UHS has a very well equipped Nephrology Department hosting experienced Doctors in the field. We see patients thronging in, in the incidence of kidney malfunction, hypertension, or any other metabolic disorder. Our specialist doctors read your medical history and offers prescription accordingly. Patients need to provide the doctor with blood and urine samples for a holistic treatment. In some cases a kidney ultrasound or biopsy might be required for accurate treatment. Our Nephrologists specialize in- Acute Dialysis, Chronic Dialysis, Kidney Transplantation, Hypertension and Apheresis.Download pdf
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Acute kidney failure happens when the kidneys unexpectedly lose the capacity to remove excess salts, fluids and blood waste. This removal of wastes is the primary function of the kidneys.
A surgical procedure is done to place a plastic tube or catheter in the belly. A sterile cleansing solution is placed into your abdomen through this catheter. After the filtering process is finished, the fluid leaves your body through the catheter.
Apheresis is a medical technique requiring the removal of entire blood from a donor or patient, and the separation of blood into different components to extract one specific component. The leftover blood components are then reintroduced back into the patient or donor's bloodstream.
Treatment is needed when someone has stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), or kidney failure. Your doctor can tell your stage of CKD by checking your glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Your GFR can be estimated from the results of a blood test for creatinine, a waste product from muscle activity
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) is a slow and smooth continuous blood purification that stimulates kidney function continuity. Usually, the procedure takes about 24 hours to several days.
Using slow dialysis therapy for patients with acute renal failure is a common practice. The primary disadvantage with the use of conventional hemodialysis in seriously ill patients is the high risk of circulatory failure with the rapid removal of solute and fluid. Using Slow Dialysis Therapy can avoid this challenge.
Hemodialysis is a treatment to filter wastes and water from your blood, allowing people with kidney failure to feel better. Before initiating dialysis, a vascular surgeon will create an “access”. The access serves as a site usually in the arm, where blood can be safely removed and returned to the body
A kidney transplant involves surgically placing a healthy kidney from a donor to the body of a person with diseased kidney. The recipient of the new kidney will have to take medication for his/her entire life to prevent his/her body from rejecting the new kidney.
The blood is pumped through your arteries and veins, the blood vessels of your circulatory system. Arterial blood pressure is created by the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls, as they carry blood around your body. Hypertension refers to a persistent elevation of arterial blood pressure.
Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) occurs in patients with diabetes. DN is a main cause of ESRD. Diabetic nephropathy is a kidney disorder resulting from Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.