American society of nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2015: Electrolytes and acid–base disorders

Mitchell H. Rosner, Mark A. Perazella, Michael J. Choi

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The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the annual Kidney Week meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. During the 2015 meeting the conference hall was once again overflowing with eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the experts included electrolyte and acid–base disorders, glomerular disease, end-stage renal disease and dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories together with single-best-answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Before the meeting, training program directors of nephrology fellowship programs and nephrology fellows in the United States answered the questions through an internet-based questionnaire. During the live session members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on the same series of case-oriented questions in a quiz. The audience compared their answers in real time using a cell-phone app containing the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors. The results of the online questionnaire were displayed, and then the quiz answers were discussed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this highly educational session. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces selected content of educational value for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology readers. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-744
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 7 2016


  • Calcineurin inhibitor
  • Chronic
  • Electrolytes
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Kidney
  • Kidney diseases
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Vasopressin
  • WNK kinases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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