Critical Care Nephrology (acute care nephrology)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious medical condition which affects lakhs of people. Most cases of AKI are caused by reduced blood flow to the kidneys, usually in a patient who’s unwell with a health condition. The reduced blood flow could be caused by severe dehydration from excessive vomiting or diarrhoea or low blood volume after bleeding. Patients in intensive care unit (ICU) who develop AKI have increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged length of stay in ICU and hospital and increased costs, especially when they require renal replacement therapy.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
The diagnosis and management of AKI is complex and requires a multidisciplinary effort to pave the way for a fairly new specialty called critical care nephrology (CCN). The combined team of nephrologists, critical care physicians, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can address the multiple needs of critically ill kidney patients. Patient centric needs take centre-stage at Manipal Hospital where our diligent doctors painstakingly plan the best and comfortable line of treatment and care.
Critical Care Nephrology allows physicians to care for patients suffering from kidney disease, electrolyte and metabolic imbalances, poisoning, severe sepsis, major organ dysfunction, and other pathological events. These medical experts are highly qualified and experienced with the latest innovations in renal replacement methods and improved delivery of dialysis to critically ill people. These inventive methods are proving to be successful in improving the outcomes of people with acute renal failure.
Number of cases
This high calibre discipline has treated more than 2 lakh patients suffering from AKI.
Infection control protocol
Since the ICU is the place where most infections are contracted by the critically ill, our stringent infection protocols are able to contain its spread effectively.