NephJC is a nephrology journal club that uses Twitter to discuss the research, guidelines, and editorials that drive nephrology.

  Join #NephJC and Satellite Healthcare for a San Diego Beach Party! Friday night at #Kidney Wk.   We are serving dinner, so if you are going to come, we need an accurate number.  Please RSVP .

Join #NephJC and Satellite Healthcare for a San Diego Beach Party! Friday night at #Kidney Wk.

We are serving dinner, so if you are going to come, we need an accurate number. Please RSVP.

Upcoming Twitter chats:

All scheduled chats are tentative. We may change the schedule depending on the whims of the NephJC work group.

October 30, 31 Sodium bicarbonate therapy for patients with severe metabolic acidaemia in the intensive care unit (BICAR-ICU)

November 27, 28 Sirolimus for Secondary Prevention of Skin Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients: 5-Year Results. This is a joint chat with #DermJC.

Recent discussions

 
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The NephJC Twitter Journal Club Primer

The NephJC work group has produced a primer to document some of our thoughts on the practices on running a Twitter Journal Club. We think it is quite good. Take a look.

 

In the last year, NephJC has injected some statistical muscle into its editorial team (thank you Perry Wilson and Laurie Tomlinson). Then  Manasi Bapat volunteered to create some cogent explainers for the various techniques that are routinely described in the methods section most of us skip over as we rush to the results. Here are the recent posts...

 
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The NephJC Book Club

is an annual tradition. Every summer we blog our way through a book of medical interest and have a Twitter-based book club discussion.

2018 Siddhartha Mukherjee's Laws of Medicine, Field Notes from an Uncertain Science

2017 Vanessa Grubb's, Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers.

2016 Eric Topol's, The Patient Will See You Now

2015 Atul Gawande's, Being Mortal

 

The winners of the second annual NephJC Kidneys

Thanks for voting. On November 18th at the #KidneyWk TweetUp we announced the winners in all 5 categories.

Rookie of the year: Cathy Quinlan @KidneyCathy

Most Valuable Player: Roger Rodby @NephRodby

Engaged Scientist of the Year: Katalyn Susztak @KSusztak

Study of the Year: Increased salt consumption induces body water conservation and decreases fluid intake. The Mars Sodium Study

Nathan Hellman Social Media Innovation of the Year: Arvind Canchi for Everyday Cases in Nephrology @arvindcanchi   #ECNeph

See some great pictures from the event here.