Nephrology

The Institute of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation at AMRI Hospitals Provides Comprehensive Care for Kidney Ailments

Nephrology is a super-specialty of medicine which deals with the diagnosis and management of diseases of the kidneys.

The Institute of Nephrology and Kidney transplantation at AMRI Hospitals provides comprehensive care for kidney ailments in the following manner:

Kidney Transplant Patient
  • Endeavors to prevent kidney diseases from developing, where possible by aggressive management of systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension
  • Slows down the progression of kidney disease through diet and lifestyle modification that complement medications
  • Offers renal (kidney) replacement therapy in the form of dialysis or kidney transplantation when the kidney fails
  • Plans the treatment process in an organized manner causing minimum discomfort to the patient or disruption to his/her lifestyle or work schedule

Super-specialty Nephrology Services offered:


  • Critical Care Nephrology:
    • Slow low effciency dialysis
    • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
    • Cytosorb/Polymixin B adsorption
    • Charcoal Haemoperfusion
    • Plasmapheresis
  • Vascular Access Creation:
    • A-V Fistula Creation
    • A-V Fistula Angioplasty
    • Central Vein Angioplasty
    • A-V Graft Insertion(PTFE)

The Institute of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation deals with various disorders, such as:

 
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerular Diseases (SLE, ANCA associated Vasculitis), among others
    • Nephritic Syndrome
    • Rapidly progressive glomerular nephritis
    • IgA Nephropathy
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Kidney Stone Disease and Obstructive Nephropathy

  • Kidney Vascular Disorders
  • Congenital Kidney Disorders (Cystic Kidney Diseases/CAKUT)
  • Paediatric Kidney Disorders
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) associated Vasculitis
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Disorders of Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Uric acid, acid-base disorders)

Services available at AMRI Hospitals - Dhakuria, Kolkata

Kidney Transplant Patient

Diagnostic Nephrology

 

Kidney biopsy is performed by a totally safe ultrasound guided technique with an automated needle.

Haemodialysis

 

The dialysis wing has 12 modern computerized, volumetric controlled dialysis machines. It offers Dialysis facilities for hepatitis B & C patients as well. High quality of water, meeting American standards is used for dialysis, from a modern RO plant. Also, the unit uses only the latest bio- compatible polysulfone filters and bicarbonate dialysate for making the dialysis totally smooth and free of any discomfort for the patients.

Dialysis in intensive care unit

 
  • Gentle effective hemodialysis treatment is available even for very sick patients with low BP in ITU/ ICCU on ventilators and blood pressure support medicines
  • CRRT: Slow continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF), Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodialysis (CVVHD), Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH), Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF)
    • Controls the patient’s fluid status, by enabling gentle fluid removal
    • Cleans the patient’s blood with an electrolyte solution
    • Removes uremic toxins
    • Corrects electrolyte and acid base abnormalities
  • SLED
    • Used as a renal replacement modality in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and hemodynamic instability

Peritoneal Dialysis

 
  • Chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) facilities are available
  • Structured training is provided with modern educational adjuncts
  • Kidney Transplant Patient

Special treatment procedures by the hemodialysis machine - AMRI Hospitals - Dhakuria & Mukundapur, Kolkata

  • Plasmapheresis for removing toxic auto- antibodies (vasculitis, TTP, GB syndrome Myaesthenia, SLE, Good pasture’s ds etc.)
  • Charcoal hemoperfusion for treatment of  poisoning and drug overdoses
  • Cytosorb adsorption for removing cytokines in septic shock
  • Polymixin B adsorption for removing endotoxin in septic shock

Paediatric Nephrology- AMRI Hospitals - Dhakuria & Mukundapur, Kolkata

  • Regular clinics are held for children with kidney problems
  • Dialysis facilities are available for children
  • Diagnosis and Counselling can be provided for genetic illnesses

Kidney Transplantation- AMRI Hospitals - Dhakuria, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar

  • Kidney transplantation facility is available at AMRI Hospitals - Dhakuria, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar from live related donors, done by an expert team of surgeons
  • Successful transplants have been carried out on patients from Myanmar, Bangladesh & Nepal, besides West Bengal
  • AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar has successfully conducted 116 kidney transplantations till date.

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