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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. Sapru A, Calfee CS, Liu KD, Kangelaris K, Hansen H, Pawlikowska L, Ware LB, Alkhouli MF, Abbott J, Matthay MA. Erratum to: Plasma soluble thrombomodulin levels are associated with mortality in the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Mar; 41(3):574.
  2. Faubel S, Franch H, Vijayan A, Barron MA, Heung M, Liu KD, Koyner JL, Conner MJ. Preparing for renal replacement therapy in patients with the ebola virus disease. Blood Purif. 2014; 38(3-4):276-85.
  3. Sapru A, Calfee CS, Liu KD, Kangelaris K, Hansen H, Pawlikowska L, Ware LB, Alkhouli MF, Abbot J, Matthay MA. Plasma soluble thrombomodulin levels are associated with mortality in the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Feb 3.
  4. Grissom CK, Hirshberg EL, Dickerson JB, Brown SM, Lanspa MJ, Liu KD, Schoenfeld D, Tidswell M, Hite RD, Rock P, Miller RR, Morris AH. Fluid management with a simplified conservative protocol for the acute respiratory distress syndrome*. Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2):288-95.
  5. Schell-Chaple HM, Puntillo KA, Matthay MA, Liu KD. Body temperature and mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Jan; 24(1):15-23.
  6. Wilson JG, Liu KD, Zhuo H, Caballero L, McMillan M, Fang X, Cosgrove K, Vojnik R, Calfee CS, Lee JW, Rogers AJ, Levitt J, Wiener-Kronish J, Bajwa EK, Leavitt A, McKenna D, Thompson BT, Matthay MA. Mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells for treatment of ARDS: a phase 1 clinical trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Jan; 3(1):24-32.
  7. Fufaa GD, Weil EJ, Nelson RG, Hanson RL, Bonventre JV, Sabbisetti V, Waikar SS, Mifflin TE, Zhang X, Xie D, Hsu CY, Feldman HI, Coresh J, Vasan RS, Kimmel PL, Liu KD. Association of urinary KIM-1, L-FABP, NAG and NGAL with incident end-stage renal disease and mortality in American Indians with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetologia. 2015 Jan; 58(1):188-98.
  8. Liu KD, Yang W, Go AS, Anderson AH, Feldman HI, Fischer MJ, He J, Kallem RR, Kusek JW, Master SR, Miller ER, Rosas SE, Steigerwalt S, Tao K, Weir MR, Hsu CY. Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Death in CKD: Results From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Feb; 65(2):267-74.
  9. Liu KD. Therapeutic strategies for clinical trials targeting renal recovery. Nephron Clin Pract. 2014; 127(1-4):113-6.
  10. Liu KD, Dong N, Truwit JD. Rosuvastatin for sepsis-associated ARDS. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 4; 371(10):968-9.
  11. 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.
  12. Huddleston LL, Liu KD. Propofol as a panacea for acute kidney injury? Kidney Int. 2014 Aug; 86(2):240-3.
  13. 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.
  14. Liu KD, Wilson JG, Zhuo H, Caballero L, McMillan ML, Fang X, Cosgrove K, Calfee CS, Lee JW, Kangelaris KN, Gotts JE, Rogers AJ, Levitt JE, Wiener-Kronish JP, Delucchi KL, Leavitt AD, McKenna DH, Thompson BT, Matthay MA. Design and implementation of the START (STem cells for ARDS Treatment) trial, a phase 1/2 trial of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells for the treatment of moderate-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Ann Intensive Care. 2014; 4:22.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Rosuvastatin for sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 5; 370(23):2191-200.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Hsu CY, Liu KD. Cardiovascular Events after AKI: A New Dimension. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Mar; 25(3):425-7.

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