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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Interventional nephrology: A review of literature

Department of Nephrology, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Abdul Rashid Ahangar
Department of Nephrology, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jhrr.jhrr_19_20

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Interventional nephrology (IN) is one of the prominent nephrology fields that mainly copes with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with renal failure by using special techniques, such as ultrasonography of kidneys, performance of kidney biopsy, insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters, tunneled dialysis catheters, and maintenance of vascular access for patients receiving hemodialysis. The IN also deals with performing percutaneous endovascular procedures to maintain arteriovenous fistulas or grafts that are functional in patients with renal failure. When performed by a variety of experts, all these procedures resulted in delays in diagnosis and treatment. This led to the formation of a team of nephrologists who started performing these procedures themselves. They opened training centers and provided training to other nephrologists. Excellent results were obtained when these procedures were performed by nephrologists. The IN has ensured to provide renal care with effectiveness, safety, and reduced costs. There is a need to develop awareness among the people, so that these procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting with lower costs. Nephrologists should get adequate training to develop necessary skills to provide standard renal care.

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