Dr. Praveen Kumar Etta

– MBBS (KMC), MD Internal Medicine (OSM),
DM Nephrology (SGPGI),

-Former Assistant Professor of Nephrology at PIMS, Puducherry,
-Master Class in Nutrition Therapy (Royal College of Physicians, UK),
-Editorial Fellow – Indian journal of Transplantation,
-Peer Reviewer – IJT, SJKDT, Blood purification & Renal failure,
-Executive Member of Hyderabad Nephrology Forum,
-Life Member – ASN, ISN, ISNSC, ISOT, PDSI & SRNM,

-Senior Consultant Adult & Paediatric Nephrologist,
-Expert in Hypertension, Dialysis, and Kidney Transplantation,
Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad
Department – Nephrology

Summary

  • Dr. Praveen Kumar Etta is a consultant nephrologist and kidney transplant physician practicing at Hyderabad and has clinical experience of more than 15 years. He practices now at Virinchi Hospitals in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
  • He worked as consultant nephrologist at various hospitals in Hyderabad like Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU), Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG), Sai Vani Super Speciality Hospital and National Institute of Gastroenterology, Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Princess Esra Hospital, Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Center, Princess Durru Shehvar Hospital, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, and Ozone Hospitals.
  • He had also worked in Nephrology dept. of Osmania medical college/ Osmania general hospital for one year.
  • He completed MBBS from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal in 2007; MD – General Medicine from Osmania Medical College, one of the premier medical institute of South-India, in 2011 and DM – Nephrology from the prestigious national medical and research institute of the country, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow in 2015.
  • In 2015, he initially worked as Assistant Professor of Nephrology at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Puducherry, where he was instrumental in starting deceased-donor renal transplantation program and has involved in performing first cadaver kidney transplantation in PIMS.
  • He is specialized in evaluating and treating patients with all kinds of kidney diseases and is skilled in all procedures related to this field.
  • He has vast experience in managing patients of chronic kidney disease (CKD), acute renal failure (ARF), nephrotic syndrome, diabetes and hypertension related kidney diseases, kidney stone disease, and urinary tract infections.
  • He is an expert in all forms of dialysis techniques including hemodialysis (HD), sustained low efficiency dialysis (SLED), continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT), hemoperfusion, plasma exchange and peritoneal or home dialysis (CAPD and automated PD).
  • He has been involved in management of both live and cadaver kidney transplant recipients, including ABO-incompatible transplantation.
  • He is specialized in all interventions and procedures related to Nephrology like insertions of dialysis catheters – jugular and femoral catheters, permcath or tunneled dialysis catheters, percutaneous peritoneal dialysis catheters and other procedures like kidney biopsies and AV fistula creation.
  • He has published many research papers in Indian as well as international journals and authored a few chapters in books.
  • He is an active member of Indian society of Nephrology & Hyderabad Nephrology Forum.
  • He actively participates in clinical meetings, workshops, training programs, CMEs, CPCs, symposia, seminars, and mortality meetings, etc.
  • Some of the services provided by the doctor are: treatment for hypertension, protein loss in urine, elevated serum creatinine level, urinary tract infection, and kidney stones; kidney biopsy, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and kidney transplantation, etc.

Education

  • MBBS – Kakatiya Medical College, Dr. NTR University Of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, 2007
  • M.D. (General Medicine) – Osmania Medical College, Dr. NTR University Of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, 2011
  • D.M. (Nephrology) – Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, 2015
  • Former Assistant Professor of Nephrology at PIMS, Puducherry
  • Master Class in Nutrition Therapy (Royal College of Physicians, UK)
  • Editorial Fellow – Indian journal of Transplantation
  • Peer Reviewer – IJT, SJKDT, Blood purification & Renal failure.
  • Executive Member of Hyderabad Nephrology Forum
  • Life Member – ASN, ISN, ISNSC, ISOT, PDSI & SRNM

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best paper award with cash prize of 50,000 Japanese yen, for the paper titled “Ulinastatin as adjunctive therapy for PD related Peritonitis” at 9th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (APCM-ISPD 2019) held at the Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya in Japan from September 5 to 7, 2019
  • Best Oral Paper Award at the XXVI Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, October 2-4, 2015 at Chennai, India, for the paper “Ten year outcomes of HCV infected renal allograft recipients are not inferior to that of HCV non-infected patients.”
  • Started Deceased-donor renal transplantation program at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
  • Has inaugurated and conducted “PD Nurse’s and Technician’s session” at the Joint Conference of the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and the 22nd Annual Conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India(PDSI) held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India from 18th to 21st September, 2019.
  • Selected as Editorial Fellow for Indian Society of Organ transplantation (ISOT) – Indian Journal of Transplantation (IJT) in year 2022
  • Reviewer for few journals such as Indian Journal of Transplantation (IJT), Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and transplantation (SJKDT), Frontiers in Nephrology (Blood Purification) and Renal Failure.
  • Completed the course on “Parenteral Nutrition in Critical Illness: A Current Conundrum” approved by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
  • Elected as Executive Member of Telangana Nephrology Society – Hyderabad Nephrology Forum in year 2022.

Memberships

  • Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • Indian Society of Nephrology – Southern Chapter (ISNSC)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI)

Experience

  • Consultant Nephrologist, Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU), Hyderabad, 2016 – 2019
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Sai Vani Super Speciality Hospital and National Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Princess Esra Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Center, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Princess Durru Shehvar Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Ozone Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Resident Specialist, Nephrology Dept. of Osmania Medical College/ Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Senior Resident, Dept. of Internal Medicine, SVS Medical College, Mahaboobnagar, Telangana, 2011 – 2012
  • Consultant and Asst. Prof. of Nephrology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences.

Publications

  • Bhadauria D, Chellappan A, Kaul A, Etta P, Badri V, Kumar Sharma R, et al. Idiopathic membranous nephropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus: a diagnostic and therapeutic quandary! Clin Kidney J 2018;11:46-50.
  • Etta PK, Rao MV. Gas in a renal allograft: think beyond! Kidney Int 2018;93:272.
  • Prasad N, Etta PK, Jaiswal A, Sharma RK, Bhadauria D, Saraswat V, et al. Long-term outcomes of hepatitis C virus infected renal allograft recipients. Indian J Transplant 2017;11:35-41.
  • Etta PK, Sharma RK, Gupta A. Study of chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorders in newly detected advanced renal failure patients: A Hospital-based cross-sectional study. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2017;28:874-85.
  • Etta PK, Rao MV. Emphysematous pyelonephritis in a renal allograft. Indian J Transplant 2018;12:59-61.
  • Bhadauria D, Etta P, Kaul A, Prasad N. Childhood lupus with microangiopathic antiphospholipid syndrome and pulmonary hemorrhage. Indian Pediatr 2015;52:333-4.
  • Etta PK, Gupta A, Kaul A, Prasad N, Lal H, Sharma RK, et al.The many faces of infection in a hemodialysis patient. Kidney Int 2014;86:1064
  • Etta PK. Posttransplantation diabetes mellitus in renal allograft recipients – Indian perspective. Indian J Transplant 2018;12:75-7.
  • Etta PK. Viral nephropathies in renal transplantation with a special emphasis on adenovirus infection. Indian J Transplant 2018;12:233 5.
  • Bhadauria D, Etta P, Chelappan A, Gurjar M, Kaul A, Sharma RK, et al. Isolated bilateral renal mucormycosis in apparently immunocompetent patients – a case series from India and review of the literature. Clin Kidney J 2018;11:769-76.
  • Praveen Kumar E. Posttransplantation Diabetes Mellitus after Renal Transplantation – A Brief Overview. Int J Transplant & Plastic Surg 2019,3(S1):000S1-004.
  • Etta PK, Rao MV. Life-threatening Wunderlich syndrome in a patient with solitary kidney successfully managed by nephron-sparing approach. Indian J Nephrol 2019.
  • Etta PK, Rao MV, Gowrishankar S. Collapsing glomerulopathy superimposed on diabetic nephropathy. Indian J Nephrol 2019.
  • Granulomatous interstitial nephritis in native kidneys and renal allografts
  • Etta PK, Rao MV, Thatipamula M, Gowrishankar S. Renal metastases masquerading as glomerulonephritis. Indian J Nephrol 2019.
  • Etta PK. Granulomatous interstitial nephritis in native kidneys and renal allografts. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:156-9.
  • Etta PK. Urinary tract infection in renal transplant recipients – A clinical conundrum. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:1-4.
  • Etta PK, Rao MV. Renal allograft dysfunction: An update on immunological graft injury. Indian J Transplant 2019.
  • Etta PK, Rao MV, Reddy S, Gowrishankar S, Agarwal N. Lymphomatous interstitial nephritis coexistent with paraneoplastic crescentic membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in a case of mantle cell lymphoma. Indian J Nephrol 2020;30:192-5. Etta PK, Reddy S, Rao MV, Thatipamula M. A very rare unexpected fatal complication of nephrotic syndrome. Indian J Nephrol 2019;29:435-7.
  • Etta PK. Postrenal transplant anemia and pure red cell aplasia. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:160-3.
  • Etta PK, Subhramanyam S, Mathur VN, Nayak KS. Guillain-Barre syndrome in an ABO-incompatible renal allograft recipient during pregnancy treated with plasma exchange. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:286-8.
  • Etta PK. Comprehensive management of the renal-transplant recipient. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:240-51.
  • Etta PK, Subhramanyam S, Nayak KS. Guillain-Barre syndrome in a pregnant-live-related ABO-incompatible renal allograft recipient. Indian J Nephrol 2020;30:211-2.
  • Etta PK, Gowrishankar S. Clopidogrel induced thrombotic microangiopathy successfully treated with conservative approach. Indian J Nephrol 2020;30:209-10.
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T, Dhanalaxmi V, Gowrishankar S. AA amyloidosis presenting as crescentic glomerulonephritis. Indian J Nephrol 2020;30:352-4.
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T. Significance of anti-PLA2R antibodies in membranous nephropathy after renal transplantation. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:182-4.
  • Etta PK. Automated peritoneal dialysis is a superior option for management of post-renal transplant delayed graft function. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:185-6.
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T, Gowrishankar S. Coexistent BK-virus associated nephropathy and ureteric stenosis in a patient with acute cellular rejection after renal transplantation: a case report and review of literature. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:147-51. Etta PK. Thrombotic microangiopathy and rejection in blood group incompatible renal transplantation. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:5-7.
  • Etta PK. Testing for donor-specific antibodies in renal transplantation: Indian perspective. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:90-3.
  • Etta PK. Screening for dengue virus in endemic areas prior to transplantation – Indian perspective. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:269-71.
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T, Parikh N. Pathobiology of non-HLA immunity in renal transplantation. Indian J Transplant 2021;15:147-56.
  • Etta PK. Urinary tract infections in kidney transplantation: An emerging crisis of drug resistance. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:283-7.
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T, Parikh N. Acute pancreatitis in a kidney transplant recipient and proposal of a step-wise diagnostic algorithm – A case report. Indian J Transplant 2021;15:76-80.
  • Etta PK. C4d staining and antibody mediated rejection in renal transplantation: current status. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:197-201
  • Parikh N, Etta PK, Kumar MN, et al. COVID-19 Pandemic – Time for a paradigm shift of prevalent kidney failure patients from hemodialysis to peritoneal dialysis (International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis e-newsletter, Sept 2020; https://ispd.org/wp-content/uploads/Paradigm-Shift-of-Prevalent-ESKD-Patients-from-HD-to-Chronic-PD.pdf
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T. Make your diagnosis: Chronic allograft nephropathy with proteinuria. Indian J Transplant 2021;12:282-3.
  • COVID-19-associated mucormycosis and cytomegalovirus coinfection in a kidney transplant recipient (SJKDT_59_21).
  • Implications of Banff classification schema: a journey of three decades (SJKDT_68_21).
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T, Parikh N. The Multifaceted Role of Non-human Leukocyte Antigens’ Immune Response in Renal Allograft Rejection. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2021;32:622-36.
  • Etta PK, Madhavi T. Emergence of invasive fungal infections in the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian J Transplant 2021;15:385-7.Are renal microvascular lesions the novel histological predictors in IgA nephropathy (IJPM_613_21).
  • Etta PK. Tools for histocompatibility testing and significance of panel reactive antibodies – A narrative review. Indian J Transplant 2021;15:295-9.
  • Etta PK. Choosing the appropriate immunological barrier in kidney transplantation. Indian J Transplant 2021;15:292-4.
  • Delayed graft function complicated by anuria in a kidney transplant patient (Kidney 360).
  • Oxalate nephropathy (IJN_394_21).
  • COVID-19-associated acute cortical necrosis (IJN_58_22).
  • Neck lump unmasking multiple myeloma in a patient with acute kidney injury (IJN_39_22).
  • Posttransplant cortical necrosis in a kidney transplant recipient (Indian J Transplant).
  • COVID-19 could be a novel risk factor for avascular necrosis after kidney transplantation (Indian J Transplant).
  • Kidney transplantation in a patient with xanthinuria type 2.
  • An unusual presentation of an unusual disease: clopidogrel induced thrombotic microangiopathy, successfully treated with conservative approach.

Expertise

  • Acute and Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Childhood kidney diseases
  • High Serum Creatinine, Uric acid
  • Protein Loss in Urine, Nephrotic syndrome
  • Urinary Tract Infections and other Urinary Problems
  • Kidney Stones, Cysts and other Kidney Diseases
  • Resistant Hypertension (High BP)
  • Diet for Kidney Diseases
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation

Advisory Board and Member of

  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism (SRNM)
  • Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • Indian Society of Nephrology – Southern Chapter (ISNSC)
  • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI)

Chapter in Books

  • Chapter titled ‘Newer Diagnostic Methods for Peritonitis’, published in ‘Peritoneal Dialysis Primer’, 1 st ed. 2017;380-401.
  • Chapter titled ‘Renal transplantation: Immediate post-operative and long term care’, published in ‘Manual for transplant coordinators’, 1 st ed. 2018;157-164.
  • Chapter titled ‘Evolution in diagnosis and prevention of rejection: A brief commentary’, published in ‘Articles A Nephrologist Should Know’, 1 st ed. 2019;694-714.
  • Chapter titled ‘An Adult Patient with Nephrotic Syndrome’ published in a book ‘Case Studies in Nephrology-A Practical Approach’.
  • Chapter titled ‘Role of Phosphorus in CKD-MBD’ published in a book ‘Nephrology for Physicians – Chronic Kidney Disease’ (Kindle edition is available on amazon).
  • Chapter titled ‘Management of CKD-MBD’ published in a book ‘Nephrology for Physicians – Chronic Kidney Disease’ (Kindle edition is available on amazon).
  • Chapter titled ‘Peritoneal Dialysis in Intensive Care Unit’ published in a book ‘ISCCM Manual of RRT and ECMO in ICU’ by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1st ed, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.
  • Contributed to a topic titled ‘Renal Amyloidosis’ at novel point of care tool ‘India Point of Care’ by Elsevier publishers.
  • Contributed to a topic titled ‘Biomarkers in Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease’ at novel point of care tool ‘India Point of Care’ by Elsevier publishers.
  • Chapter titled ‘Amyloidosis’ published in a book ‘API Text Book of Medicine’, 12th Edition.
  • Chapter titled ‘Chronic Allograft Rejection’ published in a book ‘Textbook of Kidney Transplantation’ by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.

Guest Talks/CMEs

  • Invited as faculty for talk on “Potassium balancing act of kidneys and Newer anti- hyperkalemic agents” at ISNCON 2017 held at New Delhi.
  • Completed the course on “Parenteral Nutrition in Critical illness: A Current Conundrum”, approved by Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
  • Invited as faculty for talk on “Kinetic GFR and Drug dosing in AKI” at ISNSCCON 2020 held at Bangalore from 14th to 16th Feb, 2020.
  • 3. Invited as faculty to present a topic titled “Prevention and Management of Infectious Complications in PD” at the Joint Conference of the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and the 22nd Annual Conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India(PDSI) held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India from 18th to 21st September, 2019.
  • Invited as a speaker for talk on “Relationship of CKD to thyroid disorders” on the occasion of World Thyroid Day 2019 at Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  • Presented a poster titled “Ulinastatin as adjunctive therapy for PD related Peritonitis” at 9th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (APCM-ISPD 2019) held at the Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya in Japan from September 5 to 7, 2019.
  • Conducted a quiz program on “Peritoneal Dialysis” as joint quiz master for Nephrology trainees at the Joint Conference of the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and the 22nd Annual Conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India(PDSI) held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India from 18th to 21st September, 2019.
  • Presented an e-poster titled “Guillain-Barre syndrome in a pregnant ABO-incompatible renal allograft recipient treated with plasma exchange” at the Joint Conference of the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and the 22nd Annual Conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India(PDSI) held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India from 18th to 21st September, 2019.
  • Presented an e-poster titled “Ulinastatin: Pharmocologic adjunct in treating PD peritonitis” at the Joint Conference of the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and the 22nd Annual Conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India(PDSI) held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India from 18th to 21st September, 2019.
  • Invited as a chairperson for talk on “Hyperuricemia in CKD” at the 6th Annual Conference of “The Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism” SRNMCON 2021 held on a virtual platform from 2nd to 3rd October 2021.
  • Invited as a chairperson for talk on “Management of hypertension in dialysis patients” at the Annual Conference of “The Indian Society of Nephrology Southern Chapter” ISNSCCON 2022 held on a hybrid platform from 18th to 20th Feb 2022.
  • Attended many national, regional and local conferences, CMEs.

Registration No

57326, Telangana State Medical Council, 2007

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