Patient awarded for motivating others to continue dialysis

Sachin was diagnosed with kidney failure in 1987, and since 1993, he is on dialysis. He is taking around 12 to 13 dialysis cycles every month which costs him around 15 to 20 thousand rupees

Patient awarded for motivating others to continue dialysisA 51-year-old man, Sachin TL, hailing from Chikmangalur district of Karnataka, is on dialysis for the last 25 years. Recently, the Bangalore Haemodialysis Association (BHA) recognised and honoured him for his voluntary service to the other patients, who are on dialysis. In India, every year, there are around two lakh patients who are in need […]

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patient

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant is an operation to replace kidney and pancreas at the same time in a patient who has kidney failure and also suffers from diabetes, needing very high insulin dose to control sugars

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patientSahyadri Hospital recently conducted complex and critical simultaneous kidney- pancreas transplantation.  A diabetic patient successfully underwent simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recently. Diabetes is one of the most common problems in India and can affect various organs. Replacing kidney and pancreas is one of the most useful solution, however, pancreas transplant are still rare in India. Elaborating […]

Maha: Chemist association to provide free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centres

The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has decided to build 12 new dialysis centres across the state. The aim is to provide free of cost dialysis treatment to poor and needy patients. All India Chemist and Druggist Association has also decided to donate free drugs to these dialysis centres

Maha: Chemist association to provide free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centresThe All India Chemist and Druggist Association, Maharashtra, has decided to donate free dialysis medicines to new dialysis centres in the state.  The medicines will be donated free of cost to these dialysis centres for the entire year, as per their requirement. The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has appealed to the Chemist association to donate […]

Rural dialysis patients at a higher risk of mortality than urban ones, finds study

The study was conducted among 16,000 patients across India, the report reveals that patients residing in rural areas have a one year mortality of 22% compared to 11% for their urban counterparts

Rural dialysis patients at a higher risk of mortality than urban ones, finds studyNephroPlus is India’s largest dialysis centre network, it had recently conducted an extensive clinical study across 85 cities in 18 states of India pertaining to mortality data on dialysis. The 5 year mortality is 60% for the rural population compared to 36% for urban patients. This is thought to be predominantly due to the lack […]

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneys

Yoga is an ancient practice and a form of therapy which harmoniously combines the mind-body relaxation techniques

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneysRegular practice of yoga improves the musculoskeletal system that provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. It also positively influences the autonomic nervous system that helps the body rest, relax, and digest food. This is turn improves many lifestyle diseases including kidney disease. The five main ways in which yoga helps a kidney […]

‘Sanitation coverage in India more than doubled,’ states PM Modi

While interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that sanitation coverage in the country has increased from 38 per cent to nearly 80 per cent

‘Sanitation coverage in India more than doubled,’ states PM ModiHe also spoke about affordable cardiac stents and knee implants. Explaining the importance of healthcare and wellness, the Prime Minister said that health is the basis for all success and prosperity. The Government of India has reduced prices of stents substantially. This is helping the poor and the middle class the most: PM @narendramodi #HealthKiBaatPMKeSaath […]

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplant

In India, paired kidney exchange is legal. Mutual compatibilities can be found between pairs in such registries, which pave the way for a kidney exchange between such pairs. Paired kidney exchanges (PKE) can be performed as binaries (swaps), but more patients can benefit if such swaps are extended into longer chains or cycles with help of ASTRA

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplantAs we all are aware of, kidney failure is a major healthcare problem which many citizens face. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with kidney failure as compared to dialysis. The limitation to this is the availability of a compatible donor kidney. One way to get a compatible kidney is via a donor who […]

‘Dialysis is a painful expensive process with scarcely available resources’

This World Kidney Day, Centaur Pharmaceuticals and Kibow Biotect have tied up to market Renadyl in India, a strategic therapeutic drug for healthy kidneys. In an opening address, Gregory Taevs thanked Centaur and Kibow for inviting him to the occasion and wished the strategic alliance a grand success

‘Dialysis is a painful expensive process with scarcely available resources’Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in India is 17.2% and rising Dialysis is a painful expensive process with scarcely available resources The US patented and clinically tested product helps maintain healthy kidney functions Centaur Pharmaceuticals and Kibow Biotect tied up to market Renadyl in India. Starting this March 8th, on the eve of World […]

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weak

Farmer Sunil Shinde and his family sold their four-acre plot to undergo kidney transplant six months ago. He needs a repeat transplant for not being able to afford expensive post-care

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weakWhen Anita Shinde sold their four-acre agricultural land for her husband’s kidney transplant, little did she know that this would come to nought. Sunil, a 41-year-old farmer from Varud village in Ahmednagar district, needs yet another kidney transplant as the previous procedure could not meet with success due to medical complications. “He was undergoing dialysis […]

Say goodbye to dialysis, as scientists develop world’s first artificial kidneys

The world’s first bionic kidney can be inserted in a body by a common surgical procedure and it has proved to work efficiently. It is now proving to be the perfect replacement for a damaged kidney. The bionic kidney consists of several microchips which are moved by the heart. The bionic kidney also filters out toxins from the blood in the same way as a normal kidney

Say goodbye to dialysis, as scientists develop world’s first artificial kidneysThe National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patients survives longer […]