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Dr. Lau

Dr. Ekamol Tantisattamo from the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation has received 2 Department of Medicine Grants

1. Dietary Sodium Intake and Blood pressure in Living Kidney Donors: A Pilot Single-Center Crossover Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (SPLID Trial)

 “Does low dietary sodium intake decrease lower the risk of increased blood pressure, developing hypertension, worsening kidney function, and proteinuria compared to high dietary sodium intake in living kidney donors during the first two years after living kidney donation?” This is a pilot study to determine the feasibility of the study design and examine the main outcome whether low dietary sodium intake is superior to high dietary sodium intake in controlling blood pressure to be within the normotensive range in living kidney donors.

2. Bedside or Point-of-Care Kidney and Bladder Ultrasounds by Nephrology Curriculum

Ultrasound for nephrologists is an initiated curriculum funded by the Department of Medicine Chair medical education grants. The main purpose of the curriculum is to improve knowledge and enhance hand-on skills to perform and interpret ultrasounds that are related to care for kidney patients for UCI nephrology fellows, internal medicine residents, medical student, faculty, and other trainees or healthcare providers who are interested in learning and practicing ultrasounds.