Precautions to be taken to Eradicate Kidney infection (Pyelonephritis)
Dr. Sridhar A.V.S.S.N
Sep 27, 2022
Nephrology involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidneys. At Manipal Hospital Vijayawada, our Centre of Excellence in Nephrology boasts an experienced team of kidney transplant surgeons, nephrologists, urologists and interventional nephrology radiologists who collaborate with each other for diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of kidney diseases.
One of the pioneers in kidney transplants in India, Manipal Hospital Vijayawada has more than 20 years of experience in treating kidney ailments. We have a proficient team of multidisciplinary specialists – nephrologists and surgeons – who brainstorm together to develop the best and most highly personalized treatment options. Our experts leverage next-generation medical technology and state-of-the-art equipment for treating a wide range of kidney disorders.
In a bid to remain fully committed to our ethos of patient centricity and clinical excellence, our specialists also provide quaternary care. Our transplant surgeons perform some of the most complex kidney transplants with modern instruments. In addition, the scope of services of our experts extends to kidney biopsy, dialysis, transplants, and laparoscopic or robotic surgeries. We also ensure that the recipients of kidney transplants undergo desensitization therapy to mitigate the chances of tissue mismatch and rejection. Book an appointment at one of the Best Kidney Hospitals in Vijayawada for kidney treatment.
We offer the following desensitization services:
Hemodialysis is a procedure that involves the use of a dialysis machine and an artificial kidney filter or dialyzer for cleaning the blood. To put the patient’s blood into the dialyzer, the doctor creates an access or entrance into the blood vessels by performing a minor surgical procedure in the arm.
Transplant medicine involves kidney transplants, which are quickly gaining popularity among patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. A kidney transplant is performed for replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney obtained from a donor.
A kidney biopsy is an invasive test and a highly complex procedure that needs to be carefully performed only by a nephrologist. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and involves the examination of a small piece of kidney under a microscope. It is done either on a transplanted kidney (graft biopsy) or a native kidney.
A renal biopsy is a medical procedure that involves the removal of a small piece of kidney from the body for exhaustive examination, generally carried out under a microscope
Sometimes, the search for a compatible kidney donor remains fruitless and with mounting urgency, an ABO incompatible kidney transplant becomes necessary.
This procedure takes a healthy kidney from a deceased or living donor and transplants it into a patient whose kidneys have failed. Without functional kidneys, the body accumulates harmful amounts of waste and fluid, which is a life-threatening situation. Everyone has two kidneys, and it is possible to function normally with just one, this makes it…
A paired kidney exchange, also known as a ‘kidney swap occurs when a living kidney donor is incompatible with the recipient, and exchanges kidneys with another donor/recipient pair.
CLKT is a complex surgery that is commonly performed for treating patients with cirrhosis as well as kidney disorders.
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is becoming the treatment of choice for critically ill paediatric patients as well as neonatal patients with acute kidney injury and congenital errors of metabolism.
Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a laparoscope for removing a kidney for donation.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is caused due to reduced blood flow to the kidneys. This condition affects lakhs of people and it mostly occurs in people who are already unwell with some other health condition.
Quaternary care, which is a highly specialized field in the medical profession, is at the core of our treatment protocol. This is because we have the finesse and state-of-the-art medical technology to equip our transplant surgeons to perform the most complex of kidney transplants. Along with this, we offer a range of services including dialysis, kidney biopsy, laparoscopic or robotic surgeries, and transplants, creating vascular access.
Statistics reveal that one out of three kidney patients waiting for a kidney transplant cannot get one despite having a blood group compatible donor kidney. This is precise because the patient may have a tissue mismatch due to sensitization which results in a high chance of rejection. At Manipal Hospitals, these recipients undergo successful desensitization therapy to achieve successful transplants.
Desensitization services available are:
We offer the entire range of in-patient and outpatient services including in-center day care procedures, such as dialysis which encompasses all dialysis services including:
Hemodialysis IP & OP (Adult/Paediatric/Neonatal)
SLED (Sustained Low-Efficiency Dialysis)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
Online Hemodiafiltration HDF
After gathering general information about your health from you, your nephrologist will review your medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then he might order blood and urine tests to determine the functioning of your kidneys.
It is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of the disorders of the renal system such as 1.Protein in the Urine 2.Blood in the urine 3.Renal failure: A) Acute and B) Chronic 4.Kidney disease 5.Kidney stones 6.Kidney infections 7.Polycystic kidney disease 8.Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) 9.Hepato renal problems (Liver and Kidney) 10.The systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 11.Nephrotic syndrome 12.End-stage kidney disease
Kidneys are responsible for the removal of waste for the body by filtering the body's blood and producing urine. But in a circumstance of Kidney failure, the kidney loses 85 to 90% of its functionality, leading to the need for dialysis, which will filter the blood for waste, salt, and extra water.
Also called ESRD, end-stage renal disease is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. When kidneys fail, it means it has stopped working, and the patient needs dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. If it is acute meaning temporary can be corrected in most instances.
Patients with chronic irreversible kidney disease who do not respond to any medical treatments, and are either on dialysis or would need dialysis will be eligible for a kidney transplant.
Having a medical condition like kidney failure or a chronic kidney condition can affect your whole life. Manipal Hospitals has dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Contact us to know more about nephrological problems and book an appointment with one of our Nephrology specialists today.