Community-Minded: A Review of the ASN Communities for 2018

By Roger A. Rodby, MD, FACP, FASN and Susan Willner, ASN Communities

Three years ago, the ASN developed and released ASN Communities with the objective of creating an international venue to network, collaborate and discuss important issues in a members-only environment. Since the launch:

  • Over 3,200 discussions have generated 22,000 replies
  • Individuals from 142 countries and over 3500 cities have contributed – from Albania to Zambia
  • Over 6000 terms have been searched
  • There have been 274,000 logins to Communities representing 18,756 users
  • 400 members have contributed almost 2,000 documents to the ASN Communities libraries – that have been accessed 50,000 times.
     

Members have embraced the Communities for discussion and learning. Recently a conversation on “Lupus with New Proteinuria and Hematuria” provided such valuable real-life case information that it was used in a presentation on “When to do a Kidney Biopsy in Lupus Patients and Understanding Activity and Chronicity Scores” to the New York Academy of Medicine by Dr. Surya Seshan, MBBS, Weill Cornell Medical Center, who reported that attendees “loved the way I brought the ASN online exchange as an introduction to highlight the issue and my talk. I cannot thank you and all our experts enough for making this happen.”

In July, Dr. Vandana Dua Niyyar, FASN, FNKF, FASDIN, Emory University School of Medicine, asked a series of questions about the use of Trialysis Catheters, and received replies from 18 members from five different countries. The information in the responses contributed to an animated discussion regarding placement, care and maintenance of trialysis catheters. “It was extremely helpful to get opinions and suggestions from such a diverse group of physicians. This is an area that does not have much evidence or data, and it was interesting (and comforting) to know that despite the wide variation in our locations and practices, the majority had similar concerns and recommendations.”

Some of the most popular clinical and non-clinical posts from this year are listed in the two tables below:

Popular Posts in the Open Forum Community

Post Topic Community Responses
Burnout in Nephrology Open Forum 54
Prospective Living Donor with IgA Nephropathy Open Forum 48
Uncontrolled Blood Pressure in an HD Patient Open Forum 46
Renal Biopsy by Interventional Radiologist vs. Nephrologist Open Forum 44
A Puzzling Case of Hyponatremia and Hyperkalemia Open Forum 42
Etelcalcetide Open Forum 40
Acute Renal Failure and Nephrotic Range Proteinuria in a 40 Year Old Open Forum 38
Post Kidney Transplant Hypercalcemia Open Forum 36
Interstitial Nephritis with Granulomata and Unidentified Crystals Open Forum 36
IgA Nephropathy Open Forum 34

 

Popular Posts in Other ASN Communities

Post Topic Community Responses
AKI with Zytiga (Abiraterone) AKI 7
Electronic Lab Notebooks Basic Science
Research
13
Leadership Training Career
Advancement
15
Fellowship Education Fellows Connect 6
HCV ab+/NAT – and non-PHS Increased Risk Donors in Kidney Transplantation Kidney
Transplantation
21
Steroid Resistant Checkpoint Inhibitor Induced AIN Onco-Nephrology 12
Crescentic Lupus Nephritis Patient Care Q&A 23
Urgency and Hope: Advocating for Essential Innovation on Capital Hill Public Policy &
Public Health
9
Social Media and Education Renal Educators 7
Research Tools Supportive Care 4
Breast Feeding when the Mother has ESRD Women's Health
& Research
9

 

Selected interesting and unique Communities Topic Threads have been condensed into summary articles called “Communities Rewind.” You can find these excellent reviews here: https://community.asn-online.org/weeklyrewind. We look forward to your continued contributions to ASN Communities in 2019. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Susan Willner, swillner@asn-online.org.

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Three years ago, the ASN developed and released ASN Communities with the objective of creating an international venue to network, collaborate and discuss important issues in a members-only environment. Since the launch:

  • Over 3,200 discussions have generated 22,000 replies
  • Individuals from 142 countries and over 3500 cities have contributed – from Albania to Zambia
  • Over 6000 terms have been searched
  • There have been 274,000 logins to Communities representing 18,756 users
  • 400 members have contributed almost 2,000 documents to the ASN Communities libraries – that have been accessed 50,000 times.
     

Members have embraced the Communities for discussion and learning. Recently a conversation on “Lupus with New Proteinuria and Hematuria” provided such valuable real-life case information that it was used in a presentation on “When to do a Kidney Biopsy in Lupus Patients and Understanding Activity and Chronicity Scores” to the New York Academy of Medicine by Dr. Surya Seshan, MBBS, Weill Cornell Medical Center, who reported that attendees “loved the way I brought the ASN online exchange as an introduction to highlight the issue and my talk. I cannot thank you and all our experts enough for making this happen.”

In July, Dr. Vandana Dua Niyyar, FASN, FNKF, FASDIN, Emory University School of Medicine, asked a series of questions about the use of Trialysis Catheters, and received replies from 18 members from five different countries. The information in the responses contributed to an animated discussion regarding placement, care and maintenance of trialysis catheters. “It was extremely helpful to get opinions and suggestions from such a diverse group of physicians. This is an area that does not have much evidence or data, and it was interesting (and comforting) to know that despite the wide variation in our locations and practices, the majority had similar concerns and recommendations.”

Some of the most popular clinical and non-clinical posts from this year are listed in the two tables below:

Popular Posts in the Open Forum Community

Post Topic Community Responses
Burnout in Nephrology Open Forum 54
Prospective Living Donor with IgA Nephropathy Open Forum 48
Uncontrolled Blood Pressure in an HD Patient Open Forum 46
Renal Biopsy by Interventional Radiologist vs. Nephrologist Open Forum 44
A Puzzling Case of Hyponatremia and Hyperkalemia Open Forum 42
Etelcalcetide Open Forum 40
Acute Renal Failure and Nephrotic Range Proteinuria in a 40 Year Old Open Forum 38
Post Kidney Transplant Hypercalcemia Open Forum 36
Interstitial Nephritis with Granulomata and Unidentified Crystals Open Forum 36
IgA Nephropathy Open Forum 34

 

Popular Posts in Other ASN Communities

Post Topic Community Responses
AKI with Zytiga (Abiraterone) AKI 7
Electronic Lab Notebooks Basic Science
Research
13
Leadership Training Career
Advancement
15
Fellowship Education Fellows Connect 6
HCV ab+/NAT – and non-PHS Increased Risk Donors in Kidney Transplantation Kidney
Transplantation
21
Steroid Resistant Checkpoint Inhibitor Induced AIN Onco-Nephrology 12
Crescentic Lupus Nephritis Patient Care Q&A 23
Urgency and Hope: Advocating for Essential Innovation on Capital Hill Public Policy &
Public Health
9
Social Media and Education Renal Educators 7
Research Tools Supportive Care 4
Breast Feeding when the Mother has ESRD Women's Health
& Research
9

 

Selected interesting and unique Communities Topic Threads have been condensed into summary articles called “Communities Rewind.” You can find these excellent reviews here: https://community.asn-online.org/weeklyrewind. We look forward to your continued contributions to ASN Communities in 2019. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Susan Willner, swillner@asn-online.org.

Date:
Monday, December 17, 2018