Shivinder Jolly

Nephrology Practitioner and Researcher

About Shivinder Jolly

As a staff nephrologist at Grand River and St. Mary's Hospitals in Kitchener, Ontario, Dr. Shivinder Jolly applies 20 years of active practice and research experience. In 1994, he received his medical degree cum laude from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shivinder Jolly then completed an ophthalmic pathology fellowship at the Ottawa General Eye Institute and a subsequent residency in internal medicine at Ottawa General and Civic Hospitals, both under the auspices of the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Shivinder Jolly then relocated to the United States to pursue a nephrology fellowship at Jackson Memorial and Miami Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Florida. Granted licensure in Florida and in Ontario during this time, he accepted his current position in Canada in 2001. In 2003, Dr. Jolly became the medical director of Clinical Research Solutions Inc. Since that time, he has served as the principal investigator for more than 30 clinical trials and has published articles on the results in several peer-reviewed journals. Currently active as both a clinician and a researcher, he was recently credentialed as a hypertension specialist by the American Society of Hypertension.

Medical Paper Examines Dialysis and Weight Gain

A study co-authored by Dr. Shivinder Jolly, a board certified nephrologist and hypertension specialist, examines patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis who gained 10 kilograms or more of weight. The researchers relied on data from 114 individuals treated through the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at Toronto Western Hospital. Of those 114, Dr. Shivinder Jolly and his peers note eight who gained at least 10 kilograms in excess weight. Those that did gain weight are on average 51 years old, register an average of 13.1 kilograms of added mass, and are largely male. For the most part, they exhibit normal cardiac health. Moreover, they show hardly any renal function, which is why they require dialysis.

The paper concludes through bioelectrical impedance analysis that the added weight owed to an upward trend in fat mass accumulation and a downward trend in body-cell mass. The phenomenon has two likely causes: increased caloric intake and a certain genetic mutation that can influence the metabolism.

The article appeared in the International Journal of Artificial Organs under the title "Excessive Weight Gain During Peritoneal Dialysis."

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