Test Your Knowledge: Renal Replacement Therapy in Children

There is paucity of literature on dialysis in the pediatric population, especially on prescription and complications. Since renal replacement therapy in children requires specialized care, Sethi et al discuss these issues in a Core Curriculum published in AJKD.  The following questions based on the article will test your knowledge on this topic: 1. The typical […]

NephMadness 2014: The Popular Vote Round 4, 5, and 6

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See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Round Four, Forming the Final Four. This is the most important round, because it determined the champion of each individual region. Toxin versus Hypertension 2 JNC8: 44 1 ACEi ARBs combo: 41 3 Systolic BP: 34 5 Chlorthalidone: 34 1 Aristolochic Acid: 21 7 KDIGO BP in CKD: 13 7 Osmolar Gap: 12 8 Hemoperfusion: 10 8 Renal Artery Tx: 9 6 […]

The Expanding Role of Proteasome Inhibitors in Treatment of Renal Diseases

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Invited commentary by Dr. Parmjeet Randhawa Bortezomib is a proteasome inhibitor initially licensed for use in patients with refractory multiple myeloma. More recently, therapeutic regimens consisting of bortezomib combined with prednisone and melphalan have also been developed as primary treatment for amyloidosis and myeloma. The rationale for proteasome inhibition is disruption of proteolysis that leads to […]

NephMadness 2014 • Thanks

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See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter As you might imagine, pulling off NephMadness was a huge undertaking. So many people were involved in creating this educational initiative. The NephMadness team would like to thank the multiple people who made this possible. We have been working on this project since we left ASN […]

NephMadness 2014 • Winners

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See the final standings! | Go to nephmadness.com for back story | #NephMadness on Twitter   The NephMadness 2014 Champion has been crowned and now it’s time to declare the prize winners of the tournament! Of course, as we’ve been saying all along, it’s not about winners or losers, but about learning nephrology. The grand prize winner with the […]

NephMadness 2014: The Final Commentary

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See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Commentary on Guidelines George Bakris, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center The University of Chicago School of Medicine Dr. Bakris currently serves as an Expert Consultant to the FDA Cardio-Renal Advisory Board and to CMS (Renal Medicare and Medicaid program). He has served on the […]

NephMadness 2014 • The Champion

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See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter JNC8 versus Balanced Solutions NephMadness Champion: JNC8 The 2014 winner of  NephMadness is JNC8. Since the publication of these guidelines in JAMA last December we have seen a proliferation of commentary and discussion about them. Prior posts chronicle some of this issues and concerns people and […]

NephMadness 2014: The Popular Vote Round 3

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See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Round three. Elite Eight. This is the most important round, because it determined the champion of each individual region.   Toxin Region: 1 Aristolochic Acid: 69 8 Hemoperfusion: 32 3 Toxic Metals: 20 6 Fomepizole: 37 5 Chelation Therapy: 19 4 Glycyrrhizic Acid: 15 7 Osmolar Gap: 44 2 DSHEA 1994: 24 The popular vote agreed with the Game […]

NephMadness 2014: Treatment of Metabolic Acidosis in CKD

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See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter   Jordan Weinstein, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan Weinstein is a nephrologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the founder and administrator of UKidney.com. The treatment of metabolic […]

NephMadness 2014: Urgent Start PD

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter   Heather Henderson, DO Clinical Nephrologist, Saint Clair Specialty Physicians Detroit, Michigan Dr. Henderson is assistant director of peritoneal dialysis at SCSP. She has been instrumental in developing a successful acute PD program and growing their PD census for the first time in over a decade. Dr. […]

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