M.D. Nephrologist Burak Canver
Hospital Medicana Bursa Hospital
Academic Title Nephrologist
Physician Name Burak Canver, Nephrologist
Graduate Education Istanbul University School of Medicine, Cerrahpaşa (2009)
Postgraduate Education (Residency) Kırıkkale University School of Medicine, Internist (2011)
Başkent Üniversitesi Nephrologist (2011)
Area of Expertise Kidney failure
Experience Bursa State Hospital (2011-2018)
Medicana Bursa Hospital, Department of Nephrology (2019-present)
Transferred From Georgia and Got Healthy Again in Bursa
Nino Jojua is healthy again one and half months after she was transferred, in an unconscious state, to Medicana Bursa Hospital from Georgia and diagnosed with “Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome”.
The meal she ate in Georgia caused microbial infection which in turn resulted in kidney failure, anuria and dysfunction of immune system and thus, 31 years old Nino Jojua was unconscious while she was transferred to Bursa through a special flight and fortunately, she got healthy again following 50-day management in the intensive care unit of Medicana Bursa Hospital.
Being an officer at immigration agency in Tbilisi, Georgia, 31 years old Nino Jojua visited one of the major hospitals of Georgia with complaints of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. However, she was prescribed outpatient treatment and discharged to home. Since the condition progressed several days later, she was hospitalized and started on dialysis for diagnoses of severe pulmonary failure and kidney failure. As it was confirmed that she was critically ill, it was decided to transfer Jojua to Medicana Bursa Hospital with ambulance aircraft upon advice of her family and loved ones.
Stating that kidneys of Nino Jojua were not properly functioning and the patient had an endotracheal tube in the admission, Nephrologist Burak Canver adds “Tests were reviewed and the patient was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome. A bacterium, called E.coli, that causes this syndrome was identified in her blood. “Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome” is secondary to contaminated and poorly hygienic foods; in this period, acute gastroenteritis may be followed by risks of severe kidney failure, hypertension, coma, anuria and finally, death. Overall health was poor and the patient was unconscious and mechanically ventilated in the admission. Plasmapheresis was quickly started on the admission day and it was maintained for 15 days, which was also supported by hemodialysis, whenever required. She was conscious on Day 15 and urine discharge started on Day 20. The patient no more needed hemodialysis 30 days after his admission. Kidney functions could be restored to normal ranges on Day 45. Her treatment was prescribed and she was discharged to his home country in a healthy status on Day 50.
“I WAS SOMEWHERE I DID NOT KNOW, WHEN I WAS RECOVERED. ALL THOSE PEOPLE WERE SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE”
Stating that she was in coma for 50 days and suffered from severely impaired memory when recovered, Nino Jojua adds “I was somewhere I did not know, when I was recovered. All those people were speaking a foreign language. I was in a foreign world. I could not comprehend what was going on. I was unconscious while I was transferred to Medicana Bursa Hospital. My elder brother explained the entire history very slowly. Next, I could gradually understand what happened. Now, I feel myself pretty better.
“AS IF I WAS REBORN“
Feeling very happy to get healthy and able to walk, Nino Jojua expresses “I am very happy to be healthy again following such a disastrous health problem. I am very lucky to be transferred here. It is a real bad luck being caught this disease, but it was a great chance, on the other hand, to be transferred to this hospital and being discharged healthy from the intensive care unit. Now, I feel as if I was reborn. I feel like making a new start in my life. I cannot express my feelings with words. Now, my only dream is to hug my children. I heartedly appreciate my doctor Burak Canver, who helped me to survive; my intensivist Murat Kargı; Lecturer Remzi Karşı, M.D., the Director General of Medicana Bursa Hospital; Neşe Tunalı, M.D., Chief Doctor of the hospital; and all other personnel of the hospital.
“WE HAD ALWAYS DREAMED OF THIS MOMENT”
Staying very nearby his sister even at every single moment of her stay at the intensive care unit, Cuba Jojua says “We needed to make an urgent decision after she was transferred to the intensive care unit. We decided to transfer her to Bursa very soon – within two hours. We already knew that hospitals and critical care conditions were fantastic in Turkey. Therefore, we were transferred to Medicana Bursa Hospital with an ambulance aircraft upon advices of our friends and loved ones. I had serious concerns throughout the flight. However, they could be relieved a bit, when I saw the ambulance waiting for us at Yenişehir Airport. Most importantly, we were informed about all stages of the treatment when she was admitted to the hospital. They informed us. We trusted Nephrologist Burak very much. We had always dreamed of her recovery. Thus, my sister is substantially healthy now. I appreciate him very much”.