Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early death

Despite the study showing an increased risk of death, researchers are still unsure about the biological reason behind why the group of drugs are associated with an early death. Since the research was an observational study, no cause and effect can be determined

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early deathA common type of heartburn medication is linked to a higher risk of early death, according to a new study. The medicine, in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has previously been tied to a greater chance of negative health effects, such as kidney disease and various types of infections. But, the […]

Organ donation: Doctors raise awareness to treat kidney failure

India has the dubious distinction of being called as the diabetes capital of the world. Given the huge number of people affected by this disease, it is also a known factor for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Hence, awareness on organ donation is very important, as diabetes plays a major role in causing kidney failure

Organ donation: Doctors raise awareness to treat kidney failureIndia is home to more than 69 million people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, these numbers are expected to rise to 140 million by the year 2040. And almost half of these cases remain undiagnosed. 30 to 40% patients with diabetes mellitus may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient. To highlight this concern, an […]

World Kidney Day: Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney disease

Kidney diseases are silent killers. There are several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease

World Kidney Day: Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney diseaseKeep active: Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease. Activities like walking, running and cycling should be undertaken Keep fasting sugar < 80 mg: About half of people who have diabetes develop kidney damage. Kidney damage from diabetes can be reduced or prevented if detected […]

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’

‘Include, value, empower.’ This year the slogan for World Kidney Day highlights the importance of women’s kidney health and the need to create awareness amongst women as well as to give them equal access to healthcare all over the country. Let’s focus on some of the special problems faced by women vis-a-vis kidney health

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’5 lakh women suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) worldwide and 600000 women die every year of CKD. Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women. Although, women are somewhat more prone to develop CKD (14% prevalence in woman compared to 12% in men.) Woman with chronic kidney disease will have […]

IMA to launch chronic kidney disease prevention project

On this World Kidney Day, which coincides with the International Women’s Day (March 08), this year, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will focus on women’s health. Hence, IMA is launching a kidney disease prevention project starting from March 06, 2018. This project is aimed at controlling the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and non-communicable disease (NCD) spreading across India

IMA to launch chronic kidney disease prevention projectWorld Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on controlling kidney disease at the government, society, physician and individual level. More importantly in India, WKD reminds us that if we do not control NCD’s like diabetes, blood pressure and obesity which leads to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), we will be overwhelmed by […]

Air pollution linked to kidney disease

A new analysis, in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, followed 2,482,737 veterans for an average of eight and a half years. The Department of Veterans Affairs database includes information on glomerular filtration rate, or G.F.R., a measure of kidney function

Air pollution linked to kidney diseaseAdd a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease. Previous studies have linked high levels of the fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 to cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Using data on air pollution from NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency, the researchers found that increases in PM […]

Studies suggest, drink coffee to live longer

The new study shows that there is a stronger biological possibility for the relationship between coffee and longevity and found that mortality was inversely related to coffee consumption for heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease

Studies suggest, drink coffee to live longerOne study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person’s risk of mortality. The second study was more novel, as it focused on non-white populations. After surveying over 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, […]

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care experts

Yesteryear’s super hit movie, ‘Anand’ grabbed eyeballs for its portrayal of characters and unique presentation of death- acceptance. Anand, is a cancer patient who doesn’t wish to confine to bed in his final days and wished to die peacefully. That is the kind of life that palliative care tries to advocate, to help the person to be bereft of pain and suffering. However, the experts say that we are poorly prepared, in case of palliative care

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care expertsFor the 83-year-old, Nitin Kumar (name changed) his family was everything. Like anybody in that age, he had started feeling more breathless and came to the doctors with the complaint of heart ailments. Kumar had a severe heart disease which took a toll on his kidney. Kumar’s family approached the palliative care unit at Hinduja […]

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unit

On the occasion of Hospice and Palliative Care day, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre launched its palliative care service in the hospital. Its services will include pain relief treatment, counseling and OPD

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unitOne of the prominent characters in the film Piku was played by Amitabh Bachchan as a doting yet open-minded father, who, in one of the scenes is ridiculed when Irrfan Khan (Rana in the film) says his father was put on the ventilator. ‘Comfort care’ or ‘palliative care’ is the need of the hour. It […]

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone 

The surgery was performed on 35 year old woman, who was suffering from kidney stone since last few years. Doctors claim this is the first of it's kind of a surgery performed in Pune and Maharashtra

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone A HR professional named Ashwini, (name changed), a 35-year-old woman whose kidney was infected due to stone formation. She was successfully operated at Ruby Hall clinic using next generation robotic surgery. This technology has helped doctors from Pune to overcome the barriers associated with open and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital claim this is […]