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Kidney Transplantation in Identical Twins: #PathPointer by  Parmjeet Randhawa

Our kidney transplant program recently transplanted a 27-year-old man who had an identical twin donor. The cause of end-stage disease was IgA nephropathy. The donor had no renal dysfunction or proteinuria. There was no demonstrable HLA mismatch. The panel…
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Postcontrast #AKI in Pediatrics: Not Just Little Adults @aadilkakajiwala @Vikas_R_D

Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Iodinated contrast has often been implicated as a risk factor for the development of AKI. The mechanisms of contrast-induced AKI…
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RAAS Blockade in Advanced #CKD: A Serpentine Path | #AJKDBlog Commentary by @NephRodby

It is not a coincidence that salt makes food taste so much better and that women may crave it during pregnancy. Sodium is the core of our extracellular volume, an ultimate requirement for blood pressure and organ perfusion. Lack of sodium means lack of…
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Editor’s Note: We asked authors of Original Investigations to provide short plain language summaries that would briefly summarize what inspired their study, the basic approach taken, what was learned, and why it matters. We hope our readers will find this…
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#KidneyWk 2018: @kidney_boy recaps the Late-Breaking and High-Impact Trials session

The “High-Impact Clinical Trials” session was held at the ASN KidneyWk on Oct 26, 2018. National meetings are the time when you re-establish contact with old friends and create new collaborations. They are to show off your latest work and appreciate the…
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#KidneyWk 2018: @Nephro_Sparks and @NatashaNDave report on the Future of #Nephrology Education

The “Shaping the Future of Nephrology Education” was held at the ASN KidneyWk on Oct 26, 2018. This Kidney Week session, always filled with wonderful innovations in education, was moderated by two leaders in nephrology education Melanie Hoenig…
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#KidneyWk 2018: @anna_burgner talks to 3 presenters from her tour of the Education Posters: Caitlyn Cooper, @manasib33, and @SaynaNorouzi

Another ASN Kidney Week has concluded, and it was an amazing week full of learning and meeting new individuals. I took a tour through the education research posters on Saturday, October 27, 2018. It is definitely an exciting time in education research!…
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#KidneyWk 2018: @Khairallah_P reports on the Management of Patients with Progressing Diabetic Kidney Disease session

The “Management of Patients with Progressing Diabetic Kidney Disease” session was held at the ASN KidneyWk on Oct 26, 2018. This topic is relevant to every nephrologist’s practice, and the speakers gave us a nice review of the literature. Part 1.…
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#KidneyWk 2018: Test yourself on questions from FIT Bowl Finals - JEOPARDY! And PS congrats to Renal Rockstars @MGHKidneys @BWHKidney

As a kid who grew up participating in Scholar Bowl, and who religiously turned on the TV at 3:30 pm to watch Alex Trebek, nothing is better than medical jeopardy. This year’s #KidneyWk 2018 finals competition pitted the Arkansas Aquaporins @UAMSNeph…
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#KidneyWk 2018: @Maximal_Change shares what happened at the semifinal round of the FIT Bowl

The Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Bowl is always one of the most unique and enjoyable aspects of #KidneyWk for trainees, with a blend of education, competition, collaboration, and maybe even some trash-talk. This year’s FIT Bowl was held in the exhibit hall…
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