Dialysis

  • Doctors design mini dialysis machine for babies May 23, 2014

    London: Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl, according to a new report. Usually, doctors adapt standard dialysis machines for babies, but that can be risky since the devices can't always be accurately tweaked. About...
  • 'The smile of the baby was worth 40 years of medicine': Doctors overwhelmed after world's first dialysis machine for infants is invented May 23, 2014

    The world's first miniaturised kidney dialysis machine has saved the lives of eight babies in nine months, the Italian scientists who raised the money to build it said on Friday. Until now, babies with kidney failure were treated with machines built for adults, with smaller filters and other imprecise adaptations that...
  • Free dialysis treatment in Delhi for low-income patients August 31, 2013

    People with yearly income of less than Rs 3 lakh would be given free dialysis treatment in Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced on Friday. She made the announcement while inaugurating the first-ever public private partnership (PPP) model dialysis unit at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in north Delhi. "It...
  • Diabetes and BP are enemies of Kidney: Dr Vyanketesh Joshi July 3, 2013

    According to doctors, 10 per cent of Indian people suffers from chronic kidney disease. More than 90 percent of the 230,000 people who develop chronic kidney failure each year in India die within months because of lack of treatment. Is there any alternative to allopathic treatment, dialysis and kidney transplant?...
  • Mumbai: Just 1 technician for 8 dialysis machines August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: If suffering from a kidney ailment wasn’t a bad-enough burden to bear, patients being treated at the NMMC-run First Referral Unit hospital (FRUH) in Navi Mumbai, are forced to endure a torturous wait each time they visit the hospital for dialysis since the past few months. The hospital currently...
  • Dara Singh still critical, undergoes dialysis July 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Wrestler-actor Dara Singh continues to be very critical and is now undergoing dialysis, a doctor said. The 84-year-old was taken to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital following a severe cardiac problem. He remained critical, and his condition hasn't improved since. "He is still very critical. His condition has not deteriorated...
  • Singer Bhupen Hazarika's condition worsens November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika condition has worsened, sources claimed on Wednesday, adding that he developed Pneumonia around Diwali. They said that after developing Pneumonia, Bhupen underwent a surgery. Sources also said that he had been put on dialysis as both his kidneys have failed. The 85-year-old was hospitalised in June after...
  • Kidney transplants to be made easy June 9, 2007

    Mumbai: Forty one-year-old Nozer Canteenwalla, who works as an insurance officer, doesn't even wince when the needle goes into his arm. Having endured over 300 dialysis procedures since his kidneys stopped working, life for him is lived in moments spent waiting for a transplant from a deceased donor. “There...