The Renal Unit of KEM Hospital, has continued to extend all modalities of renal replacement therapy to critically ill renal patients including: Sustained Low Efficiency Daily Dialysis (SLEDD), Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration (CVVH) and online hemodiafiltration with the ARRT plus machines.
Even critically ill septic patients without kidney injury have been treated with extracorporeal therapies such as plasma exchange and Polymyxin B direct hemoperfusion. The use of reverse osmosis, demineralization and ultrafiltration technologies has enabled us to obtain ultrapure water matching the stringent EU standards.
The KEM Hospital Renal Unit has provided renal transplantation as the definitive therapy for ESRD with over 250 kidney transplants performed so far. We are also involved in various aspects of interventional nephrology including real time USG guided biopsies, cuffed tunneled catheter insertions (results of which have been presented at the ISN annual conference in 2008), fistulograms and vascular access salvage by percutaneous techniques.
Our research has included pioneering work such as research on cuffed tunneled catheters, hemolytic uremic syndrome and improving dry weight estimation using diagnostic ultrasound, which have won awards at the National and Zonal Conferences in 2008 and 2010.
Dr. Snehal Gaikwad
MBBS, MD, DM
Dr. Vipul Chakurkar
MD, MBBS, DNB