Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Nephrology task force

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Welcome to this medicine task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the Medicine talk page, the centralized point for discussion, thank you.

The Nephrology task force of WikiProject Medicine aims to better organize information in articles related to Nephrology. Nephrology is the branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the kidney. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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Nephrology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the kidney.

This task force aims to:

  • increase the quality of the current articles on nephrology topics by increasing their medical content while keeping them accessible to individuals with no medical knowledge
  • facilitate the creation of new articles on topics in nephrology, so that Wikipedia is a more-or-less comprehensive nephrology resource for the public
  • ensure that articles created on nephrology topics are thoroughly referenced and include up-to-date links to the most recent literature
  • explain the use of evidence-based medicine in nephrology and how it is applied to the care of patients with renal disease
  • maintain consistency with the medical manual of style in the nephrology articles
  • increase the number of images attached to articles
  • produce nephrology-themed featured articles based on the above
  • include both traditional and complementary and alternative medicine therapies for illnesses nephrologists typically see and treat
  • improve the kidney bluebox {{Kidney}} and create a nephrology template that lists the most common renal diseases.

Related Wikiportals[edit]


All wikipedians are welcome to join! You need no medical expertise or specific nephrology expertise in order to contribute to this WikiProject.

User/Signature Special Interests (if any)
Nephron  T|C 04:25, 14 June 2006 (UTC) dialysis adequacy, home hemodialysis
InvictaHOG 10:57, 16 June 2006 (UTC) pediatric renal issues
Samir धर्म general nephrology, dialysis allocation, transplantation
JFW | T@lk nephrology in systemic disease
Felix-felix Renal physiology RRT General Neph
Gaff General nephrology
BillpSea Dialysis; information of particular interest to those on dialysis
muskdial Dialysis; Urea Kinetic Modeling; Medical Calculations and Software
David Ruben General Practitioner, but enjoyed my time as a Renal SHO
Limjason (talk) 02:28, 10 October 2008 (UTC) An enthusiast about Automated wearable artificial kidney
Maen. K. A. (talk) Interested in lupus nephritis
Drcheech (talk) Pediatric nephrology, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease
Hamtechperson My life has been directly affected by PKD


Nephrology task force assessment statistics


Articles needing creation or improvement[edit]

Articles needing images/better images[edit]

Special articles[edit]

Did you know articles[edit]


Featured articles[edit]

None as of yet

Good articles[edit]

I'm hoping to nominate home hemodialysis sometime in the near future... when I get a nice picture for it.

Wikipedia articles and categories on Nephrology[edit]


No lists as of yet


Nephrology templates[edit]

Project notice[edit]

The template for marking an article as part of the Nephrology task force is part of the WikiProject Medicine banner, {{WPMED}}. It can be inserted into an article's talkpage with:

{{WPMED |class= |importance= |nephrology=yes |nephrology-imp= }}

The first "importance" parameter is the subject's importance to the overall field of medicine, according to the guidelines here. The importance of a subject to the field of nephrology should be listed with the "nephrology-imp" parameter.


The nephrology userbox template is available to post on your userpage by inserting the following:

{{User WikiProject Nephrology}}

Its appearance:

Kidney section 01.JPGThis user is a member of the Nephrology task force

A direct link to the template is here.