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Tweeting the meeting: An in-depth analysis of Twitter activity at kidney week 2011
In recent years, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has increased its efforts to use its annual conference to inform and educate the public about kidney disease. Social media, including Twitter, has been one method ...
A Complicated “Simple” Renal Cyst
Background: Simple renal cysts are usually asymptomatic and benign. Rarely, symptoms and complications can develop from local mass effect which is illustrated by this case. Case Presentation: 77 year old Caucasian ...
A case of pulmonary hemorrhage and renal failure
Background: Alveolar hemorrhage can be seen in many vasculitic disorders. However, granulomatosis polyangiitis (formerly Wegener’s granulomatosis) uncommonly presents with life threatening alveolar hemorrhage and has only ...
Introducing the global medical community to the information presented at local scientific conferences through nephrology blogs
An increasing number of healthcare providers author medical blogs (bloggers) to educate the public and fellow physicians. Traditionally, many bloggers have assumed that readers are most interested in information presented ...