KIDNEY DISEASE IN HIV PATIENTS
CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, recently conducted a workshop on kidney disease in HIV patients ” symptoms, pathogenesis and treatment options. It was presided over by Dr. B. Soma Raju, Chairman, CARE Hospitals. The speakers included Dr.Rajasekara Chakravarthi and Dr. Vikranth Reddy, leading nephrologists at CARE Hospitals, as well as guest faculty such as Dr. Satyanarayana, Dr. Vijay Gopal, Dr. B.V.S.N. Raju, Dr. Vijaya K.T., Dr.Piyush Mathur and Dr. Santosh H.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. B. Soma Raju, Chairman & Managing Director,CARE hospitals said, The incidence of HIV-related chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease are likely to increase, along with an increase in HIV cases. With advances in medicine, treatment options such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant can help save the lives of many patients today. CARE Hospitals Department of Nephrology sees patients from all over the state and is fully capable of conducting the first kidney transplant in an HIV patient.
The HIV pandemic has affected 59 million persons across the world, of which 20 million have died. Some of the major causes of deaths due to HIV related complications are those of the kidney, liver and heart. Over 30% of HIV-infected patients have abnormal kidney function and are at risk of both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, secondary to medication nephrotoxicity, HIV-associated nephropathy and immune complex kidney diseases. Hepatitis B or C virus co-infection and co-morbid conditions like diabetes and hypertension further increase the risk of kidney diseases. However, the mortality rate has dropped significantly, after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
The Department of Nephrology at CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, has emerged as a major referral centre for patients from various parts of city and the state. It has a well-equipped dialysis and kidney transplant unit, highly trained doctors, nursing staff and technicians. Each month, over 2000 dialyses are conducted. The Department is equipped to perform kidney transplants in HIV patients, probably the first of its kind in the state.
CRITICAL CARE UPDATE 2013
CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad conducted a two-day workshop from June 14-15, 2013, on critical care at Hotel Green Park, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. It was organized by Dr. Ghanshyam M Jagathkar, Dr. Srinivas Samavedam and Dr. Meena Wudali, from the Department of Critical Care Medicine, CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, and endorsed by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Hyderabad Chapter.
Critical care is a dynamic specialty where evidence is constantly emerging or changing; the intrinsic nature of the specialty demands that all practitioners keep themselves abreast of current developments in the field at all times. CARE Hospitals has been organizing updates and CMEs in Critical Care regularly, for the benefit of junior consultants and trainees, usually centred around a theme.
Critical Care Update 2013 was a more comprehensive program, focusing on thematic sessions with updates, landmark studies and guideline sessions. The workshop covered issues in the following specialities and areas: cardiovascular and haemodynamic, respiratory, gastroenterology and hepatology, metabolic and endocrine, renal, microbial, etc. A carefully chosen faculty, opportunity for two trainees to share their views and panel discussions were the other highlights of the program.
VSD CLOSURE WORKSHOP
The department of Pediatric cardiology, CARE Hospitals has conducted the 2nd Pediatric Cardiology workshop on Ventricular Septal defect & Device closure “ a step forward on 7th & 8th June 2013 in association with the Pediatric Cardiac society of India (PCSI).World renowned pediatric cardiologists & Pediatric Cardiothoracic surgeons are participating in this workshop.
Thorough this workshop CARE has endeavored to give participants an update on the most important and innovative interventional procedures for the treatment of congenital heart diseses with spot light on Ventricular spectal defects. CARE Hospitals is also working on gathering a forum which shall discuss possible solutions by focusing on burning issues of both interventional and general nature of this increasing population of patients.
The entire workshop covered all spects of Ventricular Septal defect,from embryology,anatomy,pathophysiology to the most contemporary techniques on diagnosis and treatment adopted by eminent international experts like Dr.K Nageshwara Rao, Chief Paediatric Cardiologist, Dr.Sudeep Verma,Consultant-Ped.Cardiologist, Dr.Shweta Bakhru,Consultant-Ped.Cardiologist and Dr.Pallavi Kathare, Consultant- Ped & Fetal Cardiologist