New NephSAP Issue - "Interventional Nephrology and Dialysis Access"

NephSAP Volume 17, Number 2, June 2018

Please read the full issue.

Interventional Nephrology and Dialysis Access

NTDS Webinar Series: Targeting Zero Infections — Environmental Decontamination

In this complimentary webinar, review the critical role that nephrologists and dialysis professionals have in preventing infections. Examine the CDC's recommendations for dialysis station disinfection and compare your medical facility's policies with environmental disinfection best practices. Discover the patient perspective on environmental cleanliness and learn how nephrologists can take a leadership role in facility sanitization. 

Data Visualizations: Considering color choices

Lisa Charlotte Rost delves into what you should consider when choosing colors for data visualization. With the powerful potential of visualizations in relaying conclusions within a short burst of attention, color choices can make or break their effectiveness.

Communities Weekly Rewind: ABO incompatible kidney transplant; role and significance of IgM antibody titers

Is it safe to proceed with this transplant without lowering the anti-B IgM titers?  Is this risking early post-transplant antibody mediated rejection?

Communities Weekly Rewind: Bilateral Renal Infarctions

How does a relatively young healthy person suddenly develop bilateral renal infarcts?

A Call for Kidney Week Abstract Submissions

Only two weeks left to submit your research or clinical case report for the 2018 Kidney Week, the largest nephrology meeting in the world.

Submission will be accepted through 2:00 PM EDT on May 31.

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to present to nephrologists and thought leaders in the field from around the globe.

Please submit your abstract here for consideration today!

Catalog of Biases in health studies

The culmination of collaborative work between the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and the University of Oxford, the website, Catalogue of Biases, is a complete database of possible biases that inadvertently make their way into scientific research.

The Sixth Annual Kidney Health Initiative Stakeholders Meeting

khi may meeting.PNGThe Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), advances its mission of facilitating innovation and patient safety in kidney disease through its collaborative partnerships with 90 organizations, working together in the largest collaborative body in the kidney community.

Communities Weekly Rewind: Burnout in Nephrology

Burnout.  This topic evokes such a varied range of emotions and opinions from doctors in many fields.  It is a condition that is inherently understood though it presents in multiple ways.  At its core it signifies loss.  It could be a loss of energy, of compassion, of hope or any number of things we hold valuable and important in our lives, both personal and professional.

Nephrology facing workforce shortage issue

“Amidst the rising tide of [chronic kidney disease] CKD, the global nephrology workforce has shrunk and is failing to meet the growing health care needs of this vulnerable patient population,” Muhammad U. Sharif, Mohamed E. Elsayed, and Austin G. Stack, wrote in Clinical Kidney Journal.