Press Releases

New KART Tool now available
Dr. Waterman and her collaborators recently published a validated assessment tool – The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplantation (KART 2.0) – for measuring chronic kidney disease and transplant-related knowledge. KART 2.0 advances the science of transplant education and provides researchers with a reliable assessment tool in identifying chronic kidney disease patients with the greatest need for health services.


Academic Publications

  1. Chipman V, Cooper M, Thomas AG, Ronin M, Lee B, Flechner S, Leeser D, Segev DL, Mandelbrot DA, Lunow-Luke T, Syed S, Hil G, Freise CE, Waterman AD, Roll GR. Motivations and outcomes of compatible living donor-recipient pairs in paired exchange. Am J Transplant. 2022 Jan;22(1):266-273. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16821. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34467618.
  2. Roll GR, Cooper M, Verbesey J, Veale JL, Ronin M, Irish W, Waterman AD, Flechner SM, Leeser DB. Risk aversion in the use of complex kidneys in paired exchange programs: Opportunities for even more transplants? Am J Transplant. 2022 Feb 18. doi: 10.1111/ajt.17008. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35181991.
  3. Ho, E., Murillo, A., Davis, L., Iraheta, Y., Advani, S., Feinsinger, A., & Waterman, A. (2022). Findings of living donation experiences shared on a digital storytelling platform: A thematic analysis. PEC Innovation, 100023.
  4. Farkas-Skiles CM, Feinsinger A, Pines R, Waterman AD. Providers and Families Weigh in on Delays to Pediatric Kidney Transplant Wait-List Activation. Prog Transplant. 2022 Mar;32(1):41-48. doi: 10.1177/15269248211064875. Epub 2021 Dec 13. PMID: 34894854.
  5. Pines R, Iraheta YA, Dahmani KA, Cooper M, Waterman AD. Understanding Patients’ and Living Donors’ Kidney Paired Donation Educational Experiences and Recommendations for Improvement. Prog Transplant. 2022 Mar;32(1):19-26. doi: 10.1177/15269248211064878. Epub 2021 Dec 13. PMID: 34894855.
  6. Yohanna S, Wilson M, Naylor KL, Garg AX, Sontrop JM, Belenko D, Elliott L, McKenzie S, Macanovic S, Mucsi I, Patzer R, Voronin I, Lui I, Blake PG, Waterman AD, Treleaven D, Presseau J. Protocol for a Process Evaluation of the Quality Improvement Intervention to Enhance Access to Kidney Transplantation and Living Kidney Donation (EnAKT LKD) Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2022 Mar 19;9:20543581221084502. doi: 10.1177/20543581221084502. PMID: 35340770; PMCID: PMC8943297.
  7. Waterman AD, Nair D, Purnajo I, Cavanaugh KL, Mittman BS, Peipert JD. The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplantation (KART) 2.0: Development and Validation of CKD and Transplant Knowledge Scales. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Mar 24:CJN.11490821. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11490821. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35332061.
  8. Gleason J, Ho E, Pines R, Gregorowicz P, Wood EH, Waterman AD. A Transplant Recipients International Organization Initiative to Improve Education About Posttransplant Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Treatment. Prog Transplant. 2022 Mar 29:15269248221087432. doi: 10.1177/15269248221087432. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35345935.
  9. Arevalo YA, Murillo AL, Ho EW, Advani SM, Davis L, Lipsey AF, Kim M, Waterman AD, Stressors and Information-Seeking by Dialysis and Transplant Patients During COVID-19 Reported on a Telephone Hotline: A Mixed Methods Study, Kidney Medicine (2022), doi:
  10. Moore LW, Waterman A, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Nutrition Therapy as a Critical Component for Protecting the Health of Living Donors. J Ren Nutr. 2022 May;32(3):265-267. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2022.03.001. Epub 2022 Mar 24. PMID: 35339709.
  11. Davis, L. A., Iraheta, Y. A., Ho, E. W., Murillo, A. L., Feinsinger, A., & Waterman, A. D. Living Kidney Donation Stories and Advice Shared Through a Digital Storytelling Library: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis. Kidney Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.xkme.2022.100486
  12. Dixon SN, Naylor KL, Yohanna S,…Waterman, AD, et al. Enhance Access to Kidney Transplantation and Living Kidney Donation (EnAKT LKD): Statistical Analysis Plan of a Registry-Based, Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2022;9. doi:10.1177/20543581221131201
  13. Vu A, Nicholas SB, Waterman AD, Madievsky R, Cheng F, Chon J, Fu JY, Mangione CM, Norris KC, Duru OK. “Positive Kidney Health”: Implementation and design of a pharmacist-led intervention for patients at risk for development or progression of chronic kidney disease. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2022 Nov 17:S1544-3191(22)00387-9. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2022.11.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36593152.
  14. Lentine KL, Dew MA, Xiao H, Wisniewski A, Levan ML, Al Ammary F, Sharfuddin A, Axelrod DA, Waterman AD, Kasiske B. Factors enabling transplant program participation in the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) Living Donor Collective: A national survey. Clin Transplant. 2023 Apr;37(4):e14908. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14908. Epub 2023 Feb 5. PMID: 36622257.
  15. Schwartz R, Hamlin SK, Vozzella GM, Randle LN, Klahn S, Maris GJ, Waterman AD. Utilizing Telenursing to Supplement Acute Care Nursing in an Era of Workforce Shortages: A Feasibility Pilot. IN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing 42(2):p 151-157, February 2024. | DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000001097
  16. Verbesey J, Thomas AG, Waterman AD, Karhadkar S, Cassell VR, Segev DL, Hogan J, Cooper M. Unrecognized Opportunities: The Landscape of Pediatric Kidney Paired Donation in the United States. Pediatric Transplantation. 2024 Feb;28(1):e14657. doi: 10.1111/petr.14657. PMID: 38317337
  17. Waterman AD, Wood EH, Ho E, Murillo A, Menser T, Davis LA, Advani S. Aspects of living donor organ transplantation: Social issues. In Living Donor Organ Transplantation. 2024, c.119-125. Editors. R. Gruessner, & E. Benedetti, 2024, Elsevier. Routledge, New York, NY, 2023.
  18. Lui E, Gill J, Hamid M, Wen C, Singh N, Okoh P, Xu X, Boakye P, James CE, Waterman AD, Edwards B, Mucsi I.  Racialized and Immigrant Status and the Pursuit of Living Donor Kidney Transplant – a Canadian cohort study.  KI Reports. 2024 Jan. Elsevier BV
  19. ​Kaplow K, Ruck JM, Levan ML, Thomas AG, Stewart D, Massie AB, Sung HC, Pisano SF, Sidoti C, Segev DL, Sinacore J, Waterman AD. National Attitudes Towards Living Kidney Donation in the United States: Results of a Public Opinion Survey. Kidney Medicine. 2024 Mar​. DOI: 10.1016/j.xkme.2023.100788 PMID: 38435064
  20. Meinders AM, Hobeika MJ, Currie I. Normothermic Regional Perfusion in Donation After Circulatory Death in Liver Transplantation: A Narrative Review. Current Surgery Reports. 2024 Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s40137-024-00383-2. 
  21. Llanos M, Kwon A, Herlitz L, Shafi T, Cohen S, Gebreselassie SK, Sawaf H, Bobart SA. The Clinical and Pathological Characteristics of Patients with Oxalate Nephropathy. Kidney360. 2024 Jan 1;5(1):65-72. 
  22. Wulczyn KE, Shafi T, Anderson A, Rincon-Choles H, Clish CB, Denburg M, Feldman HI, He J, Hsu CY, Kelly T, Kimmel PL, Mehta R, Nelson RG, Ramachandran V, Ricardo A, Shah VO, Srivastava A, Xie D, Rhee EP, Kalim S, CRIC Study Investigators. Metabolites Associated With Uremic Symptoms in Patients With CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2024 Jan. 22:S0272-6386(24)00044-1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2023.11.013. 
  23. Shafi T. Refining GFR estimation: a quest for the unobservable truth? Kidney Int. 2024 Mar;105(3):435-437. ​