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    Elaine Kaptein, MD

    TitleProfessor of Medicine (Part Time)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressIRD 808 2020 Zonal Ave.
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9520
    Phone+1 323 226 2119
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      A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Kaptein began teaching at the Keck School of Medicine in the Endocrinology Division in 1977. She became a tenured Professor of Medicine in 1990, a position she currently holds. Dr. Kaptein is a distinguished member of the Western Society for Clinical Investigation, American Society of Nephrology, the Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association. An accomplished researcher and lecturer, Dr. Kaptein has been invited to speak on the topics of Endocrinology and Nephrology in such cities as Montreal, Milan, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Vienna and Rotterdam, to name a few.


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      University of Saskatchewan 1969  - 1971Student Research Scholarship
      American College of Physicians1981Fellow
      Royal College of Physicians of Canada 1978Fellow
      NIH1980  - 1982General Clinical Research Center Physician Grant
      NIH1984  - 1990Grant R01 DK31431
      Renal Organ System, Course Director2000Teaching Award, Outstanding Year II Course

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      1. Kaptein MJ, Kaptein E. Focused Real-Time Ultrasonography for Nephrologists. Int J Nephrol. 2017; 2017:3756857. PMID: 28261499.
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      2. Kaptein E, Sreeramoju D, Kaptein JS, Kaptein MJ. A systematic literature search and review of sodium concentrations of body fluids?. Clin Nephrol. 2016 10; 86(10):203-28. PMID: 27616761.
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      3. Kaptein E, LoPresti JS, Kaptein MJ. Is an isolated TSH elevation in chronic nonthyroidal illness "subclinical hypothyroidism"? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov; 99(11):4015-26. PMID: 25166720.
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      4. Kaptein E, Yi SS, Endres DB, Kaptein JS, Chan LS. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency; a risk factor for chronic kidney disease in ambulatory indigent patients. Endocr Pract. 2014 Mar; 20(3):236-43. PMID: 24246347.
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      5. Kaptein E, Yi SS, Endres DB, Kaptein JS, Chan LS. Vitamin D deficiency in urban indigent patients in Southern California. Endocr Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):404-13. PMID: 23337149.
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      6. Kaptein E, Chan LS, Kaptein JS. Assessment of maximum weight change and duration of therapeutic effect for non-surgical treatment of obesity using an exponential model. Eat Weight Disord. 2012 Dec; 17(4):e234-43. PMID: 23007276.
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      7. Momenin N, Colletti PM, Kaptein E. Low pleural fluid-to-serum glucose gradient indicates pleuroperitoneal communication in peritoneal dialysis patients: presentation of two cases and a review of the literature. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Mar; 27(3):1212-9. PMID: 21771760.
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      8. Kaptein E, Sanchez A, Beale E, Chan LS. Clinical review: Thyroid hormone therapy for postoperative nonthyroidal illnesses: a systematic review and synthesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 95(10):4526-34. PMID: 20668034.
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      9. Kaptein E, Beale E, Chan LS. Thyroid hormone therapy for obesity and nonthyroidal illnesses: a systematic review. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Oct; 94(10):3663-75. PMID: 19737920.
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      10. Ferguson DC, Hoenig M, Kaptein E, Peterson ME. Comments regarding "Subclinical hyperthyroidism in cats: a spontaneous model of subclinical toxic nodular goiter in humans?". Thyroid. 2008 Dec; 18(12):1339-40; author reply 1341. PMID: 19067644.
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      11. Kaptein E, Wilcox RB, Nelson JC. Assessing thyroid hormone status in a patient with thyroid disease and renal failure: from theory to practice. Thyroid. 2004 May; 14(5):397-400. PMID: 15186619.
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