Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Gender Disparities in Vascular Access Surgical Outcomes in Elderly Hemodialysis Patients.American Journal of Nephrology.  49:11-19. 2019
2018 Choice of a second vascular access in hemodialysis patients whose initial arteriovenous fistula failed to mature.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  68:1858-1864.e1. 2018
2018 Tradeoffs in Vascular Access Selection in Elderly Patients Initiating Hemodialysis With a Catheter.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  72:509-518. 2018
2018 Postoperative Ultrasound, Unassisted Maturation, and Subsequent Primary Patency of Arteriovenous Fistulas.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  13:1364-1372. 2018
2018 Medicare Costs Associated With Arteriovenous Fistulas Among US Hemodialysis PatientsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  72:10-18. 2018
2018 Relationships Between Clinical Processes and Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation and Maturation: A┬áMulticenter Prospective Cohort Study.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  71:677-689. 2018
2018 Report of the Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) Consensus Workshop on Establishing a Core Outcome Measure for┬áHemodialysis Vascular Access.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  71:690-700. 2018
2018 Definitions and end points for interventional studies for arteriovenous dialysis accessClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  13:501-512. 2018
2018 Comparison of postoperative ultrasound criteria to predict unassisted use of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis.Journal of Vascular Access.  19:167-171. 2018
2018 Vascular Access Outcomes Reported in Maintenance Hemodialysis Trials: A Systematic Review.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  71:382-391. 2018
2018 Acute Kidney Injury before Dialysis Initiation Predicts Adverse Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients.American Journal of Nephrology.  47:427-434. 2018
2017 The Clinical and Economic Effect of Vascular Access Selection in Patients Initiating Hemodialysis with a Catheter.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  28:3679-3687. 2017
2017 Vascular Access Type and Clinical Outcomes among Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:1823-1830. 2017
2017 Fistula First Initiative: Historical Impact on Vascular Access Practice Patterns and Influence on Future Vascular Access Care.Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology.  8:244-254. 2017
2017 Reassessing Recommendations for Choice of Vascular Access.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:865-867. 2017
2017 The Use of a Multidimensional Measure of Dialysis Adequacy-Moving beyond Small Solute Kinetics.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  12:839-847. 2017
2017 High resolution hemodynamic profiling of murine arteriovenous fistula using magnetic resonance imaging and computational fluid dynamics.Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling.  14:5. 2017
2017 Micro-RNA Profiling as a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer Patients.Current Pharmaceutical Design.  23:4729-4744. 2017
2016 Predictors of Initiation for Predialysis Arteriovenous Fistula.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1802-1808. 2016
2016 Association of Peritonitis with Hemodialysis Catheter Dependence after Modality Switch.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1999-2004. 2016
2016 New Insights into Dialysis Vascular Access: Molecular Targets in Arteriovenous Fistula and Arteriovenous Graft Failure and Their Potential to Improve Vascular Access Outcomes.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  11:1504-1512. 2016
2016 How Can the Complications of Central Vein Catheters Be Reduced?: From Barrier Protection to Showering: Extraluminal Prophylaxis and Management of Catheter Infections.Seminars in Dialysis.  29:194-196. 2016
2016 Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality Associated with Early Vascular Access Placement in Elderly Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.American Journal of Nephrology.  43:334-340. 2016
2015 Outcomes of Elderly Patients after Predialysis Vascular Access Creation.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  26:3133-3140. 2015
2015 Accessory Vein Obliteration for Early Fistula Failure: A Myth or Reality?Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy.  22:438-445. 2015
2015 New Developments in Our Understanding of Neointimal Hyperplasia.Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy.  22:431-437. 2015
2015 Influence of drugs on arteriovenous vascular access dysfunction.Journal of Vascular Access.  16 Suppl 9:S61-S65. 2015
2014 Proliferation patterns in a pig model of AV fistula stenosis: can we translate biology into novel therapies?Seminars in Dialysis.  27:626-632. 2014
2014 Natural history of venous morphologic changes in dialysis access stenosis.Journal of Vascular Access.  15:298-305. 2014
2014 Comparative analysis of cellular phenotypes within the neointima from vein segments collected prior to vascular access surgery and stenotic arteriovenous dialysis accesses.Seminars in Dialysis.  27:303-309. 2014
2014 Elderly patients with CKD--dilemmas in dialysis therapy and vascular access.Nature Reviews Nephrology.  10:116-122. 2014
2014 Important topics and issues in vascular biologyOpen Urology & Nephrology Journal.  7:12-13. 2014
2014 Pathogenetic role for early focal macrophage infiltration in a pig model of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) stenosis.Journal of Vascular Access.  15:25-28. 2014
2014 Vascular access calcification and arteriovenous fistula maturationOpen Urology & Nephrology Journal.  7:22-25. 2014
2013 Novel paradigms for dialysis vascular access: downstream vascular biology--is there a final common pathway?Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:2194-2201. 2013
2013 Predicting dialysis vascular access blood flow and diameter: too much, too little, or just right.Kidney International.  84:1076-1078. 2013
2013 Arteriovenous fistula failure: is there a role for epigenetic regulation?Seminars in Nephrology.  33:400-406. 2013
2013 Understanding surgical preference and practice in hemodialysis vascular access creation.Seminars in Dialysis.  26:520-526. 2013
2013 Education in vascular access.Seminars in Dialysis.  26:148-153. 2013
2013 Improved cumulative survival in fistulas requiring surgical interventions to promote fistula maturation compared with endovascular interventions.Seminars in Dialysis.  26:85-89. 2013
2012 Of veins, valves, and vascular access!Kidney International.  82:1236-1237. 2012
2012 Balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) of the arteriovenous fistula: the good, the bad, and the ugly.Seminars in Nephrology.  32:558-563. 2012
2012 Optimal hemodialysis vascular access in the elderly patient.Seminars in Dialysis.  25:640-648. 2012
2012 Minimizing hemodialysis catheter dysfunction: An ounce of preventionInternational Journal of Nephrology.  2012. 2012
2012 Back to the future: how biology and technology could change the role of PTFE grafts in vascular access management.Seminars in Dialysis.  25:495-504. 2012
2012 Preexisting venous calcification prior to dialysis vascular access surgery.Seminars in Dialysis.  25:592-595. 2012
2012 Genetic causation of neointimal hyperplasia in hemodialysis vascular access dysfunction.Seminars in Dialysis.  25:65-73. 2012
2011 Standardized definitions for hemodialysis vascular access.Seminars in Dialysis.  24:515-524. 2011
2011 Severe venous neointimal hyperplasia prior to dialysis access surgery.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  26:2264-2270. 2011
2011 Improving incident fistula rates: a process of care issue.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  57:814-817. 2011
2011 Decreased cumulative access survival in arteriovenous fistulas requiring interventions to promote maturation.Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:575-581. 2011
2010 "Venopathy" at work: recasting neointimal hyperplasia in a new light.Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine.  156:216-225. 2010
2010 Who should be referred for a fistula? A survey of nephrologists.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  25:2644-2651. 2010
2009 Advances and new frontiers in the pathophysiology of venous neointimal hyperplasia and dialysis access stenosis.Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy.  16:329-338. 2009
2009 Combining novel technologies with improved logistics to reduce hemodialysis vascular access dysfunction.Journal of Vascular Access.  10:1-4. 2009
2007 Vascular stenosis: biology and interventions.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.  16:516-522. 2007
2007 Comparison of survival of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas and grafts after failed forearm fistula.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  18:1936-1941. 2007
2006 In ReplyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  48:181-182. 2006
2006 Needle infiltration of arteriovenous fistulae in hemodialysis: risk factors and consequences.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  47:1020-1026. 2006
2005 Tunneled catheters in hemodialysis patients: reasons and subsequent outcomes.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  46:501-508. 2005
2004 Associations with predialysis vascular access management.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  43:1008-1013. 2004


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2016 Vascular access in hemodialysis.  71-91. 2016
2012 What the general nephrologist needs to know about neointimal hyperplasia.  363-384. 2012

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 2002
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2004
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006
  • Full Name

  • Timmy Lee