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Holly Kramer
Holly Kramer
M.D.,M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Nephrology
Public Health Sciences
Specialties
Kidney Disorders
Kidney Stones
Prevention of End-Stage Kidney Disease
Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Publications
Karalius,V. P.; Zinn,D.; Wu,J.; Cao,G.; Minutti,C.; Luke,A.; Kramer,H.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.Prevalence of risk of deficiency and inadequacy of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in US children: NHANES 2003-2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM 2014 ; :
Garimella,P. S.; Ix,J. H.; Katz,R.; Shlipak,M. G.; Criqui,M. H.; Siscovick,D. S.; Kramer,H.; Sibley,C. T.; Sarnak,M. J.Association of Albumin-Creatinine Ratio and Cystatin C With Change in Ankle-Brachial Index: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2014 ; :
Alhosaini,M.; Leehey,D.; Kramer,H.Bariatric Surgery: The Solution to a Big Problem? American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2014 ; :
Kramer,H.; Berns,J. S.; Choi,M. J.; Martin,K.; Rocco,M. V.25-Hydroxyvitamin D Testing and Supplementation in CKD: An NKF-KDOQI Controversies Report American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2014 ; :
Zemaitis,P.; Liu,K.; Jacobs,D. R.,Jr; Cushman,M.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Shoham,D.; Palmas,W.; Cooper,R.; Kramer,H.Cumulative Systolic BP and Changes in Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratios in Nondiabetic Participants of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2014 ; :
Tayo,B. O.; Kramer,H.; Salako,B. L.; Gottesman,O.; McKenzie,C. A.; Ogunniyi,A.; Bottinger,E. P.; Cooper,R. S.Erratum to: Genetic variation in APOL1 and MYH9 genes is associated with chronic kidney disease among Nigerians International Urology and Nephrology 2014 ; :
Eckberg,K.; Kramer,H.; Wolf,M.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Tayo,B.; Luke,A.; Cooper,R.Impact of westernization on fibroblast growth factor 23 levels among individuals of African ancestry Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association 2014 ; :
Rieke,K.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Liu,K.; Michos,E. D.; Luke,A.; Kramer,H.Association between Anxiety Levels and Weight Change in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Journal of obesity 2014 ;2014:894627
Hanks,L. J.; Tanner,R. M.; Muntner,P.; Kramer,H.; McClellan,W. M.; Warnock,D. G.; Judd,S. E.; Gutierrez,O. M.; on behalf of the REGARDS InvestigatorsMetabolic Subtypes and Risk of Mortality in Normal Weight, Overweight, and Obese Individuals with CKD Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2013 ; :
Wickman,C.; Kramer,H.Obesity and kidney disease: potential mechanisms Seminars in nephrology 2013 ;33(1):14-22
Kramer,H.; Chang,A.Moving Dietary Management of Diabetes Forward JAMA internal medicine 2013 ; :
Kramer,H.; Dugas,L.; Rosas,S. E.Race and the insulin resistance syndrome Seminars in nephrology 2013 ;33(5):457-467
Kramer,H.; Dugas,L.; Shoham,D.Obesity as an effect modifier of the risk of death in chronic kidney disease Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association 2013 ; :
Kramer,H.Diet: the "keys" to longevity Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2013 ;8(9):1469-1470
Kramer,H.Dietary patterns, calories, and kidney disease Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2013 ;20(2):135-140
Sempos,C. T.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Dawson-Hughes,B.; Yetley,E. A.; Looker,A. C.; Schleicher,R. L.; Cao,G.; Burt,V.; Kramer,H.; Bailey,R. L.; Dwyer,J. T.; Zhang,X.; Gahche,J.; Coates,P. M.; Picciano,M. F.Is there a reverse J-shaped association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and all-cause mortality? Results from the U.S. nationally representative NHANES The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 2013 ;98(7):3001-3009
Tayo,B. O.; Kramer,H.; Salako,B. L.; Gottesman,O.; McKenzie,C. A.; Ogunniyi,A.; Bottinger,E. P.; Cooper,R. S.Genetic variation in APOL1 and MYH9 genes is associated with chronic kidney disease among Nigerians International Urology and Nephrology 2013 ;45(2):485-494
Tayo,B. O.; Luke,A.; McKenzie,C. A.; Kramer,H.; Cao,G.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Forrester,T.; Adeyemo,A. A.; Cooper,R. S.Patterns of sodium and potassium excretion and blood pressure in the African Diaspora Journal of human hypertension 2012 ;26(5):315-324
Kramer,H.; Sempos,C.; Cao,G.; Luke,A.; Shoham,D.; Cooper,R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.Mortality rates across 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels among adults with and without estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 ml/min/1.73 m2: the third national health and nutrition examination survey PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(10):e47458
Weber,C. E.; Davis,C. S.; Kramer,H. J.; Gibbs,J. T.; Robles,L.; Fisichella,P. M.Medium and long-term outcomes after pneumatic dilation or laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia: a meta-analysis Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 2012 ;22(4):289-296
Yu,Z.; Schneck,M.; Jacobs,D. R.,Jr; Liu,K.; Allison,M.; O'Leary,D.; Durazo,R.; Darwin,C.; Kramer,H.Association of carotid intima-media thickness with progression of urine albumin-creatinine ratios in The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2011 ;57(1):62-70
Ito,H.; Pacold,I. V.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Liu,K.; Shilipak,M. G.; Goff,D. C.,Jr; Tracy,R. P.; Kramer,H.The effect of including cystatin C or creatinine in a cardiovascular risk model for asymptomatic individuals: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. American Journal of Epidemiology 2011 ;174(8):949-957
Kramer,H.; Shoham,D.; McClure,L. A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Howard,G.; Judd,S.; Muntner,P.; Safford,M.; Warnock,D. G.; McClellan,W.Association of Waist Circumference and Body Mass Index With All-Cause Mortality in CKD: The REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) Study American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2011 ;58(2):177-185
Kramer,H.The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Grant Initiative: moving clinical practice forward. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2010 ;55(3):411-414
Kramer,H.; Cao,G.; Dugas,L.; Luke,A.; Cooper,R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.Increasing BMI and waist circumference and prevalence of obesity among adults with Type 2 diabetes: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys Journal of diabetes and its complications 2010 ;24(6):368-374
Kramer,H.; Reboussin,D.; Bertoni,A. G.; Marcovina,S.; Lipkin,E.; Greenway,F. L.,3rd; Brancati,F. L.Obesity and albuminuria among adults with type 2 diabetes: the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study. Diabetes care 2009 ;32(5):851-853
Kramer,H.; Tuttle,K. R.; Leehey,D.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Shoham,D.; Cooper,R.; Beddhu,S.Obesity management in adults with CKD American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2009 ;53(1):151-165
Tuttle,K. R.; Sunwold,D.; Kramer,H.Can comprehensive lifestyle change alter the course of chronic kidney disease? Seminars in nephrology 2009 ;29(5):512-523
Griffin,K. A.; Kramer,H.; Bidani,A. K.Adverse renal consequences of obesity American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology 2008 ;294(4):F685-96
Kramer,H.; Palmas,W.; Kestenbaum,B.; Cushman,M.; Allison,M.; Astor,B.; Shlipak,M.Chronic kidney disease prevalence estimates among racial/ethnic groups: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology: CJASN 2008 ;3(5):1391-1397
Palmas,W.; Ma,S.; Jacobs,D. R.,Jr; Arnett,D.; Jackson,S.; Olson,J.; Saad,M. F.; Kronmal,R.; Kramer,H.; Barr,R. G.Ethnicity and sex modify the association of serum c-reactive protein with microalbuminuria. Ethnicity & disease 2008 ;18(3):324-329
Shoham,D. A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Kramer,H.; Luke,A.; Vupputuri,S.; Kshirsagar,A.Sugary soda consumption and albuminuria: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004. PLoS ONE [Electronic Resource] 2008 ;3(10):e3431
West,B.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Cao,G.; Shoham,D. A.; Kramer,H.Metabolic syndrome and self-reported history of kidney stones: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988-1994. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2008 ;51(5):741-747
Ix,J. H.; Katz,R.; Kestenbaum,B.; Fried,L. F.; Kramer,H.; Stehman-Breen,C.; Shlipak,M. G.Association of mild to moderate kidney dysfunction and coronary calcification. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2008 ;19(3):579-585
de Boer,I. H.; Astor,B. C.; Kramer,H.; Palmas,W.; Rudser,K.; Seliger,S. L.; Shlipak,M. G.; Siscovick,D. S.; Tsai,M. Y.; Kestenbaum,B.Mild elevations of urine albumin excretion are associated with atherogenic lipoprotein abnormalities in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis 2008 ;197(1):407-414
de Boer,I. H.; Astor,B. C.; Kramer,H.; Palmas,W.; Seliger,S. L.; Shlipak,M. G.; Siscovick,D. S.; Tsai,M. Y.; Kestenbaum,B.Lipoprotein abnormalities associated with mild impairment of kidney function in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology: CJASN 2008 ;3(1):125-132
Dooley,Y.; Kenton,K.; Cao,G.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Kramer,H.; Brubaker,L.Urinary incontinence prevalence: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Urology 2008 ;179(2):656-661
Luke,A.; Dugas,L.; Kramer,H.Ethnicity, energy expenditure and obesity: are the observed black/white differences meaningful? Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity 2007 ;14(5):370-373
Lowenstein,L.; Brubaker,L.; Kenton,K.; Kramer,H.; Shott,S.; FitzGerald,M. P.Prevalence and impact of nocturia in a urogynecologic population. International Urogynecology Journal 2007 ;18(9):1049-1052
Nasir,K.; Rosen,B. D.; Kramer,H. J.; Edvardsen,T.; Bluemke,D. A.; Liu,K.; Lima,J. A.Regional left ventricular function in individuals with mild to moderate renal insufficiency: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. American Heart Journal 2007 ;153(4):545-551
Moran,A.; Roux,A. V.; Jackson,S. A.; Kramer,H.; Manolio,T. A.; Shrager,S.; Shea,S.Acculturation is associated with hypertension in a multiethnic sample. American Journal of Hypertension 2007 ;20(4):354-363
Kramer,H.; Luke,A.Obesity and kidney disease: a big dilemma Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension 2007 ;16(3):237-241
Kramer,H.Obesity and chronic kidney disease Contributions to nephrology 2006 ;151:1-18
Kramer,H. J.; Saranathan,A.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Guichan,C.; Hou,S.; Cooper,R.Increasing body mass index and obesity in the incident ESRD population. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2006 ;17(5):1453-1459
Goff,D. C.,Jr; Bertoni,A. G.; Kramer,H.; Bonds,D.; Blumenthal,R. S.; Tsai,M. Y.; Psaty,B. M.Dyslipidemia prevalence, treatment, and control in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA): gender, ethnicity, and coronary artery calcium Circulation 2006 ;113(5):647-656
Leehey,D. J.; Kramer,H. J.; Daoud,T. M.; Chatha,M. P.; Isreb,M. A.Progression of kidney disease in type 2 diabetes - beyond blood pressure control: an observational study. BMC Nephrology 2005 ;6(1):8
Kramer,H.Screening for kidney disease in adults with diabetes and prediabetes Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension 2005 ;14(3):249-252
Kramer,H.; Jacobs,D. R.,Jr; Bild,D.; Post,W.; Saad,M. F.; Detrano,R.; Tracy,R.; Cooper,R.; Liu,K.Urine albumin excretion and subclinical cardiovascular disease. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Hypertension 2005 ;46(1):38-43
Kramer,H.; Luke,A.; Bidani,A. K.; Cao,G.; Cooper,R.; McGee,D.Obesity and prevalent and incident CKD: the Hypertension Detection and Follow-Up Program. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2005 ;46(4):587-594
Kramer,H.; Molitch,M. E.Screening for kidney disease in adults with diabetes. Diabetes care 2005 ;28(7):1813-1816
Kramer,H.; Toto,R.; Peshock,R.; Cooper,R.; Victor,R.Association between chronic kidney disease and coronary artery calcification: the Dallas Heart Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2005 ;16(2):507-513
Kramer,H.; Wu,X.; Kan,D.; Luke,A.; Zhu,X.; Adeyemo,A.; McKenzie,C.; Cooper,R.Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphisms and obesity: an examination of three black populations. Obesity research 2005 ;13(5):823-828
Forrester,T.; Adeyemo,A.; Soarres-Wynter,S.; Sargent,L.; Bennett,F.; Wilks,R.; Luke,A.; Prewitt,E.; Kramer,H.A randomized trial on sodium reduction in two developing countries. Journal of human hypertension 2005 ;19(1):55-60
Luke,A.; Kramer,H.; Adeyemo,A.; Forrester,T.; Wilks,R.; Schoeller,D.; Leman,C.Relationship between blood pressure and physical activity assessed with stable isotopes. Journal of human hypertension 2005 ;19(2):127-132
Wolf-Maier,K.; Kramer,H.; Banegas,J. R.; Giampaoli,S.; Joffres,M. R.; Poulter,N.; Primatesta,P.; Stegmayr,B.; Thamm,M.Hypertension treatment and control in five European countries, Canada, and the United States. Hypertension 2004 ;43(1):10-17
Luke,A.; Adeyemo,A.; Kramer,H.; Forrester,T.Association between blood pressure and resting energy expenditure independent of body size Hypertension 2004 ;43(3):555-560
Kramer,H.Screening for kidney disease in adults with diabetes mellitus: don't forget serum creatinine.[comment] American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2004 ;44(5):921-923
Kramer,H.; Han,C.; Post,W.; Goff,D.; Diez-Roux,A.; Cooper,R.; Jinagouda,S.; Shea,S.Racial/ethnic differences in hypertension and hypertension treatment and control in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Hypertension 2004 ;17(10):963-970
Knight,E. L.; Kramer,H. M.; Curhan,G. C.High-normal blood pressure and microalbuminuria. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2003 ;41(3):588-595
Kramer,H. J.; Choi,H. K.; Atkinson,K.; Stampfer,M.; Curhan,G. C.The association between gout and nephrolithiasis in men: The Health Professionals' Follow-Up Study. Kidney international 2003 ;64(3):1022-1026
Kramer,H. J.; Nguyen,Q. D.; Curhan,G.; Hsu,C. Y.Renal insufficiency in the absence of albuminuria and retinopathy among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus JAMA 2003 ;289(24):3273-3277
Kramer,H. M.; Curhan,G.; Singh,A.Hemodialysis and estrogen levels in postmenopausal (HELP) patients: The multicenter HELP study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2003 ;41(6):1240-1246
Kramer,H. M.; Curhan,G. C.; Singh,A.Permanent cessation of menses and postmenopausal hormone use in dialysis-dependent women: the HELP study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2003 ;41(3):643-650
Bhorade,S. M.; Jordan,A.; Villanueva,J.; Yu,A.; Kramer,H.; Vigneswaran,W. T.; Garrity,E. R.Comparison of three tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimens in lung transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 2003 ;3(12):1570-1575
Kramer,H. M.; Curhan,G.The association between gout and nephrolithiasis: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988-1994. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2002 ;40(1):37-42
Education
Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency
Emory University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine: General
Fellowship
Harvard University Medical School Combined Nephrology Program, Internal Medicine: Nephrology
Biography
Dr. Kramer received her M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing a nephrology fellowship at Harvard University Medical School in 2002, Dr. Kramer was jointly appointed to the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Department of Preventative Medicine at the Loyola University Medical Center. She became co-director (Dr. Durazo) of the Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Program in 2005, developing several courses for the program, and later became the program director for the Program Director for the MPH Program in 2009. As an investigator, Dr. Kramer’s research focuses on obesity and kidney disease and genetic variants for kidney disease and she is a co-investigator for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
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