Tejas Desai

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In recent years, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has increased its efforts to use its annual conference to inform and educate the public about kidney disease. Social media, including Twitter, has been one method used by the Society to accomplish this goal. Twitter is a popular microblogging service that serves as a potent tool for disseminating(More)
We have shown that oxidative stress is a mechanism of free fatty acid (FFA)-induced β-cell dysfunction. Unsaturated fatty acids in membranes, including plasma and mitochondrial membranes, are substrates for lipid peroxidation, and lipid peroxidation products are known to cause impaired insulin secretion. Therefore, we hypothesized that mice overexpressing(More)
Healthcare providers (HCPs) use online medical information for self-directed learning and patient care. Recently, the mobile internet has emerged as a new platform for accessing medical information as it allows mobile devices to access online information in a manner compatible with their restricted storage. We investigated mobile internet usage parameters(More)
Medical societies, faculty, and trainees use Twitter to learn from and educate other social media users. These social media communities bring together individuals with various levels of experience. It is not known if experienced individuals are also the most influential members. We hypothesize that participants with the greatest experience would be the most(More)
2 1 COMMENTARY Alternative ideas to increase the percentage of filled seats in nephrology fellowships [v2; ref status: indexed, Previously titled: Common sense ideas to increase the percentage of filled seats in nephrology fellowships Abstract Interest in nephrology has been decreasing for the last decade. In this opinion piece, the author provides four(More)
Pseudosarcomatous fibromyxoid tumor (PSFT) is a rare pseudotumor of the genitourinary (GU) system that typically presents with gross hematuria. These tumors are benign, locally aggressive tumors. Metastasis has never been reported. Pathology is significant for spindle cell proliferation without malignant nuclear features that are commonly seen in sarcomas.(More)
Medical educators and patients are turning to YouTube to teach and learn about medical conditions. These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed. As a result, studies that have analyzed the educational content of YouTube have reported dismal results. These studies have been unable to exclude videos created by(More)
INTRODUCTION Twitter channels are increasingly popular at medical conferences. Many groups, including healthcare providers and third party entities (e.g., pharmaceutical or medical device companies) use these channels to communicate with one another. These channels are unregulated and can allow third party commercial entities to exert an equal or greater(More)