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Second Heart

by Santosh Avvannavar  IN India

August 26, 2014   |    1,557 reads    |   0 comments

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Second Heart - Book CoverThe book encompasses five fiction stories (not interrelated) with simple narration to bring awareness about the misconceptions about kidney issues among the general populace. These are partly based on factual stories through authors' experience. The book attempts a non-technical handling of a kidney dialysis procedural issue through emotive stories. Kidney diseases, although very common, people are conscious of it the least. Statistically to say about 10 percent of the general population experience some kind of kidney failure and these are the likely ones to go into a stage where they would require artificial support, which means, dialysis to replace the functions of the kidneys. Kidneys form a vital part of our body, apart from what people are aware about production of urine and removal of waste and toxic materials from the body, they regulate blood pressure and kidneys are necessary for the production of blood and support the proper chemical balance in the body. Even though support system for kidney failure is available (that too mostly in bigger cities), the cost of care is very huge and out of reach for the common man. In spite of all the vital functions, they have not been able to find their due importance among the populace. With this book, the authors have tried to create awareness through stories. These characters are knitted through the use of the emotions and lighter narration style.

About The Author

Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. He is presently working as Chief Commercial Officer at QtPi Robotics. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISc, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly written articles for a national and worldwide daily... more

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