Selected Publications

Dr. Wilund and the Renal and Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory have broad interests in the application of nutrition and exercise interventions in populations with chronic disease. Published research articles include the following, broken down by year:


Harris A, Evans NP, Perez LM, Burrows B, Derk G, Chiu C, Wilund KR. Working on Wellness: Impact of a Pilot Workplace Wellness Program in a Hemodialysis Center. Nephrol Nurs J. 2021;48(1):49-55.


Kistler BM, Khubchandani J, Bennett P, Wilund KR, Sosnoff J. Depressive Disorders Are Associated With Risk of Falls in People With Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2020, Nov. doi:10.1177/1078390320970648

Perez LM, Fang H‐Y, Ashrafi S‐A, Burrows BT, King AC, Larsen RJ, Sutton BP, and Wilund KR. Pilot study to reduce interdialytic weight gain by provision of low‐sodium, home‐delivered meals in hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis International. 2020 Nov.

Draicchio F, van Vliet S, Ancu O, Paluska SA, Wilund KR, Mickute M, Sathyapalan T, Renshaw D, Watt P, Sylow L, Burd NA, Mackenzie R. Integrin-associated ILK and PINCH1 protein content are reduced in skeletal muscle of maintenance haemodialysis patients. J Physiol. 2020;598(24):5701-5716. doi:10.1113/JP280441

Whalen SK, King AC, Wilund KR, Headley SAE. The Necessity for Renal Rehabilitation. JCEP (2020)9 (3): 118–130.

Wilkinson TJ, McAdams-DeMarco M, Bennett PN, Wilund K; Global Renal Exercise Network. Advances in exercise therapy in predialysis chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2020;29(5):471-479.

Perez LM, Burrows BT, Chan LE, Fang H-Y, Barnes JL, and Wilund KR. Pilot feasibility study examining the effects of a comprehensive volume reduction protocol on hydration status and blood pressure in hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Int. 2020;24(3):414-422. doi:10.1111/hdi.12841

Wilund KR, Viana JL, and Perez LM. A critical review of exercise training in hemodialysis patients: Personalized activity prescriptions are needed. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 2020 Jan;48(1):28-39. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000209.


Wilund KR, Thompson S, Bennett PA. A Global Approach to Increasing Physical Activity and Exercise in Kidney Care: The International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism Global Renal Exercise Group. J Ren Nutr. 2019 Nov;29(6):467-470

Fang H-Y, Burrows BT, King AC, Wilund KR. A Comparison of Intradialytic versus Out-of-Clinic Exercise Training Programs for Hemodialysis Patients. Blood Purif 2019. doi: 10.1159/000503772

Martin-Alemañy G, Espinosa-Cuevas MLÁ, Pérez-Navarro M, Wilund KR, Miranda-Alatriste P, Cortés-Pérez M, García-Villalobos G, Gómez-Guerrero I, Cantú-Quintanilla G, Ramírez-Mendoza M, Valdez-Ortiz R.  Effect of Oral Nutritional Supplementation With and Without Exercise on Nutritional Status and Physical Function of Adult Hemodialysis Patients: A Parallel Controlled Clinical Trial (AVANTE-HEMO Study). J Ren Nutr. 2020;30(2):126-136. doi:10.1053/j.jrn.2019.06.010

Biruete A, Allen JM, Kistler BM, Jeong JH, Fitschen PJ, Swanson KS, Wilund KR.Gut Microbiota and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Hemodialysis Patients: A Pilot Study. Top Clin Nutr. 2019;34(2):153-160. doi:10.1097/TIN.0000000000000170

Bennett PN, Thompson S, Wilund KR. An introduction to Exercise and Physical Activity in Dialysis Patients: Preventing the unacceptable journey to physical dysfunction. Semin Dial. 2019;32(4):281-282. doi:10.1111/sdi.12816

Jeong JH, Biruete A, Tomayko EJ, Wu PT, Fitschen P, Chung HR, Ali M, McAuley EM, Fernhall B, Phillips SA, Wilund KR. Results from the randomized controlled IHOPE trial suggest no effects of oral protein supplementation and exercise training on physical function in hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int. 2019;96(3):777-786. doi:10.1016/j.kint.2019.03.018

Kistler BM, Khubchandani J, Wiblishauser M, Wilund KR, Sosnoff JJ. Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries among middle-aged adults with kidney disease. Int Urol Nephrol. 2019;51(9):1613-1621. doi:10.1007/s11255-019-02148-8

Hernandez R, Lash JP, Burrows B, Wilund KR, Mattix-Kramer HJ, Peralta C, Durazo-Arvizu RA, Talavera GA, Penedo FJ, Khambaty T, Moncrieft AE, Chen J, Daviglus ML. The association of positive affect and cardiovascular health in Hispanics/Latinos with chronic kidney disease: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Prev Med Rep. 2019;15:100916. Published 2019 Jun 7. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100916

Viana JL, Martins P, Parker K, Madero M, Grovas HP, Anding K, Degenhardt S, Gabrys I, Raugust S, West C, Cowen T, Wilund KR. Sustained exercise programs for hemodialysis patients: The characteristics of successful approaches in Portugal, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. Semin Dial. 2019;32(4):320-330. doi:10.1111/sdi.12814

Wilund KR, Jeong JH, Greenwood SA. Addressing myths about exercise in hemodialysis patients. Semin Dial. 2019;32(4):297-302. doi:10.1111/sdi.12815


Hernandez R, Burrows B, Wilund K, Cohn M, Xu S, Moskowitz JT. Feasibility of an Internet-based positive psychological intervention for hemodialysis patients with symptoms of depression. Soc Work Health Care. 2018 Nov-Dec;57(10):864-879. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2018.1523268

van Vliet S, Skinner SK, Beals JW, Pagni BA, Fang HY, Ulanov AV, Li Z, Paluska SA, Mazzulla M, West DWD, Moore DR, Wilund KR, Burd NA. Dysregulated Handling of Dietary Protein and Muscle Protein Synthesis After Mixed-Meal Ingestion in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney Int Rep. 2018 Aug 17;3(6):1403-1415. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2018.08.001.

Barber JL, Kraus WE, Church TS, Hagberg JM, Thompson PD, Bartlett DB, Beets MW, Earnest CP, Huffman KM, Landers-Ramos RQ, Leon AS, Rao DC, Seip RL, Skinner JS, Slentz CA, Wilund KR, Bouchard C, Sarzynski MA. Effects of regular endurance exercise on GlycA: Combined analysis of 14 exercise interventions. Atherosclerosis. 2018;277:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.07.029

Kistler BM, Khubchandani J, Jakubowicz G, Wilund K, Sosnoff J. Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among US Adults Aged 65 or Older With Chronic Kidney Disease. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Jun 21;15:E82. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.170518.

Jeong JH, Biruete A, Fernhall B, Wilund KREffects of acute intradialytic exercise on cardiovascular responses in hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Int. 2018 Oct;22(4):524-533. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12664

Kistler BM, Biruete A, Chapman-Novakofski K, Wilund KRThe Relationship Between Intradialytic Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Symptoms Using a Modified Version of the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale. Journal of Renal Nutrition. 2018 Mar;28(2):129-134. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2017.08.006.


Fitschen PJ, Biruete A, Jeong J, Wilund KR. Efficacy of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate supplementation in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Ind. 2017 Jan. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12440

Peterson RD, Wilund KR, Cunningham BT, Andrade JE. Comparison of Methods Study between a Photonic Crystal Biosensor and Certified ELISA to Measure Biomarkers of Iron Deficiency in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Sensors (Basel). 2017;17(10):2203. Published 2017 Sep 25. doi:10.3390/s17102203

Roshanravan B, Gamboa J, Wilund K. Exercise and CKD: Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction and Practical Application of Exercise to Prevent and Treat Physical Impairments in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 June; 69(6):837-852

Yan H, Ranadive SM, Lane-Cordova AD, Kappus RM, Behun MA, Cook MD, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Halliwill JR, Fernhall B.  Effect of acute aerobic exercise and histamine receptor blockade on arterial stiffness in African Americans and Caucasians. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017;122(2):386-395. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01115.2015

Biruete A, Jeong JH, Barnes JL, Wilund KRModified nutritional recommendations to improve dietary patterns and outcomes in hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr. 2017 Jan 27. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2016.06.001.


Pilutti LA, Motl RW, Edwards TA, Wilund KR. Rationale and design of a randomized controlled clinical trial of functional electrical stimulation cycling in persons with severe multiple sclerosis. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2016, Aug.

Benner D, Burgess M, Stasios M, Brosch B, Wilund KR, Shen S, Kistler B. In-Center Nutrition Practices of Clinics within a Large Hemodialysis Provider in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May 6; 11(5):770-5.

Yan H, Behun MA, Cook MD, Ranadive SM, Lane-Cordova AD, Kappus RM, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Halliwill JR, Fernhall B. Differential Post-Exercise Blood Pressure Responses between Blacks and Caucasians. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 13;11(4):e0153445

Chung HR, Vakil M, Munroe M, Parikh A, Meador BM, Wu PT, Jeong JH, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Boppart MD. The Impact of Exercise on Statin-Associated Skeletal Muscle Myopathy. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 9;11(12):e0168065

Lane-Cordova AD, Ranadive SM, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Phillips SA, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Fernhall B. Aging, not age-associated inflammation, determines blood pressure and endothelial responses to acute inflammation. J Hypertens. 2016;34(12):2402-2409. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000001103


Jeong JH, Wu PT, Kistler BM, Fitschen PJ, Biruete AG, Phillips SA, Ali MM, Fernhall B, Wilund KRThe presence and impact of diastolic dysfunction on physical function and body composition in hemodialysis patients. J Nephrol. 2015 Dec. doi: 10.1007/s40620-015-0188-y

Wu PT, Fitschen PJ, Kistler BM, Jeong JH, Chung HR, Aviram M, Phillips SA, Fernhall B, Wilund KREffects of Pomegranate Extract Supplementation on Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Physical Function in Hemodialysis Patients. J Med Food. 2015 Sep. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2014.0103

Mendoza M, Han M, Meyring-Wösten A, Wilund KR, Kotanko P. It’s a non-dialysis day… Do you know how your patient is doing? A case for research into interdialytic activity. Blood Purif. 2015;39(1-3):74-83.

Tomayko, EJ, Kistler BM, Fitschen PJ, Wu PT, Chung HR, Wilund KR. Intradialytic protein supplementation reduces inflammation and improves physical function in maintenance hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr. 2014 Nov 25 (Epub ahead of print).


Kistler BM, Fitschen PJ, Ikizler TA, Wilund KRRethinking the restriction on nutrition during hemodialysis treatment. J Ren Nutr. 2014 Nov;24(6):349-352.

Kistler BM, Benner D, Burgess M, Stasios M, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Wilund KRTo eat or not to eat – International experiences with eating during hemodialysis treatment. J Ren Nutr. 2014 Nov;24(6):349-352.

Lane AD, Yan H, Ranadive SM, Kappus RM, Sun P, Cook MD, Harvey I, Woods J, Wilund KR, Fernhall B. Sex differences in ventricular-vascular coupling following endurance training. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Dec; 114(12):2597-606.

Kistler BM, Fitschen PJ, Ranadive SM, Fernhall B, Wilund KR. Case study: natural bodybuilding contest preparation. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2014 [epub ahead of print].

Yan H, Ranadive SM, Heffernan KS, Lane AD, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Wu PT, Sun P, Harvey IS, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Fernhall B. Hemodynamic and arterial stiffness differences between African-Americans and Caucasians following maximal exercise. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2014; 306:H60-8.

Shin S, Chung HR, Fitschen PJ, Kistler BM, Park HW, Wilund KR, Sosnoff JJ. Postural control in hemodialysis patients. Gait Posture 2014; 39:723-7.

Tomayko EJ, Cachia AJ, Chung HR, Wilund KR. Resveratrol supplementation reduces aortic atherosclerosis and calcification and attenuates loss of aerobic capacity in a mouse model of uremia. J Med Food. 2014 Feb;17(2):278-83.

Fitschen PJ, Kistler BM, Jeong JH, Chung HR, Wu PT, Walsh MJ, Wilund KR. Perceptual effects and efficacy of intermittent or continuous blood flow restriction resistance training. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 2013;  [epub ahead of print].

Rahman A, Wilund KR, Fitschen PJ, Jeejeebhoy K, Agarwala R, Drover JW, Mourtzakis M. Elderly persons with ICU-acquired weakness: the potential role for beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation? JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2013; [epub ahead of print].


Lane AD, Ranadive SM, Yan H, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Sun P, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Fernhall B. Effect of sex on wasted left ventricular effort following maximal exercise. Int J Sports Med 2013; 34:770-6.

Fahs CA, Rossow LM, Yan H, Ranadive SM, Agiovlasitis S, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Fernhall B. Resting and post exercise arterial-ventricular coupling in endurance-trained men and women. J Hum Hypertens 2013; 27:552-6.

Ranadive SM, Cook M, Kappus RM, Yan H, Lane AD, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Iwamoto G, Vanar V, Tandon R, Fernhall B. Effect of acute aerobic exercise on vaccine efficacy in older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2013; [epub ahead of print]

Shin S, Chung HR, Kistler BM, Fitschen PJ, Sosnoff JJ, Wilund KR. Effect of muscle strength on gait in hemodialysis patients with and without diabetes. Int J Rehabil Res 2013; [epub ahead of print].

Shin S, Chung HR, Kistler BM, Fitschen PJ, Sosnoff JJ, Wilund KR. Walking and talking in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013; 94(1):127-31.

Kappus RM, Ranadive SM, Yan H, Lane AD, Cook MD, Hall G, Harvey IS, Wilund KR, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Validity of predicting left ventricular end systolic pressure changes following an acute bout of exercise. J Sci Med Sport 2013; 16:71-5.

Fitschen PJ, Wilson GJ, Wilson JM, Wilund KR. Efficacy of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) in elderly and clinical populations. Nutrition 2013; 29(1):29-36.

Lane A, Wu PT, Kistler BM, Fitschen PF, Tomayko EJ, Jeong JJ, Chung HR, Yan H, Ranadive S, Phillips SM, Fernhall B, Wilund KR. Arterial stiffness and walk time in patients with end-stage renal disease. Kidney Blood Pres Res 2013; 37(2-3):142-50.


Lane AD, Heffernan KS, Rossow LM, Fahs CA, Ranadive SM, Yan H, Baynard T, Wilund K, Fernhall B. Aortic reservoir function, estimated myocardial demand and coronary perfusion pressure following steady-state and interval exercise. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 2012; 32:353-60.

Woods JA, Wilund KR, Martin SA, Kistler BM. Exercise, inflammation, and aging. Aging Dis 2012; 3(1):130-40.


Tomayko EJ, Chung HR, Wilund KRSoy protein diet and exercise training increase relative bone volume and enhance bone microarchitecture in a mouse model of uremia. J Bone Miner Metab 2011; 29(6): 682-90.


Fahs CA, Yan H, Ranadive S, Rossow LM, Agiovlasitis S, Wilund KR, Fernhall B. The effect of acute fish-oil supplementation on endothelial function and arterial stiffness following a high-fat meal. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2010; 35(3):294-302.

Wilund KR, Tomayko EJ, Wu PT, Chung HR, Vallurupalli S, Lakshminarayanan B, and Fernhall B. Intradialytic exercise training reduces oxidative stress and epicardial fat: a pilot study. Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation 2010; 25(8):2695-701.

Rossow L, Yan H, Fahs CA, Ranadive SM, Agiovlasitis S, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Fernhall B. Post-exercise hypotension in an endurance-trained population of men and women following high-intensity interval and steady-state cycling. Am J Hypertens 2010; 23(4):358-67.