Items Tagged ‘Dr. Anjay Rastogi’

Dr. Rastogi Truly Cares

September 7th, 2017

Dr. Rastogi Truly Cares

By simonlewissimonlewis simonlewissimonlewis

I met Dr. Rastogi years ago at a PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) awareness event, and it was clear from the start that he cared deeply for his patients. Dr. Rastogi has helped me enroll in multiple PKD clinical trials and manage my PKD, and over the years, he has always treated my family and I […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney disease, patient stories, PKD, PKD clinical trials, polycystic kidney disease


A reason to live

August 7th, 2017

A reason to live

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Three years ago, my wife died, and I just gave up. I didn’t want to do dialysis anymore.”

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidneys, US News


Never giving up hope with kidney disease

July 26th, 2017

Never giving up hope with kidney disease

By soutang99 soutang99

My name is Sou. I was a dialysis patient; I am a peritoneal dialysis nurse and I am also a kidney transplant recipient. In November 2011, I was one of the lucky patient’s to have crossed paths with the world’s best nephrologist, Dr. Anjay Rastogi. Dr. Rastogi and his teams were very compassionate from the […]

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Tags: deceased donor, dialysis patient, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney disease, kidney transplant, kidney transplant recipient, kidney transplantation, nephrologist, nursing school, organ donations, patient stories


2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring

March 30th, 2017

2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring

By jajosaee jajosaee

  I went to the 2017 UCLA Kidney Health Event. I was blown away by the number of participants, and volunteers helping out. It was such an educational event, about so many diseases related to kidney health, but it was also such a beautiful and fun day. There was such a heavy focus on all […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney specialist, nephrology, patient stories, UCLA Kidney Health Fair


Kidney-­conscious shopping

November 6th, 2015

Kidney-­conscious shopping

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ‘Does this have too much sodium? Does this have too much potassium?’ Most people don’t have to think about whether they’re drinking too much orange juice or taking too much […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney function, kidney transplant, PKD, polycystic kidney disease, potassium, sodium


Dialysis Didn't Fit Career Plan

October 8th, 2015

Dialysis Didn’t Fit Career Plan

By uclahealth uclahealth

“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-­profile career as a consultant for major athletes. “Another hospital said, ‘You have […]

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Tags: altruistic donor, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidney transplant, living kidney donation, nephrologist, peritoneal dialysis


Trial for Life

October 6th, 2015

Trial for Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at the time said it was no big deal. My mom and I went home and researched it. It felt like I won the lottery from hell,” says Caitlin Flanary, a […]

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Tags: clinical trial, cysts, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidneys, PKD, polycystic kidney disease


Getting Dad on a Plan

October 2nd, 2015

Getting Dad on a Plan

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Nothing was being done for my father. The word dialysis was thrown around, but my father was having a hard time coming to terms with [having kidney failure]. We were all resistant to the idea,” says Julie Ngo, who brought her father to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after visiting several other hospitals. “We saw […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney failure, nephrologist, peritoneal dialysis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


They can never feel it's truly gone

September 25th, 2015

They can never feel it’s truly gone

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” says Kathleen Koch-Weser, wife of Pete Koch-Weser, who started peritoneal dialysis in June of 2013. Pete adds, “I’m on PD for nine-and-a- half hours each night, every night. And I will […]

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Tags: Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney failure, kidney transplant, nephrologist, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, peritoneal dialysis, prescription drug interaction, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stem-cell transplant


In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)

September 6th, 2015

In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)

By uclahealth uclahealth

“You know what they say about high blood pressure; it’s a silent killer,” says Arlene Dunaetz, married to Richard Dunaetz for 64 years. Eighty­‐five-­year­‐old Richard agrees, “I always knew my blood pressure was high; then that was it, I had kidney failure. I was going to doctors, not at UCLA, and they all said, ‘You […]

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Tags: at-home dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, kidney failure, peritoneal dialysis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, silent killer