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Identification of Various Effusions on Standard Echocardiographic Views: Part 1

Abhilash Koratala, MD, FASN @NephroP, Medical College of Wisconsin Identification of pericardial effusion is one of the basic applications of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS). As previously discussed, pericardial effusion appears as an anechoic or echo-free space between the... The post Identification of Various Effusions on Standard Echocardiographic...

Skeleton Key Group Case 23: Thrown for a Loop!

Welcome to the 23rd case of the Skeleton Key Group, a team of 50-odd nephrology fellows who work together to build a monthly education package for the Renal Fellow Network. The cases are actual cases (without patient identifying... The post Skeleton Key Group Case 23: Thrown for a Loop! appeared first on Renal Fellow Network.

The NBLU Experience: An Immersion in Leadership, Networking, Economics of Nephrology, and Diversity

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in diminished camaraderie among trainees. This is secondary to social fragmentation, reduced connectivity, and disappointedly limited opportunities to interact with like-minded individuals at national conferences. This has been a challenging time for all... The post The NBLU Experience: An Immersion in Leadership,...

Urine Sediment of the Month: To Stain or Not to Stain

To stain, or not to stain, that is the question. Different illumination techniques are available to visualize the formed elements in the urinary sediment. The two most commonly used are brightfield and phase contrast. Brightfield illumination provides high... The post Urine Sediment of the Month: To Stain or Not to Stain appeared first on Renal Fellow...

Pickle Juice for Dialysis-related Muscle Cramps: Fact or Myth?

Shweta Shah, MDAssistant ProfessorRenal Section, Department of PediatricsTexas Children’s Hospital@nefron1310 I recently came across a tweet about the use of mustard for dialysis cramps. I had never heard of my patients using this remedy for their muscle cramps... The post Pickle Juice for Dialysis-related Muscle Cramps: Fact or Myth? appeared first...

Body Fluid Regulation from Microgravity to Gravity – Is Aestivation the Key Player?

Mythri Shankar, MD, DNBAssistant Professor of NephrologyInstitute of Nephrourology, Bengaluru, India@nephromythri Yuri Gagarin was the first human to leave earth in the year 1961. Since then over 500 astronauts and cosmonauts have visited space. During the initial days,... The post Body Fluid Regulation from Microgravity to Gravity – Is Aestivation...

Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis – Annual Symposium on October 1st (Virtual)

Date & Location: Friday, October 1, 2021, 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM EST, Internet – Live Course Overview Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) is a one day live virtual conference on home dialysis, sponsored by the Icahn School... The post Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis – Annual Symposium on October 1st (Virtual) appeared first on Renal Fellow Network.

Chicago KUH Interdisciplinary Training Program (TL1): Request for Applications

Chicago KUH FORWARD is pleased to announce its new NIDDK-funded TL1 interdisciplinary training program for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows in basic, translational, or clinical research in the fields of kidney, benign urologic, and benign hematologic diseases at one of the... The post Chicago KUH Interdisciplinary Training Program (TL1): Request...

Why are females better than males? A kidney perspective.

Brandon E. McFarlin, Ph.D. CandidateKeck School of Medicine of University of Southern California Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally – estimated at 17.9 million lives annually. A major risk factor for CVD is hypertension... The post Why are females better than males? A kidney perspective. appeared first on Renal Fellow...

Skeleton Key Group Case 22: Hypochloremic Metabolic Alkalosis

Welcome to the 22nd case of the Skeleton Key Group, a team of 50-odd nephrology fellows who work together to build a monthly education package for the Renal Fellow Network. The cases are actual cases (without patient identifying... The post Skeleton Key Group Case 22: Hypochloremic Metabolic Alkalosis appeared first on Renal Fellow Network.

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