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Harvard Brigham Nephrology Board Review Course (Part 1)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Boston, MA; August 2014

Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis
David J. Salant, MD






Advances in CKD 2015 (PART 3)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
New Orleans, LA; January 2015

Blood volume monitoring
Paul Balter, MD

Whole body bioimpedance
Stanley L. Fan, MD

Segmental bioimpedance
Fansan Zhu, PhD

Lung ultrasounds
William Weitzel, MD


Hypertension, Cardiovascular
Sodium stores in the vascular glycocalyx
Allopurinol in hyperuricemic heart failure
Treating hypertension with CAD (AHA Scientific Statement)
Renal denervation vs. stepped care alone for severe HTN
Weight management in type 2 DM (Consensus Doc)
Expected vs. actual hemoglobin glycation explains some results
BP in patients living at high altitudes
Cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway
Extended release niacin in CKD

CKD, Dialysis
Online HDF vs. HD: no effect on phosphorus
Volume control using BIA (review)
Lung ultrasound comet measurement (review)
Calciphylaxis incidence with cinacalcet
Serum free Ig light chains in CKD
Nontoxigenic C. difficile spores good
Vitamin D suppplementation on BP (no good)
Diabetes and stage 3b CKD or higher (ERA guideline)
Microscopic nephrocalcinosis in CKD
BIA-measured hydration in incident PD patients
Dialysis fluid endotoxin levels and mortality
Ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel in CKD
Phosphorus content of popular beverages
Teriparatide good for low bone turnover in ESRD
Trends in vascular access use in DOPPS
Gut microbiota and inflammation in CKD
Pneumococcal infections and vaccination
Renal decline in type 1 DM
Gut dysbiosis and hypertension
Ischemic brain injury in HD patients
Unlabeled phosphorus in common medications
Sucroferric oxyhydroxide intermediate term results

Clinical Nephrology
Urinary catheter indications (Consensus docs)

This update's selected ASN 2014 abstracts

Estimated urinary sodium and BP; BP response to low sodium - genetic differences; Poor sleep quality and nondipping nocturnal BP; Renal denervation: practice audit; effect on kidney oxygenation; effect on LVH; Ambulatory BP screening in kids with WC HTN; Adiposity and LVH in kids with HTN; Vegetarian diet and endothelial function; No acute effect of furosemide on BP in PD patients; Early hyperuricemia in preeclampsia; Serial urinary protein measurements in pregnancy; Adrenomedullin levels to dx aldosteronomas; Nocturnal HTN p renal transplant; Sulodexide effects on BP; Prescribing metformin based on eGFR vs. SCr.

Situation-based mastery learning for CVC insertion; Gut-derived toxins after renal tx; Home dialysis therapies: comparative effectiveness; hosp. risk; medication use differences; technique failure risk vs. PD; use of personal support workers; tinzaparin for nocturnal home HD;

Urinary peptide predicts albuminuria response to spironolactone; Intradialytic protein-enriched snack; To eat or not to eat during HD; Concordance of sodium and phosphate load in diet; K additives in sodium-reduced meats; K restriction and quality of life; Low K lettuce; Vitamin C overload in pediatric dialysis patients; Fructose metabolism altered in CKD; Microbiome perturbation reduces uremic toxin load in ESRD.

Clinical Nephrology
Single-kidney GFR by CT scan; Gender affects beta-trace protein estimate of GFR in kids; ZS-9, partiromer to avoid hyperkalemia; B12 deficiency mimicking TTP; Postpartum HUS treated with eculizumab; TTP from cannabinoids; HIV suppression and non-HIVAN FSGS; Non-albumin proteinuria in tenofovir toxicity; ANCA vasculitis and time to achieve stable renal function; Monoclonal gammopathy in ANCA vasculitis; Smoking markedly increases risk of ANCA vasculitis relapse; Phosphate metabolism in children with DPKD; Volume regression of kidney cysts after transplantation; Elevated alk phos predicts response of cystic liver disease to somatostatin analogues; Late-onset cerebral toxoplasmosis after kidney transplant.  (Kidney Week 2014...)

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Jun29 Drink when thirsty advice for athletes from Sports Medicine group
May30 Vagal nerve stimulation lowers inflammatory response in rheumatoid arthritis
May27 Binding site for PLA2R antibodies identified and blocking molecules synthesized
May23 Leptin sensitizer extracted from Chinese Thunder God vine effective in obese mice.
May20 Paired bacteriophage therapy holds promise against superbugs
May12 Sedasys automated anesthesia delivery system replacing anesthesiologists for minor procedures.
May12 Controversy over ACP guidelines for kidney stone management
May10 Off topic: Cold fusion development history
May08 Putting the brakes on bacterial resistance to antibiotics with targeted antibiotic scheduling.
May07 Word Congress of Nephrology 2015 abstracts and posters
May07 Pioglitazone to massage mitochondria may help delay Alzheimer's disease
May05 Search NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2015 abstracts
May05 Gut colonization with C. dif. that does not produce toxins to treat C. dif. infection
May01 Abstracts Vascular Access Society, Barcelona, Spain, April, 2015
May01 Are your patients secretly recording your doctor-patient visit?
Apr30 Open source practical manual for implementing home hemodialysis
Apr23 Long coding RNA found that regulates brown fat production
Apr23 Currently approved antihelminthic drug effective against MRSA
Apr21 Subcutaneous islet cell transplantation holds promise
Apr09 Listeria contamination found in Sabra hummus
General Advances Emphasis
Preserving residual renal function in dialysis: what we know
Drs. Patel and Hu review what we can do at the present state of incomplete knowledge; in the May/Jun issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Unnecessary renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury is harmful for renal recovery
Drs. Clark and Bagshaw discuss the potential harms of dialysing patients with suspected AKI too early; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Dietary protein and fiber in end stage renal disease
Tammy Sirich talks about dietary protein, fiber, gut transit time, and gut microbes in uremia, and new ways to modulate blood levels of indoxyl sulfate and p-cresyl sulfate; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Thyroid function tests in end stage renal disease.
Drs. Kulkarni and Holley describe the emerging evidence that thyroid dysfunction should be sought and perhaps treated in dialysis patients; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis, which has articles about the usefulness of many other laboratory tests in ESKD as well.. (more...)

Hypomagnesemia, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular mortality: Pronounced association but unproven causation
Dr. Dousdampanis and colleagues review the latest evidence regarding low magnesium and CKD, and whether we should treat it; in the October issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Sailing between Scylla and Charybdis: The high serum K - low dialysate K quandary
Should we use a 3 K bath for most patients? Are 1K and zero K bath's a no-no? Drs. Labriola and Jadoul review the evidence in the Sept/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

A stepwise approach for the management of poisoning with extracorporeal treatments Few are using hemoperfusion anymore, and poisoning requires an integrated approach. Dr. Ghannoum and colleagues provide a nice overview in the July/Aug issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Hemodialysis for infants, children, and adolescents
Drs. Kaur and Davenport review techniques for performing hemodialysis in children; in the July issue issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis: what are the problems and their solutions? Dr. Mahnensmith discusses this new approach to AKI or acute-on-chronic kidney failure, its advantages and potential problems; in the May/June issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Intradialytic hypotension: Frequency, sources of variation and correlation with clinical outcome
Dr. Sands and colleagues delve into large databases to better understand the occurrence and risk factors for intradialytic hypotension; in the April issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Hemodialysis-associated cardiomyopathy: a newly defined disease entity Drs. McIntyre and Odudu describe their latest results regarding myocardial stunning; in the Mar/Apr issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Nonadherence in dialysis patients: prevalence, measurement, outcome, and psychological determinants Dr. Clarke and colleagues review why adherence is so important to outcomes, and methods that have been suggested to improve this problem; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Approach to prophylactic measures for central venous catheter- related infections in hemodialysis: A critical review
Dr. Silva and colleagues go over what we know works, and which treatments are still experimental; in the Jan-Feb issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Infrequent dialysis: a new paradigm for hemodialysis initiation Dr. Rhee and colleagues present a novel idea; starting out with twice-a-week dialysis in incident patients with substantial residual kidney function, and discuss potential benefits vs. risks. in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

  SUMMARIES of Recent Slide/Audio Symposia in reverse chronological order

  Advances in CKD (Renal Research Institute) (2015) (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: Disease Progression and Emerging Therapies
Philip Raskin, MD; Jennifer Marks, MD, Jerry Yee, MD, Mark Molitch, MD. (2011)
  The Brigham Renal Board Review Course: Selected Lectures (2014) -- (2013) -- (2012) -- (2011)
  American Society of Hypertension (2013)   (2012)   (2011)
  Renal Physicians Association (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  Fistula First (2010)
  Annual Dialysis Conference (audiofiles) (2012)   (2011) (2010) (2009)
  National Association of Nephrology Technologists (NANT) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  American Society for Nephrology Renal Week (2009) (2008) (2007)
  American Society for Nephrology Board Review Course (2008) (2007)
  American Society for Nephrology Renal Week (audiofiles) (2009) (2008) (2007)
  Preparing for the New Medical Director Responsibilities (Network 9/10 - RPA Special Symposium)



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