Outside ASN: Designing ‘attention points’ in academic work

Professor Patrick Dunleavy at the London School of Economics writes about “four principles for improving how you display tables, graphs, charts and diagrams” in academic or scientific research.

The four principles include:

New NephSAP issue - "Transplantation"

NephSAP Volume 16, Number 4, November 2017

Find the full issue here.

Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) to be added to Medicare benefits in 2018

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model is a structured behavior change intervention that aims to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes.

New tool, HIPAA Alliance Marketplace, helps find HIPAA compliant business associates

"Healthcare organizations are only permitted to use business associates that agree to comply with HIPAA Rules and sign a business associate agreement, but finding HIPAA compliant business associates can be a challenge.

A solution has now been developed that resolves the issues for both parties and streamlines the process of finding HIPAA compliant business associates. Would-be business associates can also use the solution to prove that they have the necessary safeguards in place to ensure their products and services can be used without violating HIPAA Rules.

Conducting Trials in Nephrology: Challenges and Conclusions

"The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group convened a meeting of stakeholders in September 2016 to identify challenges and make recommendations to improve trial data in nephrology[1] Their conclusions were made public nearly 8 months later and are briefly reported in the full article on Medscape".

American Heart Association (AHA) to announce 130/80 mm Hg as new BP guideline

It’s been revealed ahead of the November announcement at the American Heart Association (AHA) in Anaheim, that the new guideline for blood pressure target will be 130/80 mm Hg.

The Undifferentiated Medical Student: 2 recent podcasts on Nephrology

The Undifferentiated Medical Student is a podcast started in November 2016 with the goal of “doing interviews with one physician from each of the 120+ specialties and subspecialties listed on the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine website” in order to empower medical school students to think about choosing their specialty and planning their careers.


Dr. Meera Harhay – Transplant Nephrology

Comments and advice on how to read a journal’s rejection letter

Stephen Heard, an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick and previously faculty at the University of Iowa, recently published a short blog detailing how best to read and react to a rejection letter after submitting your work to a journal.

Click here if you’d like to read the full blog.

New NephSAP issue - "Chronic Kidney Disease and Progression"

NephSAP Volume 16, Number 3, September 2017

Find the full issue here.

Chronic Kidney Disease and Progression

Over 20 million people in the U.S. have CKD stages 1-5, and costs for advanced CKD exceed $47 billion annually. The 2017 Chronic Kidney Disease issue of NephSAP guides readers through the latest advances in clinical research for this common and costly disease. This issue of NephSAP provides a background of the clinical research published during the years 2015 and 2016, and covers 5 major areas of CKD research: epidemiology, biomarkers relevant to incidence and progression, genetic variants, cardiovascular disease, and modification of environmental CKD risk factors.

Targeting Zero Infections: Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Dialysis Facility

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Registration is now open for the second webinar in the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) webinar series!  Join your colleagues on September 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT.