#NephMadness 2023: The Filtered Four

The Championship Matchup is nearing! How is your Bracket doing? How has the Blue Ribbon Panel done? Check out the Current Standings and tweet your reactions with #NephMadness!

We present the Filtered Four:

Current Standings Match Results#NephMadness 

And before we begin, special thanks to Omar Taco @ErrantNephron for the scoreboard graphics!

Access to Kidney Transplantation vs Heart Failure Devices

Cardiac Devices in AKI was no match up for Organ Pool. Not even sure that Cardiac Devices in AKI left the locker room for this match up. Organ Pool with the blowout win to make it to the filtered four!

Organ Pool wins 9-0

Comments from the BRP:

Transplant players are always the ones to choose. Transplant does not disappoint.”

“Involves more people (Organ Pool).”

“Organ pool is going to be a major challenge in next decades as the number of patients on waitlists are rising. The debate is more clear that the key player in ESKD is organ pool.


Thrombotic Microangiopathy vs IGA Nephropathy

This match up featured one of the more exciting games of the tournament so far. Secondary TMA and Non-Immunosuppression in IgAN were neck and neck the whole game. Secondary TMA had a last-second buzzer beater from midcourt for the win!  

Secondary TMA wins 5-4

Comments from the BRP:

Secondary TMA players can be deceptively effective and surprising.”

“IgA is a little more routine. Micoangiopathy is an “expanding” pool.


Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists vs Onconephrology

Both Nonsteroidal MRA and ICI-Associated AKI had blow out victories in the first round so it was anyone’s guess what would happen this round. They proved to be surprisingly evenly matched. This game went to overtime with ICI-Associated AKI eking out the win!

ICI-Associated AKI wins 5-4

Comments from the BRP:

“Nonsteroidal MRAs have untapped potential as future players.”


Transitions of Care vs Transgender Health

This matchup was touted as an evenly matched game with two stellar teams. Unfortunately, Kidney Care for the Transgender Patient‘s shots just weren’t falling and Supportive Care for Kidney Failure was able to score the victory. 

Supportive Care for Kidney Failure wins 8-1

Current Standings | Match Results
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US-based physicians can earn 1.0 CME credit and 1.0 MOC per region through NKF PERC (detailed instructions here). The CME and MOC activity will expire on June 1, 2023.

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