What wrong can happen to the kidneys? There are a wide variety of causes which can affect the kidneys, diabetes, hypertension and ageing being the most common. They make up of about 40% of the dialysis population. Others, like urinary tract obstruction due to stone, urethral structure, prostatic enlargement, congenital and hereditary diseases, Urinary tract infection bacterial and viral infections (HBV, HCV, HIV) are all known causes of chronic kidney diseases which progressively lead to End Stage Renal Failure, necessitating renal replacement therapy such as Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation.
There has been considerable interest in the field of kidney diseases in the last decade. This largely stems from the recognition of the need for primary and secondary preventive strategies to reduce the health care burden of treating end stage renal failure which has grown inexorably in the world. The increasing prevalence and incidence of chronic kidney disease make it imperative to find ways and strategies to curb the morbidity, mortality and health costs.
Reducing the incidence of renal failure will require public health effort including effective preventive strategies and EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT, which may delay or possibly halt their progression.
Early referral of patients with kidney disease to Nephrologists is of extreme importance. Patient will be educated about the importance of compliance with secondary preventive measures such as diet and medicines to delay the renal replacement therapy.
A multidisciplinary approach to care, involving Nephrologists, Renal dietician, renal nurse and social worker should be a priority.
Haemodialysis is a predominant technique for treating patients with End Stage Renal Failure throughout the world. During this method of treatment, unwanted waste products are removed and fluid retained during the interval between treatments is also removed, thus returning patient to a near normal state.
Currently kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with End Stage Renal Failure as it improve both patient survival and Quality Of Life when compared to dialysis. It offers the greatest potential for restoring a healthy and productive life. Most recipients have been shown to function psychologically at nearly normal level compared with about 50% of patients receiving dialysis. The obvious benefits of a kidney transplant are the freedom from the constraints of dialysis.
At ABH we pride ourselves with a multidisciplinary approach for treating patients with End Stage Renal Failure. We are patient centered.
Our dialysis unit is equipped with all the latest technology and is well-known throughout the world. Our staffs are well trained under the guidance of an experience Nephrologists and Dialysis Clinical Nurse specialist. We offer multiple levels of compassionate and professional care under the Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards. Our focus is to return our patients to a near normal life, achieved through interdisciplinary approach and personalized care plans which measures progress by daily monitoring and planning. Patient and family education is on-going. The patient care team shrives to make the patient experience a pleasant one.
During the whole week beginning the 9th of March we are going to celebrate WORLD KIDNEY DAY with a comprehensive program on the management of Chronic Kidney disease. Program will include screening of potential new patients, advice of lifestyle, diets, free advice on Dialysis and Transplantation.
Our screening program will include a consultation with the Nephrologist, series of blood tests, urine test and follow up.
Jane and I wanted to thank you so much for the care you and your colleagues took of Jane whist in Mauritius. Everything went well and Prakash did a great job of getting us to your clinic and back over the 6 dialysis days. We had a wonderful holiday and our children and grandchildren plus the other family all enjoyed it enormously. Best wishes to you all
Andrew and Jane Stewart