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The end of Fellowship

Dear Readers, It’s been an honor and a pleasure to have been a contributor and deputy editor here at RFN over the past few years.  I’m writing this on the final day of my fellowship as I get…

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New JAMA Reader

JAMA has a new platform called the JAMA Network Reader that you can use to get access to content from any of the JAMA journals (includes what were formerly called Archives of …).  All the content (which includes…

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It’s that time of year again…

The 2013 ASN In-Training Examination for Nephrology Fellows will be administered on Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12.  Nephrology fellows may sit for the examination on one of two testing dates. Testing will begin at 8:00 am…

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The Brave New World of Renal ACOs

This past week CMS announced the formation of a new form of payment and service delivery for patients with ESRD – the ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) – essentially an ACO specifically and exclusively for individuals with ESRD….

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Pearls for Boards

1) Surreptitious vomiting or diuretic abuse – metabolic alkalosis, Laxative abuse – non-gap metabolic acidosis. 2) Aquaporin 2 –  apical membrane of collecting duct, Aquaporins 3 and 4 – basolateral membrane of collecting duct, Aquaporin 1 – proximal tubule….

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Lupus Foundation of America Grant

The Lupus Foundation of America is proud to announce its new Career Development Award RFA. The purpose is to facilitate the professional development of nephrology, dermatology, and rheumatology fellows, in the U.S. and Canada, interested in lupus research towards a…

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Phosphorous Binder Equivalent Dose

Ever encountered this situation?  You’re going about your daily business and discover that one of your patients on hemodialysis has an elevated phosphorous. You skim through the list of prerequisites and see that yes, the nutritionist has been…

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Pearls for Boards

1) In diabetic glomerular disease you can see linear staining of GBMs with IgG, Kappa and Lambda. 2) The three C3 immunoflourescence patterns of post strep GN 1) Starry Sky (most common) 2) Garland (less common) 3) Mesangial (resolving Starry…

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