DEPARTMENT OF NEPHROLOGY
Welcome to the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Medical College Calicut. The Department was formed in 1976 under the leadership of the pioneer Nephrologist of the state Dr.Thomas Mathew. Over the years the Department has grown in to a center of excellence and now is a leading referral centre in the government sector for renal patients in the Northern part of Kerala. The Department has extensive programs in patient care, teaching and research.
Patient care provided by the department covers all aspect of renal care including treatment of various kidney diseases glomerulonephritis, hereditary renal diseases, hypertension, diabetic related kidney disease and infection related renal problems. Patients with Acute renal failiure due to snake envenomation, leptospirosis are given dialytic support in our Acute care dialysis facility. Patient with chronic kidney disease are given maintenance dialysis from our dialysis facility run by the Hospital Development Society. The patients opting for CAPD are offered training by experienced staff. The department has regular Kidney transplant program with one kidney transplantation a week. Out patient clinic is conducted in the new specialty block for Clinical Nephrology and special clinics for transplantation, Hypertension and Diabetic related kidney problems on specified days in a week. Our faculty provides round the clock on call service for all patients with renal problems admitted to various departments in the hospital.
The Department offers Post doctoral training in Nephrology with intake of one candidate a year. The trainees receive excellent exposure to various kidney problems varying from glomerular diseases to electroyte disturbances. The trainees are offered hands on training for various procedures including renal biopsies and vascular access. The Internal Medicine and Pediatric post graduate trainees receive exposure to various renal problems during their short positing in our department. There is adequate clinical material for research. The faculty and the trainees present their work in various national and international conferences.
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