Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mobile Post

Bingo: Gmail now automatically filters and forwards fascinating but lengthy mailing list discussions to @Instapaper.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Early Dialysis

In this study, A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Early versus Late Initiation of Dialysis, by Cooper et al., adults with progressive chronic kidney disease and an estimated glomerular filtration rate between 10 and 15 ml per minute per 1.73 m2 (stage V chronic kidney disease) were randomly assigned to early or late initiation of dialysis. Early initiation of dialysis was not associated with an improvement in survival or clinical outcomes. (Via the NEJM.)

Friday, June 4, 2010

A patient saw the "Salt Must Die" billboards and slashed their intake, assuming it was a public health campaign.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Via the Renal Fellow Network:
In the Jaffe reaction, creatinine reacts with picric acid to form a colored complex. This forms the basis for the commonest methods for measuring serum creatinine. However, this test has well known limitations. Under normal circumstances, the Jaffe reaction overestimates the serum creatinine concentration by 10-20% because of the presence of endogenous chromogens. These chromogens include acetone and acetoacetate which, in the case of diabetic ketoacidosis, can lead to a significant overestimation of the serum creatinine. Similarly, certain drugs, including cephalosporins, flucytosine and barbiturates, can interfere with the assay.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Have we reached the point where detonating an underground nuke to contain the spill is now the best option?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Blog: Info-Snacks

For new content posted daily, visit Info-Snacks.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bant: "A Free Diabetes App for the ePatient"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Now@NEJM" — The New England Journal of Medicine begins blogging.
NEJM -- Untangling the Web -- Patients, Doctors, and the Internet

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doing Less Stuff Better: Another Interview with Merlin Mann.
Public service message: Use secure passwords; Check out & (Yes, someone's old unused hotmail acct. got hacked.)
Freakonomics interview with Atul Gawande (2007). Still relevant.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Power User's Guide to Google Apps.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Will Twitter soon be an essential tool for medical practices? asks CWRU

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mac Power Users: Workflows with Merlin Mann.
Penguin's iPad Demonstration Asks: Are Kids Destined to Grow Up With Tablets?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Social Media and Physicians" in the New England Journal of Medicine. Featuring Dr. Rob, Kevin Pho, and others.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Follow @kidneynotes on Twitter for interesting medical links (not just kidney-related) posted automatically.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Nathan Hellman, founder of the Renal Fellow Blog, has died. He was 36.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

NEW LINK. Best interview with Atul Gawande I've read. On health care reform and checklists. Go look.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

10 more takes: The Healthcare industry on iPad.

Monday, February 1, 2010

BusinessWeek: "How to Redesign Health Care" by Jay Parkinson.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nephrologists Using Social Media (from Nephrology Times).