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New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...lp develop effective, noninvasive therapies. The kidneys are the organs that help our body dispose of poten...derstood. NPHP is such a disease; it causes the kidneys to degenerate and shrink starting early on in childhood often leading to renal failure before the ag...

Less Information on Dietary Treatment in Type2 Diabetes

...turn harms many organs including the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. When people are first diagnosed with this disease they are given dietary advice in the hope that this will enable them to take more control over the level of sugar in their blood. However, after searching published scientific literature...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

...He was reconsidered for a transplant, but with his kidneys still in failure and with intermittent internal bleeding, he was disqualified. The temporary pump kept him captive to the ICU. Guthrie's small stature made him unsuitable for larger heart pumps, which would not have fit into his body. The only op...

Studies Identify Interactions Between Heart Disease, Kidney Disease

...ular filtration rates (eGFR), or the rate at which kidneys filter blood, calculated based on levels of the waste product creatinine in the blood anemia, determined by blood hemoglobin levels and microalbuminuria, or slightly high levels (20 milligrams per liter or more) of the protein albumin in the urine. ...

Studies Identify Interactions Between Heart Disease, Kidney Disease

...ular filtration rates (eGFR), or the rate at which kidneys filter blood, calculated based on levels of the waste product creatinine in the blood anemia, determined by blood hemoglobin levels and microalbuminuria, or slightly high levels (20 milligrams per liter or more) of the protein albumin in the urine. ...

Kidney Donor Alleges Fraud by Doctors

A young woman who had donated one of her kidneys to her ailing father has alleged that doctors at t... General Hospital three months ago. Since both his kidneys had failed, Radhika offered to donate one of her kidneys. The woman claimed that all pre-transplan...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...rus or nearby pelvic organs such as the bladder or kidneys can become infected. Increased blood loss. Blood loss on the average is about twice as much with cesarean birth as with vaginal birth. However, blood transfusions are rarely needed during a cesarean. Decreased bowel function. The bowel sometim...

Who Receives a Kidney Transplant First?

...her complicated by the reality that deceased donor kidneys are variable in their quality while patients, to a large extent, rely on their doctors to make appropriate decisions for them regarding candidacy and allocation. Patients have an expectation that the system will be fundamentally fair, and any mod...

Preserving Kidneys on a Pump May Promote More Organ Sharing

Preserving the kidneys of deceased older donors on a pump as opposed to ...st University Baptist Medical Center. By placing kidneys on a portable pump, preservation times can be safely extended to permit more time for sharing organs...

Quality Versus Quantity: Transforming Kidney Transplant Policy

...decision process. The majority of deceased-donor kidneys are allocated to patients with end-stage renal dis... death from renal ailments. As a result, donated kidneys in excellent condition may be given to patients who are almost certain to die long before the replac...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering

..., may have caused another crisis in which the boys kidneys began failing and his abdomen filled with fluid. He looked like he was going to die, Dr. Kahana recalled. The doctors worked with the Food and Drug Administration to allow the use of an experimental drug for smallpox, ST-246, from Siga Technologie...

Use Caution With All Pain Medications, Warns Experts

... inhibitors can also reduce blood flow through the kidneys and raise blood pressure. For short-term pain in some people, a narcotic pain reliever such as tramadol (Ultram), codeine, or fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic) may be an option. The 'Harvard Heart Letter' notes that you shouldn't be afraid to take aspiri...

Shock TV Reality Organ Donor Show Goes on Air

...donors, with several people calling to offer their kidneys for the candidates who will be rejected on the show. The Dutch health authorities countered that despite the media attention, there was no noticeable rise in the number of people registering as donors. And the Dutch transplant foundation has vowe...

Honoring of Organ Donor Families at Raj Bhavan in Chennai

... ones that include eyes, heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys after declaration of Brain death. 3. His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Surjit Singhji Barnanla would be the chief guest to honor the family members. 4. Honble Minister of Social Welfare Smt.Poongothai, presiding over the function and ...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

...r organs, including liver, stomach, intestines and kidneys and has a firm position on the Western alternative medicine scene. "The percentage of those who recover is very high, especially those who have diseases of the heart and arteries, as well as diabetes," said Hajam, who sees up to 30 patients a day....

The Long Wait ... Dying for Lack of Kidneys

...nor. According to worldwide data collected by AFP, kidneys far and away top the transplant wish-list, but no ...the rich. Medical journal The Lancet says 66,000 kidneys were transplanted in 98 countries in 2005, or only 10 percent of the estimated need. Transplant tour...

Who Receives a Kidney Transplant First?

...her complicated by the reality that deceased donor kidneys are variable in their quality – while patients, to a large extent, rely on their doctors to make appropriate decisions for them regarding candidacy and allocation. Patients have an expectation that the system will be fundamentally fair, and any mo...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...rus or nearby pelvic organs such as the bladder or kidneys can become infected. · Increased blood loss. Blood loss on the average is about twice as much with cesarean birth as with vaginal birth. However, blood transfusions are rarely needed during a cesarean. · Decreased bowel function. The bowel somet...

Renal Transplantation in Children Younger Than 6 Years Old

... who died in the first month. In 75% of the cases, kidneys were obtained from living-related donors, an in 25% they were cadaveric. Thirty-nine kidneys were placed extraperitoneal. The primary immunosuppressant therapy consisted of cyclosporine in 61% ...

Reindeers Could Hold the Key to Elephantiasis Cure

...rt abnormalities is hidden, internal damage to the kidneys and lymphatic system caused by the filariae. The thread-like, parasitic filarial worms Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi that cause lymphatic filariasis live almost exclusively in humans. These worms lodge in the lymphatic system, the network ...

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