Speaker Biography

Punit Gupta

Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial medical College, India

Title: Prevalence of urinary tract infection in Sickle cell nephropathy & its correlations with biochemical changes

Punit Gupta

Professor Dr. Punit Gupta is MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Nephrology) and PhD. He is the Honorary Nephrologists to the Governor of Chhattisgarh State since 2009. He is Chairman and Members of many important academic and management committees of various Government Medical Institutions in the country and the Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Health Sciences University, Raipur.He has guided over 100 Postgraduate & Technologist student for their thesis & Project in Nephrology & Research and also severed as an examiner for the university examinations.A man of researches and publication, he has presented more than 160 research papers and abstracts on Kidney Diseases in Tribal populations at Renowned National and International Conferences. He was felicitated for being the only research scholar who had presented 29 abstracts in Indian Society of Nephrology conference, Pune and 11 research papers at Asia Pacific congress of Nephrology, 2008 in Malaysia on tribal kidney diseases.His Oral Paper was awarded first prize in ISNCON 2007, New Delhi. He was awarded internationally prestigious APCN Developmental awards in Malaysia  2008 and a Follow Scholarship by International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis in Turkey 2008. His paper was recognized as a best Paper in API 2014, Bhilai. He was awarded Certificate of Excellence awards by the Times of India groups 2016. His work was appreciated with certificate of appreciation by Indian Dietician association 2016. He was felicitated by Agrasen Agrawal Samaj for his excellent work in Tribal Population 2016. He was honoured with excellence award by ‘Z’ TV Chhattisgarh for this distinguish work in kidney disease in rural population of Chhattisgarh in 2017. He has developed a concept of Teledialysis, first of its kind in Asia.He has developed Portable dialysis Machine (MAKE-D) for 60 billion kidney patients in world who require dialysis many times in a week. He has developed an abdominal Pressure Measurement Scale, which is very useful of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Patients (type of dialysis). He has developed and economic, efficient and effective walkie talkie system for consultation and directions to the hospital staff and doctors. He has been awarded Dr. B. C. Roy National Award for his research to give Aid or Assistance to Research Project for the year 2016.



Sickle cell nephropathy is defined as structural and functional abnormalities of kidney function seen in patients with Sickle cell haemoglobinopathy (SCA or Sickle cell Disease; SCD) in the absence of other secondary causes of kidney disease is common and contributes to mortality (CIN 2011). Sickle cell nephropathy consists of a variety of renal abnormalities, i.e. tubular changes and glomerulopathy .The hallmark  of sickle cell nephropathy  is the combination of an impaired renal concentrating capacity and a normal diluting capacity.Maximum number of patient were in the age group between 15-25 years in patients of Sickle cell disease with nephropathy and Sickle cell disease without nephropathy. The mean age in our study was 25.31 ± 8.47 years and the mean age   in patients of sickle cell disease with nephropathy was 29.26 ± 9.30 years, while it was 21.36 ± 9.30 in patients of sickle cell disease without nephropathy.16 (53.33%) were male and 14 (46.67%) were female.