Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Allon is Professor of Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs and the Medical Director of Dialysis Operations in the Division of Nephrology. He has a longstanding clinical research interest in dialysis, and in particular in vascular access for hemodialysis. He was the P.I. for several clinical dialysis trials sponsored by NIH, including HEMO, DAC, and HFM. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on various aspects of vascular access. Finally, he has been an invited speaker at numerous nephrology meetings on various topics related to vascular access.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Quantification of Complications of Tunneled Hemodialysis CathetersAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  73:462-464. 2019
    2019 Management of the Hemodialysis Patient with Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology2019
    2019 Abnormalities of vascular histology and collagen fiber configuration in patients with advanced chronic kidney diseaseJournal of Vascular Access.  20:31-40. 2019
    2019 Gender Disparities in Vascular Access Surgical Outcomes in Elderly Hemodialysis PatientsAmerican Journal of Nephrology.  49:11-19. 2019
    2018 Choice of a second vascular access in hemodialysis patients whose initial arteriovenous fistula failed to matureJournal of Vascular Surgery.  68:1858-1864.e1. 2018
    2018 Prediction of arteriovenous fistula clinical maturation from postoperative ultrasound measurements: Findings from the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation StudyJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  29:2735-2744. 2018
    2018 Tradeoffs in Vascular Access Selection in Elderly Patients Initiating Hemodialysis With a CatheterAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  72:509-518. 2018
    2018 Association of preexisting arterial intimal hyperplasia with arteriovenous fistula outcomesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  13:1358-1363. 2018
    2018 Postoperative ultrasound, unassisted maturation, and subsequent primary patency of arteriovenous fistulasClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  13:1364-1372. 2018
    2018 Effect of Anti-Hypertensive Medication History on Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation OutcomesAmerican Journal of Nephrology.  48:56-64. 2018
    2018 Relationships Between Clinical Processes and Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation and Maturation: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort StudyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  71:677-689. 2018
    2018 Lessons From International Differences in Vascular Access Practices and OutcomesAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  71:452-454. 2018
    2018 Clinical trial end points for hemodialysis vascular access: Background, rationale, and definitionsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  13:490-494. 2018
    2018 Recommended clinical trial end points for dialysis cathetersClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  13:495-500. 2018
    2018 Comparison of postoperative ultrasound criteria to predict unassisted use of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysisJournal of Vascular Access.  19:167-171. 2018
    2018 Fibrotic venous remodeling and nonmaturation of arteriovenous fistulasJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  29:1030-1040. 2018
    2017 Challenges in developing new therapies for vascular access dysfunctionClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:2053-2055. 2017
    2017 The clinical and economic effect of vascular access selection in patients initiating hemodialysis with a catheterJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  28:3679-3687. 2017
    2017 Vascular access type and clinical outcomes among elderly patients on hemodialysisClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:1823-1830. 2017
    2017 Histopathology of veins obtained at hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula creation surgeryJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  28:3076-3088. 2017
    2017 Intimal hyperplasia, stenosis, and arteriovenous fistula maturation failure in the hemodialysis fistula maturation studyJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  28:3005-3013. 2017
    2017 Establishing patient-specific criteria for selecting the optimal upper extremity vascular access procedureJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:1089-1103.e1. 2017
    2017 Arteriovenous Grafts: Much Maligned But in Need of Reconsideration?Seminars in Dialysis.  30:125-133. 2017
    2017 Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hemodialysis emergenciesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:357-369. 2017
    2017 Reassessing recommendations for choice of vascular accessClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:865-867. 2017
    2016 Association between preoperative vascular function and postoperative arteriovenous fistula developmentJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  27:3788-3795. 2016
    2016 Central Venous Occlusion in the Hemodialysis PatientAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  68:803-807. 2016
    2016 Predictors of initiation for predialysis arteriovenous fistulaClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1802-1808. 2016
    2016 Outcomes of arteriovenous fistulas and grafts with or without intervention before successful useJournal of Vascular Surgery.  64:155-162. 2016
    2016 We Underutilize the Leg GraftSeminars in Dialysis.  29:281-283. 2016
    2016 Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality Associated with Early Vascular Access Placement in Elderly Patients with Chronic Kidney DiseaseAmerican Journal of Nephrology.  43:334-340. 2016
    2016 Arteriovenous Fistula Development in the First 6 Weeks after creationRadiology.  279:620-629. 2016
    2016 Association of peritonitis with hemodialysis catheter dependence after modality switchClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1999-2004. 2016
    2016 New insights into dialysis vascular access: Impact of preexisting arterial and venous pathology on AVF and AVG outcomesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1495-1503. 2016
    2016 New insights into dialysis vascular access: IntroductionClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1484-1486. 2016
    2016 Preoperative vascular medial fibrosis and arteriovenous fistula developmentClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1615-1623. 2016
    2015 A patient with recurrent arteriovenous graft thrombosisClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  10:2255-2262. 2015
    2015 Outcomes of elderly patients after predialysis vascular access creationJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  26:3133-3140. 2015
    2015 Dialysis: Reducing central venous catheter use in haemodialysisNature Reviews Nephrology.  11:323-325. 2015
    2015 Optical coherence tomography of dialysis graft after angioplastyJVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  26:870. 2015
    2015 Influence of Kidney Function on Risk of Supratherapeutic International Normalized Ratio-Related Hemorrhage in Warfarin Users: A Prospective Cohort StudyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  65:701-709. 2015
    2015 Preoperative arterial microcalcification and clinical outcomes of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysisAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  66:84-90. 2015
    2015 Risk evaluation of immediate surgical failure during thigh hemodialysis graft placement by sonographic screeningJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  34:1613-1619. 2015
    2015 What is the Significance of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Hemodialysis Patients?Nephron.  129:75-78. 2015
    2014 The transcription factor E26 transformation-specific sequence-1 mediates neointima formation in arteriovenous fistulaJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  25:475-487. 2014
    2014 The demented patient who declines to be dialyzed and the unhappy armed police officer son: What should be done?Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  9:804-808. 2014
    2013 Novel paradigms for dialysis vascular access: IntroductionClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:2183-2185. 2013
    2013 Correlation of pre-existing vascular pathology with arteriovenous graft outcomes in hemodialysis patientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  62:1122-1129. 2013
    2013 Pneumonia in hemodialysis patients: A challenging diagnosis in the emergency roomJournal of Nephrology.  26:1128-1135. 2013
    2013 Preoperative venous intimal hyperplasia, postoperative arteriovenous fistula stenosis, and clinical fistula outcomesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:1750-1755. 2013
    2013 Natural history of tunneled dialysis catheters placed for hemodialysis initiationJVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  24:1289-1294. 2013
    2013 Predialysis vascular access surgery in patients with failing kidney transplantsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  62:398-400. 2013
    2013 Long-term outcomes of arteriovenous thigh grafts in hemodialysis patients: A comparison with tunneled dialysis cathetersClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:804-809. 2013
    2013 Influence of kidney function on risk of hemorrhage among patients taking warfarin: A cohort studyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  61:354-357. 2013
    2013 Evidence-based cardiology in hemodialysis patientsJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  24:1934-1943. 2013
    2013 When Should a Patient Receive an Arteriovenous Graft Rather Than a Fistula?Seminars in Dialysis.  26:6-10. 2013
    2012 Association of hemodialysis central venous catheter use with ipsilateral arteriovenous vascular access survivalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  60:983-989. 2012
    2012 Peripherally inserted central catheters and other intravascular devices: How safe are they for hemodialysis patients?American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  60:510-513. 2012
    2012 Ultrasound measurement of brachial artery elasticity prior to hemodialysis access placement: A pilot studyJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  31:1581-1588. 2012
    2012 Predicting successful arteriovenous fistula creationAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  60:498. 2012
    2012 Considerations in the optimal preparation of patients for dialysisNature Reviews Nephrology.  8:381-389. 2012
    2012 Effect of fish oil supplementation on graft patency and cardiovascular events among patients with new synthetic arteriovenous hemodialysis grafts: A randomized controlled trialJournal of the American Medical Association.  307:1809-1816. 2012
    2012 Association of factor V gene polymorphism with arteriovenous graft failureAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  59:682-688. 2012
    2011 Medial fibrosis, vascular calcification, intimal hyperplasia, and arteriovenous fistula maturationAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  58:437-443. 2011
    2011 The spectrum of infections in catheter-dependent hemodialysis patientsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:2247-2252. 2011
    2011 Arteriovenous graft placement in predialysis patients: A potential catheter-sparing strategyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  58:243-247. 2011
    2011 Arteriovenous graft infection: A comparison of thigh and upper extremity graftsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:1739-1743. 2011
    2011 Should anticoagulants and/or antiplatelet agents be used in patients with frequent access thrombosis but Without evident coagulopathy?Seminars in Dialysis.  24:393-395. 2011
    2011 Dialysis catheters and recombinant tissue plasminogen activatorNew England Journal of Medicine.  364:1779-1780. 2011
    2011 Comparison of Radiocephalic Fistulas Placed in the Proximal Forearm and in the WristSeminars in Dialysis.  24:355-357. 2011
    2011 Use of aspirin associates with longer primary patency of hemodialysis graftsJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  22:773-781. 2011
    2011 Clinical management of dialysis catheter-related bacteremia with concurrent exit-site infectionSeminars in Dialysis.  24:239-241. 2011
    2011 Decreased cumulative access survival in arteriovenous fistulas requiring interventions to promote maturationClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:575-581. 2011
    2011 Medicare reimbursement policies and hemodialysis vascular access outcomes: A need for changeJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  22:426-430. 2011
    2011 Dialysis: Are prophylactic gentamicin catheter locks safe?Nature Reviews Nephrology.  7:8-10. 2011
    2011 Fistula first: Recent progress and ongoing challengesAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  57:3-6. 2011
    2010 Dialysis fistula or graft: The role for randomized clinical trialsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  5:2348-2354. 2010
    2010 Thrombectomy of Arteriovenous Dialysis Grafts with Early Failure: Is it Worthwhile?Seminars in Dialysis.  23:634-637. 2010
    2010 Warfarin dosing in patients with impaired kidney functionAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  56:823-831. 2010
    2010 A physiologic-based approach to the treatment of acute hyperkalemiaAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  56:578-584. 2010
    2010 Whether and When to Refer Patients for Predialysis AV Fistula Creation: Complex Decision Making in the Face of UncertaintySeminars in Dialysis.  23:452-455. 2010
    2010 Does the heparin lock concentration affect hemodialysis catheter patency?Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  5:1458-1462. 2010
    2010 Statin therapy is not associated with improved vascular access outcomesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  5:1447-1450. 2010
    2010 Practical Vancomycin Dosing in Hemodialysis Patients in the Era of Emerging Vancomycin Resistance: A Single-Center ExperienceAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  55:1163-1165. 2010
    2010 Which direction is right for vascular access surveillance? A debate.Nephrology News && Issues.  24. 2010
    2010 Stent graft or balloon angioplasty alone for dialysis-access grafts [6]New England Journal of Medicine.  362:1939. 2010
    2010 Erratum: Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intravascular catheter-related infection: 2009 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. (Clinical Infectious Diseases (2009) 49:(1-45))Clinical Infectious Diseases.  50:1079. 2010
    2010 Erratum: Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intravascular catheter-related infection: 2009 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. (Clin Infect Dis (2009) 49 (1-45))Clinical Infectious Diseases.  50:457. 2010
    2009 Clinical outcomes of dialysis catheter-related candidemia in hemodialysis patientsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  4:1102-1105. 2009
    2009 Does heparin coating improve patency or reduce infection of tunneled dialysis catheters?Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  4:1787-1790. 2009
    2009 Reply to Collins et al and ManianClinical Infectious Diseases.  49:1771-1772. 2009
    2009 Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intravascular catheter-related infection: 2009 update by the infectious diseases society of AmericaClinical Infectious Diseases.  49:1-45. 2009
    2009 Percutaneous renal biopsy: Outpatient observation without hospitalization is safeSeminars in Dialysis.  22:458-461. 2009
    2009 Treatment Guidelines for Dialysis Catheter-Related Bacteremia: An UpdateAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  54:13-17. 2009
    2009 Effect of dipyridamole plus aspirin on hemodialysis graft patencyNew England Journal of Medicine.  360:2191-2201. 2009
    2009 Hemodialysis vascular access monitoring: Current conceptsHemodialysis International.  13:153-162. 2009
    2009 Kidney function influences warfarin responsiveness and hemorrhagic ComplicationsJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  20:912-921. 2009
    2009 Outcomes of brachiocephalic fistulas, transposed brachiobasilic fistulas, and upper arm graftsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  4:86-92. 2009
    2009 Treatment of Dialysis Catheter-Related Enterococcus Bacteremia With an Antibiotic Lock: A Quality Improvement ReportAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  53:107-111. 2009
    2008 Outcomes of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patientsSeminars in Dialysis.  21:581-583. 2008
    2008 The Society for Vascular Surgery: Clinical practice guidelines for the surgical placement and maintenance of arteriovenous hemodialysis accessJournal of Vascular Surgery.  48. 2008
    2008 Resolved: Fistulas are preferred to grafts as initial vascular access for dialysisJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  19:1629-1633. 2008
    2008 Resolved: Fistulas are preferred to grafts as initial vascular access for dialysis. Con.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  19:1632-1633. 2008
    2008 In ReplyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  52:198. 2008
    2008 Effect of clopidogrel on early failure of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis. A randomized controlled trialJournal of the American Medical Association.  299:2164-2171. 2008
    2008 Time to symptomatic vascular stenosis at different locations in patients with arteriovenous graftsSeminars in Dialysis.  21:285-288. 2008
    2008 Vascular Access: Core Curriculum 2008American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  51:702-708. 2008
    2008 Disparities in fistula maturation persist despite preoperative vascular mappingClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  3:437-441. 2008
    2008 Is surgical salvage of arteriovenous grafts feasible after unsuccessful percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy?Seminars in Dialysis.  21:174-177. 2008
    2008 Prophylaxis Against Dialysis Catheter-Related Bacteremia: A Glimmer of HopeAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  51:165-168. 2008
    2008 Association between serum β2-microglobulin level and infectious mortality in hemodialysis patientsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  3:69-77. 2008
    2008 Clinically immature arteriovenous hemodialysis fistulas: Effect of US on salvageRadiology.  246:299-305. 2008
    2007 In ReplyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  50:1052. 2007
    2007 Increased risk of infection associated with polyurethane dialysis graftsSeminars in Dialysis.  20:616-620. 2007
    2007 Design of the fish oil inhibition of stenosis in hemodialysis grafts (FISH) studyClinical Trials.  4:357-367. 2007
    2007 Age affects outcomes in chronic kidney diseaseJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  18:2758-2765. 2007
    2007 Management of hyperkalemia in dialysis patientsSeminars in Dialysis.  20:431-439. 2007
    2007 Treatment of Dialysis Catheter-Related Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia With an Antibiotic Lock: A Quality Improvement ReportAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  50:289-295. 2007
    2007 Current management of vascular accessClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  2:786-800. 2007
    2007 Letter to the editors [2]Seminars in Dialysis.  20:372-373. 2007
    2007 Percutaneous renal biopsy: Comparison of blind and real-time ultrasound-guided techniqueSeminars in Dialysis.  20:355-358. 2007
    2007 Effects of venous needle turbulence during ex vivo hemodialysis on endothelial morphology and nitric oxide formationJournal of Biomechanics.  40:2158-2166. 2007
    2007 Arteriovenous Grafts Still Have a Place in DialysisAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  49:873-874. 2007
    2007 Comparison of survival of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas and grafts after failed forearm fistulaJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  18:1936-1941. 2007
    2007 When to refer patients with chronic kidney disease for vascular access surgery: Should age be a consideration?Kidney International.  71:555-561. 2007
    2007 Arteriovenous access outcomes in haemodialysis patients with HIV infectionNephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  22:465-470. 2007
    2007 Aneurysm formation in arteriovenous grafts: Associations and clinical significanceSeminars in Dialysis.  20:73-77. 2007
    2007 Impact of obesity on arteriovenous fistula outcomes in dialysis patientsKidney International.  71:39-43. 2007
    2007 Treatment of refractory central vein stenosis in hemodialysis patients with stentsSeminars in Dialysis.  20:78-82. 2007
    2006 Catheter-related bacteraemia in haemodialysis patients with HIV infectionNephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  21:3185-3188. 2006
    2006 Risk equation determining unsuccessful cannulation events and failure to maturation in arteriovenous fistulas (REDUCE FTM I)Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  17:3204-3212. 2006
    2006 Response to 'Ultrasound surveillance and graft patency' [11]Kidney International.  70:1376. 2006
    2006 Prophylactic effect of antibiotic lock solution on bacteremia related to use of uncuffed hemodialysis catheters: CommentaryNature Clinical Practice Nephrology.  2:418-419. 2006
    2006 In ReplyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  48:181-182. 2006
    2006 Needle Infiltration of Arteriovenous Fistulae in Hemodialysis: Risk Factors and ConsequencesAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  47:1020-1026. 2006
    2006 Effect of change in vascular access on patient mortality in hemodialysis patientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  47:469-477. 2006
    2006 Outcomes of thrombosed arteriovenous grafts: Comparison of stents vs angioplastyKidney International.  69:934-937. 2006
    2006 Randomized comparison of ultrasound surveillance and clinical monitoring on arteriovenous graft outcomesKidney International.  69:730-735. 2006
    2006 Cephalic vein measurement before forearm fistula creation: Does use of a tourniquet to meet the venous diameter threshold increase the number of usable fistulas?Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  25:1541-1545. 2006
    2005 Association of achieved dialysis dose with mortality in the hemodialysis study: An example of "dose-targeting bias"Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  16:3371-3380. 2005
    2005 Outcomes of tunneled femoral hemodialysis catheters: Comparison with internal jugular vein cathetersKidney International.  68:2886-2889. 2005
    2005 Turbulent flow evaluation of the venous needle during hemodialysisJournal of Biomechanical Engineering.  127:1141-1146. 2005
    2005 Questions about graft surveillance [3]Kidney International.  68:2401-2402. 2005
    2005 Tunneled catheters in hemodialysis patients: Reasons and subsequent outcomesAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  46:501-508. 2005
    2005 Shorter unassisted patency of vascular access after angioplasty in women [1] (multiple letters)American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  46:167. 2005
    2005 The spectrum of infection-related morbidity in hospitalized haemodialysis patientsNephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  20:1180-1186. 2005
    2005 Saving infected catheters: Why and howBlood Purification.  23:23-28. 2005
    2004 Vascular grafts for hemodialysis: Types, sites and techniquesContributions to Nephrology.  142:73-93. 2004
    2004 Dialysis catheter-related bacteremia: Treatment and prophylaxisAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  44:779-791. 2004
    2004 Vascular access stenosis: Comparison of arteriovenous grafts and fistulasAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  44:859-865. 2004
    2004 Association of pelvic arterial calcification with arteriovenous thigh graft failure in haemodialysis patientsNephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  19:2564-2569. 2004
    2004 Improving outcomes in CKD and ESRD patients: Carrying the torch from training to practiceSeminars in Dialysis.  17:380-397. 2004
    2004 Treatment of catheter-related bacteraemia with an antibiotic lock protocol: Effect of bacterial pathogenNephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  19:1237-1244. 2004
    2004 Associations with predialysis vascular access managementAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  43:1008-1013. 2004
    2004 Dialysis dose and the effect of gender and body size on outcome in the HEMO StudyKidney International.  65:1386-1394. 2004
    2004 Preoperative Sonographic Radial Artery Evaluation and Correlation with Subsequent Radiocephalic Fistula OutcomeJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  23. 2004
    2003 Comparison of Arteriovenous Grafts in the Thigh and Upper Extremities in Hemodialysis PatientsJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  14:2942-2947. 2003
    2003 Interventional nephrology: Work in progressAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  42:388-391. 2003
    2003 Impact of dialysis dose and membrane on infection-related hospitalization and death: Results of the HEMO studyJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  14:1863-1870. 2003
    2003 Prophylaxis against dialysis catheter-related bacteremia with a novel antimicrobial lock solutionClinical Infectious Diseases.  36:1539-1544. 2003
    2003 Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula maturity: US evaluation [4] (multiple letters)Radiology.  227:906-907. 2003
    2003 How Can the Use of Arteriovenous Fistulas be Increased?Seminars in Dialysis.  16:214-223. 2003
    2003 Gender differences in outcomes of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patientsKidney International.  63:346-352. 2003
    2002 Effect of dialysis dose and membrane flux in maintenance hemodialysisNew England Journal of Medicine.  347:2010-2019. 2002
    2002 Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of darbepoetin alfa and epoetin in patients undergoing dialysisClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  72:546-555. 2002
    2002 Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula maturity: US evaluationRadiology.  225:59-64. 2002
    2002 Increasing arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients: problems and solutions.Kidney International.  62:1109-1124. 2002
    2002 Increasing arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients: Problems and solutionsKidney International.  62:1109-1124. 2002
    2001 Clinical consequences of infected arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  38:975-978. 2001
    2001 Effect of preoperative sonographic mapping on vascular access outcomes in hemodialysis patientsKidney International.  60:2013-2020. 2001
    2001 Predictors of arteriovenous graft patency after radiologic intervention in hemodialysis patientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  37:945-953. 2001
    2001 Simplified citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapyKidney International.  60:370-374. 2001
    2000 Factors associated with the prevalence of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients in the HEMO study. Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study Group.Kidney International.  58:2178-2185. 2000
    2000 Arteriovenous fistula adequacy [3] (multiple letters)Kidney International.  57:347-348. 2000
    2000 Bacteremia associated with tunneled dialysis catheters: Comparison of two treatment strategiesKidney International.  57:2151-2155. 2000
    2000 Factors associated with the prevalence of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients in the HEMO studyKidney International.  58:2178-2185. 2000
    2000 Natural history of arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  36:68-74. 2000
    2000 US vascular mapping before hemodialysis access placementRadiology.  217:83-88. 2000
    1999 Predictors of adequacy of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patientsKidney International.  56:275-280. 1999
    1998 The effect of a self-monitoring tool on self-efficacy, health beliefs, and adherence in patients receiving hemodialysis.Journal of Renal Nutrition.  8:203-211. 1998
    1998 A multidisciplinary approach to hemodialysis access: Prospective evaluationKidney International.  53:473-479. 1998
    1998 Hemodialysis access graft stenosis: US detectionRadiology.  208:655-661. 1998
    1998 Prospective evaluation of an anemia treatment algorithm in hemodialysis patientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  32:635-641. 1998
    1996 Medical and dialytic management of hyperkalemia in hemodialysis patientsLife support systems : the journal of the European Society for Artificial Organs.  19:697-699. 1996
    1996 The role of cytosolic calcium in chronic adaptation to phosphate depletion in opossum kidney cellsJournal of Biological Chemistry.  271:3902-3906. 1996
    1996 Effect of bicarbonate administration on plasma potassium in dialysis patients: Interactions with insulin and albuterolAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  28:508-514. 1996
    1995 Adaptation to phosphate depletion in opossum kidney cellsBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  216:141-147. 1995
    1995 Effect of albuterol treatment on subsequent dialytic potassium removalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  26:607-613. 1995
    1995 Hyperkalemia in end-stage renal disease: Mechanisms and managementJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:1134-1142. 1995
    1993 Calcitriol stimulates Na+-Pi cotransport in a subclone of opossum kidney cells (OK-7A) by a genomic mechanismAJP - Renal Physiology.  264. 1993
    1993 Calcitriol stimulates Na(+)-Pi cotransport in a subclone of opossum kidney cells (OK-7A) by a genomic mechanism.American Journal of Physiology.  264:F404-F410. 1993
    1993 The kidney in sarcoidosisJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  3:1555-1562. 1993
    1993 Effect of insulin-plus-glucose infusion with or without epinephrine on fasting hyperkalemiaKidney International.  43:212-217. 1993
    1993 Glucose modulation of the disposal of an acute potassium load in patients with end-stage renal diseaseAmerican Journal of Medicine.  94:475-482. 1993
    1993 Treatment and prevention of hyperkalemia in end-stage renal diseaseKidney International.  43:1197-1209. 1993
    1992 Effects of insulin and glucose on renal phosphate reabsorption: Interactions with dietary phosphateJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  2:1593-1600. 1992
    1992 Extrarenal potassium tolerance in chronic renal failure: implications for the treatment of acute hyperkalemia.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  19. 1992
    1992 CorrespondenceAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  19:391. 1992
    1992 Exclusion of linkage between hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HOKPP) and three candidate lociGenomics.  14:493-494. 1992
    1991 Effects of maleic acid on renal phosphorus transport: Role of dietary phosphorusAJP - Renal Physiology.  261. 1991
    1991 Adrenergic modulation of extrarenal potassium disposal in men with end-stage renal diseaseKidney International.  40:1103-1109. 1991
    1991 Cigarette use and hyponatremia in schizophrenic patients [11]American Journal of Psychiatry.  148:688-689. 1991
    1991 Renal adaptation to dietary phosphate restriction in rats: Interactions with insulin and calcitriolDiabetes.  40:1134-1140. 1991
    1990 Effect of cardiac catheterization on renal functionClinical Nephrology.  34:263-266. 1990
    1990 Severe hypophosphatemia in hospitalized patientsMineral and Electrolyte Metabolism.  16:365-368. 1990
    1990 Acute renal failure due to ciprofloxacinArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  150:2187-2189. 1990
    1990 Interaction of captopril and ibuprofen on glomerular and tubular function in humans.American Journal of Physiology.  259:F233-F238. 1990
    1990 Renal sodium and water handling in hypothyroid patients: The role of renal insufficiencyJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  1:205-210. 1990
    1990 Renal abnormalities in sickle cell diseaseArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  150:501-504. 1990
    1990 Acute effects of captopril and ibuprofen on proteinuria in patients with nephrosisJournal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine.  116:462-468. 1990
    1990 Acute effects of captopril and ibuprofen on proteinuria in patients with nephrosisJournal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine.  116:457-461. 1990
    1990 Albuterol and insulin for treatment of hyperkalemia in hemodialysis patientsKidney International.  38:869-872. 1990
    1990 Indomethacin in the treatment of lithium-induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (Reply)Archives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  150:2420. 1990
    1990 Insulin in the acute renal adaptation to dietary phosphate restriction in the ratKidney International.  37:14-20. 1990
    1990 Interaction of captopril and ibuprofen on glomerular and tubular function in humansAmerican Journal of Physiology.  259. 1990
    1990 Role of cigarette use in hyponatremia in schizophrenic patientsAmerican Journal of Psychiatry.  147:1075-1077. 1990
    1990 Sodium and water excretion in nephrotic patients: Effects of changes in renal haemodynamicsClinical Science.  79:123-129. 1990
    1989 Effects of physiologic hyperinsulinemia on renal phosphate handling in the rat: A role for calciumMineral and Electrolyte Metabolism.  15:338-345. 1989
    1989 Calcitriol in prolonged hypocalcemia due to the tumor lysis syndromeAnnals of Internal Medicine.  110:162-164. 1989
    1989 Indomethacin in the treatment of lithium-induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidusArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  149:1123-1126. 1989
    1989 Nebulized albuterol for acute hyperkalemia in patients on hemodialysisAnnals of Internal Medicine.  110:426-429. 1989
    1989 Protein S and C antigen levels in proteinuric patients: Dependence on type of glomerular pathologyAmerican Journal of Hematology.  31:96-101. 1989
    1989 Tubulointerstitial Nephritis Due to VancomycinAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  14:512-515. 1989
    1988 Complications with permanent peritoneal dialysis catheters: Experience with 154 percutaneously placed cathetersNephron.  48:8-11. 1988
    1988 Effects of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on renal function in sickle cell anemiaKidney International.  34:500-506. 1988
    1988 Hyperphosphatemia, Hypocalcemia, and Renal Failure in a Patient With Acute LeukemiaAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  11:442-445. 1988
    1988 Minimal change glomerulonephropathy and interstitial infiltration with mycosis fungoidesAmerican Journal of Medicine.  84:756-759. 1988
    1986 Prolonged Hypotension After Initial Minoxidil DoseArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  146:2075-2076. 1986

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Infectious Complications From Vascular Access.  64-71.e1. 2016
    2016 Vascular Access for Hemodialysis in Adults.  23-39.e2. 2016
    2014 Venous catheter access: The basics 2014
    2014 Venous catheter infections and other complications 2014
    2013 Disorders of potassium metabolism.  90-99. 2013

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor 1982
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor 1980
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Internship 1983
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Residency 1985
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1987
  • Full Name

  • Michael Allon