Items Tagged ‘kidney disease’

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


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


Give, gather, fund. Giving circle supports science

June 13th, 2016

Give, gather, fund. Giving circle supports science

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to new treatments or cures for the patients they treat. But getting federal funding to support that research isn’t always easy. That’s why a “giving circle” at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA has so much impact. It offers pediatric physician-scientists the opportunity to pitch their ideas, win […]

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Tags: bacteria, Dr. Elizabeth Marcus, Dr. Kalpashri Kesavan, Dr. Katherine Wesseling-Perry, Dr. Noah Federman, Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Ewing Sarcoma, heart health, kidney disease, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, medical research, neonatologist


March 30th, 2016

My Kidney Kid

By jcbowden jcbowden

My beautiful daughter, Abby, was born in 1996 with a rare kidney disease. In the critical hours following her birth in our hometown of Bakersfield, she was transported to the NICU at UCLA, and a team of pediatric nephrologists became both her lifeline and mine. When you are suddenly faced with possibly losing your baby […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Eileen Tsai, Dr. Isidro Salusky, Dr. Ora Yadin, Dr. Robert Ettenger, kidney disease, kidney transplant, NICU, patient stories, pediatric nephrologists


Waiting for a Match

September 15th, 2015

Waiting for a Match

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I completely lost my kidney function when I was 9 years old. My mom donated a kidney, but then I lost it in 2004. I’ve been on dialysis for 11 years,” says 27-year-old Monserrat Hinojosa, who has focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease that results in kidney failure. She remains hopeful. “I stay positive about […]

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Tags: blood type, dialysis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney function, kidney transplant, live kidney donation, peritoneal dialysis, rare kidney