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Incorporating sonography into nephrology practice

O’Neill, W.C.  The new nephrologist. Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 35:978-979, 2000.

O’Neill, W.C. and Baumgarten, D.A.  Core curriculum in nephrology: imaging.  Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 42:601-604, 2003.

Berns, J. and O’Neill, W.C. Performance of procedures by nephrologists and nephrology fellows at US nephrology training programs.  Clin J of the Am Soc Nephrol 3:941-947, 2008.

Gosmanova, E.O., Wu S., and O'Neill, W.C.  Application of ultrasound in nephrology practice. Adv. in Chronic Kidney Dis 16:396-404, 2009.

O’Neill, W.C.  Renal Relevant Radiology: Use of Ultrasound in Kidney Disease and Nephrology

Procedures. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 9:373-381, 2014.

Niyyar, V.D. and O’Neill, W.C.  Point-of-care ultrasound in the practice of nephrology.  Kidney International 93:1052-1059, 2018.

O’Neill, W.C. and Ross, D. Retooling nephrology with ultrasound. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 14:771-773, 2019

Koratala, A., Teoderescu, V., and Niyyar, V.D. Nephrologist – the new sonographer. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, March 2020

Diagnostic kidney ultrasound

O’Neill,W.C.  Sonographic evaluation of renal failure.   Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 35:1021-1038, 2000.

Manley, J. and O’Neill, W.C.  How echogenic is echogenic?  Quantitative acoustics of the renal cortex.  Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 37:706-711, 2001.

O’Neill, W.C. and Baumgarten, D.A.  Ultrasonography in renal transplantation.  Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 39:663-678, 2002.

O’Neill, W.C. Sonography of the kidneys and urinary tract. Sem. Nephrol. 22:242-253, 2002.

Al-Said, J.M. and O’Neill, W.C.  Reduced kidney size in patients with simple renal cysts.  Kidney International 64: 1059-1064, 2003.

Chapman, A., Guay-Woodford, L., Grantham, J., Torres, V., Bae, K., Baumgarten, D., Kenney, P., King, B.F., Glockner, J., Wetzel, L.H., Brummer, M., O’Neill, W.C., Robbin, M., Bennett, W., Klahr, S., Hirschman, G., Kimmel, P., Thompson, P., Miller, J.  Renal structure in early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): the Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease (CRISP) cohort.  Kidney International 64: 1059-1064, 2003.

Moghazi, S., Jones, E., Schroepple, J., Arya, K., McClellan, W. and O’Neill, W.C. Correlation between renal histopathology and sonographic findings.  Kidney International 67:1515-1520, 2005.

O’Neill, W.C., Robbin, M.L., Bae, K.T., Grantham, J.J., Chapman, A.B., Guay-Woodford, L., Torres, V.E., King, B.F., Wetzel, L.H., Thompson, P.A., and Miller, J.P.  Sonographic Assessment of the Severity and Progression of Autosomal-Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: the Consortium of Renal Imaging Studies in Polycystic Kidney Disease (CRISP).  Am. J. Kidney Dis. 46:1058-1064, 2005.

O’Neill, W.C.  B-mode sonography in acute renal failure.  Nephron Clinical Practice 103:c19-c23, 2006.

Gosmanova, E.O., Baumgarten, D.A., and O'Neill, W.C.  Acute kidney injury in a patient with unilateral ureteral obstruction.  Am J of Kidney Dis 54:775-9, 2009.

Bardelli, M., Yezvlin, A., and O’Neill, W.C.  Imaging For Renovascular Disease. Seminars in Nephrology 31:272-282, 2011.

O’Neill, W.C.  Renal resistive index: a case of mistaken identity. Hypertension 64:915-917, 2014.

Bhutani, H., Smith, V., Rahbari-Oskoui, F., Mittal, A., Grantham, J.G., Torres, V.E., Mrug, M., Bae, K.T., Wu, Z., Ge, Y., Landslittel, D., Gibbs, P., O’Neill, W.C., Chapman, A.B.  A comparison of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging shows that kidney length predicts chronic kidney disease in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Kidney International 88:146-151, 2015.

Rahbari-Askoui, F. and O’Neill, W.C. Diagnosis and Management of Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease

and Renal Tumors in ESRD patients. Seminars in Dialysis 30:373-379, 2017.

Anchor 1

Kidney biopsy

Nass,K. and O’Neill, W.C.  Bedside renal biopsy: ultrasound guidance by the nephrologist.  Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 34:955-959, 1999.

Sharma, S., Arthur, J.M., Bonsib, S.M., Phelan, K.D., Singh, M., Karakala, N., Bulloch, K.W., Niyyar, V.D., and Velez, J.C.Q.  An Integrated Pathology and Ultrasonography-Based Simulation for Training in Performance of a Kidney Biopsy. Clinical Nephrology 89: 214–222, 2018.

Palacherla, J. and O’Neill, W.C. Point-of-care ultrasound for native kidney biopsies. Kidney360, April 2020.

Anchor 2

Vascular access

Moore, C., Kollpainter, R., Andrews, L., Moss, P., Chiricolo, G., Niyyar, V.D., Ramakrishna, H., Sobel, J., Thompson, J., Holder, M., Saigal, N., Braga, P., Poe, P., and Dickey, K. Guideline Update: Practice Parameters for the Use of Ultrasound to Guide Vascular Access Procedures. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine J Ultrasound Medicine 38: E4-E18, 2019.

Niyyar, V.D. Ultrasound in Dialysis Access: Opportunities and Challenges Journal of Vascular Access:, 2019

Niyyar, V.D. Ultrasound-based Simulation for Cannulation in Outpatient Hemodialysis Units: An Educational Protocol Journal of Vascular Access:, 2019.

Anchor 3
Anchor 4

Volume assessment

Arun Thomas, E.T. et al. Comparison between clinical judgment and integrated lung and inferior vena cava ultrasonography for dry weight estimation in hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis International 23:494–503, 2019.

Loutradis, C. et al. The effect of dry-weight reduction guided by lung ultrasound on ambulatory blood pressure in hemodialysis patients: a randomized controlled trial. Kidney International 95, 1505–1513, 2019.


Zoccali, C. et al. Pulmonary Congestion Predicts Cardiac Events and Mortality in ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol 24: 639–646, 2013.

Kaptein, M.J. et al. Relationship of inferior vena cava collapsibility to ultrafiltration volume achieved in critically ill hemodialysis patients. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease 11 195–209, 2018.

Ross, D.W. et al. Lung ultrasonography in end-stage renal disease: moving from evidence to practice—a narrative review. Clinical Kidney Journal 11:172–178, 2018.

Beaubien‑Souligny, W. et al. Quantifying systemic congestion with Point‑Of‑Care ultrasound: development of the venous excess ultrasound grading system. Ultrasound J 12:16, 2020.

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