Nephrology Crossword: Glomerulonephritis

Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, The Department of Medicine, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health Systems and Hofstra Medical School, Great Neck, New York, USA.
Kidney International (Impact Factor: 8.56). 06/2010; 77(12):1141-2. DOI: 10.1038/ki.2010.59
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    ABSTRACT: Kidney International aims to inform the renal researcher and practicing nephrologists on all aspects of renal research. Clinical and basic renal research, commentaries, The Renal Consult, Nephrology sans Frontieres, minireviews, reviews, Nephrology Images, Journal Club. Published weekly online and twice a month in print.
    Kidney International 04/2011; 79(8):797-9. DOI:10.1038/ki.2011.13 · 8.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Medical educators have called for new teaching methods and materials that supplement the traditional lecture format, and education in a range of health professions, including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, is using a game-based approach to teach learners. Here, we describe a novel teaching tool in a case-based debate using the game format. Two teams of first- and second-year nephrology fellows participated in a PowerPoint game-based debate about which tests to order to diagnose transplant-related case. Our pilot study assessed the participant acceptance of case-based debate sessions and rewards system, and participant perceptions of using this approach to teach fellows and residents the importance of each test ordered and its cost-effectiveness in medicine. Each test ordered requires an explanation and has a point value attached to it (based on relevance and cost of positive and negative test results). The team that comes up with the diagnosis with most points wins the game. A faculty member leads a short concluding discussion. Subjective evaluations found these case-based debates to be highly entertaining and thought-provoking and to enhance self-directed learning.
    Renal Failure 06/2012; 34(8):1043-5. DOI:10.3109/0886022X.2012.697443 · 0.94 Impact Factor


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