Items Tagged ‘dialysis’

5 Things You Need to Know About Kidney Disease

April 26, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Kidney Disease

By uclahealth uclahealth

Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a common condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and cannot properly filter blood. The condition causes gradual loss of kidney function and, over time, limits a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. Functions of the kidneys The kidneys are important organs in the body that filter waste […]

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Tags: Anjay Rastogi MD, Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, dialysis, kidney disease, kidney health, kidney transplant, UCLA CORE Kidney Program, UCLA nephrologists

My Journey through Donation

April 22, 2019

My Journey through Donation

By MichelleNicole MichelleNicole

July 10th 2018 I am walking down the halls of Ronald Reagan Medical Center with butterflies in my stomach. My mom and dad following close behind, whispering it would all be okay, reminding me how brave I was. This was a Tuesday unlike any summer day. Typically, surrounded by colleagues at work and heading to […]

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Tags: CORE Kidney Program, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney disease, kidney donation, Kidney Fair, non-directive donor, organ donation, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery

Walking and Walking

April 10, 2019

Walking and Walking

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I got my heart and kidney transplant done at the same time,” says 61-year-old Frank Poblete, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after having heart problems since 2001. “I stayed here for about three months waiting for a new heart and in the meantime, my kidney started to fail. One kidney was […]

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Tags: dialysis, featured, heart and kidney transplant, heart problems, heart transplant, kidney transplant, pacemaker, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

My wife  has a new style!

March 29, 2019

My wife has a new style!

By Sergovia50 Sergovia50

More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one day I saw my daughter […]

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Tags: dialysis, Doctors Day, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, kidney exchange program, kidney failure, kidney transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 Joyful1

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why surgery was needed. Everything was […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blood work, calcium levels, dialysis, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology

Pedro's Journey

May 15, 2018

Pedro’s Journey

By Pedro Pedro

I am writing this to give back a little of all I have received from Dr. Rastogi and his team. I have been a highly disciplined professional bodybuilder for over 25 years and participated in many international competitions. I was a stranger to health issues until, a few weeks before the most important international tournament […]

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Tags: blood pressure, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, health crisis, heart attack, intensive care unit, kidney failure, kidney infection, kidney transplant, patient stories

Molly's Journey

May 9, 2018

Molly’s Journey

By Molly Molly

Molly C., like many members of her family forefathers suffers from a genetic disease known as Polycystic Kidney Disease. Molly initially experienced a slow deterioration of her kidney function and by March 2016 was faced with the harsh reality that her kidneys were only working at 13% of their capability. Molly was in need of […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured story, kidney transplant, patient stories, patient story, peritoneal dialysis treatment, polycystic kidney disease

March 26, 2018


By selby1 selby1

On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. There is no treatment for the disease so it is a waiting game. […]

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Tags: appointment, clinical trials, Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center, cysts, dialysis, double transplant, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, Dr. Farmer, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Han Gritsch, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sammie Saab

March 19, 2018

Rico’s Story

By Rico Rico

After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital staff at UCLA was very […]

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Tags: calcium, cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Livhits, kidney transplant, lymph nodes, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology

February 26, 2018

Thank you Dr Raz and staff

By LVMom LVMom

Approximately 6 years ago a local doctor cut into a bladder augmentation that had been done by Dr Raz. This left me on dialysis and in septic shock. I was air lifted to UCLA where Dr Raz saved my life. If not for him I probably wouldn’t be here today typing this. I was at […]

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Tags: bladder augmentation, dialysis, Dr. Shlomo Raz, nurses, patient stories, rehab, septic shock, therapists