The Division of Nephrology in Burjeel Medical City provides aims to provide comprehensive care for adult patients with both acute and chronic kidney diseases.
Salient features of the Division
The diseases covered include but not limited to
The services provided include but not limited to the following:
Ambulatory outpatient clinics
The clinics cater to patients with various manifestations of kidney disease like protein in urine, blood in urine, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hereditary kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and disorders of ions like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and so on.
The clinics also serve patients who have systemic diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, lupus, vasculitis, heart failure, liver disease, HIV, scleroderma, inflammatory bowel disease and dysproteinemia affecting the kidney.
Chronic kidney disease clinics
Patients with chronic kidney disease require a multifaceted approach to their complex medical problem involving multi-disciplinary care. They need meticulous attention on a spectrum of parameters to ensure clinical stability of the disease. A smooth transition to either dialysis or transplant is imperative in patients who reach advanced end stage kidney disease.
Renal transplant clinics
Patients who have undergone renal transplant are given professional opinion with regards to medical care and management of the transplant medications. Patients on dialysis are given the route map for transplant
Renal stone clinics
The essence of managing stone disease is diagnosing the type of causative metabolic abnormality and treating it so that the recurrence chance is prevented. Prevention is always better than cure.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service
24 hour blood pressure monitoring service of offered to diagnose hypertension and in those who have discrepancies in home and clinic blood pressure readings.
Renal biopsy service
Patients with protein in urine, blood in urine and those with unexplained kidney disease need a kidney biopsy to diagnose the cause of the kidney disease.
The department has the state-of-the-art hemodialysis unit with 9 dedicated treatment cubicles with a dedicated RO plant. Care delivery is enhanced with the use of the most advanced machines in a pleasant soothing ambience ensuring personalized touch. Isolation facility is also provided for patients with infectious diseases.
Patients with select kidney diseases like thrombotic microangiopathy, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, vasculitis and pulmonary renal syndromes require plasma treatment for optimal outcomes.
Vascular access service
Vascular access planning is necessary for all patients reaching end stage kidney disease for enhanced delivery of renal replacement therapy. This requires co-ordination with a multi-disciplinary team including radiology and vascular surgery.
Inpatient Nephrology service
Patients who have acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled hypertension, abnormalities in the levels of ions- sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, proteinuria, nephritis, urinary tract infections, renal transplant patients with complications and dialysis patients with complications who require admission to the hospital are taken care of. The division also offers inpatient consult service to other disciplines.
Cancer and its therapy often can cause a myriad of kidney diseases including renal failure. Prompt recognition and treatment initiation is associated with improved outcomes in this population.
Kidney related problems are quite common in the ageing population and will require specialized care in diagnosis and treatment
Nephrology Division Caregivers
The department is manned by well trained staff.