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became the first online game in medicine. Jhaveri also is the creator and longtime editor of the popular Kidney News column “Detective Nephron,” which features a Sherlock Holmes-type master clinician helping a budding nephrologist form diagnoses for interesting cases. Jhaveri devised the idea himself, and pitched it to the magazine. “My whole interest has been in innovation and education in nephrology. I always thought, ‘Why are we stuck with this one way of teaching?’” he said. “Ten years ago I

Detective Nephron, world-renowned for his expert analytic skills, trains budding physician-detectives in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. L. O. Henle, a budding nephrologist, presents a new case to the master consultant. Nephron What do you have for us today, my dear apprentice? Henle I have a 77-year-old white woman with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and recently diagnosed metastatic ovarian cancer and now acute kidney injury (AKI). Nephron Stop… let’s see what we can

Detective Nephron, world-renowned for his expert analytic skills, trains budding physician-detectives in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. L. O. Henle, a budding nephrologist, presents a new case to the master consultant. Nephron What do you have for us today, my dear apprentice? Henle A 70-year-old woman with acute kidney injury. Nephron More AKI—good. It had better be a case of some exotic chemotherapy causing thrombotic microangiopathy. Henle Hmmm…you are reading too much

Henle A case for you, sir! The detective sits facing the window, awaiting the arrival of his new students. Nephron ( curious ): Finally, something that might put an end to this utter boredom. Henle It’s a case of hyperkalemia. Nephron ( smiling ): Ah, yes. Electrolyte disorders. The best part of nephrology! Nevertheless, no patient will thank you for fixing their acidosis. Aldo This is an 81-year-old man with a serum potassium level of 7.5 mmol/L. Nephron ( interrupting ): I don’t need any of