Ramin Sam, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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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.
    Editorial board for the American Journal of Nephrology.
    Medical director of the Fresenius Potrero Ave dialysis unit.
    Main editor of book entitled "Understanding basic renal pathophysiology" published by Nova publishers, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=64010

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    1. Solute-free water excretion and electrolyte-free water excretion are better terms than solute-free water clearance and electrolyte-free water clearance. Int Urol Nephrol. 2021 Mar 09. Ing TS, Lew SQ, Tzamaloukas AH, Sam R. PMID: 33687641.
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    2. Building a hemodiafiltration system from readily available components for continuous renal replacement therapy under disasters and pandemics: preparing for an acute kidney injury surge during COVID-19. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2021 01; 30(1):93-96. Hanna RM, Ferrey A, Rhee CM, Sam R, Pearce D, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Don BR. PMID: 33186219.
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    3. Report of Dialysis-Induced Hypophosphatemia Leading to Reversible Encephalopathy Prevented by Adding Phosphorus to the Dialysate. Blood Purif. 2020; 49(4):496-501. Koganti D, Sam R. PMID: 31940631.
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    4. Steven Chu, ??? 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics. . 2019 Apr 1; 71-84. S. M. Kurt Lee, Hon-Lok Tang, Ramin Sam, Susie Q. Lew. .
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    5. Does significant renal ablation truly and invariably lead to hyperfiltration and progressive chronic kidney disease? Clin Exp Nephrol. 2017 Jun; 21(3):367-374. Wang A, Sam R. PMID: 27738776.
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    6. Characteristics of AA amyloidosis patients in San Francisco. Nephrology (Carlton). 2016 Apr; 21(4):308-13. Lejmi H, Jen KY, Olson JL, James SH, Sam R. PMID: 26370715.
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    7. Preventing/treating hypophosphatemia by adding phosphate to the dialysate. Int J Artif Organs. 2015 Dec; 38(12):671-2. Sam R, Tang HL, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. PMID: 26689145.
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    8. Hypervolemic hypernatremia is the most common type of hypernatremia in the intensive care unit. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015 Nov; 47(11):1817-21. Sarahian S, Pouria MM, Ing TS, Sam R. PMID: 26377488.
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    9. 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. Makehei S, Sam R. PMID: 25982073.
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    10. Chest wall abscesses due to continuous application of silicone gel sheets for keloid management. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Apr 28; 2015. Tang HL, Lau KK, Sam R, Ing TS. PMID: 25920733.
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    11. Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis in individuals with disease associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine: a series of 4 cases. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Oct; 93(17):290-297. Carlson AQ, Tuot DS, Jen KY, Butcher B, Graf J, Sam R, Imboden JB. PMID: 25398064.
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    12. 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. Sam R, Kjellstrand CM, Doherty C, Ing TS. PMID: 25234765.
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    13. Lupus-like membranous nephropathy: Is it lupus or not? Clin Exp Nephrol. 2015 Jun; 19(3):395-402. Sam R, Joshi A, James S, Jen KY, Amani F, Hart P, Schwartz MM. PMID: 24993947.
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    14. Using disodium monohydrogen phosphate to prepare a phosphate-enriched hemodialysate. Hemodial Int. 2013 Oct; 17(4):667-8. Sam R, Kjellstrand CM, Doherty C, Ing TS. PMID: 23919815.
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    15. G.R. Love: A Dialysis Pioneer. Dialysis. 2012 Oct 1; 41-41. Ramin Sam, Jose A.L. Arruda. .
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    16. Understanding hypernatremia. Am J Nephrol. 2012; 36(1):97-104. Sam R, Feizi I. PMID: 22739333.
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    17. Dialysis: History, development and promise. Ing TS, Rahman M, Kjellstrand CM. Hemaport needleless arteriovenous access. 2012. Sam R, Hsieh J, James S.
    18. Hypervolemic hypernatremia in patients recovering from acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2012 Feb; 16(1):136-46. Sam R, Hart P, Haghighat R, Ing TS. PMID: 21947735.
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    19. Preparation of phosphate-enriched hemodialysates. Hemodial Int. 2012 Jan; 16(1):118-9. Sam R, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. PMID: 22098632.
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    20. Nephrology in Brief 19-4. Kidney. 2010 Jul 1; 19(4):165-168. G. Dunea, C. Brecklin, A. Gupta, P. Hart, R. Sam, E. C. Smith. .
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    21. Practical Manual of renal medicine; nephrology, dialysis, transplantation. Lai KN. Sodium and water disturbances. 2009; 45-79. Sam R, Ing TS.
    22. Sodium and Water Disturbances. A Practical Manual of Renal Medicine. 2009 Jul 1; 45-79. Ramin Sam, Todd S. Ing. .
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    23. CHAPTER 71 Gastrointestinal Problems in Acute Renal Failure. . 2009 Jan 1; 390-395. Ramin Sam, Orly F. Kohn, May T. Chow, Todd S. Ing. .
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    24. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2009 Jan 1; 18(1):1-5. G Dunea, C Brecklin, A Gupta, P Hart, R Sam, EC Smith. .
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    25. Critical Care Nephrology. Ronce C, Bellomo R, Kellum JA. Gastrointestinal problems in acute renal failure. 2009; 390-395. Sam R, Kohn OF, Chow MT, Ing TS. .
    26. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2008 Dec 1; 17(6):281-285. G Dunea, C Brecklin, A Gupta, P Hart, R Sam, EC Smith. .
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    27. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2008 Oct 1; 17(5):223-227. G. Dunea, C. Brecklin, A. Gupta, P. Hart, R. Sam, E. C. Smith. .
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    28. A case of lymphangioleiomyomatosis with membranous nephropathy and likely systemic lupus. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2009 Apr; 13(2):166-169. Sam R, Khalid S, Brecklin C, Schwartz M, Dunea G. PMID: 18820829.
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    29. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2008 Aug 1; 17(4):167-171. G. Dunea, C. Brecklin, A. Gupta, P. Hart, R. Sam, E. C. Smith. .
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    30. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2008 Jun 1; 17(3):111-115. G. Dunea, C. Brecklin, A. Gupta, P. Hart, R. Sam, E. C. Smith. .
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    31. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2008 Apr 1; 17(2):55-59. G. Dunea, C. Brecklin, A Gupta, P. Hart, R. Sam, E. C. Smith. .
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    32. Determination of carbamylated hemoglobin by an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) based on a novel antibody. Clin Chim Acta. 2008 May; 391(1-2):112-4. Singh AK, Gudehithlu KP, Sam R, Arruda JA, Dunea G, Gaffari A, Sethupathi P. PMID: 18307985.
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    33. Nephrology in Brief. Kidney. 2008 Feb 1; 17(1):1-4. G. Dunea, C. Brecklin, A. Gupta, P. Hart, R. Sam, E. C. Smith. .
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    34. CHAPTER 30 Hemolysis During Hemodialysis. Handbook of Dialysis Therapy. 2008 Jan 1; (Rev Saude Publica352001):457-466. Ramin Sam, Leila Haghighat, Carl M. Kjellstrand, Todd S. Ing. .
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    35. Hypercalcemia in patients in the burn intensive care unit. J Burn Care Res. 2007 Sep-Oct; 28(5):742-6. Sam R, Vaseemuddin M, Siddique A, Haghighat L, Kazlauskaite R, An G, Hanumadass ML. PMID: 17762386.
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    36. Infective endocarditis in hemodialysis patients. Int J Artif Organs. 2007 Apr; 30(4):334-7. Pandey R, Sam R. PMID: 17520571.
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    37. Handbook of dialysis therapy. Nissenson and Fine. Hemolysis during hemodialysis. 2007; 457-466. Sam R, Haghighat L, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS.
    38. Glomerular epithelial cells transform to myofibroblasts: early but not late removal of TGF-beta1 reverses transformation. Transl Res. 2006 Sep; 148(3):142-8. Sam R, Wanna L, Gudehithlu KP, Garber SL, Dunea G, Arruda JA, Singh AK. PMID: 16938652.
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    39. Use of the adjective 'membranous' to categorize hemodiafiltration and hemofiltration. Int J Artif Organs. 2006 Aug; 29(8):815-7. Ing TS, Leong WH, Sam R, Tzamaloukas AH, Kjellstrand CM. PMID: 16969760.
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    40. Lipoprotein glomerulopathy: a new apolipoprotein E mutation with enhanced glomerular binding. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Mar; 47(3):539-48. Sam R, Wu H, Yue L, Mazzone T, Schwartz MM, Arruda JA, Dunea G, Singh AK. PMID: 16490634.
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    41. Sildenafil in dialysis patients. Int J Artif Organs. 2006 Mar; 29(3):264-8. Sam R, Patel P. PMID: 16685669.
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    42. Composition and clinical use of hemodialysates. Hemodial Int. 2006 Jan; 10(1):15-28. Sam R, Vaseemuddin M, Leong WH, Rogers BE, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. PMID: 16441823.
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    43. Large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Dec; 46(6):A52, e101-2. Vaseemuddin M, Sam R. PMID: 16315353.
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    44. The role of epithelial to mesenchymal transdifferentiation in end-stage renal disease. Int J Artif Organs. 2004 Sep; 27(9):744-50. Sam R. PMID: 15521213.
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    45. The significance of trace proteinuria. Am J Nephrol. 2003 Nov-Dec; 23(6):438-41. Sam R, Shaykh MS, Pegoraro AA, Khalili V, Hristea I, Singh AK, Arruda JA, Dunea G. PMID: 14583662.
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    46. Transjugular renal biopsy in an unconscious patient maintained on mechanical ventilation. Clin Nephrol. 2003 Jul; 60(1):53-7. Sam R, Chebrolu SB, Reyes CV, Pierce KL, Molnar Z, Dhand R, Ing TS. PMID: 12872859.
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    47. Impaired antibody response rates after high dose short interval hepatitis B virus vaccination of immunosuppressed individuals. Hepatogastroenterology. 2003 Jan-Feb; 50(49):217-21. Idilman R, Colantoni A, De Maria N, Ustun C, Sam R, Ing TS, Akan H, Koc H, Van Thiel DH. PMID: 12630026.
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    48. Utility of a peritoneal dialysis leukocyte test strip in the diagnosis of peritonitis. Artif Organs. 2002 Jun; 26(6):546-8. Sam R, Sahani M, Ulozas E, Leehey DJ, Ing TS, Gandhi VC. PMID: 12072112.
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    49. Transjugular renal biopsy: when to do it and when not to? Int J Artif Organs. 2001 Sep; 24(9):595-7. Sam R, Ing TS. PMID: 11693414.
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    50. Transjugular renal biopsy in patients with liver disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2001 Jun; 37(6):1144-51. Sam R, Leehey DJ, Picken MM, Borge MA, Yetter EM, Ing TS, Van Thiel DH. PMID: 11382682.
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    51. Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome Revisited. Hemodial Int. 2001 Jan; 5(1):92-96. Sahani MM, Daoud TM, Sam R, Andrews J, Cheng YL, Kjellstrand CM, Ing TS. PMID: 28452440.
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    52. Improved graft survival after renal transplantation in the United States, 1988 to 1996. N Engl J Med. 2000 Jun 15; 342(24):1837-8. Sam R, Leehey DJ. PMID: 10866557.
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    53. Removal of Foscarnet by hemodialysis using dialysate-side values. Int J Artif Organs. 2000 Mar; 23(3):165-7. Sam R, Patel SB, Popli A, Leehey DJ, Gambertoglio JG, Ing TS. PMID: 10795660.
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    54. 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. Goswami R, Lacson R, Yang E, Sam R, Unterman T. PMID: 7507835.
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