Archives: October 7 – 14, 2010

Quarterly Statistics — NOW AVAILABLE

Each calendar quarter we bring you new statistics to let you know how successful Nephrology On-Demand has become. This quarter, we present data illustrating the types of users accessing this website.

To date, Nephrology On-Demand has 181 registered users. See the graphs below to compare the our registered and total user groups.


This interactive crossword puzzle requires JavaScript and a reasonably recent web browser, such as Internet Explorer 5.5 or later, Netscape 7, Mozilla, Firefox, or Safari. If you have disabled web page scripting, please re-enable it and refresh the page. If this web page is saved to your computer, you may need to click the yellow Information Bar at the top of the page to allow the puzzle to load.



  • 1. The normal thickness of the ______ is approximately 0.3 - 0.5 mm on a renal ultrasound
  • 2. Cortical thinning is an indication of _____ kidney disease
  • 3. Renal ultrasonography produces images based on the amount of _____ sound that the probe receives
  • 4. The time of return of the reflected sound informs the ultrasound machine as to the ____ of the object
  • 5. The acronym for the measurement that is considered diagnostic for renal artery stenosis when its value is > 200 mm/second
  • 6. Echogenicity of the left kidney is compared to the ____
  • 7. Rib shadows are bands of darkness that are deep to the ribs (bone). They occur because ___ of the sound waves are reflected back to the probe
  • 8. This set of criteria are used to characterize cysts as simple or complex
  • 9. Because of __________, structures that are deep to a simple cyst appear whiter than other structures of comparable depth that are NOT deep to a cyst
  • 10. Echogenicity of the Right kidney is compared to the _______


  • 11. Sound that is ________ does not reach the probe and thus, an image is not created
  • 12. The most commonly used radiographic tool used by Nephrologists
  • 13. Objects that are invisible to the ultrasound are those in which no sound is reflected
  • 14. The abdominal X-ray (KUB) is a good tool to detect this type of kidney stone
  • 15. The acronym for the ratio of the peak systolic velocity of the renal artery over the peak systolic velocity of the aorta. Greater than 3.5:1 is considered strongly positive for renal artery stenosis
  • 16. This structure appears hypoechoic to the cortex and has the shape of an inverted triangle (________-________)
  • 17. The peak systolic velocity measurement is based on the ________-__-_____, which states that the area x velocity at point A must equal the area x velocity at point B, provided that both points are continuous with one another
  • 18. how white an object appears on ultrasound -- specifically, the degree to which an object reflects sound
  • 19. This structure is generally thin-walled, without septations, lacking calcifications, and appears hypo-echoic (____-____)
  • 20. Kidney size is directly proportional to the patient's _________
  • 21. The most expensive and most important part of the ultrasound machine

Top Times

  • No Times Recorded Yet

Renal Biopsy Conference — SEPTEMBER 28

Join the ECU Divisions of Nephrology and Hypertension, Pathology, and Transplantation and Immunology for its monthly Renal Pathology Conference. This month’s topic is:

ANCA-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis

Pre-requisite teaching material is now available by clicking here.

*** Note: Only registered users can participate in the virtual discussion. Not a registered user but interested in becoming one? Click here to complete our quick registration form.

Abstract Submissions — UPDATED OCTOBER 7, 2010

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

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2011 — 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 – Young Investigators Forum (YIF) — Abstract deadline October 18, 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 October 2010 for more information
ISN Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced
American Transplant Congress 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
International Society of Blood Purification — Abstract Deadline July August 30, 2010
Evidence 2010 — Abstract Deadline August 6, 2010
American Federation of Medical Research: Southern Regional Meetings 2011 — Abstract Deadline October 15, 2010
American Federation of Medical Research: Western Regional Meetings 2011 — Abstract Deadline October 1, 2010
American Society of Hypertension 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 6, 2010
International CRRT Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010

  • Nephrology On-Demand Plus

    Our full-featured iOS app for the iPhone and iPad. NOD + integrates
    1. kidney education,
    2. training, and
    3. recruitment

    into a streamlined and user-friendly interface.


  • Kidney Konnection

    A newsletter that discusses sophisticated topics in Nephrology for physicians in Internal Medicine.
    Click here to access your complimentary subscription