air series renalWelcome to the Renal/GU Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality Renal/GU content. Below we have listed our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of May 2017) related to Renal/GU emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 3 AIRs and 10 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 hours (about 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module. As of June 2017, over 125 residency programs are using the AIR series – that’s over 1,200 residents completing at least one module in the 2016-2017 academic year!

AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions

In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have two subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval is awarded strictly to posts scoring above a scoring cut-off of ≥30 points (out of 35 total), based on our scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased, and appropriately referenced despite an average score.

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Highlighted Quality Posts on Renal/GU Diseases

Article TitleAuthorDateLabel
BEEM Cases 2 – Renal Colic Imaging, Analgesia, Fluids & METAnton Helman, MD5/23/2016AIR
First10EM: UTI: More Than You Ever Wanted to KnowJustin Morgenstern MD4/15/2017AIR
CoreEM: Ureteral Colic Anand Swaminathan, MD7/06/2016AIR
SGEM#154: Here I Go Again, Kidney Stone Tony Seupaul, MD and Marc Phan, MD5/12/2016HM
EMDocs: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Confounding CausationRichard Sinert, MD2/13/2017HM
Ultrasound Podcast: Renal UltrasoundMike Mallin, MD, Matt Dawson, MD, Jacob Avila, MD, and Vicki Noble, MD2016HM
EMDocs: Foley Catheter Patients: Common ED Presentations / Management / Pearls & PitfallsAaron Schnieder, MD, and William Sanderson, MD11/24/2016HM
Ultrasound Podcast: Renal Ultrasound 2Mike Mallin, MD, Matt Dawson, MD, Jacob Avila, MD, and Vicki Noble, MD2016HM
RebelEM: Contrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN): Fact or Myth?Salim Rezaie, MD3/20/2017HM
EMDocs: Acute Urinary Retention in the EDCandace Johnson, MD3/1/2017HM
PedsEMMorsels: Epididymitis in ChildrenSean Fox, MD8/24/2016HM
EMCrit: Is Piperacillin-Tazobactam Nephrotoxic?Josh Farkas, MD7/9/2016HM
PEM Playbook: Urine TroubleTim Horezco, MD2/1/2017HM

HM = Honorable Mention

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From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team:

  • Jeremy Branzetti
  • Hari Bhatt
  • Sean Fox
  • Chris Gaafary
  • Andrew Grock
  • Jacob Hennings
  • Nikita Joshi
  • Jay Khadpe
  • Michelle Lin
  • Kasey Mekonnen
  • Allie Min
  • Eric Morley
  • Salim Rezaie
  • Lynn Roppolo
  • Kaushal Shaw
  • Derek Sifford
  • Anand Swaminathan
  • Taku Taira
Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Faculty Physician, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department