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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644053/the-dialysis-orders-objective-structured-clinical-examination-osce-a-formative-assessment-for-nephrology-fellows
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Lisa K Prince, Ruth C Campbell, Sam W Gao, Jessica Kendrick, Christopher J Lebrun, Dustin J Little, David L Mahoney, Laura A Maursetter, Robert Nee, Mark Saddler, Maura A Watson, Christina M Yuan
Background: Few quantitative nephrology-specific simulations assess fellow competency. We describe the development and initial validation of a formative objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) assessing fellow competence in ordering acute dialysis. Methods: The three test scenarios were acute continuous renal replacement therapy, chronic dialysis initiation in moderate uremia and acute dialysis in end-stage renal disease-associated hyperkalemia. The test committee included five academic nephrologists and four clinically practicing nephrologists outside of academia...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490975/performance-on-the-nephrology-in-training-examination-and-abim-nephrology-certification-examination-outcomes
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Daniel Jurich, Lauren M Duhigg, Troy J Plumb, Steven A Haist, Janine L Hawley, Rebecca S Lipner, Laurel Smith, Suzanne M Norby
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Medical specialty and subspecialty fellowship programs administer subject-specific in-training examinations to provide feedback about level of medical knowledge to fellows preparing for subsequent board certification. This study evaluated the association between the American Society of Nephrology In-Training Examination and the American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology Certification Examination in terms of scores and passing status. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The study included 1684 nephrology fellows who completed the American Society of Nephrology In-Training Examination in their second year of fellowship training between 2009 and 2014...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327527/role-and-relevance-of-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertension-related-co-morbidities
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Ashok Kumar, B C Kalmath, Georgi Abraham, Johann Christopher, Pln Kaparthi, Louie Fischer, Neeta Deshpande, N K Mishra, Praveen Raj, Rajesh Javerani, Ramesh Goyal, Reefa Dsouza, Shashank R Joshi
Despite maintaining mean blood pressure at optimal levels, cardiovascular complications still occur in hypertensive patients. Blood pressure variability (BPV) has been implicated as a prominent factor responsible for incurring this additional risk. In this review we attempted to generate a consensus on the importance of BPV in the hypertension management and to evaluate different therapeutic options available to reduce BPV. Panel comprising of 11 leading experts from India in different areas of clinical practice (including nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology, and critical care medicine) was convened...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320993/distribution-of-glomerular-diseases-in-taiwan-preliminary-report-of-national-renal-biopsy-registry-publication-on-behalf-of-taiwan-society-of-nephrology
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Hsien-Fu Chiu, Hung-Chun Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Kuo-Hsiung Shu
BACKGROUND: Despite the development of biomarkers and noninvasive imaging tools, biopsy remains the only method for correctly diagnosing patients with unexplained hematuria, proteinuria and renal failure. Renal biopsy has been performed for several decades in Taiwan; however, a national data registry is still lacking until 2013. METHODS: The Renal Biopsy Registry Committee was established within the Taiwan Society of Nephrology in January 2013. A biopsy registry format, including basic demographic data, baseline clinical features, laboratory data, and clinical and pathological diagnosis was developed...
January 10, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314241/dialysis-access-procedure-training-for-the-nephrologist
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Sana Waheed, Laura Maursetter, Alexander Yevzlin
Historically, the placement and maintenance of dialysis access has been an integral part of nephrology training. However, in recent years, a big debate has ensued regarding whether this should be limited to trainees' understanding and counseling the patients regarding indications, alternatives, risks and possible complications of these procedures or should it actually involve more of a hands-on experience for the trainees. Some of the barriers in making these procedures a requirement across the board are the lack of standardization of procedural training across various training programs and the absence of consensus on what achieving competency in these procedures looks like...
March 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247107/low-dose-glucocorticoids-plus-rituximab-versus-high-dose-glucocorticoids-plus-rituximab-for-remission-induction-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-lovas-protocol-for-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shunsuke Furuta, Takao Sugiyama, Takeshi Umibe, Yuko Kaneko, Koichi Amano, Kazuhiro Kurasawa, Daiki Nakagomi, Masaki Hiraguri, Hideki Hanaoka, Yasunori Sato, Kei Ikeda, Hiroshi Nakajima
INTRODUCTION: Antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a form of systemic vasculitis. The current standard induction therapy with the combination of high-dose glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide or rituximab has high remission rates of 80%-90%. However, it is also associated with various side effects, including death due to infection or cardiovascular disease. There is an unmet medical need of a new therapy to reduce side effects. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a phase IV multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial that aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new remission induction regimen with the combination of low-dose glucocorticoids and rituximab...
December 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126280/composing-a-new-song-for-trials-the-standardized-outcomes-in-nephrology-song-initiative
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Allison Tong, Jonathan C Craig, Evi V Nagler, Wim Van Biesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096861/current-insights-into-the-german-lipoprotein-apheresis-registry-glar-almost-5-years-on
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V J J Schettler, C L Neumann, C Peter, T Zimmermann, U Julius, E Roeseler, F Heigl, P Grützmacher, H Blume
BACKGROUND: In recent years the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), a paramount decision-making body of the German health care system required a reassessment of the approval of chronic lipoprotein apheresis therapy for regular reimbursement. Since 2005 an interdisciplinary German apheresis working group has been established by members of both German Societies of Nephrology. In 2009 the working group completed the indication for lipoprotein apheresis with respect to current cardiovascular guidelines and current scientific knowledge for the registry...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647851/a-questionnaire-survey-of-radiological-diagnosis-and-management-of-renal-dysplasia-in-children
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Giovanni Montini, Marco Busutti, Fatos Yalcinkaya, Adrian S Woolf, Stefanie Weber
BACKGROUND: The condition called renal dysplasia is considered to be a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in children. Formally, it is defined by histological parameters. In current nephrology practice, however, the appearance of the kidneys on ultrasound scanning is often used as a basis for the diagnosis. METHODS: The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous...
February 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134405/-bibliometric-indicators-of-nephrology-journals-strengths-and-weaknesses
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REVIEW
Antonio Maria Torrisi, Antonio Granata
Scientific journals are an important communication tool through which authors, publishers, editors, readers, librarians support the circulation of information. How do I select the journal to submit for publication? How can my research have the widest circulation? How can I make my article and my scientific activities to be positively considered by assessment boards? These are some of the main questions that arise when an author chooses to write an article. The research evaluation can be based on qualitative indicators such as the peer review and/or quantities of a not bibliometric or bibliometric type, such as the Impact Factor or SCImago Journal Rank indicator...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832329/burden-of-multimorbidity-and-outcome-in-ambulatory-geriatric-hemodialysis-patients-report-from-the-qin-registry-in-germany
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Gabriele Röhrig, Maria Cristina Polidori, Katherine Rascher, Mathias Schaller, Thomas Benzing, Gero von Gersdorff
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis are typically characterized by multimorbidity and increasingly by advanced age; however, there are few data on their geriatric needs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of a large cohort of incident patients in ambulatory hemodialysis units with a particular focus on those aged over 80 years in Germany. METHODS: The electronic patient registry of the Board of Trustees (Kuratorium) for Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation (KfH) was searched for all patients who began hemodialysis in 1 of the 191 units between 2007 and 2013 and were 65 years and older...
January 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442373/momir-h-polenakovic-founder-of-the-nephrology-associations-in-the-republic-of-macedonia
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Goce Spasovski, Olivera Stojceva-Taneva
Acad. Momir Polenakovic has devoted his life and work in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney patients, as well as in research of kidney disease. The great experience he has acquired in the work with kidney patients, and after the visit to the most renowned nephrology centers in Europe and the world, he has transferred it to his colleagues through the work in the medical and nephrology associations. The work of the associations was in fact a successful education of young doctors and specialists. Among his most distinguished positions, we can mention: President of the Macedonian Medical Association, founder and President of the MSNDTAO, President of the Yugoslav Society of Nephrology, founder and President of BANTAO, as well as member of the Boards of ESAO and ERA-EDTA...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378012/congenital-infundibulopelvic-stenosis-indications-for-intervention-surgical-technique-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Christopher E Bayne, Craig A Peters
INTRODUCTION: Congenital infundibulopelvic stenosis (IFPS) is a rare renal dysmorphism marked by dilated calyces proximal to diminutive infundibulum and renal pelvises. The entity is theorized to exist on the spectrum of congenital obstructive renal diseases between ureteropelvic junction obstruction and multicystic dysplasia. OBJECTIVE: This case series sought to review and present the surgical management of three cases of IFPS with progressive renal insufficiency...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27118193/prefine-plan-strategic-plan-for-fabry-diseases-in-nephrology
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M D Del Pino, A Ortiz, R Torra, D Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Renal failure is one of the main causes of death in patients with Fabry disease (FD). Due to the low prevalence of FD, delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis, often the correct diagnosis is made when organ damage is already present. Early recognition of the disease would allow the prevention of severe complications and the premature death of patients with FD. OBJECTIVE: We present here the PrEFiNE project, which includes a wide spectrum of activities with the aim of improve knowledge and diagnosis of FD...
July 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27016498/how-to-sustain-change-and-support-continuous-quality-improvement
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Samuel A Silver, Rory McQuillan, Ziv Harel, Adam V Weizman, Alison Thomas, Gihad Nesrallah, Chaim M Bell, Christopher T Chan, Glenn M Chertow
To achieve sustainable change, quality improvement initiatives must become the new way of working rather than something added on to routine clinical care. However, most organizational change is not maintained. In this next article in this Moving Points in Nephrology feature on quality improvement, we provide health care professionals with strategies to sustain and support quality improvement. Threats to sustainability may be identified both at the beginning of a project and when it is ready for implementation...
May 6, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26915511/assessment-of-an-established-dialysis-nurse-practitioner-model-of-care-using-mixed-methods-research
#16
Melissa Stanley, Linda Worrall-Carter, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Samantha McEvedy, Robyn Langham
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess a dialysis nurse practitioner (NP) model of care by examining satisfaction, quality of life (QOL) and clinical outcomes of haemodialysis patients and explore experiences of dialysis nurses. DESIGN: Mixed methods. METHODS: Database analyses of dialysis indices amongst a sample (n = 45) of haemodialysis patients; a survey (n = 27) examining patient experience, satisfaction and QOL; and in-depth interviews with a sample (n = 10) of nurses...
October 2015: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26913891/the-joint-society-of-nephrology-in-germany-switzerland-and-austria-five-decades-of-successful-activities
#17
August Heidland, Eberhard Ritz, Florian Lang
The joint Society of Nephrology in Germany, Switzerland and Austria was founded on April 10th, 1961 in Wiesbaden. Board members were Hans Sarre, Kurt Kramer, Klaus Rother, Francois Reubi, Bruno Watschinger, Wolfgang Dutz, Ernst Wollheim and Karl Ullrich. The mission of the society was an intensive interaction between basic science of the kidney (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology) and clinical research in nephrology and hypertension. Every year scientific symposia took place in different venues in one of the three countries, except in the years between 1963-1987, when the congresses of the International Society of Nephrology took place...
February 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26416499/nephrology-research-the-past-present-and-future
#18
Jürgen Floege, Robert H Mak, Bruce A Molitoris, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Pierre Ronco
Important advances have been made in basic and clinical nephrology research over the past decade, with improved pathological insights into various disease processes and the introduction of new treatments for diseases such as atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome. However, many challenges remain. In this Viewpoint, we asked five Nature Reviews Nephrology Advisory Board members, who have been associated with the journal since its launch in November 2005, to reflect on the progress and roadblocks of the past 10 years...
November 2015: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26111903/quality-training-quality-board-examinations-quality-nephrologists
#19
EDITORIAL
Jeffrey S Berns, T Alp Ikizler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25936303/first-data-from-the-german-lipoprotein-apheresis-registry-glar
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Volker J J Schettler, Class L Neumann, Christian Peter, Thomas Zimmermann, Ulrich Julius, Eberhard Roeseler, Franz Heigl, Wolfgang Ramlow, Helmut Blume
OBJECTIVE: In recent years the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), a paramount decision-making body of the German health care system challenged the approval of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for regular reimbursement, including lipoprotein apheresis therapy. Years before an interdisciplinary German apheresis working group, established by members of both German Societies of Nephrology (Verband Deutsche Nierenzentren (VDN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nephrologie (DGfN)), initiated a revision of the indication of lipoprotein apheresis therapy according to current guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of lipid disorders...
May 2015: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
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