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The four-hour-long operation was carried out on March 16 on a 62-year-old man suffering from end-stage kidney disease, the hospital said. (Photo by Michelle ROSE / Massachusetts General Hospital / AFP)

US surgeons transplant pig kidney to live patient in world first

US surgeons have successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig kidney into a living patient for the first time, the hospital said Thursday, a procedure that could help address the chronic shortage of
4 months ago
This July 14, 2023, image released by NYU Langone Health in New York, shows a team of surgeons transplanting a pig kidney. - The genetically-modified pig kidney is continuing to function well into a record-breaking 32 days, after it was transplanted into a brain dead patient, the medical center said on August 16, 2023. "This work demonstrates a pig kidney -— with only one genetic modification and without experimental medications or devices -- can replace the function of a human kidney for at least 32 days without being rejected," said surgeon Robert Montgomery, director of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute. (Photo by Joe Carrotta / NYU Langone Health / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NYU LANGONE HEALTH" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NYU Langone Health" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS /

Pig kidney functioning in human for more than a month

A genetically-modified pig kidney is continuing to function well a record-breaking 32 days after it was transplanted into a brain dead patient, a medical center said Wednesday.
11 months ago
ADDING EXTRA SALT TO FOODS: Experts have warned that a person who eats excessive amounts of salt may be at risk of: enlarged heart muscles, headaches, obesity, heart attack, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stroke, heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney stones and gastric/stomach cancer.
ADDING EXTRA SALT TO FOODS: Experts have warned that a person who eats excessive amounts of salt may be at risk of: enlarged heart muscles, headaches, obesity, heart attack, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stroke, heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney stones and gastric/stomach cancer.

Unregulated taste for salty foods: Enhancer for hypertension, heart attack and kidney damage

“This food is tasteless. There is no salt in this soup. How can you cook without salt? Please come and take away this food,” Mr. Obiwenite Okongwu blurted out to his wife
3 years ago
Woman holding model human kidney halves at white body. This artificial model of a kidney organ is used on high school for education. School children learn in biology class about the human body and the function of various organs. The kidney is important for blood purification in the body. BEN-SCHONEWILLE/GETTY IMAGES

Group organises essay competition for schools on kidney awareness

A non -governmental organisation, Clifford Kidney Foundation International, has organised an essay competition for schools, to create awareness on early detection and prevention of chronic kidney disease.
3 years ago
Woman holding model human kidney halves at white body. This artificial model of a kidney organ is used on high school for education. School children learn in biology class about the human body and the function of various organs. The kidney is important for blood purification in the body. BEN-SCHONEWILLE/GETTY IMAGES

COVID-19: FMC expands facilities, mulls kidney transplant, other services

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jabi, Federal Capital Territory, Prof Saad Ahmed has said the FMC is expanding its facilities to provide specialised services, including laparoscopy surgery and kidney transplant.
3 years ago
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