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Matt Sparks

Nephrology fellow satisfaction survey

Interest in nephrology as a career continues to decline as highlighted by this recent editorial entitled “The Future Nephrology Workforce: Will There Be One” in CJASN.  This article, which was presented at ASN in Denver as the Summit…

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World Kidney Day 2011

Happy World Kidney Day 2011!   This years theme is-  protect your kidneys, save your heart.   World Kidney Day began in 2006 and has continued to grow each year.  While every other organ system/disease has had a day/month for…

Orthostatic hypertension and strokes

That’s right you read the title correctly- it reads orthostatic hypertension and not hypotension.  Ordering orthostatics on patients is quite common.   Most of the time the clinical query is in regards to the latter (hypotension).  My mentor,…

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