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Karnataka's PD pilot - what happened last year? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was happy to read yesterday that Karnataka was launching a pilot project on Peritoneal Dialysis . The state would bear 65% of the cost and the rest would be borne by pat ... Read on »
The Renal Diet need not be that bad! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When someone is put on dialysis, ideally they must see a dietician. A dietician who is experienced in seeing dialysis patients would assess your food habits, your blood in ... Read on »
Is 2016 going be my year of liberation? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was thrilled to read recently about a collaboration between a medical devices company in the US, Medtronic and Indian healthcare giant Apollo Hospitals to "bring an affo ... Read on »
Fistula infection by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure On Tuesday, dialysis ended normally. Around 10:30 in the morning however, I felt pain in the venous puncture site. There was a slight swelling around the puncture site. I ... Read on »
Yours truly featured in Home Dialysis Central! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I got onto Daily Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis back in 2006, it was quite a challenge to figure out even the basics as I couldn't find anyone else on this modality in I ... Read on »
Had a great birthday! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I turned xx a few days back. I had a party for the NephroPlus team at home the night before. My parents were very keen on having the clinical staff over. For the last thre ... Read on »
Know your dialysis: dialyzer type and needle gauge by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today, let us look at the last couple of things that are important about your dialysis. Dialyzer type is a very important factor in determining whether you are getting ... Read on »
Know your dialysis: Blood flow rate and dialysate flow rate by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As we saw in the last article of this series, the dialyzer has two compartments - the blood compartment and the dialyzer compartment. The blood flows through the blood com ... Read on »
Know your dialysis: Conductivity by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday, we saw how Ultrafiltration and dry weight are really important parameters to keep an eye on before your dialysis treatment. Today, let us look at another import ... Read on »
Know your dialysis: Ultrafiltration & Dry weight by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure For those of us lucky to be on dialysis, it is important to know some of the basic aspects of dialysis. As you know, the technicians and nurses looking after us during dia ... Read on »
The skewed importance of materialism in modern day Jain Dharm by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Jain Dharm, or the Jain religion was historically an extremely non-materialistic religion. The desire for materialistic things was frowned upon. The only quest that was wo ... Read on »
You have no choice but to be aware by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure For people that have kidney disease, in fact, any chronic condition, it is very important to be aware of the condition, the options available and the pros and cons of each ... Read on »
Solving my hunger problem by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure First of all, sorry for not posting for such a long time! I was busy with religious rituals - the Jain 'Paryushan Parv'. Eight days of special rituals including the last d ... Read on »
I wish I could wear a stethoscope by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I was a kid, I was very clear that I wanted to be an engineer. I did not want to have anything to do with medicine. I hated Biology and the thought of dissecting rats ... Read on »
LinkedIn Endorsements - don't! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am not a LinkedIn kind-of guy. I rarely visit my profile. I created one because everyone had one. I keep getting requests. If I know the person or know someone that know ... Read on »
Pushing the envelope: Bill Peckham dialyzes on a raft! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Bill Peckham , who has been an inspiration for many dialyzors - he has dialyzed in many countries and has taken 'living a normal life on dialysis' to an entirely new leve ... Read on »
Working for a big company versus working for a startup by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My entire working life has been spent working in startups - my brief stint at Suma Computers, followed by Effigent, then Grene and now NephroPlus. When I was in Effigent, ... Read on »
A good fistula plan is so important by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was on the Operating Table. Dr. Prem Chand Gupta and his assistant surgeon were operating on my left upper arm. They were creating an arteriovenous fistula - bas ... Read on »
Delhi Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I got back from the US a few days back, I had intended not to travel for at least two weeks to get enough time to recoup from the trip. Recoup, did I say? It was most ... Read on »