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Keith A Hruska, MD

Keith A Hruska, MD

Dr. Hruska specializes in pediatric nephrology and adult nephrology treating patients with acute and chronic renal diseases, hypertension, urinary tract disorders, peritoneal and hemodialysis, renal replacement therapy, continuous renal replacement therapy, fluid and electrolyte disorders and renal transplantation. Dr. Hruska has a special interest in and directs a treatment program for metabolic syndrome. Dr. Hruska is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Division Of Renal Diseases
68
Male
Transplant Medical-Pediatric
Nephrology/Renal-Pediatric
Transplantation-Medical
*Internal Medicine - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
2Nd Floor Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.6043
  
Center For Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place Suite 5B
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.362.9096
  
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Education

Medical School: Creighton University Omaha Nebraska
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

Endogenous BMP-7 is a critical molecular determinant of the reversibility of obstruction-induced renal injuries.Manson SR, Niederhoff RA, Hruska KA, Austin PF.Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2011 Dec;301(6):F1293-302. Epub 2011 Aug 31.

PMID:
21880836
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsThe BMP-7-Smad1/5/8 pathway promotes kidney repair after obstruction induced renal injury.Manson SR, Niederhoff RA, Hruska KA, Austin PF.J Urol. 2011 Jun;185(6 Suppl):2523-30. Epub 2011 Apr 27.

PMID:
21527199
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRelationships between calcified atherosclerotic plaque and bone mineral density in African Americans with type 2 diabetes.Divers J, Register TC, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Xu J, Hruska KA, Freedman BI.J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jul;26(7):1554-60. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.389.

PMID:
21437982
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRGS4, a GTPase activator, improves renal function in ischemia-reperfusion injury.Siedlecki AM, Jin X, Thomas W, Hruska KA, Muslin AJ.Kidney Int. 2011 Aug;80(3):263-71. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.63. Epub 2011 Mar 16.

PMID:
21412219
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsThe roles of the skeleton and phosphorus in the CKD mineral bone disorder.Hruska KA, Mathew S.Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2011 Mar;18(2):98-104.

PMID:
21406294
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsA microRNA expression signature of osteoclastogenesis.Sugatani T, Vacher J, Hruska KA.Blood. 2011 Mar 31;117(13):3648-57. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

PMID:
21273303
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD): the CKD-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD).Hruska KA, Choi ET, Memon I, Davis TK, Mathew S.Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Apr;25(4):769-78. Epub 2009 Nov 7. Review.

PMID:
19898875
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsBone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) gene polymorphisms are associated with inverse relationships between vascular calcification and BMD: the Diabetes Heart Study.Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Ziegler JT, Langefeld CD, Lehtinen AB, Rudock ME, Lenchik L, Hruska KA, Register TC, Carr JJ.J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Oct;24(10):1719-27.

PMID:
19453255
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsCKD accelerates development of neointimal hyperplasia in arteriovenous fistulas.Kokubo T, Ishikawa N, Uchida H, Chasnoff SE, Xie X, Mathew S, Hruska KA, Choi ET.J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jun;20(6):1236-45. Epub 2009 May 7.

PMID:
19423694
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsThe pathogenesis of vascular calcification in the chronic kidney disease mineral bone disorder: the links between bone and the vasculature.Hruska KA, Mathew S, Lund RJ, Memon I, Saab G.Semin Nephrol. 2009 Mar;29(2):156-65. Review.

PMID:
19371806
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsVascular smooth muscle cells in the pathogenesis of vascular calcification.Hruska KA.Circ Res. 2009 Mar 27;104(6):710-1. No abstract available.

PMID:
19325156
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsImpaired micro-RNA pathways diminish osteoclast differentiation and function.Sugatani T, Hruska KA.J Biol Chem. 2009 Feb 13;284(7):4667-78. Epub 2008 Dec 5.

PMID:
19059913
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsHyperphosphatemia of chronic kidney disease.Hruska KA, Mathew S, Lund R, Qiu P, Pratt R.Kidney Int. 2008 Jul;74(2):148-57. Epub 2008 Apr 30. Review.

PMID:
18449174
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsVitamin D receptor activators can protect against vascular calcification.Mathew S, Lund RJ, Chaudhary LR, Geurs T, Hruska KA.J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Aug;19(8):1509-19. Epub 2008 Apr 30.

PMID:
18448587
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsThe mechanism of phosphorus as a cardiovascular risk factor in CKD.Mathew S, Tustison KS, Sugatani T, Chaudhary LR, Rifas L, Hruska KA.J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Jun;19(6):1092-105. Epub 2008 Apr 16.

PMID:
18417722
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsBone morphogenetic protein-7 delays podocyte injury due to high glucose.De Petris L, Hruska KA, Chiechio S, Liapis H.Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007 Dec;22(12):3442-50. Epub 2007 Aug 8.

PMID:
17686813
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsRenal osteodystrophy, phosphate homeostasis, and vascular calcification.Hruska KA, Saab G, Mathew S, Lund R.Semin Dial. 2007 Jul-Aug;20(4):309-15. Review.

PMID:
17635820
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsReversal of the adynamic bone disorder and decreased vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease by sevelamer carbonate therapy.Mathew S, Lund RJ, Strebeck F, Tustison KS, Geurs T, Hruska KA.J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Jan;18(1):122-30. Epub 2006 Dec 20.

PMID:
17182886
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsNew discoveries in the pathogenesis of renal osteodystrophy.Lund RJ, Davies MR, Mathew S, Hruska KA.J Bone Miner Metab. 2006;24(2):169-71. Review. No abstract available.

PMID:
16502127
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsConnections between vascular calcification and progression of chronic kidney disease: therapeutic alternatives.Hruska KA, Mathew S, Davies MR, Lund RJ.Kidney Int Suppl. 2005 Dec;(99):S142-51.

PMID:
16336568
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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