Surgeon Ramon Vazquez removed a patient's kidney which he initially thought was a tumor. However, it turned out that the presumed cancerous mass was an intact pelvic kidney.
January 14, 2019
Did a hospital remove both of a woman's kidneys because they were cancerous? The biopsy records showed no evidence of malignancy in the removed tissue.
Medicine November 17, 2018
A surgeon mistook a patient's healthy kidney for a cancerous tumor and removed it during a routine surgery. An administrative case is now filed against him for the unfortunate mistake.
Feature | Health November 3, 2018
The White House did not elaborate on Melania Trump's kidney condition but it is highly likely the first lady had angiomyolipoma. What is angiomyolipoma and how can an embolization procedure treat this condition?
Feature | Health May 14, 2018
A man from Sanger, California shared on his Facebook page that he would donate his kidney to anyone who could give his wife their liver. His wife was diagnosed with Cirrhosis three years ago and is still on the list for a donor.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018
A husband just gave his wife the gift of her life — literally. For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar gave Monica his own kidney, putting a stop to her suffering.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018
There might be a better alternative than saline in IV bags. A new research says that using balanced fluids in IV therapies could lead to less deaths and cases of kidney damage.
Medicine February 28, 2018
A study by the Mayo Clinic revealed that cases of kidney stones are on the rise, especially among women. The best way to avoid the painful condition is to drink lots of water.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2018
According to a new study, low blood levels of protein could affect kidney functions in an adverse manner. The presence of the soluble klotho protein in high amounts, however, may aid in safeguarding the organ.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017
A study involving 3.5 million U.S. veterans found a link between severe constipation and kidney problems. Here are ways to prevent and treat constipation.
Public Health November 15, 2016
A team of experts in Michigan attempted to find out whether a thrilling roller coaster ride could help patients pass kidney stones. Researchers say the success rates for kidney stone passage were quite high.
Public Health September 26, 2016
Researchers developed a 'kidney on a chip' device that allows delivery of precise drug dosages. The technique also helps scientists examine the effects of drugs on human kidney cells.
Biotech May 6, 2016
A huge fan of eating red meat? If you don’t combine it with servings of fruits and vegetables, it may increase your risk of getting older than you look.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016
In a unique three-way kidney swap chain, an aunt helped save not only her niece’s life, but also enhanced the lives of two others who were in need of kidney transplants.
Biotech April 22, 2016
Long-term intake of a common drug used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers may lead to an increased risk of kidney disease and kidney failure, new study has found.
Life April 18, 2016
Researchers demonstrate how the kidney's innate circadian clock affects metabolic processes in the body. These variations are crucial to the levels of lipids, amino acids and other blood components in the body.
Life April 11, 2016
The number of kidney disease-related early deaths has decreased. However, the number of those being diagnosed with end stage renal disease continues to rise.
Life January 18, 2016
The UCSF Medical Center halted its living donor program for kidney transplant following the death of a donor. Investigations to determine the cause of death are ongoing.
Life December 20, 2015
X-ray results of a 4-year-old boy who had been complaining of abdominal pain revealed a hair pin piercing through his kidney. The child said he swallowed the foreign object one month before his signs and symptoms developed.
Life November 8, 2015
Kidney function may be compromised with disrupted sleep as many bodily processes follow a natural daily rhythm based on regular sleep-wake cycles. The risks of poor sleep were found to be interconnected and included chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Life November 7, 2015
A software developer from Texas received the first skull and scalp transplant before receiving life-saving pancreas and kidney transplants. The patient has a rare form of cancer that affected the muscles under his scalp.
Life June 5, 2015
A man from Colorado posted an advertisement on the back of his pickup truck for possible kidney donors to his wife. A picture of the sign went viral, leading to countless calls from interested donors.
Life April 1, 2015
Twelve people experienced a life-changing event as they underwent a six-way kidney swap, the largest in California. Doctors successfully completed the procedure Friday, making history for CPMC.
Life March 7, 2015
In a groundbreaking medical procedure, doctors in the UK have transplanted a 6 day old baby's kidney and liver cells to two different recipients after her heart stopped beating.
Life January 21, 2015
Individuals with type 1 diabetes may lose up to 13 years of their life to the disease. People with good kidney function and who take proper care of the disease may also lose up to eight years of their life to type 1 diabetes.
Life January 7, 2015
Kidney stones may make bone fractures more common, but who is most at risk?
Life October 25, 2014
Research report reveals a link between hot days and kidney stone ailments in various cities. As mean daily temperatures rose above 50 F, it seems the risk of kidney stone presentation increased in all the cities except Los Angeles.
Life July 11, 2014
Although such injuries are avoidable, more than 30 people die needlessly from such incidents per day. The high death toll is largely attributed to poor hospital care, the study says.
Life April 23, 2014
A new study from the University of Washington has found a link between depression and kidney disease among diabetics, with sufferers of Type 2 diabetes and major depression 85 percent more likely to develop renal failure.
Life March 28, 2014
A recent research indicates that paying kidney donors can be cost effective in the long term.
Society October 27, 2013