Archive: August 19 – 31, 2011




ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. NOD Blogs needs your input

    NOD Blogs are now open access and needs your input. We want to know what you think and how we can improve NOD Blogs for your learning. Use the link provided to complete a 1-minute survey. [click here for survey]


  2. Nephrology On-Demand Histopathology — data accepted for publication

    NOD Histopathology data has been accepted for peer-reviewed publication. More details to follow, including a direct link to the manuscript. [click here for histopathology open access]


  3. NOD reaches key mobile access milestone

    NOD has broken through a key threshold for mobile access. Since June 2011, NOD Mobile has contributed to greater than 10% of all visits to NOD, with a 9% increase in mobile visits from June to July 2011!

    NOD Mobile users enjoy total access to all NOD resources through a friendly user interface that utilizes the least amount of physical memory and device power. Combined with a fully functional search feature, NOD Mobile allows you to access any resource quickly and efficiently. Spend less time searching and more time learning with NOD Mobile — available free and on any smartphone. [learn more about NOD Mobile here]


  4. 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]






TEACHING RESOURCES

  1. Rituximab versus Cyclophosphamide for ANCA-associated vasculitis: a review of the RAVE and RITUXIVAS trials

    A thorough review of the RAVE and RITUXIVAS trials to assess the efficacy and possibility of using rituximab as induction therapy for ANCA-associated vasculitides. [click here]


  2. Insights learned from the CKiD study

    A review by Dr. Hidalgo (an investigator in the CKiD study) that highlights significant differences in chronic kidney disease epidemiology in children versus adults. [click here]


  3. 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]


  4. NOD Histopathology updated

    Three (3) new histopathologic diagnoses (Alport’s disease, Lupus nephritis x 2) with explanations of key histopathologic findings and diagnoses. [click here for open access]





WEBSITE UPDATES

  1. NOD Pipesbeta available for field-testing

    NOD Pipesbeta collates teaching resources from popular 1) nephrology journals, 2) nephrology blogs, and 3) nephrology-related twitter feeds into one easy-to-read webpage. Pipesbeta allow you to spend less time visiting different websites and more time learning. [click here to test drive and share your thoughts]


  2. NOD Calendars updated

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


  3. NOD updates Transparent Peer Review system

    Our Transparent Peer Review module, now found on every independent teaching resource, has been upgraded and ready for use. Anonymously share your thoughts about the 1) accuracy, 2) currency, 3) objectivity, 4) authorship, 5) content, and 6) design and presentation of any resource. Read the reviews that other NOD users have given.


  4. 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


  5. NOD makes search smarter

    Spend less time searching and more time learning with NOD’s Smart Search. Now active at the top-left of your screen.


SPECIAL

  1. Atlas of Dialysis Vascular Access
    [puzzle] [teaching resource]


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