Alport Syndrome

I recently saw a patient in clinic with long-standing hematuria with numerous family members on her mother’s side with hematuria.  She now presented with proteinuria but stable renal function.  Collagen IVa disease was highly suspected and genetic sequencing…

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Primary Membranous Nephropathy

The landscape of Primary Membranous Nephropathy (PMN) has significantly changed over the last decade. Most of what we now understand about the pathogenesis of PMN is derived from the Heymann Nephritis model in rats. In 1959, Dr. Walter…

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Anemia post-transplantation

A 20-year-old female had Henoch-Schönlein purpura since age 9 leading to ESRD. She underwent kidney transplantation in 2018 from a live donor (mother) and received induction immunosuppression with thymoglobulin (100 mg once) followed by maintenance with tacrolimus (6…

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Free eBook on Acid Base

Benjamin Abelow’s book: The Painless Guide to Mastering Clinical Acid-Base is available again as a free download in recognition of the new class of incoming nephrology fellows. We have highlighted this book in the past. It is a…

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Congratulations New Fellows

Congratulations to the incoming class of Nephrology fellows! I’m one of you! I went to way too many interviews and had the pleasure of meeting several passionate nephrologists and fellows. I’m confident that there are a lot of…

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A Nephrology Fellow’s Guide to Billing/Coding

Nephrology fellows – you don’t want to miss the Siegfried & Roy of Billing & Coding @ParinMakadia @drirfanagha at Nephrology Business Leadership 2018 https://t.co/2GtrF6hBCM @NBLUniv @Nephro_Sparks @DiMiRenalMD @DallasRenal pic.twitter.com/XaD2gmuJ1U — Samir Nangia MD CPE (@SamirNangia) January 19, 2018…

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MAKE this a better outcome

The PRESERVE Trial, which was recently published in the NEJM was a large study of a variety of preventive measures for contrast-induced nephropathy. It used a 2×2 factorial design to test the efficacy of NaHCO3 vs. normal saline…

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Minimal Change Disease

The next session of GlomCon’s Nephropathology Essentials will be held this Tuesday, June 12th at 11 am EDT. Dr. Helmut Rennke will be leading the session which will focus on Minimal Change Disease and FSGS (see below for…

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The perils of Gabapentin

One of the things that I always highlight when teaching fellows and residents is the importance of appropriate drug dosing for patients on dialysis and one of the drugs that is most often inappropriately dosed in my experience…

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