Maya N. Clark-Cutaia
University of Pennsylvania
Publications 10
#2Mary Ann Sevick (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 20
Last.Susan Zickmund (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 19
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Barriers to following dietary recommendations have been described; however, they remain poorly understood. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore perceived barriers to adherence to dietary recommendations in a diverse hemodialysis patient population. Participants were eligible to participate in a semi-structured qualitative telephone interview prior to randomization for an ongoing clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention designed to reduce dietary sodium intake. I...
BackgroundCardiovascular disease accounts for more than half of all deaths in the hemodialysis (HD) population. Although much of this mortality is associated with fluid overload (FO), FO is difficult to measure, and many HD patients have significant pulmonary congestion despite the absence of clinic
#2Marilyn S. Sommers (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 12
Last.Raymond R. Townsend (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 63
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Abstract Aim In hemodialysis patients, the need to have intercurrent sodium and water intake removed by ultrafiltration increases disease burden through the symptoms and signs that occur during hemodialysis (HD). This added burden may be mitigated by reduction of dietary sodium intake. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recommends 2400 mg of dietary sodium daily for patients on HD, and the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests 1500 mg, evidence is lacking, however, to support these recomme...
A 38 year old male with a history of anxiety, headaches, and diarrhea was referred to the hypertension clinic for evaluation. Clinical work-up revealed a right adrenal mass that was subsequently shown to be a pheochromocytoma and he underwent a total right adrenalectomy, with symptom resolution. The patient was referred to Medical Genetics for an evaluation and genotyping indicated von-Hippel Lindau (‘vHL’) V84L mutation. Four years later, the patient presented with a recurrent complaint of diar...
#1Maya N. Clark-Cutaia (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 3
#2Dianxu Ren (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 22
Last.Mary Ann Sevick (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 27
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Objective To identify characteristics of hemodialysis patients most likely to experience difficulty adhering to sodium restrictions associated with their dietary regimen. Design Secondary analysis using baseline data from an ongoing randomized clinical trial examining the effects of a technology-supported behavioral intervention on dietary sodium intake in hemodialysis patients. Setting Thirteen dialysis centers in southwestern Pennsylvania. Subjects We included 122 participants (61% women; 48% ...