RFN Nephrology Fellow Clinical Compendium

The learning life of a nephrology fellow is busy. Some may have to move miles from their home, a different city, a different hospital, find a new place to live, different culture, meet new people, etc… all that can be stressful. Life in the medical wards and ICU are full of learning opportunities and it’s always good to have something in hand for a quick review. Hence, we are proud to announce that we have developed a guide and would like to introduce the RFN Nephrology Fellow Compendium. We started this project thinking it could only be a few pages long, but nephrology is a broad topic so when we started to write, we loved the content so much that it became bigger and bigger. We are hoping that this survival guide would also help medical students, internal medicine residents and particularly nephrology fellows and/or anyone else interested in the field, so they could be able to have a quick overview of any nephrology and transplantation topic or case that they may encountered during their busy schedule and rotations. It is intended to provide the basic tools that every nephrology fellow needs to know during rounds and “survive” during fellowship. It consists of 13 chapters that we will be uploading on schedule. Through out the guide, you will encounter tables and links that will bring you to a deeper review on a certain topic.

This survival guide can be accessed via the RFN and will be available on a PDF document so you can print it at your convenience. Please help us spread the FOAMed spirit! We have included Twitter handles of the authors for direct messaging. Otherwise, you can contact us at: renal.fellow.network@gmail.com

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Chapter 1: Acute Kidney Injury
By Sam Kant, Oshorenua Aiyegbusi, Ankit Sakhuja, and Eric Au

Chapter 2: Native and Transplant Kidney Biopsy: The Procedure
By Sam Kant and Krithika Mohan

Chapter 3: Approach to Kidney Pathology
By Tiffany Caza

Chapter 4: Glomerulonephritis.

Chapter 5: Kidney Replacement Therapy

Chapter 6: Continues Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

Chapter 7: Kidney Transplant

Chapter 8: Electrolytes

Chapter 9: Acid-Base Disorders

Chapter 10: Secondary Hypertension

Chapter 11: Kidney Imaging and POCUS

Chapter 12: Plasmapheresis

Chapter 13: Interventional Radiology

Chapter 14: Dialysis Access Complications