NEPHROLOGY


NEPHROLOGY



Kidney (Nephrology) care Department

 

Introduction:

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:

  1. To provide advanced patient care, education, and research in the field of nephrology and subspecialities
  2. Strategies to prevent CKD in the primary care level
  3. Strategies to increase the awareness on deceased donor transplantation
  4. To establish a stat of art

Acute renal care unit,

24 hours dialysis unit

Kidney transplantation unit,

Peritoneal dialysis unit

Glomerular disease care unit

Hypertension Clinic

Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic

Lupus Clinic

 

 

Working Schedule

  1. OPD Timing:

Monday to Friday : 8.30 AM   to 4PM

Saturday   :     8.30 AM to11AM

  1.  Subspeciality OPD timing:

Transplant OPD :  Tuesday, Thursday    10 AM to 2PM

CAPD OPD. :   Second and fourth Tuesday  10 AM  to 2 PM

SLE Nephritis Clinic. :  First Thursday of every month

  1. Post graduate teachings:

Seminar every Tuesday  30 to 9.30 AM

Journal Club every Thursday 8.30 to 9.30 AM

  1. Departmental Meeting

Every Saturday 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM

To update haemodialysis unit, CAPD patients, Biopsy and in – patient procedures:

Department Faculties