NephJC is a nephrology journal club that uses Twitter to discuss the research, guidelines, and editorials that drive nephrology.
The fault, is not in our stars, or in our environment, but sometimes in ourselves. Nature, not just nurture, is more important than we knew. Join us, as we try to undertand the implications of this new research suggesting how many of of CKD patients have genetic underpinnings.
We complain about the quality of kidney research but is there any meat there? Join us this week as we look at Chatzimanouil’s recent examination of the nephrology literature.
Upcoming Twitter chats:
All scheduled chats are tentative. We may change the schedule depending on the whims of the NephJC work group.
February 19 #AskASN Getting ready for World Kidney Day on March 14
February 26, 27 Intravenous Iron in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis
March 12 #AskASN Getting ready for Hill Day
March 26, 27 NephMadness: bracket submission chat
April 16 #AskASN
May #AskASN KidneyX
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...
She’s back: A stats explainer of statistical modelling, goodness of fit and the Bayes information criterion from Manasi Bapat.
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.
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 third annual NephJC Kidneys
Thanks for voting. On Oct 26th at the #KidneyWk Beach Party we announced the winners in all 5 categories.
Rookie of the Year: Mohamed Elrggal
Most Engaged Scientist: Marvin Gonzalez
Study of the Year: A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops
Most Valuable Player: Maryam Khosravi
Nathan Hellman Social Media Project of the Year: The GlomCon Interactive Fellows’ Curriculum
See some great pictures from the event here.