The Nephron Segment: A Kidney Podcast

 always concentrated, sometimes convolute, but never dilute


Episode 1: Ethics & Transplantation (March 24, 2022)

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It’s Episode 1 of The Nephron Segment! Join us as we chat with Dr. Lilia Cervantes and Dr. Peter Reese and discuss ending emergency-only dialysis for undocumented immigrants in Colorado, ethics of transplantation, and xenotransplantation. 

Nephrons: Elinor Mannon, Sam Kant, Matthew Sparks, Samira Farouk
Guests: Lilia Cervantes, Peter Reese

Links from the Show:

11:20 Association of Citizenship Status With Kidney Transplantation in Medicaid Patients
11:51 Kidney transplantation in undocumented immigrants with ESRD: a policy whose time has come? (Linden et al.)
Organ donation among undocumented hispanic immigrants: an assessment of knowledge and attitudes (Baru et al.)
12:23 Undocumented immigrants apply for a driver’s license in CA
13:48 Racial disparities in preemptive waitlisting and deceased donor kidney transplantation: Ethics and solutions (Reese et al.)
20:25 Transplantation Ethics (Robert Veatch & Lainie F Ross)
When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon (Joshua Mezrich)
22:06 Peter Ubel & Financial Toxicity
26:23 Passage of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act—a Chance to Celebrate and Reflect (Gill J et al.)
28:57 eGenesis
30:05  Pig kidney transplant at New York University (NY Times)
Pig kidney transplant at University of Alabama (American Journal of Transplantation)
30:53 Pig heart transplant at University of Maryland (NPR)
38:02 EMTALA
41:30 NephMadness


Episode 2: The Hype Around Home Dialysis (April 14, 2022)

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On Episode 2,  guests Dr. Janice Lea and Dr. Osama El Shamy join us for a discussion about home dialysis: it’s history, why it’s important, and their thoughts the future – including addressing of barriers to meet lofty Advancing American Kidney Health initiative goals and training of the nephrology workforce.

Nephrons: Elinor Mannon, Sam Kant, Matthew Sparks, Samira Farouk
Guests: Janice Lea, Osama El Shamy

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For more on home hemodialysis, check out the Home Dialysis Series on Renal Fellow Network


Episode 3: “Get to Know the Person Before the [Kidney] Disease”

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On Episode 3, guests Morgan Reid & Patrick O. Gee PhD, JLC join us to share their journeys as patients with kidney disease – who received both dialysis and kidney transplants. They share incredibly powerful personal experiences and their advice for kidney healthcare providers.

Nephrons: Elinor Mannon, Sam Kant, Matthew Sparks, Samira Farouk
Guests: Morgan Reid, Patrick O. Gee

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