Kamel Kamel


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Research Interests

Dysnatremias, dyskalemias, metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, nephrolithiasis

Research Activities

1. Clinical disorders of fluid and electrolytes and acid-base balance
2. Metabolic regulation and acid-base balance
3. Pathophysiology of nephrolithiasis

Recent Publications

  1. Kamel, KS, Schreiber, M, Halperin, ML. Renal potassium physiology: integration of the renal response to dietary potassium depletion. Kidney Int. 2018;93 (1):41-53. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2017.08.018. PubMed PMID:29102372 .
  2. Kamel, KS, Schreiber, M, Carlotti, AP, Halperin, ML. Approach to the Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2016;68 (6):967-972. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.05.034. PubMed PMID:27599629 .
  3. Harel, Z, Kamel, KS. Optimal Dose and Method of Administration of Intravenous Insulin in the Management of Emergency Hyperkalemia: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE. 2016;11 (5):e0154963. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154963. PubMed PMID:27148740 PubMed Central PMC4857926.
  4. Kamel, KS, Schreiber, M, Halperin, ML. Integration of the response to a dietary potassium load: a paleolithic perspective. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2014;29 (5):982-9. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gft499. PubMed PMID:24789504 .
  5. Kim, N, Cheema-Dhadli, S, Hare, GM, Chong, CK, Halperin, ML, Kamel, KS et al.. Non-natriuretic doses of furosemide: potential use for decreasing the workload of the renal outer medulla with minimal magnesium wasting in the rat. Nephron Physiol. 2012;122 (1-2):7-12. doi: 10.1159/000346741. PubMed PMID:23548701 .
  6. Kamel, KS, Schreiber, M. Asking the question again: are cation exchange resins effective for the treatment of hyperkalemia?. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2012;27 (12):4294-7. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfs293. PubMed PMID:22989741 .
  7. Kamel, KS, Halperin, ML. Intrarenal urea recycling leads to a higher rate of renal excretion of potassium: an hypothesis with clinical implications. Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 2011;20 (5):547-54. doi: 10.1097/MNH.0b013e328349b8f9. PubMed PMID:21788894 .
  8. Cheema-Dhadli, S, Chong, CK, Alazmi, M, Kamel, KS, Halperin, ML. Is there escape from renal actions of vasopressin in rats with a hyponatremia for greater than 48 hours?. Electrolyte Blood Press. 2010;8 (1):10-7. doi: 10.5049/EBP.2010.8.1.10. PubMed PMID:21468192 PubMed Central PMC3041496.
  9. Cheema-Dhadli, S, Chong, CK, Kim, N, Kamel, KS, Halperin, ML. Importance of Residual Water Permeability on the Excretion of Water during Water Diuresis in Rats. Electrolyte Blood Press. 2010;8 (1):1-9. doi: 10.5049/EBP.2010.8.1.1. PubMed PMID:21468191 PubMed Central PMC3041495.
  10. Halperin, ML, Kamel, KS. Some observations on the clinical approach to metabolic acidosis. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2010;21 (6):894-7. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2009080794. PubMed PMID:20488948 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto