Elaine Kaptein, MD

Title(s)Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)
AddressIRD 808 2020 Zonal Ave.
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9520
Phone+1 323 409 7307
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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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    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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    NIH R01DK031431Dec 1, 1984 - Nov 30, 1990
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01AM031431Dec 1, 1984 - Nov 30, 1988
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Comparison of Respiratory Variations of Subclavian Vein and Inferior Vena Cava in Hospitalized Patients with Kidney Disease. Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis. 2020; 13:329-339. Kaptein EM, Cantillep A, Kaptein JS, Oo Z, Thu MB, Thwe PP, Kaptein MJ. PMID: 33204139.
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    2. Changes in cardiac output with hemodialysis relate to net volume balance and to inferior vena cava ultrasound collapsibility in critically ill patients. Ren Fail. 2020 Nov; 42(1):179-192. Kaptein MJ, Kaptein JS, Nguyen CD, Oo Z, Thwe PP, Thu MB, Kaptein EM. PMID: 32050836.
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    3. Relationship of inferior vena cava collapsibility to ultrafiltration volume achieved in critically ill hemodialysis patients. Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis. 2018; 11:195-209. Kaptein MJ, Kaptein JS, Oo Z, Kaptein EM. PMID: 30087575.
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    4. Focused Real-Time Ultrasonography for Nephrologists. Int J Nephrol. 2017; 2017:3756857. Kaptein MJ, Kaptein EM. PMID: 28261499.
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    5. A systematic literature search and review of sodium concentrations of body fluids?. Clin Nephrol. 2016 10; 86(10):203-28. Kaptein EM, Sreeramoju D, Kaptein JS, Kaptein MJ. PMID: 27616761.
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    6. Is an isolated TSH elevation in chronic nonthyroidal illness "subclinical hypothyroidism"? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov; 99(11):4015-26. Kaptein EM, LoPresti JS, Kaptein MJ. PMID: 25166720.
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    7. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency; a risk factor for chronic kidney disease in ambulatory indigent patients. Endocr Pract. 2014 Mar; 20(3):236-43. Kaptein EM, Yi SS, Endres DB, Kaptein JS, Chan LS. PMID: 24246347.
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    8. Vitamin D deficiency in urban indigent patients in Southern California. Endocr Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):404-13. Kaptein EM, Yi SS, Endres DB, Kaptein JS, Chan LS. PMID: 23337149.
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    9. 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. Kaptein EM, Chan LS, Kaptein JS. PMID: 23007276.
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    10. 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. Momenin N, Colletti PM, Kaptein EM. PMID: 21771760.
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    11. Clinical review: Thyroid hormone therapy for postoperative nonthyroidal illnesses: a systematic review and synthesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 95(10):4526-34. Kaptein EM, Sanchez A, Beale E, Chan LS. PMID: 20668034.
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    12. Thyroid hormone therapy for obesity and nonthyroidal illnesses: a systematic review. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Oct; 94(10):3663-75. Kaptein EM, Beale E, Chan LS. PMID: 19737920.
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    13. 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. Ferguson DC, Hoenig M, Kaptein EM, Peterson ME. PMID: 19067644.
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    14. Assessing thyroid hormone status in a patient with thyroid disease and renal failure: from theory to practice. Thyroid. 2004 May; 14(5):397-400. Kaptein EM, Wilcox RB, Nelson JC. PMID: 15186619.
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