Archives: August 23 – 31, 2010

Improved Navigation Tools and Announcement Archives

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Nephropathology Conference – AUGUST 24

Join us on Tuesday, August 24, for our join Nephropathology, Nephrology, and Transplantation and Immunology conference. This week’s topic will be:

Chronic Allograft Nephropathy

Prerequisite teaching materials are now available for your review. Registered users will be able to participate in the virtual discussion beginning Tuesday, August 24

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  • 1. The common disorder of the liver in patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
  • 2. This characteristic of children is inversely related to the degree of hepatic fibrosis
  • 3. Acronym for the cystic disease that has the best prognosis and rarely progresses to ESRD
  • 4. Acronym for the cystic disease whose survival rate in the neonatal period is 50-70%, but increases to 80% in the next 15 years after the first month of life
  • 5. This cystic kidney disease is histologically characterized as chronic sclerosing tubulointerstitial nephropathy


  • 6. In order to make a clinical diagnosis of ARPKD, patients must have at least one of the following: No cysts in the parents for at least 30 years, hepatitic fibrosis, a sibling with confirmed ARPKD, or parental consanguinity
  • 7. The cause of mortality in ARPKD is generally due to dysfunction of this organ
  • 8. Acronym for the most common genetic disorder in man, affecting 1/400-1/1000 live births
  • 9. The lack of urine in the bladder and this are findings suggestive of ARPKD in the fetus
  • 10. It is felt that this is a potential etiology for multicystic dysplastic kidney development
  • 11. Acronym for the cystic disease that results in no functional tissue whatsoever; 20-25% will involute by approximately 2 years
  • 12. Most cysts in polycystic kidney disease are not connected to this structure of the nephron

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Call for Volunteer Bloggers — ENDS AUGUST 31

Nephrology On-Demand is calling on all users who are interested in blogging on Nephrology-related topics. Bloggers can be physicians, nurses, dietitians, patients, etc. and must have the following skills:

– Access to email
– Note taking skills
– An interest in sharing medical information with the Nephrology On-Demand community

We are accepting the following types of blogs:

– standard text blogs
– audio blogs
– video blogs

If you have an interest in blogging and are planning to attend a conference, seminar, workshop, mini-review, or other formal course/class, please contact the Editor-in-Chief by clicking here.

Note: Knowledge of computer or web programming is absolutely not required. Nephrology On-Demand will provide complimentary IT resources to users who wish to blog.

Abstract Submissions — UPDATED AUGUST 26, 2010

Keep your eyes on Nephrology On-Demand for more information on the following meetings:

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare — Abstract Deadline September 24, 2010
NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
North American Society for Dialysis and Transplantation 2010 — Abstract Deadline May 28, 2010
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation 2011 — Abstract deadline expected to be October 2010
ACP Medical Student Abstract Competition 2011 — deadline expected to be early-December 2010
ACP Resident and Fellows Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced; check back in August 2010 for more information
ISN Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced
American Transplant Congress 2011 — expected to be open in September 2010
International Society of Blood Purification — Abstract Deadline July August 30, 2010
Evidence 2010 — Abstract Deadline August 6, 2010

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