE, Delgado C, Hsu CY. PMID: 28795146; PMCID: PMC5540633.
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    26. Factors Associated with Frailty and Its Trajectory among Patients on Hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jul 07; 12(7):1100-1108. Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Delgado C, Chertow GM, Segal MR, Chiang J, Grimes B, Kaysen GA. PMID: 28576906; PMCID: PMC5498360.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 68     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Sarcopenia and its individual criteria are associated, in part, with mortality among patients on hemodialysis. Kidney Int. 2017 07; 92(1):238-247. Kittiskulnam P, Chertow GM, Carrero JJ, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. PMID: 28318630; PMCID: PMC5483392.
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    28. Sarcopenia among patients receiving hemodialysis: weighing the evidence. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Feb; 8(1):57-68. Kittiskulnam P, Carrero JJ, Chertow GM, Kaysen GA, Delgado C, Johansen KL. PMID: 27897415; PMCID: PMC5326818.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Association of Performance-Based and Self-Reported Function-Based Definitions of Frailty with Mortality among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Apr 07; 11(4):626-32. Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Glidden D, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Grimes B, Chertow GM. PMID: 26792529; PMCID: PMC4822658.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Association of Frailty based on self-reported physical function with directly measured kidney function and mortality. BMC Nephrol. 2015 Dec 09; 16:203. Delgado C, Grimes BA, Glidden DV, Shlipak M, Sarnak MJ, Johansen KL. PMID: 26645070; PMCID: PMC4673778.
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    31. Misclassification of Obesity by Body Mass Index Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Apr; 67(4):709-11. Kittiskulnam P, Chertow GM, Kaysen GA, Delgado C, Dalrymple LS, Johansen KL. PMID: 26612278; PMCID: PMC5657149.
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    32. Validating Appetite Assessment Tools Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2016 Mar; 26(2):103-10. Molfino A, Kaysen GA, Chertow GM, Doyle J, Delgado C, Dwyer T, Laviano A, Rossi Fanelli F, Johansen KL. PMID: 26522141; PMCID: PMC4796001.
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    33. Association of Self-Reported Frailty with Falls and Fractures among Patients New to Dialysis. Am J Nephrol. 2015; 42(2):134-40. Delgado C, Shieh S, Grimes B, Chertow GM, Dalrymple LS, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Johansen KL. PMID: 26381744; PMCID: PMC4596065.
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    34. Two Distinct Isoforms of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Are Associated with Human Delayed Kidney Graft Function. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0136276. Wanga S, Ceron CS, Delgado C, Joshi SK, Spaulding K, Walker JP, Song S, Olson JL, Lovett DH. PMID: 26379248; PMCID: PMC4574928.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. Novel intracellular N-terminal truncated matrix metalloproteinase-2 isoform in skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Orthop Res. 2016 Mar; 34(3):502-9. Joshi SK, Lee L, Lovett DH, Kang H, Kim HT, Delgado C, Liu X. PMID: 26213293.
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    36. Outcomes of infection-related hospitalization in Medicare beneficiaries receiving in-center hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 May; 65(5):754-62. Dalrymple LS, Mu Y, Romano PS, Nguyen DV, Chertow GM, Delgado C, Grimes B, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. PMID: 25641061; PMCID: PMC4414702.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Characterization of physical activity and sitting time among patients on hemodialysis using a new physical activity instrument. J Ren Nutr. 2015 Jan; 25(1):25-30. Johansen KL, Painter P, Delgado C, Doyle J. PMID: 25213326; PMCID: PMC4282813.
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    38. Comparison of self-report-based and physical performance-based frailty definitions among patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct; 64(4):600-7. Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Grimes B, Chertow GM. PMID: 24793033; PMCID: PMC4177262.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Calibration of the brief food frequency questionnaire among patients on dialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2014 May; 24(3):151-156.e1. Delgado C, Ward P, Chertow GM, Storer L, Dalrymple L, Block T, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Grimes B, Kutner NG, Johansen KL. PMID: 24613023; PMCID: PMC4145671.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Association between body composition and frailty among prevalent hemodialysis patients: a US Renal Data System special study. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Feb; 25(2):381-9. Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Grimes B, Chertow GM. PMID: 24158987; PMCID: PMC3904567.
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    41. Hip fractures in hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Oct; 62(4):653-5. Delgado C, Frassetto L. PMID: 24054940.
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    42. Frailty and dialysis initiation. Semin Dial. 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(6):690-6. Johansen KL, Delgado C, Bao Y, Kurella Tamura M. PMID: 24004376; PMCID: PMC3984466.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Association of frailty with body composition among patients on hemodialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2013 Sep; 23(5):356-62. Delgado C, Doyle JW, Johansen KL. PMID: 23648049; PMCID: PMC4384655.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Barriers to exercise participation among dialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Mar; 27(3):1152-7. Delgado C, Johansen KL. PMID: 21795245; PMCID: PMC3289894.
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    45. Deficient counseling on physical activity among nephrologists. Nephron Clin Pract. 2010; 116(4):c330-6. Delgado C, Johansen KL. PMID: 20664289; PMCID: PMC4439770.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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