Name of Faculty
Prof & Head Addl Prof Assoc Prof
Dr SC Tiwari Dr SK Agarwal Dr S Gupta
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Dr D Bhowmik
Dr S Mahajan
The nephrology department conducts the following clinics:
Daily Monday to Sat 9.00 AM - 12.00 noon
(Registration Mon-Fri until 10.30 AM & Sat until 10.00 AM)
Friday: 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM
Renal Transplant Clinic: Thursday from 2.00 PM
Renal Transplant Counseling Clinic: Tue, Thur, Sat 9.00 AM - 12.00 noon
Renal Replacement Therapy Counseling: Daily 10.00 AM - 12.00 noon
The clinical services provided include:
Kidney biopsy with immunofluorescence and electron microscopy
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Acute Peritoneal Dialysis (including Automated)
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (in various ICUs of the hospital)
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Renal replacement therapy counseling
Renal laboratory tests
Day care facilities for immunosuppression pulses and iron infusions
The dialysis unit has 10 stations for hemodialysis and performs about 450 dialysis per month.
The unit is functional round the clock every day. Hemodialysis is provided to the following
categories of patients:
Patients admitted in any department of the hospital needing dialysis during their in-
Maintenance hemodialysis for patients registered in the living donor transplant
programme as per waiting list
Patients with Acute / Acute on chronic kidney disease for stabilization.
The Department of Nephrology is one of the leading transplant centres in the country. Besides
living related renal transplantation, it has done pioneering work in cadaveric renal and
simultaneous pancreatic kidney transplantation. Three transplants are done every week.
Transplantation activity is as per the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1993, directives by
the Hon. Supreme Court of India and guidelines as laid down by the Ministry of Health &
Family Welfare from time to time.
The procedure for renal transplantation includes the following steps:
The patient is registered in the Renal Clinic
Renal replacement therapy counseling is given by the transplant co-ordinator
The patient is evaluated thoroughly for fitness to undergo transplantation
Assessment of donor (if available)
Registration in the living related donor waiting list
Acceptance in the maintenance hemodialysis programme of the dialysis unit as per
seniority in the living related transplant waiting list
Performance of renal transplant as per the waiting list & fitness of patient
If no suitable living donor is available the patient is registered in the cadaver waiting list
and called for transplant when cadaver kidney is available.(Currently maintenance
hemodialysis facility is not provided to these patients)
The department is committed to increasing the awareness of the general public regarding various
kidney diseases including their causes, prevention and available treatment modalities. Towards
this end the department periodically conducts the following:
Public Education Programmes
Talks on Radio and TV
Articles in the print medium
School Health Education Programmes
The department is active in teaching of:
Postgraduates in General Medicine
Post-doctoral fellows in nephrology for D.M. (Nephrology)
1. Impact of Isolation on incidence of Hepatitis C virus infection in patients
on maintenance haemodialysis. SK Agarwal. Funded by ICMR for three
years. Funds: Rs.12 lakhs (approx.).
2. An open label prospective multicentric trial to evaluate the efficacy and
safety of Lanthanum Carbonate in Patients of Hyperphosphatemia of
CKD. SK Agarwal. Funded by Panacea Biotec for one and half years.
Funds: Rs.2 lakhs (approx.).
3. An open label prospective multicentric study for efficacy and safety of
Pangraf (FK506) in Patients for Renal Transplantation. SK Agarwal.
Funded by Panacea Biotec for two years. Funds: Rs.3 lakhs (approx.).
1. Linezolid Vs Vancomycin/Cefazolin in treatment of haemodialysis
patients with catheter related gram Positive Blood Borne Infection. SK
Agarwal. Funded by Pfizer Ltd for one year. Funds: Rs.5 lakhs (approx.).
2. A Randomised double blind placebo controlled four arm parallel group
multicentric multinational trial comparing weekly intravenous
administration of Abetimus to weekly intravenous administration of
placebo in patients with a history of SLE related renal disease. SK
Agawal. Funded by Lajolla Pharma Company, California, USA for three
years. Funds: Rs.11 lakhs (approx.).
3. Validation and Development of Predicting Formula for Estimation of
Glomerular Filtration Rate in Indian Adults with Various Degree of Renal
Function. SK Agarwal. Funded by ICMR, New Delhi for three years.
Funds: Rs.15 lakhs (approx.).
4. Detection of HCV core antigen (HCVc-Ag) for Diagnostic Screening of
HCV Infection in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis. SK Agarwal.
Funded by ICMR, New Delhi for three years. Funds: Rs.28 lakhs
5. Study of kidney disease in pregnancy
1. Study of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infection in primary glomerular
2. Impact of Isolation of HCV positive patients on incidence of HCV infection
3. Post renal transplant tuberculosis: Comparison between double and
4. Estimation of anti-Oxidant in blood in renal and liver diseases.
5. Effect of N. Acetyl Cystein on serum Creatinine and glomerular filtration
rate in healthy subjects with normal renal function with or without
6. To Study the Clinicopathological Correlations and Assess the Clinical,
Laboratory and Renal Histology Predictors for Long-term Outcome in
7. Tacrolimus therapy in steroid resistant/dependent Nephrotic syndrome.
8. Spectrum and outcome of acute renal failure in the elderly.
9. Therapeutic drug monitoring of anti-tubercular drugs in normal renal
function and chronic renal failure.
10. Spectrum and outcome predictors of acute renal failure in the intensive
1. Tuberculosis prophylaxis in patients on maintenance haemodialysis.
2. Open label study of effect of lamivudine in hepatitis B renal transplant
3. Clinicopathological correlation of HBV and HCV infection in patients on
renal replacement therapy.
4. Open label study of Peg-Interferon monotherapy for treatment of HCV
infection in patients on maintenance haemodialysis.
5. Oxidative Stress in progressive Renal failure and dialysis therapy.
1. Clinicopathological correlation of HBV and HCV infection in patients
on renal replacement therapy (With department of Pathology).
2. Estimation of anti-Oxidant in blood in renal and liver diseases. (With
department of Lab Medicine).
3. A study of Psychiatric Morbidity and Quality of Life in Patients before
and after Renal Transplantation (With department of Psychiatry).
4. Diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus pneumonitis in immunocompromised
patients at AIIMS (With department of Microbiology).
5. Detection and Genotyping of Human Cytomegalovirus From neonates
and Renal Transplant Recipients (With department of Microbiology).
6. Prevalence of CKD in high-risk population (With department of Lab
7. Molecular detection and characterization of Pneumocystic jiroveci in
respiratory samples from the patients both immunocompromised as
well immuno competent with suspected interstitial pneumonia and
other chronic lung diseases (With department of Microbiology).
8. To study the pregnancy outcomes in systemic lupus erythromatoses
with special reference to cyclophosphamide therapy (With department
9. Evaluation of Protective effect of Garlic Extract on Cyclosporin Induced
Nephrotoxicity in Rats (With department of Pharmacology).
10. Role of urinary cytology and immunocytochemistry in diagnosis and
management of acute renal allograft dysfunction with department of
11. Quality of life of live related renal donors with department of Surgery.
12. Studies on cytokines profile of alloeffector T cells in renal biopsy and
their selective recruitment in acute rejection with the Department of