MIKLOS Z. MOLNAR, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Medicine-Nephrology

Office: Coleman College Of Medicine Building
Tel: (901) 448-7485
mzmolnar@uthsc.edu

Education

  • Fellowship, University of Toronto, Nephrology Fellow
  • PostDoc, Harbor-UCLA, Nephrology post-doc
  • Fellowship, Semmelweis University, Nephrology Fellow
  • GIM Residency, Semmelweis University, Resident
  • Ph.D., Semmelweis University, School of PhD Studies
  • M.D., Semmelweis University, School of Medicine

Research Description

Dr. Molnar’s research interests are centered on epidemiology and outcomes, sleep disorders, traditional and non traditional risk factors, metabolic abnormalities, race-ethnicity, and bone and mineral disorders in kidney transplant recipients. He is Principal Investigator on several studies and federal grant in these areas. He has published his research in over 125 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters. 

Research Keywords

Kidney transplantation

Kidney graft function

Traditional and non-traditional risk factors in kidney transplant recipients

Chronic kidney disease

End stage renal disease

Outcomes

Mortality

Progression of CKD

Race-ethnicity

Sleep disorders in patients with kidney disease

Obesity

Nutrition

Bone-mineral metabolism

Publications

  1. Molnar, MZ, Kümpers, P, Kielstein, JT, Schiffer, M, Czira, ME, Ujszaszi, A, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I. Circulating Angiopoietin-2 levels predict mortality in kidney transplant recipients: a 4-year prospective case-cohort study. Transpl Int, 27 (6), 541-52, 2014.
  2. Molnar, MZ, Naser, MS, Rhee, CM, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Bunnapradist, S. Bone and mineral disorders after kidney transplantation: therapeutic strategies. Transplant Rev (Orlando), 28 (2), 56-62, 2014.
  3. Shapiro, BB, Streja, E, Rhee, CM, Molnar, MZ, Kheifets, L, Kovesdy, CP, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Revisiting the association between altitude and mortality in dialysis patients. Hemodial Int, 18 (2), 374-83, 2014.
  4. Streja, E, Wang, HY, Lau, WL, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Park, J. Mortality of combined serum phosphorus and parathyroid hormone concentrations and their changes over time in hemodialysis patients. Bone, 61, 201-7, 2014.
  5. Mucsi, I, Ujszaszi, A, Czira, ME, Novak, M, Molnar, MZ. Red cell distribution width is associated with mortality in kidney transplant recipients. Int Urol Nephrol, 46 (3), 641-51, 2014.
  6. Véber, O, Lendvai, Z, Ronai, KZ, Dunai, A, Zoller, R, Lindner, AV, Turányi, CZ, Szocs, JL, Keresztes, K, Tabák, AG, Novak, M, Molnar, MZ, Mucsi, I. Obstructive sleep apnea and heart rate variability in male patients with metabolic syndrome: cross-sectional study. Metab Syndr Relat Disord, 12 (2), 117-24, 2014.
  7. Molnar, MZ, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Lott, EH, Lu, JL, Malakauskas, SM, Ma, JZ, Quarles, DL, Kovesdy, CP. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker use, and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. J Am Coll Cardiol, 63 (7), 650-8, 2014.
  8. Molnar, MZ, Foster, CE, Sim, JJ, Remport, A, Krishnan, M, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of pre-transplant blood pressure with post-transplant outcomes. Clin Transplant, 28 (2), 166-76, 2014.
  9. Rhee, CM, Molnar, MZ, Lau, WL, Ravel, V, Kovesdy, CP, Mehrotra, R, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. COMPARATIVE MORTALITY-PREDICTABILITY USING ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE AND PARATHYROID HORMONE IN PATIENTS ON PERITONEAL DIALYSIS AND HEMODIALYSIS. Perit Dial Int, 2014.
  10. Kovesdy, CP, Molnar, MZ. Restricting kidney transplant wait-listing for obese patients: let's stop defending the indefensible. Semin Dial, 27 (1), 1-3, 2014.
  11. Rattanasompattikul, M, Molnar, MZ, Lee, ML, Dukkipati, R, Bross, R, Jing, J, Kim, Y, Voss, AC, Benner, D, Feroze, U, Macdougall, IC, Tayek, JA, Norris, KC, Kopple, JD, Unruh, M, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidative Nutrition in Hypoalbuminemic Dialysis Patients (AIONID) study: results of the pilot-feasibility, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 4 (4), 247-57, 2013.
  12. Streja, E, Lau, WL, Goldstein, L, Sim, JJ, Molnar, MZ, Nissenson, AR, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Hyperphosphatemia is a combined function of high serum PTH and high dietary protein intake in dialysis patients. Kidney Int Suppl (2011), 3 (5), 462-468, 2013.
  13. Hatamizadeh, P, Ravel, V, Lukowsky, LR, Molnar, MZ, Moradi, H, Harley, K, Pahl, M, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Iron indices and survival in maintenance hemodialysis patients with and without polycystic kidney disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 28 (11), 2889-98, 2013.
  14. Lertdumrongluk, P, Rhee, CM, Park, J, Lau, WL, Moradi, H, Jing, J, Molnar, MZ, Brunelli, SM, Nissenson, AR, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of serum phosphorus concentration with mortality in elderly and nonelderly hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr, 23 (6), 411-21, 2013.
  15. Harley, KT, Streja, E, Rhee, CM, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Amin, AN, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Nephrologist caseload and hemodialysis patient survival in an urban cohort. J Am Soc Nephrol, 24 (10), 1678-87, 2013.
  16. Dukkipati, R, Molnar, MZ, Park, J, Jing, J, Kovesdy, CP, Kajani, R, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of Vascular Access Type with Inflammatory Marker Levels in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients. Semin Dial, 2013.
  17. Park, J, Ahmadi, SF, Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, Flegal, KM, Gillen, D, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Obesity paradox in end-stage kidney disease patients. Prog Cardiovasc Dis, 56 (4), 415-25, 2013.
  18. Molnar, MZ, Ichii, H, Lineen, J, Foster, CE, Mathe, Z, Schiff, J, Kim, SJ, Pahl, MV, Amin, AN, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Kovesdy, CP. Timing of return to dialysis in patients with failing kidney transplants. Semin Dial, 26 (6), 667-74, 2013.
  19. Kovesdy, CP, Quarles, LD, Lott, EH, Lu, JL, Ma, JZ, Molnar, MZ, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Survival advantage in black versus white men with CKD: effect of estimated GFR and case mix. Am J Kidney Dis, 62 (2), 228-35, 2013.
  20. Park, J, Mehrotra, R, Rhee, CM, Molnar, MZ, Lukowsky, LR, Patel, SS, Nissenson, AR, Kopple, JD, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Serum creatinine level, a surrogate of muscle mass, predicts mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 28 (8), 2146-55, 2013.
  21. Kim, Y, Park, JC, Molnar, MZ, Shah, A, Benner, D, Kovesdy, CP, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Correlates of low hemoglobin A1c in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Int Urol Nephrol, 45 (4), 1079-90, 2013.
  22. Kovesdy, CP, Bleyer, AJ, Molnar, MZ, Ma, JZ, Sim, JJ, Cushman, WC, Quarles, LD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Blood pressure and mortality in U.S. veterans with chronic kidney disease: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med, 159 (4), 233-42, 2013.
  23. Ravel, VA, Molnar, MZ, Streja, E, Kim, JC, Victoroff, A, Jing, J, Benner, D, Norris, KC, Kovesdy, CP, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Low protein nitrogen appearance as a surrogate of low dietary protein intake is associated with higher all-cause mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients. J Nutr, 143 (7), 1084-92, 2013.
  24. Rattanasompattikul, M, Molnar, MZ, Zaritsky, JJ, Hatamizadeh, P, Jing, J, Norris, KC, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of malnutrition-inflammation complex and responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in long-term hemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 28 (7), 1936-45, 2013.
  25. Ujszaszi, A, Molnar, MZ, Czira, ME, Novak, M, Mucsi, I. Renal function is independently associated with red cell distribution width in kidney transplant recipients: a potential new auxiliary parameter for the clinical evaluation of patients with chronic kidney disease. Br J Haematol, 161 (5), 715-25, 2013.
  26. Li, J, Molnar, MZ, Zaritsky, JJ, Sim, JJ, Streja, E, Kovesdy, CP, Salusky, I, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Correlates of parathyroid hormone concentration in hemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 28 (6), 1516-25, 2013.
  27. Park, J, Jin, DC, Molnar, MZ, Dukkipati, R, Kim, YL, Jing, J, Levin, NW, Nissenson, AR, Lee, JS, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Mortality predictability of body size and muscle mass surrogates in Asian vs white and African American hemodialysis patients. Mayo Clin Proc, 88 (5), 479-86, 2013.
  28. Kovesdy, CP, Lott, EH, Lu, JL, Malakauskas, SM, Ma, JZ, Molnar, MZ, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Outcomes associated with microalbuminuria: effect modification by chronic kidney disease. J Am Coll Cardiol, 61 (15), 1626-33, 2013.
  29. Zeb, I, Ahmadi, N, Molnar, MZ, Li, D, Shantouf, R, Hatamizadeh, P, Choi, T, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Budoff, MJ. Association of coronary artery calcium score and vascular dysfunction in long-term hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Int, 17 (2), 216-22, 2013.
  30. Alam, A, Molnar, MZ, Czira, ME, Rudas, A, Ujszaszi, A, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Rosivall, L, Mucsi, I. Serum adiponectin levels and mortality after kidney transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 8 (3), 460-7, 2013.
  31. Patel, SS, Molnar, MZ, Tayek, JA, Ix, JH, Noori, N, Benner, D, Heymsfield, S, Kopple, JD, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Serum creatinine as a marker of muscle mass in chronic kidney disease: results of a cross-sectional study and review of literature. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 4 (1), 19-29, 2013.
  32. Kim, Y, Molnar, MZ, Rattanasompattikul, M, Hatamizadeh, P, Benner, D, Kopple, JD, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Relative contributions of inflammation and inadequate protein intake to hypoalbuminemia in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Int Urol Nephrol, 45 (1), 215-27, 2013.
  33. Vashistha, T, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Molnar, MZ, Torlén, K, Mehrotra, R. Dialysis modality and correction of uremic metabolic acidosis: relationship with all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 8 (2), 254-64, 2013.
  34. Hatamizadeh, P, Molnar, MZ, Streja, E, Lertdumrongluk, P, Krishnan, M, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Recipient-related predictors of kidney transplantation outcomes in the elderly. Clin Transplant, 27 (3), 436-43, 2013.
  35. Isakova, T, Xie, H, Messinger, S, Cortazar, F, Scialla, JJ, Guerra, G, Contreras, G, Roth, D, Burke, GW, Molnar, MZ, Mucsi, I, Wolf, M. Inhibitors of mTOR and risks of allograft failure and mortality in kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant, 13 (1), 100-10, 2013.
  36. Hoshino, J, Mehrotra, R, Rhee, CM, Yamagata, K, Ubara, Y, Takaichi, K, Kovesdy, CP, Molnar, MZ, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Using hemoglobin A1c to derive mean blood glucose in peritoneal dialysis patients. Am J Nephrol, 37 (5), 413-20, 2013.
  37. Rattanasompattikul, M, Feroze, U, Molnar, MZ, Dukkipati, R, Kovesdy, CP, Nissenson, AR, Norris, KC, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Charlson comorbidity score is a strong predictor of mortality in hemodialysis patients. Int Urol Nephrol, 44 (6), 1813-23, 2012.
  38. Miller, JE, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Zaritsky, JJ, Streja, E, Salusky, I, Arah, OA, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Administered paricalcitol dose and survival in hemodialysis patients: a marginal structural model analysis. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 21 (11), 1232-9, 2012.
  39. Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I, Salusky, IB, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of pre-kidney transplant markers of mineral and bone disorder with post-transplant outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 7 (11), 1859-71, 2012.
  40. Lievense, H, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Lukowsky, LR, Molnar, MZ, Duong, U, Nissenson, A, Krishnan, M, Krediet, R, Mehrotra, R. Relationship of body size and initial dialysis modality on subsequent transplantation, mortality and weight gain of ESRD patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 27 (9), 3631-8, 2012.
  41. Shah, A, Molnar, MZ, Lukowsky, LR, Zaritsky, JJ, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Hemoglobin level and survival in hemodialysis patients with polycystic kidney disease and the role of administered erythropoietin. Am J Hematol, 87 (8), 833-6, 2012.
  42. Ujszaszi, A, Czira, ME, Fornadi, K, Novak, M, Mucsi, I, Molnar, MZ. Quality of life and protein-energy wasting in kidney transplant recipients. Int Urol Nephrol, 44 (4), 1257-68, 2012.
  43. Park, J, Lertdumrongluk, P, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Glycemic control in diabetic dialysis patients and the burnt-out diabetes phenomenon. Curr Diab Rep, 12 (4), 432-9, 2012.
  44. Molnar, MZ, Bunnapradist, S, Huang, E, Krishnan, M, Nissenson, AR, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of pre-transplant erythropoiesis-stimulating agent responsiveness with post-transplant outcomes. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 27 (8), 3345-51, 2012.
  45. Torlén, K, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Molnar, MZ, Vashistha, T, Mehrotra, R. Serum potassium and cause-specific mortality in a large peritoneal dialysis cohort. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 7 (8), 1272-84, 2012.
  46. Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I, Bunnapradist, S. Management of mineral and bone disorder after kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens, 21 (4), 389-403, 2012.
  47. Lukowsky, LR, Molnar, MZ, Zaritsky, JJ, Sim, JJ, Mucsi, I, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Mineral and bone disorders and survival in hemodialysis patients with and without polycystic kidney disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 27 (7), 2899-907, 2012.
  48. Molnar, MZ, Streja, E, Kovesdy, CP, Hoshino, J, Hatamizadeh, P, Glassock, RJ, Ojo, AO, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Estimated glomerular filtration rate at reinitiation of dialysis and mortality in failed kidney transplant recipients. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 27 (7), 2913-21, 2012.
  49. Molnar, MZ, Langer, RM, Remport, A, Czira, ME, Rajczy, K, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Kovesdy, CP, Novak, M, Mucsi, I, Rosivall, L. Roma ethnicity and clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Int Urol Nephrol, 44 (3), 945-54, 2012.
  50. Molnar, MZ, Streja, E, Kovesdy, CP, Shah, A, Huang, E, Bunnapradist, S, Krishnan, M, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Age and the associations of living donor and expanded criteria donor kidneys with kidney transplant outcomes. Am J Kidney Dis, 59 (6), 841-8, 2012.
  51. Lindner, A, Fornadi, K, Lazar, AS, Czira, ME, Dunai, A, Zoller, R, Veber, O, Szentkiralyi, A, Kiss, Z, Toronyi, E, Mucsi, I, Novak, M, Molnar, MZ. Periodic limb movements in sleep are associated with stroke and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with renal failure. J Sleep Res, 21 (3), 297-307, 2012.
  52. Molnar, MZ, Ojo, AO, Bunnapradist, S, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Timing of dialysis initiation in transplant-naive and failed transplant patients. Nat Rev Nephrol, 8 (5), 284-92, 2012.
  53. Feroze, U, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Sterling, KA, Molnar, MZ, Noori, N, Benner, D, Shah, V, Dwivedi, R, Becker, K, Kovesdy, CP, Raj, DS. Examining associations of circulating endotoxin with nutritional status, inflammation, and mortality in hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr, 22 (3), 317-26, 2012.
  54. Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Bunnapradist, S, Streja, E, Krishnan, M, Mucsi, I, Norris, KC, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Donor race and outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant, 27 (1), 37-51, 2012.
  55. Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, Lukowsky, LR, Krishnan, M, Kovesdy, CP, Greenland, S. Mortality prediction by surrogates of body composition: an examination of the obesity paradox in hemodialysis patients using composite ranking score analysis. Am J Epidemiol, 175 (8), 793-803, 2012.
  56. Fornadi, K, Lindner, A, Czira, ME, Szentkiralyi, A, Lazar, AS, Zoller, R, Turanyi, CZ, Veber, O, Novak, M, Mucsi, I, Molnar, MZ. Lack of association between objectively assessed sleep disorders and inflammatory markers among kidney transplant recipients. Int Urol Nephrol, 44 (2), 607-17, 2012.
  57. Ricks, J, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Shah, A, Nissenson, AR, Williams, M, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Glycemic control and cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients with diabetes: a 6-year cohort study. Diabetes, 61 (3), 708-15, 2012.
  58. Molnar, MZ, Mehrotra, R, Duong, U, Bunnapradist, S, Lukowsky, LR, Krishnan, M, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Dialysis modality and outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 7 (2), 332-41, 2012.
  59. Kovesdy, CP, Lott, EH, Lu, JL, Malakauskas, SM, Ma, JZ, Molnar, MZ, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Hyponatremia, hypernatremia, and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease with and without congestive heart failure. Circulation, 125 (5), 677-84, 2012.
  60. Cortazar, F, Molnar, MZ, Isakova, T, Czira, ME, Kovesdy, CP, Roth, D, Mucsi, I, Wolf, M. Clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients receiving long-term therapy with inhibitors of the mammalian target of rapamycin. Am J Transplant, 12 (2), 379-87, 2012.
  61. Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Rosivall, L, Bunnapradist, S, Hoshino, J, Streja, E, Krishnan, M, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Associations of pre-transplant anemia management with post-transplant delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant, 26 (5), 782-91, 2012.
  62. Noori, N, Caulfield, MP, Salameh, WA, Reitz, RE, Nicholas, SB, Molnar, MZ, Nissenson, AR, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Novel lipoprotein subfraction and size measurements in prediction of mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (12), 2861-70, 2011.
  63. Molnar, MZ, Huang, E, Hoshino, J, Krishnan, M, Nissenson, AR, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of pretransplant glycemic control with posttransplant outcomes in diabetic kidney transplant recipients. Diabetes Care, 34 (12), 2536-41, 2011.
  64. Polner, K, Szeifert, L, Vámos, EP, Ambrus, C, Molnár, MZ, Ladányi, E, Kiss, I, Kiss, E, Török, M, Kopp, MS, Novák, M, Rosivall, L, Mucsi, I, Túri, S. Psychosocial characteristics and self-reported functional status in patients on maintenance dialysis in Hungary. Clin Nephrol, 76 (6), 455-63, 2011.
  65. Molnar, MZ, Tabak, AG, Alam, A, Czira, ME, Rudas, A, Ujszaszi, A, Beko, G, Novak, M, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I. Serum erythropoietin level and mortality in kidney transplant recipients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (12), 2879-86, 2011.
  66. Sampaio, MS, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Mehrotra, R, Mucsi, I, Sim, JJ, Krishnan, M, Nissenson, AR, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of pretransplant serum phosphorus with posttransplant outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (11), 2712-21, 2011.
  67. Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP. Race, age, and mortality among patients undergoing dialysis. JAMA, 306 (20), 2215; author reply 2215-6, 2011.
  68. Duong, U, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Molnar, MZ, Zaritsky, JJ, Teitelbaum, I, Kovesdy, CP, Mehrotra, R. Mortality associated with dose response of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis patients. Am J Nephrol, 35 (2), 198-208, 2011.
  69. Ricks, J, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Kopple, JD, Norris, KC, Mehrotra, R, Nissenson, AR, Arah, OA, Greenland, S, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Racial and ethnic differences in the association of body mass index and survival in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis, 58 (4), 574-82, 2011.
  70. Molnar-Varga, M, Molnar, MZ, Szeifert, L, Kovacs, AZ, Kelemen, A, Becze, A, Laszlo, G, Szentkiralyi, A, Czira, ME, Mucsi, I, Novak, M. Health-related quality of life and clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Am J Kidney Dis, 58 (3), 444-52, 2011.
  71. Molnar, MZ, Streja, E, Kovesdy, CP, Budoff, MJ, Nissenson, AR, Krishnan, M, Anker, SD, Norris, KC, Fonarow, GC, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. High platelet count as a link between renal cachexia and cardiovascular mortality in end-stage renal disease patients. Am J Clin Nutr, 94 (3), 945-54, 2011.
  72. Molnar, MZ, Mehrotra, R, Duong, U, Kovesdy, CP, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Association of hemoglobin and survival in peritoneal dialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (8), 1973-81, 2011.
  73. Molnar, MZ, Czira, ME, Rudas, A, Ujszaszi, A, Lindner, A, Fornadi, K, Kiss, I, Remport, A, Novak, M, Kennedy, SH, Rosivall, L, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I. Association of the malnutrition-inflammation score with clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Am J Kidney Dis, 58 (1), 101-8, 2011.
  74. Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I, Bunnapradist, S, Streja, E, Krishnan, M, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Higher recipient body mass index is associated with post-transplant delayed kidney graft function. Kidney Int, 80 (2), 218-24, 2011.
  75. Ambrus, C, Almasi, C, Berta, K, Deak, G, Marton, A, Molnar, MZ, Nemeth, Z, Horvath, C, Lakatos, P, Szathmari, M, Mucsi, I. Vitamin D insufficiency and bone fractures in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Int Urol Nephrol, 43 (2), 475-82, 2011.
  76. Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Bunnapradist, S, Jing, J, Nissenson, AR, Mucsi, I, Danovitch, GM, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Associations of pretransplant weight and muscle mass with mortality in renal transplant recipients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (6), 1463-73, 2011.
  77. Molnar, MZ, Czira, ME, Rudas, A, Ujszaszi, A, Haromszeki, B, Kosa, JP, Lakatos, P, Beko, G, Sarvary, E, Varga, M, Fornadi, K, Novak, M, Rosivall, L, Kiss, I, Remport, A, Goldsmith, DJ, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I. Association between the malnutrition-inflammation score and post-transplant anaemia. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 26 (6), 2000-6, 2011.
  78. Streja, E, Kovesdy, CP, Molnar, MZ, Norris, KC, Greenland, S, Nissenson, AR, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Role of nutritional status and inflammation in higher survival of African American and Hispanic hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis, 57 (6), 883-93, 2011.
  79. Duong, U, Mehrotra, R, Molnar, MZ, Noori, N, Kovesdy, CP, Nissenson, AR, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Glycemic control and survival in peritoneal dialysis patients with diabetes mellitus. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (5), 1041-8, 2011.
  80. Molnar, MZ, Kovesdy, CP, Bunnapradist, S, Streja, E, Mehrotra, R, Krishnan, M, Nissenson, AR, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Associations of pretransplant serum albumin with post-transplant outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Am J Transplant, 11 (5), 1006-15, 2011.
  81. Wolf, M, Molnar, MZ, Amaral, AP, Czira, ME, Rudas, A, Ujszaszi, A, Kiss, I, Rosivall, L, Kosa, J, Lakatos, P, Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I. Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 is a risk factor for kidney transplant loss and mortality. J Am Soc Nephrol, 22 (5), 956-66, 2011.
  82. Feroze, U, Noori, N, Kovesdy, CP, Molnar, MZ, Martin, DJ, Reina-Patton, A, Benner, D, Bross, R, Norris, KC, Kopple, JD, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Quality-of-life and mortality in hemodialysis patients: roles of race and nutritional status. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (5), 1100-11, 2011.
  83. Molnar, MZ, Streja, E, Kovesdy, CP, Bunnapradist, S, Sampaio, MS, Jing, J, Krishnan, M, Nissenson, AR, Danovitch, GM, Kalantar-Zadeh, K. Associations of body mass index and weight loss with mortality in transplant-waitlisted maintenance hemodialysis patients. Am J Transplant, 11 (4), 725-36, 2011.
  84. Kovesdy, CP, Mucsi, I, Czira, ME, Rudas, A, Ujszaszi, A, Rosivall, L, Kim, SJ, Wolf, M, Molnar, MZ. Association of serum phosphorus level with anemia in kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation, 91 (8), 875-82, 2011.
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