Kidney transplant: Know what it is all about

Kidneys can be defined as two bean-shaped organs which are located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Moreover, the main functioning of the kidney is to filter and remove waste, minerals, and fluid from the blood by producing urine

Kidney transplant: Know what it is all aboutA surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly is called as a kidney transplant. Did you know? When your kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste tend to get accumulated in the body, which may shoot […]

72-yr-old grandmother donates kidney to 11-yr-old grandson, giving him a new life

A 72-year-old woman came forward and donated her kidney to her 12-year-old grandson. The boy was diagnosed with kidney failure at 11 months of age and has been in and out of hospitals his entire life

72-yr-old grandmother donates kidney to 11-yr-old grandson, giving him a new lifeSahil Bhundere was a child who always suffered from health issues. When he was an infant he was diagnosed with kidney failure and has struggled since then. He had a tough childhood as he suffered from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and had been on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) for the last six years. This […]

Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease risk

A new study has uncovered a link between plant-based diets and kidney health. The finding, which appears in an upcoming issue of CJASN, indicates that consuming a diet based on nutrient-rich plants may help protect against the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease riskThe consumption of plant-based diets is becoming more common for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. The quality of plant sources of food can differ, however, with nutrient-rich plants being more healthful and plants that are high in refined carbohydrates being less healthful. Emerging evidence suggests that the risk of chronic conditions varies by types of […]

Understanding and managing chronic kidney disease

Dr Suresh K. Bhagat, a Urologist, and Transplant Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shared his insights on Chronic Kidney Disease and how to prevent, and its treatment

Understanding and managing chronic kidney diseaseThe prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in India has doubled over the last decade, and over 5 lakh individuals in the country are diagnosed with the disease. Out of these, only a few are able to undergo a Kidney Transplant, so, it is crucial to prevent, identify, and treat CKD in time. At present, […]

Aurangabad docs perform successful kidney transplant between different blood group people

When the donor and the recipient have different blood groups, ideally, the doctors opt for swap transplant. However, doctors from United Sigma Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, performed plasma apheresis therapy to decrease the number of antibodies in the recipient's body and to do a successful organ transplant

Aurangabad docs perform successful kidney transplant between different blood group peopleIf a patient wants to undergo an organ transplant, the first and foremost thing which the doctor looks at is, matching the blood group of the donor and the recipient. However, doctors from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, have successfully conducted a kidney transplant, although, the blood groups of the donor and the recipient were different. A 58-year-old […]

Pune: 10 years post-transplant, patient elected as Deputy Sarpanch

It was a routine follow-up, but Kakade arrived with sweets for the entire staff of the Jehangir Hospital, as on Friday, after fighting with the disease, he was elected as a member of the panchayat named Wadgaon Shinde. The 46-year-old Yuvraj Kakade leads a busy and active life even after a decade post-transplant

Pune: 10 years post-transplant, patient elected as Deputy SarpanchOn Friday, a kidney transplant patient brought sweets for a doctor in Jehangir Hospital, who performed the transplant on him. After fighting with the disease, he was elected as a member of the panchayat named Wadgaon Shinde, in Pune, and will soon take oath as deputy Sarpanch. The 46-year-old Yuvraj Kakade lives a busy life […]

Organ donation: 17-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give new life to four

This noble act has enabled four lifesaving transplants; it also marked Mumbai’s 28th and Navi Mumbai’s 5th cadaveric organ donation of 2019

Organ donation: 17-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give new life to fourThe parents of a 17-year-old male from Beed, Maharashtra, courageously consented to donate their brain dead son’s liver, kidneys, lungs, skin and corneas. After having suffered a severe head injury due to a road traffic accident, the patient was moved in to Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, from another hospital, and admitted under the care of Dr […]

Pune docs help kidney transplant patient who miscarried twice, safely deliver baby

Doctors at Aditya Birla Hospital in Pune helped a kidney transplant patients successfully deliver a child after almost three years. Prior to this pregnancy, the woman had suffered from two miscarriages

Pune docs help kidney transplant patient who miscarried twice, safely deliver babyTwo and half year ago, Megha (name changed), a 33-year-old resident of Sangli district underwent a kidney transplant at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, under consultant Nephrologist and transplant physician Dr Manish Mali. The woman was keen on pregnancy but had history of two spontaneous miscarriages prior to transplant. “As per the European guidelines for pregnancy […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplant

According to researchers, frailty is associated with lower likelihoods of being placed on the kidney transplant waitlist and of receiving a transplant

#WorldKidneyDay: Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplantTo order to investigate whether frailty in patients with kidney failure may affect their likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, Christine Haugen, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and her colleagues studied 7,078 potential kidney transplant candidates from 2009 to 2017. Patients were considered frail if they had 3 or more of the following components: Unintentional weight […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Workhardt hospital performs ‘Swap Transplant’ on a 60-year-old

A team led by Dr MM Bahadur, Head, Department of Nephrology, successfully performed a renal kidney transplant with across blood groups on a 60-year-old patient at Mumbai Central's Wockhardt Hospital. Although Paired Exchange Kidney Donation (PEKD) is increasing worldwide, however, India has not nearly reached the estimated potential of this modality.

#WorldKidneyDay: Workhardt hospital performs ‘Swap Transplant’ on a 60-year-oldA 60-year-old, Natwar (name changed), visited Wockhardt Hospital for a kidney transplant. His family was little confused as the blood group of the patient’s wife was incompatible with him, and she was the only donor. The blood group of the wife was AB positive while Natwar has A-positive. Dr Bahadur, Dr Chandan, and the team […]
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