#KidneyWk 2018: FIT Bowl Finals – JEOPARDY!

As a kid who grew up participating in Scholar Bowl, and who religiously turned on the TV at 3:30 pm to watch Alex Trebek, nothing is better than medical jeopardy. This year’s #KidneyWk 2018 finals competition pitted the Arkansas Aquaporins  against the Renal Rockstars /. Note: Semifinals coverage here.


The rules were the same as Jeopardy, minus the daily doubles. There was a single, double, and final jeopardy round, and teams were penalized for incorrect responses. The categories for the single and double Jeopardy round were:

Congrats to / Renal Rockstars for winning this year’s FIT Bowl challenge!

Test your own knowledge with a sampling of questions from these diverse categories:

  1. This hybrid between IHD and CVVHDF provides for longer dialysis treatments while giving the ICU patient some downtime for procedures.
  2. This antihypertensive medication can cause drug-induced lupus or ANCA vasculitis.
  3. This immunosuppressive agent targets the cell surface antigen CD-52.
  4. This phenomenon refers to the lack of usual nocturnal all in blood pressure.
  5. Disorder characterized by a total-to-ionized calcium ratio greater than 2.5 in a patient on CRRT.
  6. This location of dialysate infusion in CVVH decreases circuit clotting but also decreases efficiency.
  7. This term refers to hypertension induced by compression of the renal parenchyma.
  8. These three things currently comprise the standard of care treatment regimen for early acute antibody mediated rejection.
  9. Immediate therapy for a woman receiving magnesium for preeclampsia who develops flaccid paralysis.
  10. Hypernatremia in peritoneal dialysis can occur during rapid, frequent exchanges due to this phenomenon.
  11. This buffer is effective in both respiratory and metabolic acidosis.
  12. Sipple syndrome features this form of secondary hypertension.
  13. This routine serologic evaluation is performed to characterize if a donor might be a Public Health Service Increased Risk Donor (PHS IRD).
  14. The PATHWAYS 2 trial showed efficacy of this antihypertensive medication for resistant hypertension.
  15. These are the only biomarkers approved by the FDA for risk-assessment of potential for AKI.
  16. In chronic hemodialysis patients, ultrafiltration rates above this level have been associated with all cause and cardiovascular mortality.
  17. This serum electrolyte disorder is seen in individuals with a mutation in claudin-16.
  18. Proton pump inhibitors are associated with this form of nephrotoxicity.
  19. Ingestion of this alcohol can cause ketonemia without acidosis.
  20. Because of renal retention of its metabolite, M6G, this analgesis should not be used in repeated doses in patients with renal failure.
  21. The X-linked inherited disorder that can manifest as neuropathic pain, telangiectasias, angiokeratomas, proteinuric renal disease, LVH, and strokes is caused by a deficiency in this.
  22. This is the most common renal complication of sickle cell disease and is most often heralded by overt nocturia.
  23. In addition to acute tubular necrosis, this antibiotic can also cause a picture that mimics Bartter syndrome.
  24. Hungry bone syndrome and refeeding syndrome can both cause this electrolyte disorder.
  25. This anticonvulsant can cause metabolic acidosis without Fanconi syndrome through inhibition of carbonic anhydrase.
  26. A 16-year-old hypertensive female with low renin, low aldosterone, metabolic acidosis, and hyperkalemia most likely has this disorder.
  27. The use of D-penicillamine in cystine stone therapy is often limited by this renal disorder.
  28. This ingestion causes what looks like an RTA but is really due to increased urinary excretion of Hippurate.
  29. The inherited renal disorder associated with nephromegaly, systemic hypertension, portal hypertension, and pruritis.
  30. Also known as “Spice” or “K2,” this type of recreational drug has been associated with AKI due to ATN or AIN.
  31. A 30-year-old man with nephrocalcinosis, kidney stones, hypercalciuria, low molecular weight proteinuria, and a serum creatinine of 2 mg/dL most likely has this disorder.
  32. This mutation can cause CAKUT with progressive CKD, diabetes mellitus due to pancreatic agenesis, hyperuricemia and renal magnesium wasting.
  33. Although unusual, the acute presentation of isolated postpartum diabetes insipidus may be due to placental production of this.

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  1. What is SLEDD? (slow low efficiency daily dialysis)
  2. What is hydralazine?
  3. What is alemtuzumab (Campath)?
  4. What is non-dipping?
  5. What is citrate toxicity?
  6. What is pre-filter, or predilution?
  7. What is Page kidney?
  8. What is IV methylprednisolone, plasmapheresis, and IVIG?
  9. What is IV calcium (either gluconate or chloride)?
  10. What is sodium sieving?
  11. What is tromethamine (or THAM)?
  12. What is pheochromocytoma?
  13. What is nucleic acid testing (NAT) for HIV, Hep B, Hep C?
  14. What is spironolactone?
  15. What are TIMP-2 and IGFBP-7 (nephrocheck)
  16. What is 13 cc/kg/hr?
  17. What is hypomagnesemia?
  18. What is interstitial nephritis?
  19. What is isopropyl alcohol?
  20. What is morphine?
  21. What is alpha galactosidase?
  22. What is a urinary concentrating defect?
  23. What is gentamicin?
  24. What is hypophosphatemia?
  25. What is topiramate?
  26. What is Gordon’s syndrome (Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2)?
  27. What is membranous nephropathy?
  28. What is toluene?
  29. What is autosomal-recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)?
  30. What are synthetic cannabinoids?
  31. What is Dent’s disease?
  32. What is HNF1B (hepatic nuclear factor 1-beta)
  33. What is vasopresinase?


– Post prepared by Timothy Yau, AJKD Social Media Editor. Follow him @Maximal_Change.

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