Wooin Ahn, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Education & Training
- Association Between Kidney Function, Proteinuria and the Risk of Multiple Myeloma: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study in South Korea September 29, 2021CONCLUSION: Adults with decreased renal function indicated either by decreased eGFR or presence of proteinuria are at a higher risk of developing MM compared to those without, and there is a dose-response relationship between the severity of renal impairment and MM incidence.
- Concurrent Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Disease and Membranous Nephropathy: A Case Series January 9, 2021CONCLUSIONS: In this case series, the presentation of concurrent anti-GBM disease and MN was characterized by rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and poor kidney outcomes. These findings suggest possible value from earlier diagnosis and the need for identification of more effective treatment regimens.
- Presentation and Outcomes of Patients with ESKD and COVID-19 May 30, 2020CONCLUSIONS: The association of COVID-19 with high mortality in patients with ESKD on dialysis reinforces the need to take appropriate infection control measures to prevent COVID-19 spread in this vulnerable population.
- Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Primary Glomerular Diseases Due to Podocytopathies in Adults: Core Curriculum 2020 April 26, 2020Podocyte injury is the initiating step in the pathway toward clinically evident forms of nephrotic syndrome known as podocytopathies, represented as either minimal change disease (MCD) or focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). There are hallmark differences in the histologic appearances of MCD and FSGS, which in turn represent distinct pathogenic models after initial podocyte injury (eg, […]
- How COVID-19 Has Changed the Management of Glomerular Diseases April 26, 2020No abstract
- Pilot Study of Return of Genetic Results to Patients in Adult Nephrology April 18, 2020CONCLUSIONS: Developing the infrastructure to support return of genetic results in nephrology was resource-intensive, but presented potential opportunities for improving patient care.
- Diagnostic Utility of Exome Sequencing for Kidney Disease December 27, 2018CONCLUSIONS: Exome sequencing in a combined cohort of more than 3000 patients with chronic kidney disease yielded a genetic diagnosis in just under 10% of cases. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and others.).
- Kidney Transplantation in C3 Glomerulopathy: A Case Series November 11, 2018CONCLUSIONS: In a case series of C3G transplant recipients, the proportion of disease recurrence was high in both C3GN and DDD, although graft loss appeared to occur more frequently in DDD. In a small subset of study patients, eculizumab therapy was not consistently followed by salutary outcomes.
- C3 glomerulonephritis and dense deposit disease share a similar disease course in a large United States cohort of patients with C3 glomerulopathy January 10, 2018C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease comprise the two classes of C3 glomerulopathy. Studies from Europe and Asia have aided our understanding of this recently defined disorder, but whether these data apply to a diverse United States patient population remains unclear. We, therefore, reviewed clinical and histopathological data, including generation of a C3 Glomerulopathy […]
- Whole-Exome Sequencing in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study December 6, 2017CONCLUSION: Whole-exome sequencing identified diagnostic mutations in a substantial number of adults with CKD of many causes. Further study of the utility of WES in the evaluation and care of patients with CKD in additional settings is warranted.