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Depression in Indian Dialysis Patients: a problem begging to be addressed by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This morning, as I browsed through my Facebook wall, I was alarmed to see a friend's post that he was trying to enjoy the last few days of his life! This guy is on ... Read on »
Improving outcomes and QoL in patients on long term dialysis: what is the secret? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was recently a panelist on a discussion at the Indian Society of Hemodialysis Conference on the topic, "Improving outcomes and Quality of Life in patients on long term d ... Read on »
My take on the AIB roast by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A lot of water has flown down the Ganga since the AIB Roast first hit the headlines. People praised it to begin with and called it "Indian stand-up comedy finally ... Read on »
A productivity hack that is really working well for me by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As an organisation grows, individuals who have started it have to take on additional responsibilities. As a result, the number of things on your to-do list grows s ... Read on »
A stupendous success! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The First ever Dialysis Olympiad in India organised by NephroPlus was a huge success. Almost 350 patients and their attendants participated in the event this Sunday, the 1 ... Read on »
Is the AAP Delhi victory going to usher in a new kind of politics in the country? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Never before in the history of an Indian election has such a decisive mandate been given by the electorate to any political party. The soon-to-be-installed Arvind ... Read on »
Announcing India's first ever Dialysis Olympiad! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure NephroPlus is organising India's first ever Olympic style Games event for dialysis patients! We at NephroPlus firmly believe that dialysis patients can lead normal ... Read on »
Mumbai Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have fond memories of this city. My aunt stayed here until a few years back. As a kid, I have spent many summer days here. The idlis at Sukh Sagar, the pizzas at New Yor ... Read on »
Jain Cosmology revisited by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure (Disclaimer: Read only if you're Jain. You may not get this post otherwise.) I have always wondered about how Jain cosmology was so wrong. Everything else I hav ... Read on »
The difference a good doctor can make - and its just not medicine by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been bogged down with bad bone pain for the last few months. Various trials and errors have yielded some benefit but nothing permanent or long lasting. I st ... Read on »
Kolkata Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I haven't been traveling lately because of my bone pain. So, I was really feeling bad that I would not be able to go to Kolkata. The Annual Conference of the Indian Societ ... Read on »
PM Modi must rein in the loony fringe in the Parivar by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Its been about six months since the Government took over. When the Government was sworn-in, I had written about how very rarely, in this day and age, does a Govern ... Read on »
When talking about the dialysis diet was called 'vulgar' by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was talking to a group of dialysis patients a few months back. I first did a general talk about how to have a good quality of life despite being on dialysis. I t ... Read on »
Modi government planning Universal Healthcare rollout in India by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure India currently spends about 1% of GDP on healthcare. China spends about 3% and the US about 8.3%. That is about to change. If things go as per plan, Prime Ministe ... Read on »
Only something that will prevent HUS recurrence can help me in the long run by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have often felt that I don't really want to get a transplant. I am leading a fairly normal life - working full time, exercising, traveling. Why would I want to anything ... Read on »
A duodenum biopsy by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been having recurrent diarrhea for the past month or so. I am on my third antibiotic course. Everything seems to be ok for a few days and then it starts aga ... Read on »
India's patent laws - two sides of the debate by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I contacted Alexion Pharmaceuticals , the sole company in the world that manufactures Eculizumab , the only drug with which I can have a successful transplant ... Read on »
A voice for Atypical HUS patients from India by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Look at this from a doctor's perspective. A regular nephrologist would hardly see a handful of cases in his or her entire career! What is point in spending time in learn ... Read on »
Worst bone pain ever by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure For the last few weeks, my bone pain has become really, really bad. A couple of days back, on my night off from dialysis, I woke up around 3:30 a.m. writhing in pain. I to ... Read on »