Archives: November 15 – 22, 2010

WINNER — 2010 eHealthcare Leadership Awards — SILVER

Nephrology On-Demand is proud to announce that we have been awarded the:

Silver Medal at the 2010 eHealthcare Leadership Awards for Best Site Design in a Physician-Clinician Focused Area

Sites receiving the 2010 eHealthcare Leadership Awards were selected from nearly 1,300 entries.

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The editorial and programming staff of Nephrology On-Demand are very proud to be awarded this honor in our 1st year of existence. We hope to continue our successes in the coming years!

Live Blogging and Highlights from the 43rd annual ASN Meetings — AVAILABLE

A number of physician-bloggers will be blogging from the American Society of Nephrology meetings in Denver, CO. Check back daily to read their reports.

***Note: It’s not too late to participate in the ASN blog. Send your reports to Nephrology On-Demand along with 1) your name, 2) your affiliation/practice name, 3) title of the talk, and 4) name of presenters (if known to you),

Nephrology Journal Club — AVAILABLE

Join the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension for its monthly Nephrology Journal Club. This month’s topic, presented by Dr. Sarath Kolluru:

Renal Tubular Acidoses in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Dr. Kolluru will be available online to answer your questions.

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Nephrology On-Demand has categorized blogs from a number of 2010 scientific meetings. If you were unable to attend a meeting or would like a review, visit the Scientific Meetings – Blogs section under the SEARCH BY CATEGORY option in the menu bar (bottom of your screen).

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Nephrology On-Demand Mobile — highlighted at the 2010 Teaching with Technology Showcase

Nephrology On-Demand’s Editor-in-Chief Tejas Desai, MD speaks at the 2010 Teaching with Technology Showcase about Nephrology On-Demand Mobile. View the interview below and click here for a 5-minute tutorial on how Nephrology On-Demand Mobile can be used at the point-of-care.


The Internists Guide To… — NOW CATEGORIZED

Nephrology On-Demand has categorized all resources aimed specifically for primary care providers and general internists. Appropriately named The Internists Guide To…, resources in this category provide succinct and useful information for healthcare providers that see patients with kidney diseases.

You can access all the resources in the The Internists Guide To… category by clicking on “Select a Category” in the blue menu bar at the bottom of your screen.

Puzzle of the Week Acute Renal Failure

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  • 1. This drug, an analog of dopamine, has been shown in limited studies to cause selective renal arterial vasoDILATION and thus, enhance renal perfusion in the setting of ATN
  • 2. A large proportion of renal mass is damaged before one sees an elevation of serum ________ in acute renal failure
  • 3. The L in RIFLE
  • 4. The I in RIFLE
  • 5. There is little evidence to suggest that the use of this medication, which converts oliguric ARF to non-oliguric ARF, is of any benefit in hastening renal recovery
  • 6. The AKIN criteria for acute renal failure generally corresponds to only the first three definitions in the RIFLE criteria (namely, R
  • 7. I
  • 8. and F) and does not utilize percent change in GFR in its classification system
  • 9. Patients with acute renal failure are generally _______
  • 10. Acronym for the new biomarker whose urinary concentration is thought to be a more accurate measure of pediatric renal injury than adult renal injury
  • 11. Acronym for the new biomarker that is not detectable in health tubular cells but present when tubular cells are injured due to ischemia or toxic insult. No systemic source of this biomarker has been found, making its expression dependent on the presence of renal injury
  • 12. The acronym for the set of definitions that classify degree of severity of acute renal failure based on 1) percent GFR loss, 2) percent elevation of creatinine above the baseline, and/or 3) urine output (Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative, 2005)


  • 13. This pathophysiologic response is the dominant intrarenal mechanism by which ATN develops
  • 14. It is believed that approximately __% of adults have acute tubular necrosis (ATN) at hospital admission
  • 15. Acronym for the group of experts who developed a 3-stage classification system for acute renal failure based on 1) percent change in serum creatinine and/or 2) urine output (Critical Care Volume 11, p. R31)
  • 16. The following are considered ______-_______ of acute renal injury. They are elevated in the serum 12 hours to 4 days BEFORE a rise in serum creatinine. KIM-1 (kidney injury molecule 1

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Abstract Submissions — UPDATED NOVEMBER 15, 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 — December 1, 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

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