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Work experience

2016 - Present

Headdoctor

P. Stradins clinical university hospital, Centre of Nephrology, 8. department

2014 - Present

Assistant professor

Rigas Stradina University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal medicine

2004 - Present

Lecture

Rigas Stradina university, Faculty of Posgraduate Training

2002 - Present

Nephrologist

P. Stradins clinical university hospital, Centre of Nephrology, 8. and outpatients department

2013 - 2014

Headdoctor of PD deparment

P. Stradins clinical university hospital, Centre of Nephrology

2012 - 2014

Assistant

Rigas Stradina University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

2007 - 2012

Teacher

Rigas Stradins University, Faculty of medicine, Department of Internal medicine

2004 - 2012

Lecture

Latvian Family Doctors Association

Education and training

2005 - 2009

Dr. med.

Rīga Stradiņš University

Doctoral thesis "Impact of anaemia treatment on the development of chronic kidney disease in predialysis period"; Scientific supervisor: Prof. Aivars Lejnieks, Prof. Aivars Pētersons)

2000 - 2002

Medical specialist qualification in nephrology

Latvian University

1998 - 2000

Residency of Internal Medicine

Latvian University

1992 - 1998

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

Latvian Medical Academy

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

27/04/2016. P.Stradins CUH, NC, Journal club. Report "Omeprazole and kidneys"

25/02/2016. LNA and LHA joint session. Theme: "Primary amyloidosis", Riga, hotel "Astoria"

17.-19/02/2016. Epidemiology courses of Tartu, Estonia.

28/01/2016. LNA. Theme "Memranous glomerulonephritis". Clinical case demonstration. Riga, hotel "Gutenberg"

23/12/2015. P.Stradins CUH, NC Journal club​. Report "IgA nephropathy"

04/12/2015. V Seminar of Renal's disease. Riga. Presentation: "Hyponatraemia" and "Diabetics kidney disease diagnostics"

29/10/2015. LNA. Theme "Complement diseases caused nephrology". clinical case demonstration.

02-05/1/.2015. 12th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting, Krakow, Poland.

29/09/2015. P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, internal medicine clinic session. Theme: "Water is important." clinical case presentation.

11/08/2015. PD seminar. Theme: "PD patients and hospitalization: causes problems. Insights in vaccination against HBV infection of PD patients. Malpils, Latvia.

22/05/2015. Lectures for family doctors and internists. RSU. Theme: "AL amyloidosis."

12/05/2015. P.Stradiņš KUS conference. Theme: "Hyponatraemia". Presentation of clinical case.

30/04/2015. Complement mediated diseases in nephrology. Vilnius, Lithuania.

27/03/2015. RSU scientific conference . "IgA nephropathy: is always benign course?"

26/03/2015. LNA meeting. 3 clinical cases presentation. Report "Kidney puncture biopsy 2013-2015 IgA NP clinical manifestations".

20/03/2015. Conference of Latvian Association of Internists. Report "Porphyria cutanea tarda"

08/03/2015. Lecture for famaly doctors. Topic: "Diabetic nephropathy", the Interior Ministry clinic, Riga, Latvia

04/03/2015. Lecture for family doctors. Topic: "Diabetic nephropathy", Riga, Latvia

26/02/2015. Lecture for family doctors. Topic: "Diabetic nephropathy" Jugla clinic, Riga

19/02/2015. P.Stradins CUH, conference. Topic: AL amyloidosis. Presentation of clinical cases and report.

29/01/2015. LNA session. Demontration of 2 clinical cases (porphyria and AL amyloidosis)

29/11/2014 IV Seminar of Renal's disease. Riga. Presentation: "Uremia mask" and "Heart failure: renal biopsy do it or not? "

07/10/2014. P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, internal medicine clinic session. Clinical case demonstration.Theme: "Porphyria"

14/06/2014. 12th Conference of Baltic Societies of Nephrology, 12-14 June. Presentation. Topic: Nephrology in Latvia "

04/05/2014. Lecture for family doctors and internists. Peritoneal dialysis. Liepaja, Latvia.

01/04/2014. P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, internal medicine clinic session. Theme: "Peritoneal dialysis".

28/03/2014. LNA. Subject "Peritoneal dialysis: yesterday, today, tomorrow". Riga, Latvia.

30/01/2014. LNA. Theme "Kidney puncture biopsy results: NC data for 2013". clinical case demonstration.

13/12/2013. Conference of Latvian Association of Internists. Report "Ascending urinary tract infection"

30/11/2013. III Seminar of Renal's disease. Riga. Presentation: "Vascular calcification in patients with CKD" and " Chronic kidney disease: to vaccinate or not? "

29/11/2013. Lecture for family doctors and internists. RSU. Theme: "Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis"

21/10/2013. P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, internal medicine clinic session. Theme: "Uraemic calcification arteriolopathy ".

28-31/08/2013. The American Society of Nephrology 32nd Biennial Congress Reykjavík, Iceland.

17/05/2013. Lectures for family doctors and internists. RSU. Theme: "Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis "and" Chronic kidney disease ".

09/04/2013 P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, internal medicine clinic session. Topic: "Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis"​

20/03/2013. Anita Sirenko, Victoria Kuzema. Clinical case presentation. Theme: "Kidney transplant rejection or acute viral hepatitis B, or both? "the RSU Student Scientific Conference. Riga.

25/01/2013. Latvian Association of Internists. Theme "Iron deficiency anemia as anemia in medicine."Presentation "Iron deficiency anemia problema - nephrological aspects. RSU, Riga.

08/12/2012. II Seminar of Renal's disease. Riga. Presentation "Enigma of hypertension in pregnant women".

20-22/09/2012. 11th Conference of Baltic Societies of Nephrology, Tartu, Estonia. Poster as a co-author. Topic: "High level of serum C reactive protein as a marker of prolonged hospitalizations in patient with urinary tract infection.

05-06/06/2012. Baltic Peritoneal Dialysis Conference, Jurmala, Latvia.

16/05/2012. Continuing education courses "Good clinical practice".

29-30/03/2012. RSU 2012 Scientific Conference. Theses. Poster (as co-author). Theme: "Lanthanum carbonate impact on calcium and phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease and peritoneal dialysis. "

10/02/2012. Latvian nephrologist Association, Latvian Gynecologists and Obstetricians Association,Latvian Gastroenterology Association, Latvian Association of haematologist, Gastroenterology Support Society and Latvian Transfuziologu Association organized an international conference on "Yes" or "No"Packed Red Blood Cells?

26/11/2011. P.Stradins Clinical Nephrology Centre's annual seminar dedicated to professor kidney disease Ilmars Lazovska 80th remembrance. Participation in the conference [1 day] and Presentation "Treatment of anemia problems in patients with CKD".

27/01/2011. Latvian nephrologists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists and hematologist Associations International Conference. Theme: "Parenteral iron therapy - or just erythropoietic stimulation? Riga, Latvia. Participation in the conference [1 day] and an oral presentation.

14-16/10/2010. 10th Conference of Baltic Sociétés of Nephrology, Riga, Latvia.

10-11/10/2008. Baltic Meeting "Latest Advances in the CKD - ​​Bone Mineral and Bone Disorder disease after renal transplantation, Riga, Latvia.

11-15/06/2008. 9th Conference of Baltic Sociétés of Nephrology, Kaunas, Lithuania.

25-26/04/2008. Baltic Peritoneal Dialysis School, Riga, Latvia.

29-30/03/2008. 7 RSU Scientific conference Rīga. Influence of diabetic kidney disease on haemoglobin level. Poster.

07/05/2008. Anemia treatment effect on chronic kidney disease progression. Oral presentation. P. Stradins CUH, Centre of Nephrology.

19/03/2008. Anemia treatment effect on chronic kidney disease progression. Oral presentation. Internal Diseases Department organized interdisciplinary conference in Riga.

08/09/2008. Diabetes mellitus and anemia in patient with chronic kidney disease. Poster. The EASD 44th Annual Meeting; Rome, Italy.

02-05/11/2007. The ASN 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition; San Francisco, California. Poster. Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Under-Recognized and Under-Treated.

22-24/03/2007. 31 Nephrologisches Seminar; Heidelberg, Germany.

29-30/03/2007. 6. RSU scientific conference, Riga. Anemia as a risk factor for chronic kidney disease development. Oral presentation.

16-19/11/2006.The ASN 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition; San Diego, California.

30.05.-02.06/2006.15 th International Vicenza Course on Peritoneal Dialysis; Vicenza, Italy.

2006 Scientific Symposium "Optimising anemia management"; Hamburg, Germany.

20/05/2006. Latvian Association of Endocrinologists and nephrologists supporter of the conference, dedicated to diabetics nephropathy and anemia epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment, Riga.

05/04/2006. 5. RSU scientific conference, Riga. Treatment of anemia with erythropoietin impact on chronic renal disease progression in patients before dialysis period. Oral presentation.

21/01/2006.Conference "New Aspect in the threatment of renal anemia", Vilnius, Lithuania.

15-18/10/2005. 7 th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting; Prague, Czech Republic.

09-11/09.2005. CKD Network Meeting; Berlin, Germany.

13/10/2005. Training Course "ICH GCP for Investigators", Riga, Latvia

04/02/2005. Latvian Society of Hypertension and the Latvian Society of Cardiology meeting. Themes "Atherosclerosis and hypertension as a disease and risk factor'' , "Asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis, antihypertensive and lipid-lowering therapy". Phyllis study "Riga.

15/10/2004. Baltic state Nephrology association organized conference, Riga.

Early anemia correction role in patients with chronic kidney disease in predialysis. Latvian Nephrologist and Latvian Endocrinologists Association joint meeting; Riga.

16-18/09/2004.VII Baltic Nephrology Conference; Riga, Latvia. Early control anemia and chronic kidney disease progression: Different or correlated concepts? Oral presentation.

15-18/05/2004. XLI ERA-EDTA Congress; Lisbon, Portugal.

16/04/2004. Latvian Endocrinologists and Nephrologists Associations of the joint session. Theme "Diabetic nephropathy - new aspects "; Rīga.

01-04/03/2004. 10th European Conference on Cardionephrology; Assisi, Italy.

18/10/2003. Conference "Actualities in Nephrology", Kaunas, Lithuania.

27-28/08/2003. Baltic Baxter Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting; Parnu, Estonia.

08-06/12/2003. World Congress in Nephrology; Berlin, Germany.

05 -07/06/2003. Nephrology Training Course by ISN and ERA; Berlin, Germany

17-20/05/2003. 8 th International Course on Peritoneal Dialysis; Vicenza, Italy.

07/03/2003. 2. RSU scientific conference, Riga.

24/09/2002. Seminar "Ultra fluid quality in dialysis" Riga, Latvia

24-26/05/2002. The Conference of Baltic Societies of Nephrology, Kaunas, Lithuania.

21-25/01/2002. 2nd Postgraduate Training Course in Nephrology; Prague, Czech Republic.

Field of research


  • 2014 rating seroconversion in patients with peritoneal dialysis after vaccination against hepatitis B.
  • 2002-2009. Anemia treatment withEPO and the impact of anemia treatment on the development of HNS.

Lectured study course

Differential Diagnostics and Current Issues in Treatment of Internal Diseases

Internal Diseases I (Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology)

Topical Issues in Differential Diagnostics of Internal Diseases

Topical Issues in Gastroenterology and Nephrology

Supervised and reviewed student research papers


Supervised:

Master's theses: 2

qualification papers: 1

Reviewed:

Master's theses: 5

Projects

2016 - present. AMAG-FER-304. Treatment of iron deficiency anaemia with i/v iron.

2016 - present. UTI Treatment (Zavante)

2016 IV-VI. UTI Treatment (Shionogi)

2014 - present. Anemia in patients with HIF inhibitors predialytic.

2013 - 2016 An international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled KIAKTA efficiency and safety Phase 3 study in renal function deterioration prevention in patients with AA amyloidosis.

2013 - 2015. An international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study MERCK-7655 patients with complicated urinary tract infections.

2005 2009. TREAT international multi-center study on the impact of anemia correction on cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes and renal failure.

2006-2008. IKAR international multicenter observation of anemia treatment with NeoRecormon in patients with chronic kidney disease and anemia.

2007-2008. Dynepo international multicenter observation of anemia treatment with Dynepo patients with CKD and anemia (a rare dose efficiency).

2008 -2009. MIRCERA international multicenter observation of anemia treatment with MIRCERA patients with CKD and anemia pirmsdialīzes period.

Memberships


2000 - present. Member of Latvian Association of Nephrologits

2003 - present. Member of ERA-EDTA

Publications

Research articles​​

Akūta peritonīta biežums, ārstēšanas iznākums peritoneālās dialīzes pacientiem divu gadu laikā vienā peritoneālās dialīzes centrā / I.Puide, A.Stoļarova, V.Kuzema, I.Mihailova, A.Pētersons // Zinātniskie raksti : 2015.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 36.-42.lpp.

Gallbladder perforation with postoperative preservation of peritoneal dialysis catheter [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Silda, V.Kuzema, I.Puide, H.Čerņevskis, A.Petersons // European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine [Elektronisks resurss]. - Vol.3, No.3 (2016), [p.1-2]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/378/531

Miega kvalitāte un depresija peritoneālās dialīzes pacientiem / V.Kuzema, I.Puide, H.Čerņevskis, A.Pētersons ...[u.c.] // Zinātniskie raksti : 2015.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 19.-23.lpp.

Renal replacement therapy in Europe - a summary of the 2009 ERA-EDTA Registry Annual Report / M.W.M. van de Luijtgaarden ...[et al.] ; on behalf of the European Renal Registry investigators: H.Cernevskis, V.Kuzema ...[et al.] // Clinical Kidney Journal. - Vol.5, N 2 (2012, Apr.), p.109-119. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Kuzema, Viktorija. Anēmijas ārstēšanas ietekme uz hroniskas nieru slimības progresēšanu slimniekiem pirmsdialīzes periodā / V.Kuzema, A.Pētersons, A.Lejnieks // Zinātniskie raksti : 2010.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 1.sēj., 96.-104.lpp.

The 2008 ERA-EDTA registry annual report -a précis / V.S.Stel ...[et al.] ; on behalf of the European Renal Registry Investigators: H.Cernevskis, V.Kuzema ...[et al.] // NDT Plus. - Vol.4, N 1 (2011, Febr.), p.1-13. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Renal anaemia : the role of haemoglobin control in patients with chronic kidney disease / V.Kuzema, A.Pētersons, H.Čerņevskis, A.Lejnieks // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.64, Nr.3/4 (2010), 137.-143.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val.

Venšava-Kāknēna, Dace. Akūts peritonīts slimniekiem ar peritoneālo dialīzi Latvijas Nefroloģijas centrā 2008. gadā / D.Venšava-Kāknēna, V.Kuzema, A.Pētersons // Zinātniskie raksti : 2009.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / RĪgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 106.-111.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Peritoneālās dialīzes pacientu hidrācijas stāvokļa novērtējums, izmantojot bioimpedances metodi / V.Kuzema, I.Puide, H.Čerņevskis, I.Mihailova, A.Pētersons ...[u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 59.lpp.

Peritonīta riska faktori peritoneālās dialīzes pacientiem / I.Puide, L.Štelce, V.Kuzema, I.Mihailova, A.Pētersons // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 56.lpp.

Akūta peritonīta biežums, izraisītāji, ārstēšanas iznākums peritoneālās dialīzes pacientiem 2013.-2014.gadā / V.Kuzema, I.Mihailova, A.Pētersons ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 133.lpp.

Anti-HBs serokonversija pēc intensificētas B hepatīta vakcinācijas shēmas pacientiem, kas saņem peritoneālo dialīzi / E.Volosnuhins, V.Kuzema, I.Puide, A.Pētersons // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 205.lpp.

Dambrova, Gita. IgA nephropathy : from clinical manifestation to treatment / G.Dambrova, E.Virdziniece ; scientific research supervisors: V.Kuzema, A.Pētersons // Riga Stradiņš University International Student Conference "Health and Social Sciences 2015" (Riga, Latvia, March 25, 2015) : Abstracts / Riga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2015. - P.50-51.

IgA nefropātijas klīniskās izpausmes : vai tā vienmēr ir labdabīgi noritoša slimība? / V.Kuzema, H.Čerņevsis, I.Mihailova, A.Pētersons ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 80.lpp.

Jenerte, Līva. Predialysis : how far to renal replacement therapy / L.Jenerte, J.Margevičus, G.Provais ; scientific research supervisors: V.Kuzema, H.Čerņevskis, A.Pētersons // Riga Stradiņš University International Student Conference "Health and Social Sciences 2015" (Riga, Latvia, March 25, 2015) : Abstracts / Riga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2015. - P.57-58.

Outcomes of PD-related peritonitis depending on the peritonitis microbiology / I.Puide, A.Stolarova, V.Kuzema, I.Mihailova, A.Petersons // The 33rd Biennial Congress of the Nordic Society of Nephrology (Stavanger, Norway, Aug.26-29, 2015) : Book of Abstracts. - Stavanger, 2015. - P.22. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.nephro.no/moter/NSN2015_book_abstracts.pdf

Sleep quality and depression in peritoneal dialysis patients / B.Saleniece, M.Ventiņa, V.Kuzema, I.Puide, A.Pētersons // Riga Stradiņš University International Student Conference "Health and Social Sciences 2015" (Riga, Latvia, March 25, 2015) : Abstracts / Riga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2015. - P.44-45.

Tendences nieru aizstājterapijā ar 10 gadu intervālu / I.Ziediņa, H.Čerņevskis, I.Ādamsone, V.Kuzema, A.Pētersons // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 87.lpp.

Volosnuhins, Edgars. Analysis of vaccination results against hepatitis B in peritoneal dialysis patient population / E.Volosnuhins ; scientific research supervisor: V.Kuzema // Riga Stradiņš University International Student Conference "Health and Social Sciences 2015" (Riga, Latvia, March 25, 2015) : Abstracts / Riga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2015. - P.48-50.

High level of serum C reactive protein as a marker of prolonged hospitalization in patients with urinary tract infection : [abstract] / D.Venšava-Kaknēna, V.Kuzema, H.Černevskis, A.Pētersons // 11th Baltic Nephrology Conference (Tartu, Estonia, Sept.20-22, 2012). - Tartu, 2012. - [Nav norādītas lpp.].

Kuzema, Viktorija. The survival prior to end-stage renal disease : role of hemoglobin level / V.Kuzema, A.Lejnieks, A.Petersons // Diabetes. - Vol.59, Suppl.1 (2010, June), [nav norādītas lpp.]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

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Alexander Lerner
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Aigars Pētersons
Rector, Academic Staff
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Guntis Bahs
Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Academic Staff
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Pēteris Tretjakovs
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Rezeberga
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilona Hartmane
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Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Gaida Krūmiņa
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