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Interventional nephrology in fellowship training

Interventional nephrology is quickly becoming a sought after “subspecialty” of nephrology. However, many training programs do not offer a structured training program (as highlighted in this recent AJKD paper). Traditionally nephrology training is spent rounding in the hospital,…

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Drug Trials

Last week’s poll results:  who should provide funding for large, randomized controlled drug trials?  Most respondents (58%) chose the diplomatic answer and said that it should be a combination between government and pharmaceutical companies.  I was somewhat surprised…

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Gadolinium Beliefs

Poll results from last week:  The majority of individuals (60%) felt that it was definitely unsafe giving gadolinium to ESRD patients, with 45% of individuals also agreeing that it was unsafe in CKD stage 4.  As is consistent…

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Favorite Renal Consult Topics

Poll results: the most appealing Nephrology Consult scenario chosen, perhaps not surprisingly, was workup of new-onset glomerulonephritis (44%). I would contend that many individuals choose Nephrology because they are interested in issues such as glomerulonephritis, interesting electrolyte and…

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