Archives: November 23 – 30, 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!

New Perspectives — NOW AVAILABLE

Two (2) new creative writing pieces have been added to the Perspectives section. Click here to view the latest Perspectives pieces as well as prior creative works.

As always, if you are interested in submitting a creative piece of work, click here to learn about Perspectives and how you can participate.

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),

Puzzle of the Week The Internists Guide to Hypertensive Crises

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  • 1. Type of patients who do not receive a benefit from rapid reduciton in blood pressure
  • 2. arteriolar dilator that is used with caution in patients with coronary ischemia because of reflex tachycardia
  • 3. selective beta-receptor antagonist with 1-2 minutes onset of action
  • 4. anti-hypertensive medication that is contraindicated in acute heart failure
  • 5. Which of the following is *NOT* a risk factor for developing hypertensive crisis: smoking; diabetes, gender, obesity, inactivity, proteinuria, CKD, age
  • 6. Type of edema found in hypertensive encephalopathy
  • 7. Leakage from these cause cerebral edema in hypertensive crisis patients
  • 8. Severe hypertension causing headache, nausea, vomiting, and non-localizing neurologic symptoms


  • 9. anti-hypertensive medication used especially in eclamptic patients
  • 10. Class of medications associated with white matter edema
  • 11. African-americans are this times more likely to develop hypertensive crises than Caucasian-american counterparts
  • 12. an arteriolar vasodilator that is thought to be safer in patients with coronary ischemia because, theoretically, it does not cause reflex tachycardia
  • 13. venodilator that leads to tolerance
  • 14. anti-hypertensive medicaiton that, in some studies, is useful in increasing renal artery blood flow and hastening recovery from renal ischemia
  • 15. useful in patients with pheochromocytoma
  • 16. both an arteriolar and veno-dilator
  • 17. Process whereby arterial diameter changes with changes in systemic blood pressure
  • 18. an excellent medicine to use in patients with scleroderma renal crisis
  • 19. Acronym for the syndrome characterized by cerebral edema of the white matter and diagnosed exclusively through CT or MRi

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Abstract Submissions — UPDATED NOVEMBER 23, 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 — December 1, 2010
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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