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Clay Shirky on publishing

Clay Shirky on publishing

Saw this on Twitter (thanks Brian): for #bioPeerReview, my favorite thing ever said about publishing, by @cshirky https://t.co/mNamuztdvX pic.twitter.com/T1nAsniQu8 — Michael Fe3+ (@mbeisen) February 8, 2018 I retweeted it, but sometimes a retweet is ...

New to Twitter? Here is a short course on counting Tweets

New to Twitter? Here is a short course on counting Tweets

One of the things that is intoxicating about social media is watching  how many people see, interact and respond to your content. This is at the heart of the difference between the little red circle on Twitter (dopamine!) versus the the little red circle on ...

Lecture on CKD-MBD

Lecture on CKD-MBD

The St John Nephrology Fellowship is excellent. One of the reasons it is good is  we continually use feedback to fix holes. In last year’s in-service exam we found some weakness in calcium so I was asked to buff the fellows calcium knowledge. Today I ...

I will be doing Show and Tell on Social Media and Medicine Jan 31 at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan invited me to speak on social media to the division of nephrology on January 31st. They asked me how I wanted to handle it and I told them that I would love to get an opportunity to show them rather than just tell them about ...

About

JOEL TOPF

Nephrologist

I am a board certified clinical nephrologist in Detroit.

I am a partner at St Clair Nephrology and am part of the faculty that teaches the nephrology fellows, residents, and medical students that use St John Hospital and Medical Center to hone their clinical skills.

I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and have been teaching M2s about sodium, potassium and acid-base balance since there was M2s at that medical school (2011).

I have an offices at St Johns Moross, Roseville and Farmington Hills.

I am the medical director of St Clair Nephrology Research where we enroll patients with hypertension, CKD and ESKD to participate in clinical trials in order to improve the care we are able to provide to patients.

MedEd Maker

Twitter

I am  @Kidney_boy.

PBFluids

I began writing this blog in May of 2008. This was the third nephrology blog after Kidney Notes and Renal Fellow Network (PBFluids was only a few months behind Nate Hellman’s Renal Fellow Network)

NephMadness

I am the co-creator, with Matt Sparks, of NephMadness

NephJC

I am the co-creator, with Swapnil Hiremath, of NephJC

NSMC Internship

I am the program director of the Nephrology Social media Collective Internship.

Visual Abstracts

I am a member of CJASN’s Visual Abstract Editorial Team. I also contribute visual abstracts to AJKD and American Journal of Nephrology

Nephrology Secrets

I am a co-editor, along with Matt Sparks and Edgar Lerma, of the forthcoming, fourth edition of Nephrology Secrets

Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Companion

I am the co-author of this now (unfortunately), out-of-print, programed text.

MedMastery

I am an instructor for the Fluid and Electrolyte MedMastery section.

Conflicts of Interest

I have an ownership stake in a few Davita run dialysis clinics and a vascular access center. Takeda Oncology made a donation to MM4MM the program that is taking me to Mount Everest in 2018.

The Electrolyte Book

During residency, Sarah Faubel, and I wrote this programmed text on electrolytes. The process galvanized my interest in nephrology. The Acid Base and Electrolyte Companion is a highly styled book with a picture on every page along with simple questions at the bottom of each page to make sure you understand concepts before mindlessly flipping the page. It is highy regarded with 5 stars at Amazon. You can download the entire book (591 pages!) as a single PDF (28 mb). More info and a link to the free download here.

Now updated with the introduction, colophon, credits, dedication and table of contents.

Enjoy!

Handouts

For some of my lectures I like to use a technique I call “Seder Style.” I adopted the style from the greatest teaching success I know, the teaching of the exodus of Egypt during the Passover holiday. If you ask a typical secular American Jew about Rosh Hashanah or Purim he will be able to give you a short answer about its meaning and underlying story, but if you ask about Passover they will be able to give a detailed and in-depth explanation that could fill out most of 10,000 word research tome. Why is Passover different? It’s because of the Passover Seder, a multi-media, interactive teaching experience performed one or two times during Passover. This is what I try to re-create during my small group sessions. Each student reads a paragraph or two and I comment, question and stimulate interaction. The study guide we read from is called the Haggadah.

You can download the handouts in one of three formats.

  1. The Pages document is the native, editable file so you can customize the handout to your preference. You will need Pages for iOS or Mac OS X to open these files. If you make signifigant changes send me a note at joel.topf@gmail.com. I always enjoy hearing how people modify and enhance the material.
  2. PDF. This is a straight copy of the primary document which is perfect for printing or viewing on an iPad.
  3. PDF booklet. This is a PDF with the pages reordered so that when printed double sided can be folded into a cute little booklet perfect to slip into a white coat pocket.

Click for the full list of handouts

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The Acid Base Haggadah 

The Acid Base Haggadah 

PDF (5 MB) Pages document (8 MB) iBook (10.5 MB) iBook file (22.8 MB) for iAuthor 27 8.5×11 pages with a cover, introduction, table of contents and answers March 2010: Minor changes to delta gap June 2011: Fixed error in Metabolic alkalosis (thanks Rakesh Lattupalli) and some spelling ...

Presentations

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Hemodialysis School: Dialysis Dose

Hemodialysis School: Dialysis Dose

Hemodialysis School: Dialysis Dose (Powerpoint, PDF) Updated October 2011 86 slides, 1 hour Covers NCDS, HEMO, FHN, spKt/V, eKt/V, stdK/t/V ...

Fractional Excretion of Sodium

Fractional Excretion of Sodium

Fractional Excretion of Sodium (Powerpoint, PDF) ...

HIV and the Kidney

HIV and the Kidney

HIV and the Kidney (Keynote, PDF)   Updated April 2013 The lecture was about one hour. The section on APOL1 is rough. I would like a slide describing the transgenic mouse model studies by Klotman that showed that transcription of nef and pol are central to the disease. I need some notes ...

Uric Acid, Gout and Hypertension

Uric Acid, Gout and Hypertension

Uric Acid, Gout and Hypertension (Keynote, PDF) For awhile I was really fascinated with this subject. Here are the posts I wrote on the topic. Updated June 2011 Added CKD data included the two RCTs of allopurinol on CKD progression (both positive) 121 slides Keynote is 96mb, PDF 59mb You can do ...

Geriatric CKD

Geriatric CKD

Geriatric CKD (Keynote, PDF) ...

Sodium including electrolyte free water

Sodium including electrolyte free water

Sodium including electrolyte free water (Keynote, Powerpoint PDF) This is an older version of my hyponatremia lecture. This lecture has gone through various versions and though I like my most current version, others may like older variations better. Additionally the Keynote version (2014) is ...

Acute renal failure from the basics to the latest advances

Acute renal failure from the basics to the latest advances

Acute renal failure from the basics to the latest advances (Keynote 71 MB) ...

Acid-Base

Acid-Base

Acid-Base (Powerpoint) This is a lecture written for medical students getting their first exposure to acid-base physiology. This is a version for residents where the learners have previous experience with acid base. (Powerpoint | PDF) Scope: primary disorder second primary disorders affecting ...

Case of a drunk with hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, refeeding syndrome and beer drinkers potomania.

Case of a drunk with hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, refeeding syndrome and beer drinkers potomania.

Case of a drunk with hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, refeeding syndrome and beer drinkers potomania. (Keynote, PDF) ...

Imaging acute renal failure

Imaging acute renal failure

Imaging in Acute Renal Failure. My talk at 2010 ASN Renal Week (Powerpoint, PDF) ...