NephJC is a nephrology journal club that uses Twitter to discuss the research, guidelines, and editorials that drive nephrology.
Upcoming Twitter chats:
All scheduled chats are tentative. We may change the schedule depending on the whims of the NephJC work group.
September 4, 5 Antibiotics increase the risk of kidney stones
NephJC meets twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The best way to keep up on which specific Tuesday and Wednesday is to sign up for our once a week (or less) newsletter. Use the table to check the time for your location.
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...
When a study is negative the work is not done. Time to separate a negative trial from an underpowered one. Learn how to think about this with Manasi Bapat.
Propensity scores…what’s up with that?
Multiple testing and the Bonferroni - NSMC intern and NephJC stats explainer Manasi Bapat breaks it down for you in this post.
Manasi deconstructs pragmatic trials for us. How are they different compared to efficacy & explanatory trials?
Manasi Bapat takes you behind the scenes to explain the need for doing sensitivity analyses
We begin a series of occasional commentary on the methods underlying the research being discussed. This edition: the 2 x 2 factorial designs.
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.
This year we are reading Siddhartha Mukherjee's "Laws of Medicine, Field Notes from an Uncertain Science"
In 2017 we read Vanessa Grubb's, Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers.
In 2016 we read Eric Topol's, The Patient Will See You Now
In 2015 we started the book club with 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
See some great pictures from the event here.