Aldo Jose Peixoto MD, FASN, FASH

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Associate Chair for Ambulatory Services Operations and Quality, Department of Internal Medicine; Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology

Research Interests

Clinical and prognostic relevance of trans-telephonic home BP monitoring; Arterial stiffness in kidney disease; Systems factors related to the delivery of care in hypertension; Hemodynamic phenotyping in hypertension; Renal sympathetic denervation in resistant hypertension.

Current Projects

- Evaluation of the effectiveness of home BP telemonitoring in hypertension (cohort study, PI Peixoto).

- Evaluation of long-term variability of BP in the home environment (cohort study, PI Peixoto).

- Behavior of aortic mechanics and transmission of pulsatile BP load to the kidneys (cross sectional study, PI Peixoto).

- Use of systemic hemodynamics to phenotype hypertension as a tool to redefine mechanisms of hypertension (cross sectional study, PI Marcelo Orias MD PhD).

- Analyses of the roles of clinical inertia and medication adherence in secualr trends in BP control among veterans (cohort study, PI Rebecca Brienza MD)

(updated January 2014)


Research Summary

- Evaluation of the effectiveness of home BP telemonitoring in hypertension (cohort study, PI Peixoto).

- Evaluation of long-term variability of BP in the home environment (cohort study, PI Peixoto).

- Behavior of aortic mechanics and transmission of pulsatile BP load to the kidneys (cross sectional study, PI Peixoto).

- Use of systemic hemodynamics to phenotype hypertension as a tool to redefine mechanisms of hypertension (cross sectional study, PI Marcelo Orias MD PhD).

- Analyses of the roles of clinical inertia and medication adherence in secualr trends in BP control among veterans (cohort study, PI Rebecca Brienza MD)

- Value of renal sympathetic denervation in resistant hypertension (Member of EnligHTN IV Trial Steering Committee).


Selected Publications

  • Townsend R and Peixoto AJ. Hypertension. NephSAP 2014; 13: in press (release March 2014).
  • Belcher JM, Sanyal AJ, Peixoto AJ, Perazella MA, Lim J, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Ansari N, Coca SG, Garcia-Tsao G, Parikh CR. Kidney biomarkers and differential diagnosis of patients with cirrhosis and acute kidney injury. Hepatology 2013: epub ahead of print Dec 21.
  • Peixoto AJ, Orias M, Desir GV. Does kidney disease cause hypertension? Curr Hypertens Rep 2013; 15: 89-94.
  • Romero CA, Alfie J, Galarza C, Waisman G, Peixoto AJ, Tabares A, Orías M. Hemodynamic circulatory patterns in young patients with predominantly diastolic hypertension. J Am Soc Hypertens 2013; 7: 157-62
  • Desir GV, Wang L, Peixoto AJ. Human renalase: A review of its biology, function and implications for hypertension. J Am Soc Hypertens 2012; 6: 417-26.
  • Phipps MS, Schmid AA, Kapoor J, Peixoto AJ, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Orthostatic hypotension among outpatients with cerebrovascular disease. J Neurol Sci 2012; 314: 62-5.

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