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Kathleen Liu, M.D.

Kidney specialist

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1999

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine 2001

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Nephrology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Liu KD. Therapeutic strategies for clinical trials targeting renal recovery. Nephron Clin Pract. 2014; 127(1-4):113-6.
  2. Liu KD, Dong N, Truwit JD. Rosuvastatin for sepsis-associated ARDS. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 4; 371(10):968-9.
  3. Hsieh SJ, Zhuo H, Benowitz NL, Thompson BT, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Prevalence and impact of active and passive cigarette smoking in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9):2058-68.
  4. Huddleston LL, Liu KD. Propofol as a panacea for acute kidney injury? Kidney Int. 2014 Aug; 86(2):240-3.
  5. Krupa A, Fol M, Rahman M, Stokes KY, Florence JM, Leskov IL, Khoretonenko MV, Matthay MA, Liu KD, Calfee CS, Tvinnereim A, Rosenfield GR, Kurdowska AK. Silencing Bruton's tyrosine kinase in alveolar neutrophils protects mice from LPS/immune complex-induced acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014 Sep 15; 307(6):L435-48.
  6. Orme RM, Perkins GD, McAuley DF, Liu KD, Mason AJ, Morelli A, Singer M, Ashby D, Gordon AC. An efficacy and mechanism evaluation study of Levosimendan for the Prevention of Acute oRgan Dysfunction in Sepsis (LeoPARDS): protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014; 15(1):199.
  7. Asmussen S, Ito H, Traber DL, Lee JW, Cox RA, Hawkins HK, McAuley DF, McKenna DH, Traber LD, Zhuo H, Wilson J, Herndon DN, Prough DS, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Enkhbaatar P. Human mesenchymal stem cells reduce the severity of acute lung injury in a sheep model of bacterial pneumonia. Thorax. 2014 Sep; 69(9):819-25.
  8. Rosuvastatin for sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 5; 370(23):2191-200.
  9. Koyner JL, Cerdá J, Goldstein SL, Jaber BL, Liu KD, Shea JA, Faubel S. The Daily Burden of Acute Kidney Injury: A Survey of US Nephrologists on World Kidney Day. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Sep; 64(3):394-401.
  10. Wong HR, Liu KD, Kangelaris KN, Lahni P, Calfee CS. Performance of interleukin-27 as a sepsis diagnostic biomarker in critically ill adults. J Crit Care. 2014 Oct; 29(5):718-22.
  11. Hsu CY, Liu KD. Cardiovascular Events after AKI: A New Dimension. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Mar; 25(3):425-7.
  12. Asija R, Roth SJ, Hanley FL, Peng L, Liu K, Abbott J, Zhuo H, Matthay M. Reperfusion pulmonary edema in children with tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries undergoing unifocalization procedures: A pilot study examining potential pathophysiologic mechanisms and clinical significance. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1560-5.
  13. Kwon SH, Liu KD, Mostov KE. Intercellular Transfer of GPRC5B via Exosomes Drives HGF-Mediated Outward Growth. Curr Biol. 2014 Jan 20; 24(2):199-204.
  14. Kallet RH, Zhuo H, Liu KD, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. The Association Between Physiologic Dead-Space Fraction and Mortality in Subjects With ARDS Enrolled in a Prospective Multi-Center Clinical Trial. Respir Care. 2014 Nov; 59(11):1611-8.
  15. Wilson JG, Butcher BW, Liu KD. Evolving practices in critical care and their influence on acute kidney injury. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2013 Dec; 19(6):523-30.
  16. Parikh CR, Butrymowicz I, Yu A, Chinchilli VM, Park M, Hsu CY, Reeves WB, Devarajan P, Kimmel PL, Siew ED, Liu KD. Urine stability studies for novel biomarkers of acute kidney injury. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Apr; 63(4):567-72.
  17. Bonventre JV, Basile D, Liu KD, McKay D, Molitoris BA, Nath KA, Nickolas TL, Okusa MD, Palevsky PM, Schnellmann R, Rys-Sikora K, Kimmel PL, Star RA. AKI: a path forward. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Sep; 8(9):1606-8.
  18. Liu KD, Yang W, Hsu CY. The authors reply. Kidney Int. 2013 Jul; 84(1):217.
  19. Lameire NH, Bagga A, Cruz D, De Maeseneer J, Endre Z, Kellum JA, Liu KD, Mehta RL, Pannu N, Van Biesen W, Vanholder R. Acute kidney injury: an increasing global concern. Lancet. 2013 Jul 13; 382(9887):170-9.
  20. Agrawal A, Matthay MA, Kangelaris KN, Stein J, Chu JC, Imp BM, Cortez A, Abbott J, Liu KD, Calfee CS. Plasma angiopoietin-2 predicts the onset of acute lung injury in critically ill patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Apr 1; 187(7):736-42.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.