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"Dilutional Acidosis" by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Though this is to some degree controversial, volume expansion with normal saline has been associated with the development of a hyperchloremic, non-anion gap metabolic aci ... Read on »
"Exotic" Hemodialysis Catheter Sites by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure You can probably tell that I am working my way through the most recent NephSAP on Vascular Access, as I keep on posting access-related posts. Today while leafing through ... Read on »
"Full House" Immunostaining by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Renal pathologists may throw out the term "full house" immunostaining...what does this mean? This means quite simply that all five major immunofluorescent sta ... Read on »
"Hey Doc, I think my kidneys hurt." by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has designated the Renal Fellow Network as an ISN web favorite. The contributors to the RFN are proud of this designation a ... Read on »
"Pay It Forward" Transplant Strategy by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In last week's New England Journal of Medicine there was a cool article by Rees et al describing a unique pair matching strategy for kidney transplants in which an ongo ... Read on »
"Prophylactic" dialysis before cardiac surgery by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This has been discussed between the renal division and the cardiac surgery division in my institution. We know that AKI post cardiac surgery is an independent pro ... Read on »
"The eGFR Consult" by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Cool new resource for all those iPod/iPhone (or whatever your MP3 player or PDA of choice happens to be): the ASN Kidney News podcast series . I have been listening to ... Read on »
"The Match" by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Beginning in the 2009, Nephrology became one of the final medical subspecialities (along with Endocrinology) to join the Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP), a di ... Read on »
#NephMadness by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure    Check out Nephrology Madness Sunday 3/17/13 on eAJKD . They are pitting the top advances in nephrology against each other.  Read on »
‘Failure to thrive’ on PD by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A few months ago I took care of a patient who, having been on peritoneal dialysis for a number of years, was losing weight, had poor small solute clearances and worsenin ... Read on »
“Idiopathic” or “smoking-related” nodular glomerulosclerosis by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Nodular glomerulosclerosis refers to a histologic pattern of nodular mesangial sclerosis with accentuated, lobular-appearing glomeruli on renal biopsy. Although classica ... Read on »
“Liquid Biopsy” – measuring cell-free circulating donor DNA to predict allograft... by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Transplant physicians face the challenge to detect allograft rejection using non-sensitive biomarkers and clinical signs/symptoms.  For kidney transplant, serum cre ... Read on »
Πάντα ρεί - once more on the (right) fluids by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yet another manuscript evaluating fluids for IV replacement was published in JAMA this week underscoring the importance and controversial nature of the topic. A ... Read on »
'Shrooms and Renal Failure by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure While toxic mushroom ingestions are generally known for their ability to cause acute liver failure, certain varieties of mushrooms can also result in acute renal failure. ... Read on »
1000th Post by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In celebration of our 1000th post, we asked Matt Sparks . a former editor of the Renal Fellow Network who is now a faculty member at Duke University in North Caro ... Read on »
1955-2011 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. Read on »
2003 Lupus Nephritis Classification Updates by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The World Health Organization (WHO) of lupus nephritis has provided a useful and simple framework for understanding this complex disease. In 2003, a committe of the Inte ... Read on »
A better way for CKD staging? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Presently the KDOQI Staging system for CKD (see figure) is what is used most commonly to classify the severity of reduced renal function. This is based purely on an esti ... Read on »
A Divided Consensus on Health Care Reform by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Interestingly, there was a near 50-50 divide on last week's poll question regarding the surprising election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in the state of M ... Read on »
A Gel Coating Your Hairy Endothelium by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure To follow up on one of Nate’s posts from 2010, hair grows not only on your skin. He describes a glomerular capillary to be hairy. Glycocalyx, a hairy structure a ... Read on »