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Nephrology Edublog  is an academic tool for the Nephrology fellows at University of Florida that focuses on one main objective- Nephrology Education.
It showcases several features:- In the news( new articles and interesting renal data),
topic discussions( a topic review but short 200-300 words for practical purposes), board review(for fellows to discuss board preparation), presentations (for fellows to review and learn from each others presentation in noon conferences and Renal Grand Rounds), nitty gritty(for fellows to share the knowledge they have gained from rounding with attendings)

This is a blog for the fellows and by the fellows!

Last but not the least- the blog helps the Nephrology fellows to keep in touch with each other even after the completion of the fellowship program !


Please provide feedback or address questions to:

Yuvaraj Thangaraj, MD
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
University of Florida


Approximate free water deficit- The easiest way to calculate is

1) If the sodium is 10% increased, there is a deficit of 10% TBW(Total body water)

Ex. If sodium is 154 in a 70 kg female, which is 10% more(compared to 140 which is normal), there is a deficit of 3.5 liters(10% of total body water).

This is a quick way to approximate the free water deficit.



Hello world!

Welcome to your brand new blog at Edublogs for the Nephrology fellows at University of Florida. This blog is for the fellows and by the fellows !

Started in 2014 by the Nephrology fellows (2012 and 2013 batch) at University of Florida and this serves as a mode of communication and education for the  fellows.

Happy blogging!

Yuvaraj Thangaraj