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The department of nephrology provides medical care to the patients who suffer from the disorders of kidney. It includes patient on chronic dialysis therapy or those who suffer from acute kidney failure. In addition, we provide renal replacement to the critically sick patients in the medical and surgical ICU’s. We have an 20-bedded inpatient nephrology ward with dedicated nephrology nurses. Our outpatient dialysis unit is well equipped with state of the art dialysis machines and reverses osmosis water purification system. The faculty is capable of performing all nephrology procedures including native and transplant kidney biopsies, temporary and permanent dialysis catheter and peritoneal dialysis catheters. The department runs a busy nephrology and transplant clinic for nephrology care. In addition, we have a dedicated Liver-Kidney clinic, perhaps the only one of its kind in the country for patients with combined liver and kidney diseases.

We have a rapidly growing kidney transplant program and have performed 158 kidney transplants including living donor, cadaveric and renal transplant in HIV positive patients. We recently started performing the kidney swap for blood group incompatible patients. We have regularly presented papers,abstracts and posters in major international and national nephrology conferences.The department of Nephrology regularly organizes free kidney camp every year in the month of March to celebrate world kidney day. The Department also takes prides in spreading about the awareness of kidney disease by media by regularly delivering lectures on Delhi Doordarshan.

Procedures performed routinely

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • SLED
  • CRRT
  • SCUF
  • HDF
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Native and transplant kidney biopsy
  • Temporary and permanent hemodialysis catheter insertion
  • Transjuglar kidney biopsy
  • Temporary and permanent hemodialysis catheter insertion
  • Acute peritoneal dialysis
  • AVF Angioplasty
  • Renal artery angioplasty and stenting

Services provided

  2017 2018
New patients attended OPD 2076 6383
Admissions in Nephrology 729 513
Kidney transplant 37 30
Kidney Biopsy 56 37
Permacath insertion 134 96
HD SESSIONS (Dialysis unit) 9003  8062
ICU DIALYSIS 1701  1666
CRRT 283 329

New services & facilities

SLED sessions in ICU on Day Care basis

Educational Activities

Details of the Educational activities (CME/Conf/workshop) hosted by the department in 2017 under following headings:

Name of the activity: World Kidney day celebration

Date: March 8, 2018


  • Department of Nephrology like every year celebrated “World Kidney Day” on 8th March 2018 with idea of promoting and spreading awareness about kidney disease in women and advocating Organ Donation. A large number of health care workers, media houses, general public, patients and their relatives attended this function. A stage drama on “Awareness of kidney health” was performed by the students of nursing college, ILBS. Kidney donors and patients on dialysis shared their experiences in the program.



Name of the activity: First National update on Nephrology and Renal Transplant, 4th November 2018.


  • Department of Nephrology successfully organized the First National Update on Nephrology and Renal Transplant with a daylong academic program attended by faculty and students from entire country. A total of 100 delegates including the International Society of Nephrology President Elect, Dr Vivekananda Jha attended the program and delivered an Oration.




Name of the activity: Nephro-QUIZ - Inter institutional nephrology based quiz competition


  • An inter institutional nephrology quiz competition was organized on 4th Nov 2018 which was attended by the PG students of all the premier institutes of North India. A total of six teams participated including AIIMS, PGI, Chandigarh and RML Hospital, Delhi.

Courses Offered

Course Name Candidates Admitted
Name of the course: DNB Nephrology superspecialty course (3 year) Seats per year: 2 Dr Dibyajyoti Kalita, Dr Anuradha Singh, Dr Rajesh Kumar and Dr Anand Jain

Department’s Achievements

Publications and presentations by Residents

North Zone ISN conference, Jaipur February 2018, Poster presentation

AVATAR, National conference: New Delhi August 2018

Central venous obstruction in hemodialysis - a case series with vascular interventions: a single centre experience at ILBS Dibyajyoti Kalita

ISNCON, Bhubeneswar 2018

"Spectrum of glomerular diseases in patient with chronic liver disease in north India : a single centre study." Dibyajyoti Kalita,

Strongyloid Hyperinfection Syndrome (HIS) in IgA nephropathy on steroid: a case report Dibyajyoti Kalita
Case report- Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis-a rare cause of obstructive uropathy with acute kidney injury
Attended Glomcon-National conference on Glomerular diseases, Hyderabad 25-26 August 2018

Ongoing research work:

"A Study of incidence and risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease following orthotopic Liver transplantation in adult patients with Chronic Liver Disease and development of a predictor model for occurrence of Chronic Kidney Disease in liver transplant recipients" - Dr Dibyajyoti Kalita.
"Prevalence of infections and quality of life in CKD, Dialysis and Renal Transplant patients - An observational study."-Dr Anuradha
"Effects of oral alkali therapy on the progression of chronic kidney disease in patients of diabetic kidney disease – a prospective randomized controlled trial" - Dr Anand Jain
"Effects of discontinuation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors on eGFR in advance chronic kidney disease" -Dr Rajesh Kumar


Visiting faculty to the department in 2018

Dr Himanshu Mahapatra, RML Hospital



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