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Renal Health & Intervention

Centre for Renal Health and Intervention The department of Nephrology at the Centre for Renal Health and Intervention (CRHI), Meitra Hospital, Kozhikode aims to provide comprehensive clinical care integrated with transparent, ethical practices and cutting edge research. Our endeavour is to facilitate an exceptional experience for patients tethered to the best possible clinical outcomes, in tune with the larger Meitra Hospital vision. The department in phase one of inception is manned by two consultants and assisted by a dedicated team of Dialysis nurses, Technicians and other support staff. Comprehensive Nephrology care is offered; comprising of outpatient services including multidisciplinary speciality clinics, in patient renal care including consultation service and ICU dialysis, maintenance hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, treatment of poisoning, renal biopsy and management of Glomerular disease, Plasmapheresis and Plasma Exchange, The centre is equipped to provide the full range of transplantation services both living donor and deceased donor kidney transplantation. The hemodialysis unit and outpatient clinics of the CRHI are located on the first floor in the main outpatient area adjacent to the day care space. The outpatient department will function daily 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM. Maintenance hemodialysis unit will be operational Monday to Saturday 7.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Emergency hemodialysis will be provided round the clock. Inpatient services are available throughout the day.

Renal transplant services

Renal transplantation both living donor and decreased donor. – Laproscopic donor nephrectomy – Work up and follow up of all renal transplant patients.

  • Maintenance Hemodialysis – State of art hemodialysis machines. – Facility for automated dialyzer reprocessing. – Facility for isolated dialysis if needed. – Separate reprocessing and storage areas for serology positive and negative patients. – State of art water treatment unit for dialysis.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis centre – Facility for laproscopic and open Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion (in collaboration with Gastrosur gery department). – Dedicated technician for PD training and trouble shooting.
  • Day care services – Renal biopsy. – Tunneled dialysis catheter insertion and removal. – Uncuffed catheter insertion. – Arterio- venous fistula and graft creation (in collaboration with hand and vascular surgeon).

The services offered by the department include:

  • Outpatient services – General Nephrology Clinic. – Specialty Clinics including – Glomerulonephritis Clinic. – Renal Transplant Clinic. – Multidisciplinary Clinics.
  • Inpatient Services – Round the Clock Consultation service. – ICU hemodialysis. – Sustained low efficiency dialysis (SLED). – Plasmapheresis/ Plasma Exchange. – Treatment of poisoning/ envenomation