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World Lupus Day 2024: Date, History, Theme, Importance, and More Details

World Lupus Day is a significant annual day that aims to raise awareness about lupus and show support for the people who are living with it and are impacted by it

World Lupus Day 2024: Date, History, Theme, Importance, and More Details
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 6:26 PM IST

World Kidney Day 2024: All you need to know about kidney wellbeing

World Kidney Day will be celebrated on the second Thursday of March 2024 so this year it will fall on 14 March. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the health of kidneys

World Kidney Day 2024: All you need to know about kidney wellbeing
Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 7:08 AM IST

Sun Pharma, Bayer partner for diabetes-linked kidney disease medicine

Diabetes is an epidemic in India, with nearly 100 million Indians suffering from it. Diabetes has also been identified as the leading cause of chronic kidney disease in India

Sun Pharma, Bayer partner for diabetes-linked kidney disease medicine
Updated On : 17 Jan 2024 | 3:30 PM IST

Irrational and prolonged use of medicines may damage kidneys: Experts

Inadequate knowledge and prolonged and irrational use of medicines can be fatal for the health of kidneys, experts said on Friday. As the number of people with kidney ailments rise steadily, experts said if timely attention is not given to the matter, it might assume an epidemic proportion. Experts from various states participated virtually at the 'Kidney Manthan 2.0' organised by AIMIL Pharmaceuticals. Dr Prabhu S, an internal medicine specialist from Bengaluru, spoke about drug induced renal disorders and their management. At the webinar, he said people usually keep on consuming medicines over an extended period of time without consulting doctors and without realising the threat it poses to them. Dr Sathya N Dornala, senior doctor from Swami Vivekananda Ayurvedic Hospital, New Delhi, dwelled in detail about several medicines that should not be taken over-the-counter (OTC) and added that patients should be careful while taking drugs as these can damage the kidneys. At the same

Irrational and prolonged use of medicines may damage kidneys: Experts
Updated On : 03 Mar 2023 | 9:12 PM IST

Dialysis business in growth mode amid rising treatment demand in India

The industry estimates that there are some 20 million patients with chronic kidney disease in India, but only 20 per cent get dialysis treatment

Dialysis business in growth mode amid rising treatment demand in India
Updated On : 24 Jan 2023 | 9:50 PM IST

Long-term exposure to air pollution ups kidney disease risk: Study

As air pollution worsens in Delhi-NCR, a new study has warned that long-term exposure to air pollution may increase kidney disease risk.

Long-term exposure to air pollution ups kidney disease risk: Study
Updated On : 05 Nov 2022 | 1:28 PM IST

Indonesia suspends liquid medicines after 99 kids die of kidney injury

Indonesia temporarily suspended the circulation of all liquid medicines after 99 children died of acute kidney injury, while 206 cases were detected in 20 provinces, the Health Ministry said

Indonesia suspends liquid medicines after 99 kids die of kidney injury
Updated On : 20 Oct 2022 | 11:18 AM IST

Air pollution linked to heart scarring in adults with kidney disease: Study

Air pollution may have detrimental effects on heart in individuals with hypertension and kidney disease, according to a study. The researchers found that in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in addition to hypertension, air pollution exposure was associated with rising levels of Galectin 3, a marker of scarring in the heart. The findings were presented online at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2021 on Thursday. "Air pollution may be directly linked to the development of myocardial fibrosis in individuals with CKD," said study lead author Hafsa Tariq, from Case Western Reserve University in the US. Myocardial fibrosis arises when a type of cell in the heart called fibroblasts produce collagenous scar tissue. It can lead to heart failure and death. "Efforts to limit air pollution could have a beneficial effect on lowering subclinical cardiovascular disease in CKD," Tariq said. Satellite-derived measurements of smaller particulate matter, PM2.5, were link

Air pollution linked to heart scarring in adults with kidney disease: Study
Updated On : 05 Nov 2021 | 7:31 PM IST

How IVUS in balloon angioplasty can be a boon for heart and kidney patients

Balloon angioplasty using IVUS, has proved to be successful on heart patients with kidney ailments and diabetes, for Kerala-based Meditrina Hospital

How IVUS in balloon angioplasty can be a boon for heart and kidney patients
Updated On : 18 Jun 2020 | 1:02 PM IST

How coronavirus crisis is holding India's kidney patients to ransom

Many are unable to get the dialysis they need to survive as troubles mount after lockdown being imposed across the country

How coronavirus crisis is holding India's kidney patients to ransom
Updated On : 15 May 2020 | 3:24 PM IST

Experts say up to 15% Covid-19 patients may also suffer kidney damage

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) a term used for a collection of acute dialysis techniques can support these patients for 24 hours in a day

Experts say up to 15% Covid-19 patients may also suffer kidney damage
Updated On : 16 Apr 2020 | 2:32 PM IST

Healthy-plant based diet reduces risk of kidney diseases: Study

A good plant-based diet includes whole grain foods; fruits like apples and oranges; veggies like leafy greens and sweet potatoes

Healthy-plant based diet reduces risk of kidney diseases: Study
Updated On : 04 May 2019 | 11:18 PM IST