#NephMadness gave me the opportunity to learn and practice how to create visual abstracts. The #VisualAbstract is an effective and efficient way to disseminate research, and they are also fun to make! Here are some of my first attempts below (click to enlarge, made in Powerpoint): Samira Farouk, MD Chief Nephrology Fellow, Icahn School … Continue reading My First 9 Visual Abstracts
The first matchup in the #TransplantRegion leaves us with two tantalizing options: "Kidney Donor Risk" and "Virally Infected Kidneys". How does one possibly choose between the bold risk one takes when choosing to save a life and the now possible but previously unimaginable transplantation of kidneys infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) the curable Hepatitis … Continue reading NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign: Kidney Donor Risk vs Virally Infected Kidneys (#TransplantRegion)
From ‘Prematurity’ to ‘Menopause’, life completes a full cycle in the Women’s Health region of Nephmadness 2018. Let it be the glomerular disease (preeclampsia) or dialysis & transplant (reproductive planning) or endocrine disturbances, this region has something for everyone, including our pediatric colleagues. The fact that all of the players in this region are … Continue reading #NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) –Women’s Health Region (#WomensHealthRegion)
As the submission deadline for picks for #NephMadness 2018 approaches, many of us are wondering how the Blue Ribbon Panel will make its decisions on which teams should advance to the next round. Here we take a look at the Animal House Region (#AnimalRegion) to see who looks like an under-dog and who may come … Continue reading #NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – Animal House Region (#AnimalRegion)
As we head into #NephMadness 2018, many of us are wondering how the Blue Ribbon Panel will make its decisions on which teams they select to advance to the next round. Here we take a look at the Pediatric Nephrology Region (#PedsRegion on Twitter) to see if there is any lean towards one team being … Continue reading #NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – Pediatric Nephrology Region (#PedsRegion)
Contrast is Nephrotoxic vs Contrast is NOT Nephrotoxic Contrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN) or Contrast Induced AKI (CI-AKI) or may be Contrast Associated AKI (CA-AKI) surely exists. It may be wrongly diagnosed using the serum creatinine elevation definition, or it may be over-diagnosed with lots of associations and comorbidities. However, it does exist and we all saw … Continue reading #NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign – (#ContrastRegion)
A brief post describing a fascinating, unexpected finding of "zebra bodies" - possibly secondary to drug-induced kidney phospholipidosis!