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Donald Potter, MD

  • Donald Potter

Specialties

Nephrology

Work and Education

Professional Education

UCLA - School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1959

Internship

Sacramento County Hosp, Sacramento, CA, 1960

Residency

Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA, 1963

Fellowship

Univ of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1968

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Services

Kidney

All Publications

Role of Twenty-Four-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children on Dialysis CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY Chaudhuri, A., Sutherland, S. M., Begin, B., Salsbery, K., McCabe, L., Potter, D., Alexander, S. R., Wong, C. J. 2011; 6 (4): 870-876

Abstract

Pre- or postdialysis BP recordings are imprecise, can be biased, and have poor test-retest reliability in children on dialysis. We aimed to examine the possible differences between pre- and postdialysis BP levels and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) in diagnosis of hypertension (HTN).Twenty-four children on dialysis had 24-hour ABPM in the interdialytic period, and values were compared with average pre- and postdialysis systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) recordings that week. Each patient had an echocardiogram to determine presence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).By ABPM, 8% of patients had white coat HTN and 12% had masked HTN. There was no significant difference in diagnosis of systolic HTN based on ABPM daytime SBP mean or load and postdialysis SBP. However, only 15% of patients had diastolic HTN based on postdialysis measures, whereas 46% of patients had significantly elevated daytime DBP loads and 71% had high nighttime DBP loads on ABPM. Forty-eight percent of patients were SBP nondippers. Children with LVH had higher daytime and nighttime SBP loads, significantly higher daytime and nighttime DBP loads, and lesser degree of nocturnal dipping of SBP compared with those who did not.ABPM is more informative than pre- and postdialysis BPs and improves the predictability of BP as a risk factor for target organ damage. Diagnosis and treatment monitoring of HTN among pediatric dialysis patients is enhanced with addition of ABPM.

View details for DOI 10.2215/CJN.07960910

View details for Web of Science ID 000289223600026

View details for PubMedID 21273374

ACID-BASE CHANGES AND ACETATE METABOLISM DURING ROUTINE AND HIGH-EFFICIENCY HEMODIALYSIS IN CHILDREN KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL Kaiser, B. A., Potter, D. E., Bryant, R. E., Vreman, H. J., Weiner, M. W. 1981; 19 (1): 70-79

Abstract

Changes in acid-base status and plasma acetate concentrations were studied in eight children during 11 hemodialysis sessions. During dialysis, the blood bicarbonate concentration fell (20.5 +/- 0.7 to 19.6 +/- 0.8 mEq/liter), the Pco2 fell (33.4 +/- 0.8 to 27.5 +/- 1.4 mm Hg), and the pH rose (7.42 +/- 0.01 to 7.48 +/- 0.02). During the hour after dialysis, the bicarbonate concentration rose to normal (23.4 +/- 0.7 mEq/liter), the PCO2 rose (32.8 +/- 0.8 mm Hg), and the pH remained unchanged. The half-life of plasma acetate, measured after dialysis, was 8.7 min. During five "high-efficiency" dialysis sessions (urea clearance, greater than 3.0 ml/min/kg), blood bicarbonate concentration fell 3.2 mEq/liter, PCO2 fell 8.7 mm Hg, and plasma acetate rose to 7.51 mmoles/liter, whereas during six "routine efficiency" dialysis sessions (urea clearance. 1.5 to 3.0 ml/min/kg), blood bicarbonate rose 1.0 mEq/liter, PCO2 fell 36 mm Hg, and plasma acetate rose to 3.52 mmoles/liter. At 1 hour after the end of dialysis, blood bicarbonate, PCO2, and plasma acetate concentrations were similar in the two groups. Clinical problems occurred more frequently in the high-efficiency group during dialysis although the difference was not significant. The data indicate that (1) dialysis with acetate buffer effectively corrects predialysis metabolic acidosis, (2) although children have a high rate of acetate metabolism, during high-efficiency dialysis this rate is exceeded by the influx of acetate, and acid-base abnormalities occur. These abnormalities are transient but may cause clinical problems.

View details for Web of Science ID A1981LA64000009

View details for PubMedID 6783778