Background

Nephrocystin: More Notable than we thought?

Nephrocystin: More Notable than we thought?

To most Nephrologists, Nephronophthisis (NPH) is considered to be a rare autosomal recessive paediatric disease. However, this article by Snoek et al challenges that belief, by examining the prevalence of mutations that cause NPH, in adults with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Read our NephJC summary below and come along to our Twitter Journal Club discussion to find out whether you might consider a diagnosis of NPH, next time you see that patient carrying a label of ‘ESRD, cause unknown’.

The cause as a cure? The Case for a DDAVP clamp in severe Hyponatremia

The cause as a cure? The Case for a DDAVP clamp in severe Hyponatremia

This week, we will discuss an observational study - a very large series of using DDAVP for treatment of hyponatremia. Yes, you read that right. Read the paper for free thanks to Am J Med and join us on March 27/28 to discuss. 

The Fluid Wars Return: Can we restore Balance to the field

The Fluid Wars Return: Can we restore Balance to the field

March 13/14 we will discuss the pair of trials in NEJM from Vanderbilt: comparing balanced solutions to normal saline in critically ill & not ill patients. Join us for the next #NephJC to parse through SMART & SALT-ED

Kidney Transplant & Race and Ethnicity: Things are Getting Better - Or Are They?

Kidney Transplant & Race and Ethnicity: Things are Getting Better - Or Are They?

This week, we will discuss the JAMA paper on disparities in living donor kidney transplant *rates* across race/ethnicities. There is a parallel paper from the UK, which shows somewhat similar findings. Join us Feb 6 and 7 to discuss on #NephJC!