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#NephMadness 2015: It’s almost here

It’s almost March, time to fill out your bracket. No not college hoops, it’s time for the annual Nephrology SoMed educational phenomenon that is NephMadness. The brainchild of Matt Sparks and Joel Topf has grown legs in its…

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NephJC Live at ASN Kidney Week 2014

The Nephrology twitter journal club will come to life on Saturday 15th November at Kidney Week in Philadelphia. NephJC co-founders Dr Joel Topf and Dr Swapnil Hiremath will co-host the event at the Double Tree hotel. There will…

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Parvovirus B19 and the Kidney

Parvovirus B19 (PVB19) is a small, non-enveloped, single-stranded DNA virus belonging to the Erythrovirus genus, named for their tropism for erythroid precursor cells. It is the only known parvovirus to infect humans. By late adulthood, most people have…

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The use of IVIg in Kidney Disease

It’s time for a quick nephro-centric summary of immune globulin use. Immune globulin, usually administered intravenously (IVIg), is made from pooled human plasma and used for a wide variety of human disease. It contains mostly IgG with various…

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