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Plasma Exchange for Severe ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (AAV)? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There has been lots of new data in the AAV literature of late. We have new nomenclature, including the dropping of Freidrich Wegeners’ name for the more generic but descri ... Read on »
Renal transplant across an ABO barrier by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In June's edition of JASN Jacques et al. highlighted the emerging importance of the role of chloride in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Their group developed ... Read on »
Ten Things Every Primary Care Physician Should Know by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure An article from a few years ago that might provoke some discussion. Some of the recommendations are a little out of date (I don't think I would target a Hb of 12 a ... Read on »
Hypocalcemia - What's the diagnosis - Answer by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This was an interesting case. A woman with a previous history of hyperparathyroidism and multiple neck surgeries who developed severe, symptomatic hypocalcemia 3 hours f ... Read on »
Ultrasound Course for Nephrologists by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Continuing our practice of highlighting excellent courses for Nephrologists and Fellows, here is a message from Professor W. Charles O'Neill regarding the annua ... Read on »
Hypocalcemia - What's the Diagnosis? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A 36yr old woman with a history of PCKD was referred for surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism. She had a history of two prior failed kidney transplants following wh ... Read on »
eJournal Club - Session length and weight gain by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This month's eJournal club concerns a paper published by a fellow from our institution that attempts to get to the bottom of an interesting question: in patients with a ... Read on »
The potential danger in treating Hypothermia-induced Hypokalemia by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The post from Veeraish earlier this week reminded me of this patient who demonstrated an important learning point regarding hypokalemia in hypothermic patients. A 75 ... Read on »
Renal Jeopardy by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are organizing a CME event : "Contoversies in Kidney Disease" aimed at attending nephrologists and fellows on September 13t ... Read on »
Hypothermia Protocol and Dialysis by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I recently received an inpatient consultation to see a CKD 5D patient. The reason for consult, as is mostly the case with dialysis patients was that he “needs ... Read on »
Kidney Stones - What's the diagnosis? - Answer by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This was an interesting case and all those who responded correctly identified that the patient had bowel pathology. However, only one person figured out that the issue w ... Read on »
Extended High Cut-Off (HCO) Hemodialysis for Myeloma Cast Nephropathy by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There has been much recent interest in novel extra-corporeal treatments for removal of nephrotoxic free light chains (FLC) in myeloma cast nephropathy. HCO dialyzers em ... Read on »
What are you smoking? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I recently saw an interesting case series published in CJASN where they reported four cases of oliguric AKI  associated with synthetic cannabinoids use. Renal ... Read on »
When should a Liver Transplant Recipient get a Combined Liver Kidney Transplant? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Currently there is huge variation in the number patients receiving a kidney transplant at the time of their liver transplant across the US; Combined Liver Kidn ... Read on »
Kidney Stones - What's the diagnosis? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A 65yo man was reviewed in the clinic for assessment of kidney stones. He has a history of stones for at least 8 years and has been passing small calculi on a regular ba ... Read on »
ASN Annual Meeting Travel Support Opportunities by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It's the time of the year again to start thinking about travel to the ASN annual meeting in Atlanta . Thankfully, in this time of limited travel budgets and seques ... Read on »
Renal Grand Rounds - Case of the month by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A young woman with h/o polysubstance abuse and seizures was admitted to hospital with status epilepticus. She was treated with a propofol infusion at 5mg/kg/hr w ... Read on »
The end of Fellowship by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Dear Readers, It's been an honor and a pleasure to have been a contributor and deputy editor here at RFN over the past few years.  I'm writing this on the final day ... Read on »
Lonely Glomeruli by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure One of the difficulties in doing molecular research on the kidney is the diversity highly specialized cells that exist in the glomerulus. As a result, it is important to ... Read on »