High Blood Pressure and Kidney Failure by Macharia Gakuru

High Blood Pressure and Kidney Failure

byMacharia Gakuru

Kobo ebook | May 25, 2012

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Macharia Gakuru captures the emotions, the anxieties, and the burden of coming to terms with end-stage kidney failure in a way that only someone who has experienced this life-changing event can do. This transparent and illuminating account will serve as a reminder to doctors, nurses, and all healthcare professionals. 

Professor Iain Macdougall, Consultant Nephrologist and Professor of Clinical Nephrology  - Kings College Hospital NHS - London UK

The author writes about the clinical work up and details of the surgical process in with the candid view of the patient. But the books say more about the emotions, the understanding of the enormity of the kindness of his donor and have the life- changing event. 

Susana Fernandez-Diaz, Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital NHS

Macharia Gakuru books are very useful at providing a patient’s view of the whole experience and it has highlighted for both of us the potential problems with communicating properly with our patients the complex nature of kidney failure, dialysis and transplantation. You are to be congratulated both for writing these records of your experience and also the other things you have done to improve renal care in Kenya. 

Dr Hugh Cairns, Consultant Nephrologist & Clinical Director Kings College Hospital NHS - London UK

The journey Macharia Gakuru has taken in the last three years has been really tough, but his ability to take adversity and then to turn it into triumph, has been a lesson for us all. The kidney dialysis initiative he has personally spearheaded has already made a huge difference to people’s lives in Kenya, and his future plans will go much further. 

Jim Milburn, General Manager MES, Toshiba Medical Systems United Kingdom 

Gakuru told his story giving an insight to us as medics, to patients and their relatives and to general public in a way that it is easy to read, interesting. He expresses the pain of the author and makes the reader appreciate the difficult journey of a kidney patient. The depth and details of the story is breath taking. Enjoy the read. 

Dr James Wafula, Consultant Radiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich NHS - London 

”Thank you for reliving your bad times. I hope your readers will have an easier journey that you did as they learn from your experiences. I am encouraged and humbled as people like you continue to make good out of a bad situation and then strive to make this a better place for their friends and family despite their own illnesses. Many happy hours of reading and learning.” 

Dr Sui Phin Kon. Consultant Nephrologist Kings College Hospital NHS. London 



Title:High Blood Pressure and Kidney FailureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 25, 2012Publisher:MumbibooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909436011

ISBN - 13:9781909436015

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