Nephrology

Nephrology

The patient care services provided by the division of Nephrology at NIMS cover all aspects of our clinical discipline including preventive nephrology, acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, electrolyte and acid-base disorders, hypertension, genetic kidney diseases, renal complications of pregnancy, kidney stone disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal osteodystrophy. We provide primary care to a large group of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treated with hemodialysis. We provide a complete range of consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for patients with kidney diseases. The scope of care encompasses all stages of kidney disease, from earliest detectable changes in kidney function through end-stage kidney disease, as well as people with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 & 2, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and other kidney-related problems.

DIALYSIS UNIT

The Dialysis facility at NIMS is a hospital-based unit that has 11 hemodialysis stations. The unit also provides continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treatment to a diverse group of adult patients who have chronic (long-term) kidney failure. The unit also has an affordable program where ordinary people can rely on our dialysis unit which is 24X7 fully equipped and functional.
Dialysis performs the work of the kidneys by cleansing the blood and removing wastes and excess water. The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, the patient’s blood is passed through an artificial kidney machine and this procedure is performed in a hospital or similar facility. In peritoneal dialysis, the blood is filtered within the patient’s abdomen and the dialysis fluid there is exchanged through a catheter. CAPD can be done at home.
Dialysis care at NIMS is provided by a team of professionals including a nephrologist, registered nurses, certified hemodialysis technicians, registered dieticians and a clinical social worker. The unit’s goal is to maintain and improve the overall health and quality of life for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). We continuously monitor patient satisfaction and clinical indicators in order to measure and improve the quality of patient care and to maintain our high standards of operation.

SPECIALITY

  • CAPD
  • Temporary Catheter Insertion (24X7)
  • SLED
  • ICU Dialysis for High Risk or Extremily Sick Patients
  • Renal Biopsy
  • CRRT
  • Isolated Dialysis unit for +ve patients (Hepatitis B &C etc)
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Hemoperfusion
  • Permanent cath insertion
  • AV Fistula Creation

RARE OR INTERESTING CASES SO FAR WE SEEN

  • Post Partum Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • GBS
  • Atypical Paediatric Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Good Posture Syndrome
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • GUTB
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Oxalate nephrotoxicity (Averrhoea Billimbi poisoning)
  • Paraquoit poisoning
  • Light chain tubulopathy
  • Rhabdomyolysis fall : Alcohol binge
  • Conn’s Syndrome
  • Brachial AVF thrombosis with distal gangrene
  • Identification of TB over submandibular gland in an dialysis patient
    Dr. Manju Thampi
    MBBS, MD, DCH, DNB (Paediatrics), DM(Nephrology), DNB(Nephrology)
    MON to SAT 9:00 am 3:30 pm
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