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Juggling a right wing family and a left wing friends list by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night, I was at my cousin's house. My extended family had gathered there in preparation for cousin Nishant's wedding. Someone mentioned that the exit polls predicted ... Read on »
Why no dialysis unit in every district, asks the Supreme Court by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Acting on a Public Interest Litigation, the Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Union and State Governments asking why there should not be dialysis units ... Read on »
Steps to setup POP access to Gmail from Mavericks Mail - Part 2 - Setting it up by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday, I wrote about how POP was better than IMAP in at least some circumstances . Today, I will outline the steps to setup POP access to email on Mavericks Mail. I wa ... Read on »
Steps to setup POP access to Gmail from Mavericks Mail - Part 1 - Why POP? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure IMAP has been the preferred way to setup email for a while now. When I started working back in 1997, we only used POP. Over the years, people gradually moved to IM ... Read on »
Being put on dialysis has a mental impact as well by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure No, I am not saying we turn crazy! Its a more subtle impact. I have noticed this in myself and others a as well. I have changed a lot mentally. I used to be a very ... Read on »
Aashayein 2013 in Delhi by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure To be honest, I expected a low turnout at our first Aashayein in Delhi. Many reasons were given. Delhi patients don't come for these kinds of events. It was very cold. Ver ... Read on »
Pune Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been a couple of times to Pune in the past. Both times it was en route to the hill town of Mahabaleshwar. Once it was on a holiday with family and the other time it ... Read on »
No, being put on dialysis does not mean that the end is near! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure First, one piece of factual information. I was put on dialysis in July 1997. Its about sixteen and a half years. I work full time. I swim every morning. I travel. I lead a ... Read on »
The WAK hits a funding roadblock - corporate interests at play? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was horrified when I read this post on the Facebook page of Dr. Victor Gura of the Blood Purification Technologies, the developers of the Wearable Artificial Kidney Dea ... Read on »
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 »