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In-Center Hemodialysis Not Used

Blood is pumped outside the body to an artificial kidney machine. The machine cleanses the blood and returns it to the body. Only a small amount of blood is out of the body at any time.

A “fistula” (the surgical linking of an artery to a vein) provides access to blood vessels. So does a “graft” (tubing surgically placed under the skin, linking an artery to a vein).

Two needles are placed into the fistula or graft. The needles are then attached by plastic tubing to a special filter. This filter is an artificial kidney called a dialyzer. One needle withdraws blood for cleansing. The other needle returns filtered blood to the body.

A pump pushes blood through the dialyzer. Blood passes on one side of the filter. Solution made by the dialysis machine passes on the other side. The solution draws excess fluid and waste out of the blood. A filter is used with pores large enough to allow waste to leave. Larger molecules like blood cells cannot pass through the filter. The average person receives three treatments per week. Each treatment lasts three to four hours.

We do maintenance hemodialysis, hemodialysis in ICU for acutely ill patients (including SLED), mineral bone disease management, renal anemia management, hemodialysis for HCV/HBV + patients.

Renal care clinic- OPD/Consultation Services

  • Glomerular diseases / Nephrotic syndrome (symptoms of which may include leg swelling, blood in urine, protein or blood cells in urine analysis, high blood pressure)
  • Chronic kidney disease (Screening of people at risk i.e. diabetics, hypertensives, family history of CKD, Elevated BUN/ creatinine, abnormalities on sonography), Predialysis CKD management, prevention of progression, hereditary kidney diseases.
  • Renal stone disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hypertension in young – may be due to renal or renal vascular disease
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Renal transplant
  • Kidney diseases in children(pediatric nephrology)

Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury (formerly called Acute renal failure) means that your kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water, salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood. When your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems that can be deadly.

Acute kidney injury has three main causes:

A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys – Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) also can harm the kidneys. Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections – Most people don’t have any kidney problems from taking medicines. But people who have serious, long-term health problems are more likely than other people to have a kidney problem from medicines. Examples of medicines that can sometimes harm the kidneys include: – Antibiotics, such as gentamicin and streptomycin.

  • Pain medicines, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
  • Some blood pressure medicines, such as ACE inhibitors.
  • Dyes used in some X-ray tests. A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys – Kidney stones, a tumor, an injury, or an enlarged prostate gland can cause a blockage.

Advanced Care – Renal Transplant

During a transplant, a healthy donated kidney is placed deep under your skin near your hipbone. In some cases, the non-working kidneys may be removed to control infection or high blood pressure.

Transplantation is the most “natural” solution to kidney failure. However, we believe that only about 50% of dialysis patients meet the physical requirements for a transplant, or choose this as a treatment option.

Where and when can you get a kidney?

According to Transplantation of Human Organ Act there are only three sources:

A blood relation – This is ideal. You can get the kidney from someone who is alive (parents, siblings, children and spouse). The operation should be performed at a time suited to both donor and recipient. There is also less legal procedure involved. An unrelated donor – Any other living person, other than blood relation, is an unrelated donor.

 

Kidney Transplant

Many people enjoy a better quality of life after renal transplant, because they get rid from routine dialysis treatment, various restrictions and painful life. Of course, they live better life with the right precautions. But getting a new kidney does not mean your treatment is over. Getting a donor kidney is a big responsibility. You have to be committed to taking good care of yourself.

After kidney transplant you will have to take care to keep your health fit, to be able to follow your normal daily routine, diet and be able to go back to work. Your body will take time in to heal and feel normal, so you have to understand your limitations after surgery. Initially, you will probably have less energy than you did before surgery. It takes time for your body to adjust to your new medications. Napping and spacing your activities is recommended to prevent putting a strain on your recovery.

Believes in giving you the choice for Renal Replacement Therapies – be it dialysis or transplant (both live related donor and cadaver). We now offer transplant services at all our major centers.

Advantages of Choosing NephroMed

  • transplant care team & support
  • Counseling pre and post-transplant

 

Acute Care Services

Acute Kidney Injury (formerly called acute renal failure) means that your kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water, salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood. When your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems that can be deadly.

Acute kidney injury has three main causes:

A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys – Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) also can harm the kidneys.

Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections – Most people don’t have any kidney problems from taking medicines. But people who have serious, long-term health problems are more likely than other people to have a kidney problem from medicines. Examples of medicines that can sometimes harm the kidneys include:

  • Antibiotics, such as gentamicin and streptomycin.
  • Pain medicines, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
  • Some blood pressure medicines, such as ACE inhibitors.
  • Dyes used in some X-ray tests.
  • A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys – Kidney stones, a tumor, an injury, or an enlarged prostate gland can cause a blockage.

We are located near the national referral hospital very close to the KNH in Nairobi , The Naorobi Hospital & The Coptic Hospital which has an ICU backup very close to our center. The patient can reach a hospital of choice within 5-10 in case of emergency. We have an emergency team that is well

trained to provide emergency care & capable of stabilizing the patients before sending them to the nearest ICU.

Diabetology

 

Diabetes which is one of the major reason for any kind of renal disease, should be taken very seriously. Patients who has diabetes or has a family history should always have regular check-ups to rule out any kind of renal disease. has stepped into Diabetology with it’s experienced team of experts. We conduct Diabetes Screening camp in our centres often to promote the awareness among patients.

 

Why is Diabetes screening important?

A diabetes screening helps us assess your risk for a number of long term health conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes – Type 2 diabetes often take a turn to chronic kidney disease
  • Heart disease – Diabetes contributes to high blood pressure and is linked with high cholesterol which significantly increases the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke – Similar to how diabetes affects the heart, high blood pressure and cholesterol raises the risk of strokes.
  • Kidney disease – The kidneys are another organ that is at particular risk of damage as a result of diabetes and the risk is again increased by poorly controlled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Some forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease – People who develop type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure in middle age appear more likely to suffer brain damage that can contribute to dementia as they grow older.

 

Why is Kidney screening important?

Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal failure. Your kidneys are organs that filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. When there is too much sugar in your blood, the filters in your kidneys (called nephrons) become overworked. About 30 percent of patients with Type 1 (juvenile onset) diabetes and 10 to 40 percent of those with Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes eventually will suffer from kidney failure.

 

Dietitian & Nutrition Consultation

Your dietitian will work on your overall wellness, customizing a diet plan that suits you and your individual goals. Working closely with other specialists, we put together a balanced nutrition plan to bring you back in shape while ensuring that your sodium, phosphorous and potassium levels are in the ‘safe’ region.

In addition to renal diet planning, our dietician is also available for consultation for any health related problems that requires nutritional assessment and guidance such as diabetes, obesity, or other health issue. As part of the team, our dietitian will work on your overall wellness, customizing a diet plan that suits you and your individual goals.

 

Your diet plan will include:

  • Daily intake of micro and macronutrients.
  • Diet schedule.
  • Foods to avoid and foods to include.
  • High protein diet.
  • Recipes and lifestyle suggestions.

 

What are the benefits of Healthy eating?

  • Reduces the load on the kidneys and maintains the residual function
  • Provides adequate energy to perform day to day activities
  • Keeps infections at bay
  • Promotes muscle growth
  • Reduces symptoms like itching, nausea, weakness
  • Controls co-existing conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease.

Insurance & TPA coverage

 

To help you reap the benefits of a holistic care, we are empanelled with leading insurance providers.

We are proud to be associated with the NHIF and provide high quality Kidney dialysis to all the registered beneficiaries of NHIF. We are empanelled with following Insurance companies

  1. NHIF
  2. APA
  3. BRITAM
  4. JUBILEE
  5. FIRST ASSURANCE
  6. AAR
  7. RESOLUTION HEALTH
  8. SANLAM
  9. KEN INDIA
  10. UAP
  11. CIC
 
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