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Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre is a well known tertiary care hospital maintaining international standards in providing integrated renal health services.
It comprises of
WHAT IS NEPHROLOGY?
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that deals with kidney diseases.
When the kidney’s function drops below minimum requirement to sustain life and maintain normal parameters, it has to be replaced with dialysis and or renal transplantation.
Purification of blood via artificial means is called “dialysis”.
TYPES OF DIALYSIS:
HOW HEMODIALYSIS IS DONE?
It is a blood purification process done through a hemodialysis machine. In this process the blood is passed through the machine to purify and sent back to the body.
WHO NEEDS IT?
It is required for patients who suffer from permanent kidney damage and in patients with temporary reduction in kidney function.
WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT OF PERFORMING HEMODIALYSIS?
It requires creation of an AV fistula or insertion of dialysis catheter.
HOW FREQUENT SHOULD IT BE DONE?
It should be performed twice or thrice a week or as advised by the doctor.
WHERE IT CAN BE DONE?
It is ideally done in hospital under observations of skilled nephrologist and technical staff
CONTINOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS
CRRT IN PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS
CRRT is a dialysis modality used to treat critically ill, Hospitalized Patients in the intensive care unit who develop acute kidney injury (AKI).
ECMO WITH CRRT CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS
WHAT IS PERITONEAL DIALYSIS?
It is one of the methods of dialysis that is done for patients with permanent dysfunctioning of kidney. It is otherwise called as ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
HOW IS IT DONE?
A peritoneal dialysis solution is passed on into the body 3-4 times per day under the guidance of the nephrologist through a tube inserted into the abdomen of the patient.
WHO NEEDS IT?
It is done treatment for patients without vascular access, children and patients with severe cardiovascular disease.
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