Archive: July 22 – 31, 2011




ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. NOD now viewed by users in over 140 countries

    NOD is now viewed by users in over 140 nations. Users of all training levels use NOD to learn about nephrology and hypertension. These include:

    • Fellows (Adult and Pediatric): 15%
    • Faculty (Adult and Pediatric): 14%
    • Private practice nephrologists: 12%
    • Medical students: 12%
    • Patients: 8%
    • Pharmacists: 6%
    • Nurses: 6%

    **Note: Data from 2/1/10 – 7/20/11
    Thanks for making Nephrology On-Demand a part of your educational experience!


  2. NOD Discussion Board gaining popularity

    In only it’s first month, NOD’s Discussion Board (D-Board) has become very popular. Fourteen (14) unique topics have resulted in over 700 views! The D- Board gives any user (of any training level) an opportunity to receive faculty feedback regarding any clinical question/concern. Messages can be anonymous and faculty answers are usually within 24 hours of posting. [click here]


  3. Nephrology On-Demand will be presenting at the 6th Annual Internet Congress in Nephrology

    The Congress is a unique scientific meeting in the Nephrology community. It is one of last free conferences, and the first to take place entirely on the Internet. The official dates are November 15 – 30, but you can attend anytime, from anywhere.
    The editors of NOD will be presenting: Nephrology information on video websites: a survey of YouTube [click here]






TEACHING RESOURCES

  1. NOD Histopathology updated

    Three (3) new mystery cases (#’s 16-18) with explanations of key histopathologic findings and diagnoses. [click here]


  2. Bardoxolone in CKD patients — The BEAM Trial

    A phase 2 clinical investigation to determine the effects of the anti-oxidant bardoxolone on GFR in diabetic chronic kidney disease patients. [click here]


  3. 2011 Guest Lecture Series: Fistula First: Do all comers qualify?

    An evidence-based look at whether the Fistula First initiative is the best modality for all ESRD patients. [Click here]


  4. Pulmonary Hypertension in dialysis patients

    A comprehensive evaluation of pulmonary hypertension in end-stage renal disease patients. Specific attention is paid to the purported mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension development, as well as ESRD-specific risk factors. The presentation concludes with a detailed analysis of various therapeutic options and remaining unanswered questions. [click here]


  5. Drug-dosing in Dialysis and CKD patients

    A comprehensive review of drug dosing in patients with kidney dysfunction. Special attention is made to the mathematical calculations of volume of distribution and medication clearance on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. [click here]





WEBSITE UPDATES

  1. NOD Calendars now updated

    New calendar entries have been added. NOD Calendars offers you an easy way of organizing dates of important scientific meetings. [click here]


  2. NOD YouTube channel now categorized into Playlists

    NOD YouTube is now easier to search with Playlists. Eight (8) playlists allow you to find the presentations you want quickly, giving you more time to view the presentation and learn. [click here]


  3. 10-minute Rounds — limited Field Trial completed

    Thanks for field-testing 10-minute Rounds. We’re still working out the fine details and will have the final version published soon. Sign up with NOD and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when 10-minute Rounds is ready for all users. [sign up]


  4. NOD makes improvements to Transparent Peer Review

    NOD will be making improvements to the Transparent Peer Review module. Each teaching resource will have a 6-point peer review mechanism that will allow you to anonymously evaluate that resource for 1) accuracy, 2) currency, 3) objectivity, 4) authorship, 5) content, and 6) design and presentation. Coming soon.


SPECIAL

  1. ANCA-associated vasculitides and anti-GBM diseases: a nephrology primer
    [puzzle] [teaching resource]


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