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Nephrology

Nephrology is the specialty medical science that deals with diagnosis, treatment and cure of diseases relating to kidneys.  The treatment encompasses surgery, medication and diet to restore health of damaged kidneys. Special therapies like kidney transplant and dialysis are done to ensure the kidneys function properly.

This branch of medicine also investigates into systemic abnormalities that impact the kidneys in negative ways. Diabetes and autoimmune diseases that already exists in a patient lead to kidney disorders like osteodystrophy and hypertension. A doctor having specialized training and practice in the area of nephrological disease diagnosis and treatment is called a nephrologist.

Indian hospitals and clinics can boast of talented nephrologists and state-of-the-art medical facilities that are arguably among the best compared with international standards.  SpringMedo assists you in dealing with varying nephrological conditions ranging from the simplest to complicated ones to write a success story at the end.

Peritoneal Dialysis

During this procedure, a fluid called dialyaste is fed into abdominal cavity through a catheter. The liquid is introduced and kept for hours when waste product difuse into dialyaste from the capillaries. Once the session is over, dialyaste is emptied out.

Liver Dialysis

This therapy is also called Molecular Absorbent Recirculating System. It follows the idea of albumin dialysis and readily eliminates protein bound and water soluble wastes. The treatment promotes liver regeneration restoring back the function of vital organs.

Kidney transplant

Kidney failure requires dialysis or kidney transplant. The process is time consuming and entails frequent session in dialysis clinics. It involves replacement of the damaged kidney with a healthy one from a living or deceased donor.

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

This is a highly sophisticated treatment done with carefully monitored medical infrastructure. Patients having severe kidney issues finding it hard to eliminate body waste have high metabolic rate. They require vasoactive drugs and waste removal on a constant basis. At the same time, they need huge volume of fluids fed in the form of nutritional and ionotropic medium.

In addition to this, drug infusion also continues. This necessitates a continuous renal replacement surgery to eliminate waste and water from the body at a gradual pace. Or else hypotension would build up aggravating the condition. This therapy is a gentle form of haemodialysis in which blood is pumped and eliminated through a hemofilter.

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Combined Kidney and Liver transplant - Nephrology Treatment

Combined Kidney and Liver transplant

Patients with liver cirrhosis and other kidney issues are recommended the combined therapy. In kidney biopsy, samples of tissues taken from kidney are examined under special microscope. Two types of biopsy are done, percutaneous biopsy and open biopsy. In the former case, a needle is pushed through the skin over the kidney. It is then maneuvered to the affected area aided by ultrasound under highly monitored conditions. In the later case, a sample is collected from kidney during surgery.

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