Interventional Nephrology

South West Sydney Local Health District Dr Tim Spicer is currently the director of renal medicine for South West Sydney Local Health District, encompassing Liverpool, Bankstown, Fairfield,   Campbelltown and Bowral hospitals. Dr Spicer chose to stay on as a staff...
  • September 8, 2020
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South Western Sydney Local Health District Dr Jeff Wong has been a staff specialist nephrologist at the South Western Sydney Local Health District since 2004. He obtained his medical degree through Otago University in Dunedin New Zealand. Dr Wong’s advanced...
  • September 8, 2020
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Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital Nephrology training at St George and Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney and The QEH in Adelaide A VMO physician and Nephrologist at Tamworth since 1989. Recently retired, after 20+ years, Director of Education and Training at...
  • September 1, 2020
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C WILKINSON1, M MANTHA1, S DHEDA1 1Cairns Base Hospital (Queensland Health), Cairns, Australia Aim: To assess long-term outcome of thrombolysis plus balloon angioplasty of thrombosed fistulae. Background: A thrombosed AVA often necessitates an emergent central catheter to facilitate immediate haemodialysis and...
  • June 14, 2018
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D O’HARA1, H CHEIKH HASSAN1 1Wollongong Renal Department, Wollongong, Australia Background: Haemorrhagic complications of renal biopsy include perinephric haematoma formation in 11.6% of cases, macroscopic haematuria in 3.5% of cases, bladder outlet obstruction from blood clots in 0.3% of cases,...
  • June 13, 2018
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N SHAH1, A GOSWELL2, C CUESTA3, I KATZ3 1St George-Sutherland Basic Physician Training Network, Kogarah, Australia, 2St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia, 3Department of Renal Medicine, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an effective home-based form of...
  • June 8, 2018
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A KHAN1, B NANKIVELL1, A KHAN2, J CHAPMAN1 1Renal Medicine Department Westmead Hospital , Westmead , Australia, 2Storr Liver Center, Westmead Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Westmead , Australia Background/Aims: Real time ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy (PCKB) is...
  • June 8, 2018
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D FERNANDES1, C SAJIV1, B PAWAR1, S THOMAS1, S NAYAR1, P GEORGE1, J OLAPALLIL1, M HAMILTON1 1Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, Australia The numbers of patients on hemodialysis (HD) is increasing exponentially in the Northern territory. Most of the patients...
  • June 8, 2018
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HA HAKIM1, S DHEDA1, V LEE1, D PRATT1, M MANTHA1 1Cairns Hospital, Cairns,, Australia Background: The success of peritoneal dialysis depends on a well-functioning peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter. Both open surgical or laparoscopic techniques that allow rectus sheath tunnelling, adhesiolysis...
  • June 8, 2018
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V WIJERATNE1, K MCNAMARRA1, S May1 1Tamworth Hospital, Tamworth, Australia Background: Many interventional Nephrologists will not place PD catheters in abdomens where there has been previous abdominal surgery.At Tamworth all patients wanting to do PD have catheters inserted by an...
  • June 8, 2018
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