KIDNEY

  • Kerala's first multiple transplant surgery gives a new life to patient September 23, 2014

    Kochi: In a medical marvel in Kerala, a 38-year-old brain dead patient gave a new lease of life to Syed Younis Sahir, who was suffering from diabetes and kidney failure. After a 12-hour complicated surgery, Kochi doctors conducted the first successful combined pancreas and kidney transplant in the state and...
  • Delhi: Wives' kidney swap gives two men fresh lease of life September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Two women gave a fresh lease of life to each other's husband, who were suffering from severe renal disease, by donating their organ in a 'kidney swap transplant' surgery in the national capital. 61yearold SB Ram, an Engineer at SAIL, Bokaro was battling for survival in Delhi for...
  • Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that a gene that controls brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting the most common form of kidney cancer, a finding that could lead to new strategy to treat the disease. The study by researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida shows that the gene...
  • Visakhapatnam: Kidney racket busted, hospital director arrested June 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A kidney racket has been busted in Visakhapatnam and the Director of a hospital has been arrested in connection with the case. The Odisha Police arrested Seven Hills Hospitals director Dr N Prabhakar Babu after his hospital allegedly carried out a kidney transplant without following rules. However, the police...
  • Man blames doctor, hospital for death of his wife during kidney transplant May 23, 2014

    A man on Fridayblamed a leading private hospital and a doctor for the death of his wife last month during postoperative treatment after kidney transplant. At a press conference on Friday, Narendra R Maniar said it was the sheer negligence and incompetence of the doctor and the medical superintendent of the...
  • '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...
  • Case registered against kidney racket operating on Facebook May 22, 2014

    An FIR was registered on Thursday by the police at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow on a complaint of a senior IPS officer, who alleged that members of a kidney racket are using social networking site Facebook to lure people to sell their vital organs. The case has been registered...
  • Veena Malik offers her kidney to prominent social worker May 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's controversial actor Veena Malik on Wednesday offered to donate her kidney to the ailing prominent social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Malik, 30, made the offer during her visit to Edhi's residence with her husband Asad Khattack. Edhi, who has won numerous accolades and recognition for his work...
  • Hindu, Muslim couples swap kidneys for transplant August 7, 2013

    Rising above religious and sectarian divide, a Hindu couple and a Muslim couple swapped their kidneys for transplantation, as the blood groups of their spouses did not match, a leading specialty hospital official said in Bangalore on Tuesday. "We have carried out a historic swap kidney transplant involving two couples...
  • 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?...
  • Haryana: Kidney racket masterminds get 7 yrs of jail March 22, 2013

    Panchkula: Masterminds of kidney stealing racket, Amit Kumar and Upender Kumar, have been sentenced by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula to undergo seven years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh each. The agency had taken over this case in February...
  • High BP, if uncontrolled, can affect kidney: Dr Sanjay K Agarwal March 14, 2013

    On World Kidney Day, Dr Sanjay K Agarwal, the head of the department of Nephrology at AIIMS joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the subject. Q. Hello Sir, I was suffering from extreme back-pain and when I got a checkup and scanned... there is a 7.3MM stone in my kidney......
  • Villa ends 2nd hospital stay for kidney stones February 15, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say striker David Villa has been released from his second hospital stay this week to treat a case of kidney stones. Villa spent Monday night in hospital before being sent home, only to return due to intense pain on Thursday for further medical care. Barcelona say Villa will not be...
  • Bangalore: Police bust kidney racket, arrest three January 6, 2013

    Ramanagara: In a fourday operation in Bangalore, police have busted a kidney racket and have arrested three of its seven members. "This racket has been working for the last three to four years in Bangalore. It also operates in Mysore where corporate hospitals are there. Names of few hospitals have...
  • Seven arrested in kidney transplantation racket January 5, 2013

    Bangalore: A police team on January 5 arrested seven persons for running a kidney transplantation racket, allegedly involving government officials and major hospitals in the city. Among those arrested is Ranjan, a revenue inspector, CD Shrikanth, a contract labourer in Food and Civil Supplies Office located at Magadi and five...
  • Transplant doctor, Nobel winner Murray dies in Boston November 27, 2012

    Boston: Dr Joseph E Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93. Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Monday, hospital spokesman Tom...
  • AP: 6 women approach rights panel to sell kidneys for husbands November 13, 2012

    Karimnagar: Six poor women from the district have approached the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission seeking its permission to sell their kidneys to raise "blood money" for the release of their husbands lodged in a Dubai jail. The women said in the petition that they be allowed to sell...
  • China's 'kidney for iPad' case goes on trial August 11, 2012

    Beijing: The sensational case of a teenager selling one of his kidneys to buy an iPhone and iPad came up for hearing at a court in central China where nine people, including a surgeon are on trial facing charges of intentional injury and illegal organ trade. Judges at the People's...
  • Woman donates kidney on Rakhi to save brother August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: On Raksha Bandhan day, it is traditionally the brothers who shower presents on their sisters but 34yearold Asha chose to give a priceless gift to her sibling who was battling for his life, one of her kidneys. 42yearold Sriniwas Thakur, a resident of Faridabad, was suffering from high...
  • Bangalore: Kidney patients rue absence of donors July 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Thirtyfiveyearold Manjunath breathed his last on a hospital bed due to kidney failure. The reason he could not be saved was that he did not find a suitable donor. According to citybased doctors over 80 percent people suffering from kidney failure die as there is an acute shortage of...
  • Japan: Brain dead child's organs save 3 lives June 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Heart, liver and kidneys of a brain dead child donor under six years of age were successfully transplanted at three hospitals in Japan early Saturday. Surgeons at Osaka University Hospital successfully transplanted on Friday the heart to a girl under age 10, the hospital said, making her the youngest person...
  • Cancer drugs to cost less, Cipla slashes prices May 5, 2012

    Mumbai: After the Indian government recently lifted a patent license, Indian pharma major, Cipla, has announced a massive reduction of up to 76 per cent in its cancer drug prices. Following the move, the price of Cipla's generic kidney cancer drug, Sorafenib, will be available at Rs 6,840 a month from...
  • Chinese boy sells kidney to buy iPhone, iPad April 7, 2012

    Beijing: Authorities have indicted five people in central China for involvement in illegal organ trading after a teenager sold one of his kidneys to earn money to buy an iPhone and an iPad. The official Xinhua News Agency says prosecutors in the city of Chenzhou charged the suspects with intentional injury...
  • For some, Facebook is a route to new kidney January 2, 2012

    Seattle: Here's another reason for holdouts to join the social media site Facebook: It's a great place to find a kidney. Between the kid photos and reminiscences about high school, more and more pleas for help from people with failing kidneys are popping up. Facebook and other social media sites are...
  • US: daughter donates kidney to mother November 28, 2011

    An American woman, who has been waiting for a kidney transplant for years, will now get a new kidney as a surprise from her daughter. Sarah Nesbit lost her kidney function because of a complicated pregnancy. ...
  • Faulty gene behind a third of kidney cancers January 20, 2011

    London: A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers. The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in the future lead to new treatments and earlier diagnosis. Everyone is born with a gene called PBRM1, but in some people it gets...
  • Kidney's role vital in managing blood pressure January 16, 2011

    Washington: The kidneys play a vital role in maintaining blood pressure, says a new study. The organ is made up of roughly a million basic working units called nephrons, which remove waste products from the blood, recycle some substances and eliminate what is left as urine. The end segment of nephrons,...
  • Donor in 1st successful transplant dies in Maine December 30, 2010

    Maine: Ronald Lee Herrick, who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful organ transplant, has died of complications following heart surgery. He was 79. Herrick died Monday at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center in Augusta, said his wife, Cynthia. He...
  • World's 1st artificial kidney device by an Indian December 5, 2010

    New Delhi: A US based Indianorigin researcher has created the world's first artificial implantable kidney. If this passes human trials, it could eliminate the need for kidney dialysis and even a transplant. The world's first artificial kidney that can mimic almost all vital kindey functions has been created. Indian origin...
  • Parents seek permission to sell their kidneys November 11, 2010

    Kanpur: The parents of an ill teenager in Kanpur have asked a local court to permit them to sell their kidneys so that they can raise the money needed for his treatment. Anuj Behl, 14, has aplastic anemia a disorder in which the body does not produce new blood...