Thursday, December 30, 2010

My article gets published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease!

Well, you must excuse the pompousness but I am really thrilled!

My article, titled "Taking the Uncharted Path", got selected and published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease's (AJKD) January 2011 issue!

It all started with an email from Dr. Sidharth Sethi, Pediatric Nephrologist at AIIMS, New Delhi in July this year. He told me that AJKD was inviting "essays of fewer than 1,600 words that illustrate some facet of kidney disease through a personal story".

I then wrote this article where I described how I got on to daily nocturnal home hemodialysis. The article went through a series of edits, some suggested by the editorial team at AJKD to make it make more sense to a global audience which is unfamiliar with the Indian nephrology context.

Finally, about a couple of months later, I was told that the article was selected! And now it has finally been published!

This is the link to the pdf version of the article which actually appears in the hard copy of the journal and this is the link to the online version of the article. This is the link to the online version of the journal's January issue. My article is under the section "In a few words" towards the bottom of the page.

20 comments:

Rich Berkowitz said...

Beautifully written. Kamal, I'm glad you had the strength anf fortitude to accomplish such a difficult task. Even though I was the first at my clinic to go home, there were other established programs for support if necessary, and there was NxStage to call whenever an issue popped up. You, on the otherhand were a true trailblazer.

Miriam said...

Excellent article, Kamal. Congratulations!

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks so much Rich and Miriam!

Bill Peckham said...

What no link to your blog? Hopefully people will find their way here to read the rest of the story.

Great job Kamal. I didn't know there was no one else to your knowledge doing HHD in India. That is surprising.

Madras Hash said...

Good to see you in print in a prestigious journal.

I agree with the earlier comment that a person interested in knowing more about your experience would have benefited by a link to your blog. Though a google search on your name pops up the blog url as the first link.

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Bill and Vinod!

Yes, a blog link would have been good but the form had no field for a blog link! I should have probably sneaked it into the main text!

Kamal D Shah said...

There are people on HHD, none on DNHHD, btw.

Sumathi said...

Congrats!! Kamal

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Sumathi!

Ammu said...

Congrats Kamal... Happy for you ... Truely inspiring .. Do tc ,

Tracy Austina

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Tracy!

Rajesh said...

Nicely written.. Congratulations.. words fail me...

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Rajesh!

kalpana said...

keep up the good work...congrats on the really good article. I am sure it will benefit many others in the days to come!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kamal
-Nagaraj

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Kalpana and Nagaraj!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kamal!

Namrata

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Namrata!

Shravan Mahankali said...

Congrats Kamal!

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Shravan!