Dr. Ramakrishnan S - Nephrologist in Karnataka


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Consultant Nephrologist, NU Hospitals

Vision

Dr. Ramakrishnan says that effective and compassionate patient care can be ensured by empathising with patients, by having a good understanding of their problems, which would include medical, financial as well as social problems (financial problems, and social problems such as loss of job and so on, could occur as an outcome of medical problems).

To ensure effective and compassionate care, Dr. Ramakrishnan says that it is explained in detail to patients as to what is likely to happen with respect to their medical condition, what is the medical expenditure involved and so on. Financial and medical implications are planned for and long-term planning of treatment is carried out.

He says that management of a patient’s medical condition is a priority. Management of a patient’s medical condition comprises educating the patient about the disease, involvement of the patient in the management of his or her medical condition and ensuring that patients learn how to take care of themselves. He adds that prevention or stabilisation of renal disease would help, to reduce expenses for the patients over the long-term.

Other Academic Activities:

Invited on “Quiz to the DNB PG’s” at ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 12th February to 14th February 2010

Invited for a talk on “Journal Scan” at ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 14th February 2010

Invited for a talk on “Metabolic acidosis in critically ill” at NEPHSIL 2010, Madurai, October 2010

Papers Presented 

  • ‘Pulmonary Infections in Renal Transplant Recipients’
  • ‘Tuberculosis in Renal Transplant Recipients’
  • ‘Primary Hyperoxaluria – Our Experience’
  • ‘Post-transplant Survival in the Lower Socio-economic Strata’
  • ‘Lupus Nephritis – Our Experience’
  • ‘Post-transplant Diabetes Mellitus’
  • ‘3 Year Survival in Renal Transplant Recipients’
  • ‘Mortality in Diabetic Renal Transplant Recipients’
  • HD in elderly
  • IgA Nephropathy – Our experience
  • Assessment of Nutritional status in HD patients
  • Made a presentation on ‘HIV and Kidney’ in the Third Think Kidney Symposium in Muscat
  • Co-author for Poster Presentation “Recovery of Renal Function in Obstructive Renal Failure” on ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 12th February to 14th February 2010.
  • Co-author for Oral Presentation “Fistulogram in the management of AVF complications ” on ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 12th February to 14th February 2010.
  • Presented a talk on “Renal Interstitial Fibrosis – Newer Insights” AND free papers on “ICU admissions in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” AND “Renal Transplantation in ADPKD – our experience” on ISNSCCON 2012, Chennai on 2nd – 5th February 2012
  • Co-authored for Oral Presentation – “Antibiogram of culture positive urine isolates” (Got the first prize in general nephrology category) & Co-author for Poster Presentation – “CMV disease in renal transplant recipients” (Got the third prize) at SCISN-2013 held at Vijayawada on 9th & 10th Feb 2013
  • Co-authored for oro-poster presentation – “Comparative study of diabetic and non diabetic end stage renal disease on maintenance haemodialysis” in the ISNCON 2013 held at New Delhi on 13th Dec 2013
  • Authored for oro-poster presentation – “Vascular access audit” in the ISNCON 2013 held at New Delhi on 14th December 2013
  • Author for Oral presentation – “Why is arteriovenous fistula getting delayed?” in the ISN-SC 2014 held at Bangalore on 16th Feb, 2014
  • Author for Oral presentation – “Arteriovenous fistula interventions – are they successful?” in the ISN-SC 2014 held at Bangalore on 16th Feb, 2014
  • Author for poster presentation – ‘ Clinical audit on the incidence of Hepatitis C infection in hemodialysis unit’ (Co author for Drs Dilip, Kiran Chandra Patro and Ranjanee) – in ISNSCCON 35th annual meeting held on 13/02/2015 to 15/02/2015 at Calicut
  • Author for oral presentation – ‘Comparison of outcomes on Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine based immunosuppressive regimens in renal transplant recipients’ (Co author for Drs Dilip, Kiran Chandra Patro and Ranjanee) in ISNSCCON 35th annual meeting held on 13/02/2015 to 15/02/2015 at Calicut

Experience In Clinical Trails

  • An open-label prospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rHuEPO (CIMAB, Cuba) in patients either on dialysis or non-dialysis for the management of anemia in chronic kidney disease. Co investigator – Dr.Ramakrishnan in the year 2005
  • GRID Study in colloboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Co investigator – Dr.Ramakrishnan in the year 2011

Publication:

  • Survival analysis of patients on maintenance hemodialysis; Indian J Nephrol Volume 24;No.4: 2014:Pp 206-213
  • A study of impact of cost-effective nutritional supplement in patients on maintenance hemodialysis; Indian J Nephrol Volume 24;No.4; 2014:Pp 222-225
  • Membranous Nephropathy and Graves’ Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review; J Nephrol Ther 3: 133. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000133
  • Post transplant thrombotic microangiopathy causing acute renal failure; Indian Journal of Nephrology 2009; 19; 74-76
  • Syndrome of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis; JAPI 57:  2009; 177-179
  • Intraperitoneal bladder rupture mimicking acute renal failure in Indian Journal of Nephrology: Vol. 18 (1): 2008: Page 26-27.

 

Conferences Attended

  • Attended 32nd Annual Conference Indian Society of Nephrology, Southern Chapter at Chennai February 2012
  • Attended the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation in Muscat

Special Interests: Acid-base and electrolyte disorders, and kidney transplantation

Career Goals: Dr. Ramakrishnan wishes to improve outcomes (both in quantity and quality) for patients with chronic kidney disease and in prevention of worsening of renal function.

 

Memberships:

  • Life member of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • Member of the Southern Chapter – Indian Society of Nephrology (SC-ISN)