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Amir Kazory - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Amir Kazory

Professor/Chief | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Amir Kazory has published extensively on topics related to kidney disease and heart failure.


Dr. Amir Kazory’s main academic interest is the nephrologic aspects of heart failure, cardiorenal syndrome, fluid management in the critically-ill patients, disorders of water homeostasis and the interactions between kidney and heart in various pathologic settings. He has published extensively on topics related to kidney disease and heart failure.

Areas of Expertise (10)


Fluid overload

Hemodialysis access


Acute kidney failure


Chronic Kidney Disease

Heart Failure

Renal Disease

Kidney Injury


Articles (3)

Multi-Organ Point-Of-Care Ultrasound in Acute Kidney Injury

Blood Purification

Abhilash Koratala, et al.


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome caused by a multitude of hemodynamic, toxic, and structural insults to the kidney, and portends worse patient outcomes. Despite careful history taking, physical examination, and analysis of laboratory data, a void is evident in the diagnostic process and clinical monitoring of AKI. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a limited ultrasound study performed by the clinician at bedside as an adjunct to physical examination.

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An Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Laennec to Lichtenstein

Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

Abhilash Koratala and Amir Kazory


Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is rapidly evolving as a noninvasive adjunct to physical examination among various specialties. POCUS increases the sensitivity of conventional physical examination by providing the answers to simple clinical questions at the bedside. As such, it can reduce fragmentation of care and expedite management. In addition, using bedside ultrasound as the first-line investigation may eliminate unnecessary radiation and contrast exposure.

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Albumin Infusion in Patients with Cirrhosis: Time for POCUS-Enhanced Physical Examination

Cardiorenal Medicine

Abhilash Koratala, et al.


Objective assessment of fluid status is of utmost significance in the management of patients with complex disorders involving hemodynamics and multi-organ crosstalk such as cardiorenal or hepatorenal syndrome. The role of volume expansion using intravenous albumin in the setting of hepatorenal syndrome has been an everlasting debate among clinicians.

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