Archive: August 1 – 9, 2011




ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Nephrology On-Demand mentioned in a peer-reviewed publication

    NOD has been mentioned in its 8th publication, The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal. [click here]


  2. Blogs are now open access

    NOD Blogs are now open access. You can now have direct access to all the blogs (from 2010 onwards) by clicking “LEARN” at the bottom of your screen.


  3. 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!


  4. 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]






TEACHING RESOURCES

  1. Classification and Treatment of Lupus Nephritis – 2011 Review

    Dr. Reginald Obi reviews the historical changes to the classification of lupus nephritis (from WHO to the latest ISN/RPS system) as well as the latest therapeutic interventions for each new stage of lupus nephritis. [click here]


  2. NOD Histopathology updated

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


  3. 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]


  4. 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]


  5. 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]





WEBSITE UPDATES

  1. Google +1 rating system installed

    Google’s +1 rating system is now ready for use. If you like a page on NOD, +1 it by using the module at the bottom of your screen


  2. NOD makes search smarter

    NOD will be launching “Smart Search” — a faster and more intelligent manner of finding information on NOD. Coming soon.


  3. 10-minute Rounds — Release date set for December 2011 – January 2012

    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 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]


  5. 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. Pulmonary Hypertension in Dialysis Patients
    [puzzle] [teaching resource]


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