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Tag: Kidney

Peritoneal Dialysis Boon For Kidney Patients In COVID Times

New Delhi: The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has clarified that Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients on dialysis are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their existing co-morbidities and repeated unavoidable exposure to the hospital environment and immunosuppressed state. This is where home-based dialysis therapy like Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) is coming to people’s rescue. Speaking […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
'Computer kidney' suggests drink enough water daily

Toronto: Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have developed a “computer kidney” that can help shed light on impacts of medicines taken by those who don’t drink enough water. The ability of the kidney to maintain water balance is vital to our health. It controls water balance, and when we are dehydrated, it […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
New Treatment Shows Promise To Cure Kidney Disease

New York: Researchers have found a potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure. The study published in the journal Nature Communications shows an approximately 50 per cent reduction in kidney size in afflicted mice following treatment. The drug […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Amitabh Bachchan Reveals Shocking Details About His Health!

Mumbai: When megastar Amitabh Bachchan met with a near-fatal accident on the sets of movie ‘Coolie’ in the year 1982, the entire nation was upset. The incident which landed him in the hospital battling for his life is still remembered by many and everytime his fans hear something bad about his health it is nothing less […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Top Delhi surgeons under police scanner in international kidney racket

New Delhi: Over a dozen leading private surgeons, including top urologists of Delhi are under the scanner of Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with a sensational international kidney transplant racket, spread across Turkey and the Middle East countries. So far, 13 people, including CEO of Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute(PSRI) Dr. Deepak Shukla have been arrested. […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families

Chandigarh: In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here. The surgery was performed by doctors led by Priyadarshi Ranjan, Consultant with Fortis Hospital in Mohali, Punjab. The families of Manjula Devi from Bihar and Abdul […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Common heartburn drug linked to kidney disease risk

New York: Intake of widely prescribed drugs to neutralise stomach acid by people with heartburn or stomach ulcers could be associated with increased risk of kidney disease, warns a study of over 40,000 patients. The study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, showed patients who took proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were more likely to experience […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
35 genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk identified

London: Scientists have identified 35 genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease (CKD), a finding that can boost diagnostic tests and treatment for the debilitating condition that affects around one in ten adults worldwide. “Chronic kidney disease is known for its strong genetic component,” said lead researcher Maciej Tomaszewski, Professor at the University of […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Air pollution can damage your kidneys: Study

New York: Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease are at an increased risk of developing CKD. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury

New York :  Oral intake of vitamin B3 could potentially help prevent acute kidney injury that affects 30-40 per cent of all hospitalised adults in the low-income countries, suggests a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin. Acute kidney injury, an often fatal condition without a specific treatment, causes a build-up of waste products in […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
'Recycled' kidneys for transplant come a step closer

New York: Donated kidneys that are discarded due to abnormalities or other factors may soon be “recycled” to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients, the US scientists have reported in two studies. “We believe these two studies provide critical information to the booming field of organ bioengineering as it applies to the kidney,” said Giuseppe […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
New technology may manufacture human organs in future

Washington: A new device may someday build replacement human organs such as livers or kidneys in the same way electronics are assembled – with precise picking and placing of parts, scientists say. The new device called ‘BioP3’ allows assembly of larger structures from small living microtissue components, researchers said, adding that future versions of BioP3 […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021