Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered as an under-recognized epidemic in developing countries. Diabetes mellitus and hypertension have remained as traditional risk factors, while other emerging risk factors have not been studied extensively.
There is increasing burden of kidney diseases in the state of Andhra Pradesh due to diabetes, glomerular diseases, interstitial nephritis, kidney stones, prostate and renal cancers. In addition ,several environmental and occupational risk factors are proposed to contribute CKD of unknown etiology (CKDu) which is highest in AP , the incidence is ranging between 30-45% as compared to the Indian average of 10-15 per cent, particularly in regions like Uddanam , Srikakulam, Prakasam district etc.
This has led to more and more people requiring dialysis and kidney transplantation. Only 3 government hospitals are catering to nephrology and urology services in the state; Kurnool, Guntur and Andhra medical college and SIVMS Tirupati. Kidney transplants service is available only in Andhra medical college as of now.
Keeping in the mind of this high prevalence of CKD, glomerular disease and other kidney related problems , AIIMS Mangalagiri being the only premier institute of national importance in AP has started the department of Nephrology with following aims:
Acute renal care unit,
24 hours dialysis unit
Kidney transplantation unit,
Peritoneal dialysis unit
Glomerular disease care unit
Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday : 9:00 AM to 4:00PM
Seminar every Tuesday 30 to 9.30 AM
Journal Club every Thursday 8.30 to 9.30 AM
Every Saturday 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM
To update haemodialysis unit, CAPD patients, Biopsy and in – patient procedures:
Professor & HOD : Dr. Uttara Das
Senior Resident: Dr. Perumallapalli Abhishek