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  • Ketosis and Kidney Function: Here’s What the Science Says

    09/14/2019 7:52:21 AM PDT · by FtrPilot · 71 replies ^ | April 16, 2019 | Unknown
    Whenever a non-traditional diet becomes mainstream, there’s skepticism about its real impact on health — and the ketogenic diet is no exception. After all, it isn’t every day that you hear about a diet that encourages you to eat tasty, fatty cuts of meat. Since dietary fats have been unfairly demonized for the past few decades, some people are worried that keto may affect your internal organs. Specifically, there’s controversy about the keto-kidney connection. So is the low carb, high fat lifestyle bad for your kidneys? Read on to see the two sides of the debate.
  • Trump orders overhaul of organ transplant and kidney dialysis systems

    07/10/2019 8:37:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10 at 10:04 AM | Lenny Bernstein / Kimberly Kindy
    The initiatives Trump is scheduled to outline include five new payment models to encourage doctors to treat patients earlier and encourage home peritoneal dialysis; a crackdown on some of the 58 non-profit organizations that do a poor job of collecting organs for transplant; and a public awareness campaign aimed at patients. About 40 percent of people with kidney disease do not know they have it, officials said. In the United States, most people receive hemodialysis, a treatment that requires a device to filter waste and toxins from their blood. Most receive it in clinics or private facilities that serve dozens...
  • What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!

    07/05/2019 12:20:19 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 119 replies
    Old School ^ | 7/5/19 | Patrick Rooney
    What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!Passing a kidney stone is a learning experience? EVERYTHING is a learning experience! This is the third time for me—label me a slow learner. The first one I attribute to using a Vitamin C product in excess many years ago. The second one, frankly, I don’t remember the cause. And now this one. You’d think with the amount of pain these tiny (in my case) rocks cause, I’d be done. Hopefully I will be now! I’m going to tell you MY experience here, and MY choice. If you have a kidney stone,...
  • Florida surgeon fined for removing kidney he thought was tumor

    01/13/2019 8:36:21 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 1/12/2019 | AP
    <p>WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.</p> <p>The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation.</p>
  • Kidney stones suck.

    10/22/2018 2:04:36 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 134 replies
    Life will be great again when I pass this damn thing. Right now, it's giving me a break. Started this past late Friday morning while driving. Ever since then, it's been off and on pain on a level of 7 out of 10. Early this morning was an ordeal as the pain started just after midnight and lasted until about 3:30am. I had to take the day off work. Been drinking boatloads of water since Friday. Someone said drink fresh lemonade or lemon juice. Thoughts? BTW, this is my 3rd bout with these things so not my first rodeo. First...
  • Trump Responds to NC Boy Pleading for Help for Father with Kidney Failure

    03/28/2018 9:24:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies via AJC ^ | March 27, 2018
    BURKE COUNTY, N.C President Donald Trump responded in a letter to an 8-year-old Burke County boy who asked for a kidney for his father. Fore Putnam only wanted one thing for Christmas last year -- a kidney for his dad. Trae Putnam has a rare blood disease that left him in complete renal failure. He has been on dialysis for nearly three years and has been on a waiting list for a donor. Fore asked his grandmother who on earth could help him get his dad a kidney. That’s when Fore turned to writing letters; one to Trump, his daughter,...
  • Watch this man learn from a pack of baseball cards that his wife is his kidney donor match

    07/08/2017 5:40:00 AM PDT · by Dacula · 5 replies
    MLB ^ | 7-7-17 | Michael Clair and Jessica Kleinschmidt
    Very little in the world can match the excitement one gets when opening a pack of baseball cards to find a favorite player. But no rookie card or jersey insert can match what Steve Winfree found when he opened up a recent pack of Topps cards.
  • Bioartificial Kidney May Become A Reality Soon

    01/04/2017 8:09:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    iTech Post ^ | November 22, 2016 | Christie Abagon
    Dutch scientists and engineers have taken a big step towards developing a bionic kidney that could one day potentially replace the need for dialysis or transplantation. They have tested a "living membrane" made with human cells that would be at the heart of a functional artificial kidney implant. The Device Filtered Out Waste, The Same Way As A Real Kidney The team presented the advancement at at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. They demonstrated this activity by attaching human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells on the surfaces of artificial hollow structures. These cultured...
  • The Kidney Project (Freeper Relative Needs Bioartificial Kidney Implant)

    01/27/2016 3:33:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    A national research project is under way to create a small, surgically implanted, and free-standing bioartificial kidney to treat end stage renal disease (ESRD). The bioartificial kidney will give ESRD patients new hope beyond the short-term solution of renal dialysis and the longer-term, but impermanent, solution of a living kidney transplant for which donor organs are limited. As well, the bioartificial kidney is expected to save national health care dollars. VIDEO
  • Researchers grow functional kidneys from stem cells that work in live animals

    09/24/2015 2:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Futurism ^ | Hashem AL-ghaili
    In Brief Japanese researchers have successfully grown kidneys from stem cells that worked as they were supposed to after being transplanted into rats and pigs. The Breakthrough With all the parts, grown, the kidney was placed inside a rat, then the pathway was added, followed by the bladder they’d grown—the new bladder was then connected to the rat’s native bladder. After sewing up the rat, they found the whole system worked. The team then repeated what they had done with a much larger animal, one much closer in size to humans—a pig—and found the same results. The paper was published...
  • Apple Fanatics Try to Sell Kidneys to Buy New iPhone

    09/19/2015 10:37:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, September 18, 2015
    Deal fell through after buyer disappearedA couple of gadget fanatics in China tried to sell their kidneys in order to buy the new iPhone 6s. Social media networks in China are filled with humourous content on how Apple fanatics are resorting to selling their organs in order to be able to afford the latest iPhone, reports In fact, this trend is not new. In 2011, a teenager had sold his kidney for 22,000 Yuan to buy an iPhone and an iPad. This recent incident was exposed when a man went missing in an eastern province of China after...
  • Husband of shooting survivor: Wife lost kidney

    08/28/2015 10:44:22 AM PDT · by Blue Highway · 30 replies ^ | 8/28/15 | NBC12 Newsroom
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The husband of on-air shooting survivor Vicki Gardner says his wife lost a kidney and part of her colon, and faces three months of convalescence. Tim Gardner said in a telephone interview Thursday his heart goes out to the families of Roanoke, Virginia, television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. They were killed Wednesday by gunman Vester Flanagan as they interviewed Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • Flavor company that uses embryo cells hides partner company names

    07/15/2011 4:04:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    LARGO, Florida, July 15, 2011 ( – A biomedical firm that uses fetal cell lines in flavor technology has removed from its website the names of organizations that use their products, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life (COGFL). Senomyx has been called out by the organization for using HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) cells in the research and development of their artificial flavor enhancers, despite a pro-life consumer backlash. Among Senomyx’s partnering companies is PepsiCo, which has been targeted for boycott based on its use of the flavor technology. In a recent response to customer letters, PepsiCo...
  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy.  I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCo’s final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyx’s disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China

    06/09/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies ^ | 10:48AM BST 09 Jun 2015 | By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai
    The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet. Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny. Doctors operated on Friday in an agonising procedure that lasted about two hours. Mr He said he had a history of suffering from kidney stones....
  • Hooters waitress donates kidney to customer

    06/02/2015 7:59:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | June 1, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    ROSWELL, Ga., - A Georgia Hooters waitress who donated her kidney to a customer she had known for only three months said the organ is "working amazingly" post-surgery. Marianna Villareal, who serves tables at the Hooters in Roswell, said she struck up a friendship with customer Donald Thomas while her own grandmother was suffering kidney problems similar to those faced by Thomas. Villareal said her inability to help her grandmother spurred her decision when she learned about Thomas' troubles. "I said, 'Well I have two kidneys, do you want one of mine?'" Villarreal told WXIA-TV. "I wasn't able to do...
  • Boy behind the ‘Success Kid’ meme is trying to get his dad a kidney

    04/15/2015 5:15:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies ^ | april 14, 2015 | NINA GOLGOWSKI 
    The father of Sam Griner, better known from the "success kid" viral meme, is seeking help in finding a life-saving kidney donor while also raising money for the costly medical expenses that follow. For years an adorable toddler meme dubbed the "success kid" has delivered countless laughs and smiles across the Internet. Now the actual boy's father needs the Internet's help. Justin Griner, whose photograph of his then 11-month-old son Sam clenching a sandy fist in the air has been shared and edited numerous times, is now in dire need of a kidney transplant. "One can only survive with no...
  • Human Kidney for sale?

    10/24/2014 5:05:59 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 5 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 10/24/14 | Nuke
    If you want it, Craigslist probably has it. I enjoy scanning the various items for sale, others’ trash becoming still others’ treasures. But, this morning, I ran across this ad, just blew me away … Anybody need a kidney? Healthy Kidney/Young White Male – $25000 (MS)
  • Kidney grown from [adult] stem cells by Australian scientists [skin stem cells]

    12/16/2013 1:18:13 PM PST · by topher · 11 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10:28AM GMT 16 Dec 2013 | By Jonathan Pearlman
    Scientists in Australia have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants. The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, followed years of research and involved the transformation of human skin cells into an organoid – a functioning "mini-kidney" with a width of only a few millimetres.
  • JOHN STOSSEL: We should sell human organs, as they do in Iran

    11/11/2013 2:28:06 PM PST · by JediJones · 52 replies
    The Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | 11/11/2013 | John Stossel
    I say: Privatize everything. Regulations forbid buying and selling organs, so the market cannot operate. Desperate patients must wait and hope someone gives an organ out of sheer generosity, that someone dies at just the right time, and that hospital administrators bump their case to the top of the list. In the United States, 100,000 people are on waiting lists for kidneys. Kidneys make up 80 percent of the organ shortage. We have two kidneys but need only one. Donors could save many lives, but not enough choose to donate. By contrast, in Iran, there’s often a waiting line of...