Kidney

Coffee mitigates death risk in kidney disease patients

Coffee mitigates death risk in kidney disease patients

People who had the highest intake of coffee had 24 percent lower risks of dying, while those in the second, third quartile of caffeine consumption had 12 per cent and 22 per cent lower risk.
 

Nov 04, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
New autoimmune disease could be behind kidney failure

New autoimmune disease could be behind kidney failure

The condition causes a build-up of waste products in the blood and makes it difficult for kidneys to maintain an adequate balance of fluid in the body.

Nov 04, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
Kidney transplant a boon for patients on long-term dialysis: Study

Kidney transplant a boon for patients on long-term dialysis: Study

It can be beneficial not only for those who have recently initiated dialysis but for those as well who have been undergoing dialysis for than 10 years.

Oct 27, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Cancer drug may benefit inherited kidney disease patients

Cancer drug may benefit inherited kidney disease patients

 A drug used in the treatment of cancer may help inhibit the growth of cysts in patients with a form of inherited kidney disease, researchers have found.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia

Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia

 

Canberra: A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice is set to undergo its first human trial in Australia.

Aug 23, 2017, 23:19 PM IST
Dilip Kumar shifted to ICU of Mumbai's Lilavati hospital for kidney complications

Dilip Kumar shifted to ICU of Mumbai's Lilavati hospital for kidney complications

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar's health has not been in the good shape of late. The megastar was yesterday admitted to hospital after he complained of dehydration. However, his wife and veteran actress Saira Banu said that he is fine and is stable as of this morning.

Aug 03, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Doctors at the Saifee Hospital here successfully conducted robotic kidney cancer surgery on a patient who had previously undergone a kidney transplant, the hospital said on Tuesday.

Jul 18, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

The appropriate target for blood pressure in patients with CKD and hypertension has been unclear.

Jun 24, 2017, 00:16 AM IST
Free dialysis for all in Punjab government hospitals

Free dialysis for all in Punjab government hospitals

 Dialysis will be free of charge for all people at government hospitals and medical colleges in Punjab, cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra said here today.

Jun 23, 2017, 20:44 PM IST
3-year-old becomes SAARC's youngest incompatible kidney recipient

3-year-old becomes SAARC's youngest incompatible kidney recipient

The team at Medanta The Medicity conducted the path breaking surgery on a three-year-old child weighing 10 kg, who by birth had a condition called `reflux nephropathy` in which the urine tends to go back to the kidneys.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:40 PM IST
43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

Selvaraj was declared brain dead when he did not respond well on the treatment and his family members came forward to donate his organs.

Jun 14, 2017, 23:22 PM IST
Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:47 PM IST
Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.

Apr 28, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of the kidneys` abilities to perform these essential functions, and can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking and other risk factors. 

Apr 22, 2017, 18:30 PM IST
Kidney patients' urine may foretell death risk: Study

Kidney patients' urine may foretell death risk: Study

However, this measurement may only partly indicate whether the body is having trouble maintaining its acid-base balance or not, because the kidneys are important for eliminating acid in the urine.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Gearing up for a marathon? You may be at risk of kidney injury!

Gearing up for a marathon? You may be at risk of kidney injury!

For the study, the team analysed participants who took part in the 2015 Hartford Marathon.

Mar 29, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Kidney failure patients on dialysis have a very high prevalence of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia

Mar 17, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
Doctor's book on kidney ailments available in 30 languages

Doctor's book on kidney ailments available in 30 languages

A website educating and guiding people about kidney ailments hosts information in a record 30 languages.

Mar 10, 2017, 00:29 AM IST
Power failure in government hospital during dialysis takes lives of three patients

Power failure in government hospital during dialysis takes lives of three patients

Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao, who rushed to the hospital after coming to know of the tragedy, announced an ex gratia relief of Rs five lakhs each to the families of the three patients.

Mar 09, 2017, 23:38 PM IST
Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Experts in the new research paper titled 'Ethical issues in dialysis therapy' published in the Lancet today said that a mere 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy in India.

Feb 25, 2017, 09:22 AM IST