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 […]

Once again, kidney transplant programme gains momentum at Sion Hospital

Sion Hospital and LTMG Medical college are considered to be the foremost hospitals to started kidney transplant programme in Mumbai. After a short defunct, Sion hospital restarted the kidney transplant programme. Sion hospital doctors say that they do have a liver transplant team that’s very keen on starting such a programme soon

Once again, kidney transplant programme gains momentum at Sion HospitalKidney transplants in the city are not a new happening and Sion Hospital and LTMG Medical college are considered to be the foremost hospitals to start a kidney transplant programme in Mumbai. Now Sion Hospital, after a short break, has re-started with its programme. “Sion Hospital has been very active with this kidney transplant programme. […]

Are you a diabetic patient? Here are new therapies which can help to control it   

Diabetes mellitus unfortunately is a silent killer. There are no symptoms of the damage it is doing to the body, before it is too late. And once the damage is done, it is irreparable. Simple lifestyle changes need to be followed throughout life. Early diagnosis and taking your medications, are necessary to avoid complications and improve quality of life of a diabetic

Are you a diabetic patient? Here are new therapies which can help to control it   India is home to over 50 million adults with diabetes and this number is likely to increase to over 120 million by 2040. Diabetes Mellitus is characterized by high blood sugar levels. Exposure to high blood sugar leads to weakness, weight loss, increased thirst and frequent urination. The long term complications include damage to eyes, […]

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy ways

Researchers still are not exactly sure how and why kidney stones occur, although they are one of the oldest medical conditions known to affect humans

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy waysKidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together in the kidneys. Usually, the fluid in urine prevents waste products from coming into contact with each other. Kidney stones begin to form when there is not enough fluid or too much solid waste content in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in […]

Organ donation: A brain-dead man gifts life to 3 Mumbaikars

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. So, when Amravati’s Manoj Gupta was declared brain-dead. His wife decided to donate organs

Organ donation: A brain-dead man gifts life to 3 MumbaikarsOrgan donation has become a matter of prime importance. Considering this fact, a wife has donated her husband’s organs in Hamalpura area of Amravati district. The organs of this person helped save three lives. 52-year-old Manoj Gupta, who lived in Hamalpura area of Amravati district, had been admitted to a private hospital for treatment on […]

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say experts

Stress, anxiety and depression are common prolonged factors seen in such cases. Reasons behind stress may include fear of dying, financial insecurity, worrying about family members, undergoing constant hospitalisation, prolonged medication etc

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say expertsOrgan transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the heart, lungs, kidneys or the liver; an organ recipient on the wait list, and his family, wait with bated breath until the telephone rings informing them that a perfect match donor has been identified. The long […]

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare gift

Bhai dooj is a festival which celebrates the unique bond that a sister and brother share. The loving bond of a brother and sister is one of the most important relationships of all and the brother swears to protect his sister from all the difficulties. Acting promptly to this, a brother who gifted to his sister by donating his kidney is happy to see his sister back on track

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare giftOn bhai dooj, when sisters generally get gifts like cash, chocolates, clothes and so on, Rama*, a 30 year-old computer engineer has got a new lease of life. All thanks to her brother who came forward and donated his kidney. A brother donating an organ to the sister is a rare sight. But, for Rama, […]

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 4

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, a 34-year-old woman’s husband granted the permission to donate her organs. The organ donation was done on October 10 in Mumbai’s Apollo Hospital. Woman’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated. This is Mumbai’s 46 th cadaver donation

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 434-year-old Navi Mumbai’s resident started feeling dizzy after which she was admitted to DY Patil Hospital. Her medical examination revealed that there was a blood clot in her brain. She was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Due to excessive bleeding she was declared brain dead. But, her family refused to believe the […]

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 […]

First cadaver donation of 2017 at Sion Hospital

The deceased person’s heart was allocated to Fortis hospital. The liver was allocated to KEM Hospital. One kidney was allocated to Hinduja hospital, while other was allocated to Sion Hospital

First cadaver donation of 2017 at Sion HospitalThe first cadaver donation of the year happened in Sion Hospital on Sept 28. Abraham John, a 35-year-old man’s organs were donated to the various hospitals in the city. Abraham who was from Kerala was hospitalised in Sion Hospital on Sept 26 after he met with a railway accident. His heart was allocated to Fortis […]
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