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Hyperkalaemia, ICDs and ECG changes. by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I recently admitted a woman overnight with prerenal AKI and serum K+ of 7 mmol/L. A passing ED physician mumbled to me not to worry as their ECG didn’t require calcium ... Read on »
Last Call: Apply to the Origins of Renal Physiology Course by May 15th by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A biopharmaceutical, or biologic, is any medicinal product manufactured in or extracted from a living system, such as a microorganism or plant or animal cells. Sever ... Read on »
Update from Hepatology: AKI and HRS in patients with cirrhosis by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In the recent edition of Hepatology, the International Club of Ascites (ICA) have published their revised recommendations on the diagnosis and management of AKI in patients ... Read on »
Uremic Pruritis - Algorithm for Management by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Uremic pruritus affects more than 40% of dialysis patients. Even though is not considered a major complication of ESRD, it is significantly debilitating to patients ... Read on »
Metformin Guidelines by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Metformin is one of the most useful drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes and yet its use in patients with CKD is limited by the perceived association with lactic acido ... Read on »
Precision Nephrology by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure One of our attendings, Dr. Sylvia Betcher, PhD, MD gave an excellent presentation at our renal conference about genetic testing in renal diseases that she learned abou ... Read on »
#NephMadness Increased MAP in Sepsis Haiku Deck by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Increased MAP in Sepsis - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Post by Hector Madariaga. Go to the AJKD blog NephMadness critical care ... Read on »
#NephMadness Norepinephrine in Sepsis Haiku Deck by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Norepinephrine in Sepsis - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Post by Hector Madariaga. Go to the AJKD blog NephMadness critical c ... Read on »
Is there a benefit in pre-transplant weight loss? #NephMadness by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure To complement the NephMadness Nutrition in Nephrology obesity match-ups , we thought a post on pre-transplant weight loss was timely. According to a recent report publish ... Read on »
Accepting Applications to the Origins of Renal Physiology Course by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Scleritis is a severe inflammation involving the deep episclera and sclera. Symptoms include moderate to marked pain, hyperemia of the globe, lacrimation, and photoph ... Read on »
#NephMadness Furosemide Stress Test Haiku Deck #CCRegion by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Furosemide Stress Test - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Post by Hector Madariaga. Go to the AJKD blog NephMadness critical care ... Read on »
Is Matching at the HLA Epitope Level the Holy Grail of Longer Graft Survival? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure All HLA antigens are composed of strings of several polymorphic sites, which may serve as targets, or epitopes, for antibody binding. An important consideration is th ... Read on »
#NephMadness Early Goal Directed Therapy Haiku Deck #CCRegion by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Early Goal Directed Therapy - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Check out the NephMadness Critical Care Nephrology region. ... Read on »
#NephMadness 2015: It’s almost here by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It’s almost March, time to fill out your bracket. No not college hoops, it’s time for the annual Nephrology SoMed educational phenomenon that is NephMadness. The b ... Read on »
Blood pressure target in diabetes mellitus by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hypertension in diabetic patients increases the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications. It is quantitatively and qualitatively different from the non-diab ... Read on »
#MyNephroStory: A Rewarding Journey by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There is a lot of discussion about the recent nephrology Match in the US and everyone is discussing what’s wrong with nephrology? Why is the interest in Nephrology waning? ... Read on »
#NephWorkForce TweetChat on 2014 ASN Fellows Survey by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure [ View the story "What Makes a Mentor Great?" on Storify ] Read on »
Update from Cardiology Literature: Antithrombotic therapy in Atrial Fibrillation and CKD by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In 2015 I hope to blog on articles from non-renal journals that are of interest to nephrologists. First up is cardiology and a topic that has been covered in previous RFN ... Read on »
ESAs in Patients with CKD and Cancer: Is the Risk Worth the Benefit? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Anemia is a common manifestation of CKD. Currently, there are no guidelines for nephrologists regarding erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESAs or Epo or Darbe) use i ... Read on »
NSMC Inaugural Internship Class Announced by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC) is proud to announce the inaugural class of the 2015 internship. This is a new initiative with the goal to help foster i ... Read on »