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Nithin Karakala

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
DivisionInternal Med Nephrology
Address324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 501
Little Rock AR 72205
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    Dr. Karakala is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from Deccan College of Medical Sciences in India. He completed his internal medicine residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland and his nephrology fellowship training at Medical University of South Carolina. He served as the Chief Nephrology Fellow at MUSC as well. Dr. Karakala was on the faculty at MUSC for two years before coming to UAMS. Dr. Karakala is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His clinical interests are continuous renal replacement therapy, early prognostic markers of acute kidney injury, and volume management in acute kidney injury. His research interests include biomarkers in renal disease.


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    Grant No. IR44 GM 123799-01     (KARAKALA, NITHIN)Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 23, 2020
    Potrero Medical - Pass Through: Biomedical Research Foundation - Arkansas
    Targeting Abdominal Perfusion Pressure in Septic Shock (The MAP APP Study) IRB 228252
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R44GM123799     (KARAKALA, NITHIN)Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2023
    Potrero Medical - Pass Through: Biomedical Research Foundation - Arkansas
    Targeting Abdominal Perfusion Pressure in Septic Shock (The MAP APP Study) IRB 228252
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Belcher JM, Parada XV, Simonetto DA, Juncos LA, Karakala N, Wadei HM, Sharma P, Regner KR, Nadim MK, Garcia-Tsao G, Velez JCQ, Parikh SM, Chung RT, Allegretti AS. Terlipressin and the Treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome: How the CONFIRM Trial Moves the Story Forward. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Oct 01. PMID: 34606933.
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    2. Allegretti AS, Parada XV, Endres P, Zhao S, Krinsky S, St Hillien SA, Kalim S, Nigwekar SU, Flood JG, Nixon A, Simonetto DA, Juncos LA, Karakala N, Wadei HM, Regner KR, Belcher JM, Nadim MK, Garcia-Tsao G, Velez JCQ, Parikh SM, Chung RT. Urinary NGAL as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker for Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis: A Prospective Study. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2021 05 11; 12(5):e00359. PMID: 33979307.
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    3. Juncos LA, Chandrashekar K, Karakala N, Baldwin I. Vascular access, membranes and circuit for CRRT. Semin Dial. 2021 May 03. PMID: 33939859.
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    4. Karakala N, Córdoba D, Chandrashekar K, Lopez-Ruiz A, Juncos LA. Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Acute Care Nephrology. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2021 01; 28(1):83-90. PMID: 34389140.
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    5. Mandalapu R, Kennedy W, Ram R, Jeffus S, Karakala N, Singh M. Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter-Fallopian Tube Fistula. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Aug; 5(8):1356-1359. PMID: 32775840.
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    6. Karakala N, Juncos LA. Providing Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 05 07; 15(5):704-706. PMID: 32086283.
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    7. Velez JCQ, Petkovich B, Karakala N, Huggins JT. Point-of-Care Echocardiography Unveils Misclassification of Acute Kidney Injury as Hepatorenal Syndrome. Am J Nephrol. 2019; 50(3):204-211. PMID: 31394538.
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    8. Arthur JM, Karakala N, Edmondson RD. Proteomic Analysis for Identification of Biomarkers that Predict Severe Acute Kidney Injury. Nephron. 2018; 140(2):129-133. PMID: 29990988.
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    9. Karakala N, Tolwani AJ. Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury. J Intensive Care Med. 2019 Feb; 34(2):94-103. PMID: 29739260.
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    10. Velez JCQ, Obadan NO, Kaushal A, Alzubaidi M, Bhasin B, Sachdev SH, Karakala N, Arthur JM, Nesbit RM, Phadke GM. Vancomycin-Associated Acute Kidney Injury with a Steep Rise in Serum Creatinine. Nephron. 2018; 139(2):131-142. PMID: 29705806.
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    11. Sharma SG, Arthur JM, Bonsib SM, Phelan KD, Singh M, Karakala N, Bulloch KW, Niyyar VD, Velez JCQ. An integrated pathology and ultrasonography-based simulation for training in performing kidney biopsy?. Clin Nephrol. 2018 03; 89(3):214-221. PMID: 29249232.
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    12. Singh M, Karakala N, Shah SV. Long-term Adverse Events Associated With Acute Kidney Injury. J Ren Nutr. 2017 11; 27(6):462-464. PMID: 29056166.
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    13. Connor MJ, Karakala N. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: Reviewing Current Best Practice to Provide High-Quality Extracorporeal Therapy to Critically Ill Patients. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2017 07; 24(4):213-218. PMID: 28778360.
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    14. Heincelman M, Karakala N, Rockey DC. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a Young Adult Presenting as Hepatitis and Acute Kidney Injury. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016 Jul-Sep; 4(3):2324709616665866. PMID: 27722178.
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    15. Karakala N, Tolwani A. We Use Heparin as the Anticoagulant for CRRT. Semin Dial. 2016 07; 29(4):272-4. PMID: 27082940.
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    16. Velez JC, Kadian M, Taburyanskaya M, Bohm NM, Delay TA, Karakala N, Rockey DC, Nietert PJ, Goodwin AJ, Whelan TP. Hepatorenal Acute Kidney Injury and the Importance of Raising Mean Arterial Pressure. Nephron. 2015; 131(3):191-201. PMID: 26485256.
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    17. Huggins JT, Karakala N, Campbell R, Kummerfeldt C, Nestor J, Pastis NJ, Doelken P. A 37-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus, systemic hypertension, and chronic kidney disease admitted with multifocal pneumonia and empyema. Chest. 2014 Aug; 146(2):e41-e46. PMID: 25091761.
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    18. Karakala N, Raghunathan K, Shaw AD. Intravenous fluids in sepsis: what to use and what to avoid. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2013 Dec; 19(6):537-43. PMID: 24240819.
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    19. Alge JL, Karakala N, Neely BA, Janech MG, Tumlin JA, Chawla LS, Shaw AD, Arthur JM. Association of elevated urinary concentration of renin-angiotensin system components and severe AKI. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Dec; 8(12):2043-52. PMID: 24009222.
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    20. Alge JL, Karakala N, Neely BA, Janech MG, Velez JC, Arthur JM. Urinary angiotensinogen predicts adverse outcomes among acute kidney injury patients in the intensive care unit. Crit Care. 2013 Apr 15; 17(2):R69. PMID: 23587112.
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    21. Alge JL, Karakala N, Neely BA, Janech MG, Tumlin JA, Chawla LS, Shaw AD, Arthur JM. Urinary angiotensinogen and risk of severe AKI. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Feb; 8(2):184-93. PMID: 23143504.
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    22. Karakala N, Steed LL, Ullian ME. Peritonitis from Mycobacterium wolinskyi in a chronic peritoneal dialysis patient. Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Feb; 45(1):289-91. PMID: 22127408.
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