Items Tagged ‘nephrologist’

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


March 30th, 2016

Transplant Team / Nephrologist

By saunaedwards saunaedwards

I was born at Harbor General UCLA Medical center. In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, eventually needing dialysis and a kidney transplant. I am eternally grateful for my UCLA Transplant team: Drs. Veale, Gritsch, Danovitch, and Singer. It’s been over 8 years and my kidney is working as good as ever. […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Carl Schulze, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Hans Gritsch, Dr. Jeff Veale, Dr. Jennifer Singer, IgA Nephropathy, kidney transplant, nephrologist, nephrology, patient stories, UCLA Body Donation program


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


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 (1 of 2)

September 6th, 2015

In Sickness and in Health (1 of 2)

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was on a gurney ready to have surgery and my blood pressure was over 200. I said that can’t be right, it must be the machine. They tried another, and it was 213,” says 83-­year‐old Arlene Dunaetz. “They couldn’t go ahead with surgery; I could have had a heart attack or stroke. When Dr. […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood‐pressure-study group, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney failure, nephrologist, stroke, surgery