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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 »
Denver Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Missed flight! When we reached LAX airport around 7 a.m., I saw this huge queue outside the terminal. I went up to the door and said that I had already check-in online, ... Read on »
Los Angeles Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Oceanside When my best friends from Engineering College and I said our goodbyes at the end of four years of being together and having loads of fun, we made a pact that ... Read on »
Chicago Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Rich Berkowitz & Giordano's I took the British Airways flight from Hyderabad to Chicago via London on the 23rd. I reached Chicago on the 23rd evening local time. Rich B ... Read on »
All set! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am at the airport waiting for my British Airways flight to London en route to Chicago! The last 24 hours have been quite something! I switched between various shades ... Read on »
Going back, even briefly, to the dialysis center is such a pain! And I haven't even got my... by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am leaving for Chicago in 2 days. I am going to be there for about 10 days. During this period I would need 4 dialysis sessions. Booking these sessions has been nothing ... Read on »
Ratatouille - an amazingly simple, good looking and tasty dish! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Continuing on my cooking experiments, this Sunday, I decided to make Ratatouille . Ever since I saw the movie , I have wanted to make and eat this dish. For a while, I hav ... Read on »