Consultant Nephrologist & Kidney Transplant Physician
Hospital Kuala Lumpur
MBBS, Sheffield UK
Malaysian Nephrology Board Exam
Special field of interest
||Why Living Kidney Transplant?
||Kidney transplantation is the preferred renal replacement therapy as it offers better quality of life, longer survival and most cost effective modality. However, the kidney transplantation rate In Malaysia is poor due to multifactorial barriers including funding limitation, poor transplant literacy amongst ESKD patients, cultural beliefs and lack of awareness on organ donation and transplant.
Living donor kidney transplantation is predominant due to poor deceased donation rates. There are some advantages of living donor kidney transplants over deceased donor kidney transplants such as reduced delayed graft function and acute graft rejection as well as less HLA mismatches as the donors are usually blood-relatives.
||MyKAS: Hands-on and Practical Session
||Malaysian Kidney Allocation System (MyKAS) was implemented in Jan 2020 and had since replaced Malaysian Organ Sharing System (MOSS). The new system is part of the National Renal Registry (NRR) and facilitates administration/management of patient listing for out national deceased donor kidney wait list. This practical session will demonstrate to the participants step-by-step on the work flow of MyKAS, how to access the system and the technical aspect of the system.
Participants will have opportunity to ask specific technical questions and have a feel on how the system works. Practical queries and MyKAS access issues can also be resolved during the session. Different personnels (e.g. dialysis staff, nephrologist and PIC) can get to know their access rights and responsibilities.