NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC): Pathogenic DSAs vs The Untransplantables (#TransplantRegion)

The fight to come out of the Transplant Region is like a sibling rivalry.  Truly all four competitors relate to each other under the umbrella (aka family) of access to transplantfor various patient populations.  Get ready because you know in sibling battles there is no "illegal" weapon.  It is time to get down and dirty.  … Continue reading NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC): Pathogenic DSAs vs The Untransplantables (#TransplantRegion)

#NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – #HyponatremiaRegion

(aka What Did I Get Myself Into?) Welcome to the #HyponatremiaRegion of #NephMadness - where everything’s somewhat made up and the only the points from the #BlueRibbonPanel matter! European VS US Hyponatremia Guidelines Hyponatremia strikes a frisson of anxiety in me, especially when receiving phone calls from colleagues who regard me (as a representative of … Continue reading #NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – #HyponatremiaRegion

NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign: Kidney Donor Risk vs Virally Infected Kidneys (#TransplantRegion)

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)

NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – PD region (#PDRegion)

</span The PD region is an interesting one. As a commonly used dialysis modality worldwide it has historically remained under utilised in the US. However its popularity has increased over the last 2 years. This region pits 2 common PD issues – ‘Volume Issues’ and ‘Solute Issues’ against each other and 2 less common, but … Continue reading NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – PD region (#PDRegion)

#NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) –Women’s Health Region (#WomensHealthRegion)

  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)

#NephMadness Choosing Wisely Campaign (#NCWC) – Animal House Region (#AnimalRegion)

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)