Jochen G. Raimann, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, Data Analytics
Jochen Raimann has worked as a full-time scientist at the Renal Research Institute (RRI) since his start as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2007. As RRI’s Director of Data Analytics, Jochen conducts epidemiological research in dialysis and oversees many analytical projects. He has first- and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has acted as a reviewer for several international academic journals, and serves in an editorial capacity for the journals Trials, Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Nephrology. Jochen earned his MD from the Medical University Graz, Austria, his PhD from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and his MPH with a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics from the City University of New York School of Public Health (CUNY SPH). Jochen holds teaching appointments at CUNY SPH and at Katz School of Science and Health and Stern College at Yeshiva University. He also joined the foundation of the non-profit organization Easy Water for Everyone (www.easywaterforeveryone.org), which provides clean water to communities in need, and supports the organization’s research efforts.
Recent Articles by Jochen G Raimann, MD, PhD, MPH
Kidney Medicine JournalMay 14, 2023
Individualization of Serum-to-Dialysate Potassium Concentrat...Jonathan S Chávez-Iñiguez, Jochen G RaimannNo abstract available
Clinical journal of the American Society of NephrologyMay 11, 2023
Inclement Weather and Risk of Missing Scheduled Hemodialysis...Richard V Remigio, Jochen G Raimann, Peter Kotanko...Abstract Background: Nonadherence to hemodialysis appointments could potentially result in health complications that can influence morbidity and mortality. We examined the association between different types of inclement weather and hemodialysis appointment adherence. Methods: We analyzed health records of 60,135 patients with kidney failure who received in-center hemodialysis treatment at Fresenius Kidney Care clinics across the Northeastern US...
Kidney360May 04, 2023
Dynamics of Plasma Refill Rate and Intradialytic Hypotension...Hanjie Zhang, Sabrina Casper, Peter Kotanko, Joche...Abstract Background: Attaining the optimal balance between achieving adequate volume removal while preserving organ perfusion is a challenge for patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Current strategies to guide ultrafiltration are inadequate. Methods: We developed an approach to calculate plasma refill rate throughout hemodialysis using hematocrit and ultrafiltration data in a retrospective cohort of patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis at...
Clinical journal of the American Society of NephrologyApr 19, 2023
Ultrafiltration Rate Levels in Hemodialysis Patients Associa...Ariella Mermelstein, Jochen G Raimann, Yuedong Wan...Abstract Background: We hypothesized that the association of ultrafiltration rate with mortality in hemodialysis patients was differentially affected by weight and sex and sought to derive a sex- and weight-indexed ultrafiltration rate measure that captures the differential effects of these parameters on the association of ultrafiltration rate with mortality. Methods: Data were analyzed from the US Fresenius...
ElifeAug 09, 2022
Modeling osteoporosis to design and optimize pharmacological...David J. Jörg, Doris Fuertinger, Alhaji Cherif, Da...Abstract For the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, several drug classes with different mechanisms of action are available. Since only a limited set of dosing regimens and drug combinations can be tested in clinical trials, it is currently unclear whether common medication strategies achieve optimal bone mineral density gains or are outperformed by alternative dosing schemes...
Journal of Applied PhysiologyJul 01, 2022
Identification of fluid overload in elderly patients with ch...Usama Hussein, Monica Cimini, Garry J Handelman, J...Abstract Diagnosis of fluid overload (FO) in early stage is essential to manage fluid balance of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the identification of fluid status in patients with CKD is largely dependent on the physician's clinical acumen. The ratio of fluid overload to extracellular volume (FO/ECV)...
Hemodialysis InternationalJun 19, 2022
Estimation of fluid status using three multifrequency bioimp...Lin-Chun Wang, Jochen G Raimann, Xia Tao, Priscila...Abstract Introduction: Segmental eight-point bioimpedance has been increasingly used in practice. However, whether changes in bioimpedance analysis components before and after hemodialysis (HD) using this technique in a standing position is comparable to traditional whole-body wrist-to-ankle method is still unclear. We aimed to investigate the differences between two eight-point devices (InBody 770 and Seca mBCA 514)...
Kidney International ReportsApr 22, 2022
Ultrafiltration Rate Thresholds Associated With Increased Mo...Jochen G Raimann, Yuedong Wang, Ariella Mermelstei...Abstract Introduction: One proposed threshold ultrafiltration rate (UFR) of concern in hemodialysis patients is 13 ml/h per kg. We evaluated associations among UFR, postdialysis weight, and mortality to determine whether exceeding such a threshold would result in similar levels of risk for patients of different body weights. Methods: Data were analyzed in this retrospective cohort study for...
Current Medical Research and OpinionApr 15, 2022
Using herbs medically without knowing their composition: are...Orly F Kohn, Susie Q Lew, Steve Siu-Man Wong, Rami...Abstract Herbal medicine, a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is used throughout the world, in both developing and developed countries. The ingredients in herbal medicines are not standardized by any regulatory agency. Variability exists in the ingredients as well as in their concentrations. Plant products may become contaminated with bacteria and fungi during...
Seminars in DialysisMar 22, 2022
Hemodiafiltration in 2022: Introduction to the symposiumBernard Canaud, Andrew Davenport, Thomas A Golper,...
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Jochen G. Raimann, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, Data Analytics