The 2010 nephrology quiz and questionnaire: Part 1

Richard J. Glassock, Anthony J. Bleyer, Donald E. Hricik, Biff F. Palmer

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Presentation of the Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQQ) has become an annual "tradition" at the meetings of the American Society of Nephrology. It is a very popular session judged by consistently large attendance. Members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They can also compare their answers in real time, using audience response devices, to those of program directors of nephrology training programs in the United States, acquired through an Internet-based questionnaire. As in the past, the topics covered were transplantation, fluid and electrolyte disorders, end-stage renal disease and dialysis, and glomerular disorders. Two challenging cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts (Drs. Hricik, Palmer, Bargman, and Fervenza, respectively). The "correct" and "incorrect" answers then were briefly discussed, after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. The 2010 version of the NQQ was exceptionally challenging, and the audience, for the first time, gained a better overall correct answer score than the program directors, but the margin was small. In this issue we present the transplantation and fluid and electrolyte cases; the remaining end-stage renal disease and dialysis, and glomerular disorder cases will be presented next month. These articles try to recapitulate the session and reproduce its educational value for a larger audience-the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Have fun.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2318-2327
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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