Surgeons remove 'the largest ever KIDNEY' weighing 16lbs from a 56-year-old man in India

Medical staff at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, India, removed the giant kidney from a man who was preparing to have a transplant. He has a condition called polycystic kidney disease.
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AbstractA 14-year-old Japanese boy was diagnosed with immunoglobulin A nephropathy resulting in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). He underwent ABO-compatible living kidney transplantation from his father at the age of 27. In the process of selecting a donor before the transplantation, it turned out that his mother had polycystic kidneys and that her family had a history of hypertension and cerebrovascular diseases. The patient himself also had bilateral multiple kidney cysts, with a normal-sized kidney, confusing us to make the diagnosis of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD) or ADPKD difficult at that point. Seventeen ye...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
2017 ended as a banner year for my family, but things didn’t look great at the start. A death sentence met us in a boxing ring, and we had to school ourselves on fighting to live. I never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until my husband Neil became one of them. Celebrating our first year of marriage in 2001, we learned by accident through an unrelated medical exam that my husband has polycystic kidney disease, an illness which causes the kidneys to fill with cysts over time, rendering the organs unable to function properly. There is no cure. There was nothing to do but...
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CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests an important link between hypertension in pregnancy and ESKD. The patients were significantly younger, presented later and were more likely to have hypertensive nephropathy. Methamphetamine abuse appears to be a risk factor. The study suggests that all women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy need further evaluation and follow-up postpartum. PMID: 31635591 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAlthough high-density lipoprotein (HDL) modulates many cell types in the cardiovascular system, little is known about HDL in the kidney. We assessed urinary excretion of apolipoprotein AI (apoAI), the main protein in HDL.MethodsWe enrolled 228 children with various kidney disorders and 40 controls. Urinary apoAI, albumin, and other markers of kidney damage were measured using ELISA, apoAI isoforms with Western blot, and renal biopsies stained for apoAI.ResultsPatients followed in nephrology clinic had elevated urinary apoAI vs. controls (median 0.074  μg/mg; interquartile range (IQR) 0.0160–...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While other disease associations and characteristic liver histomorphology are helpful clues to suspect the diagnosis of CHF in adult patients, other differential diagnoses should be excluded clinically and radiologically. This study highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary diagnostic approach by pathologists, radiologists, and hepatologists for the accurate diagnosis of CHF during adulthood. PMID: 31584623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Clin Pathol Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: While medically induced end-stage renal disease (m-ESRD) has been well-studied, outcomes in patients with surgically induced ESRD (s-ESRD) are unknown. We sought to quantitatively compare the non-oncological outcomes for s-ESRD and m-ESRD in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: Medicare patients>65 years old initiating hemodialysis were identified using the U.S. Renal Data System database (2000‒2012). Metastatic cancer, prior transplant history, and nephrectomy for polycystic kidney disease were exclusion criteria. Patients were classified as having s-ESRD or m-ESRD based on h...
Source: Canadian Urological Association Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Can Urol Assoc J Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the technique of embolization of polycystic kidneys to reduce their volume before heterotopic renal transplantation.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Abstracts Presented to the French Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntracranial aneurysms are more frequent in patients with ADPKD, and the average age of intracranial artery rupture in patients with ADPKD is earlier than in the general population. It is necessary to consider proper evaluation and management of intracranial aneurysms when counseling ADPKD patients who will undergo kidney transplantation.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, our study suggests that a large percentage did not have nephrology care before initiating dialysis. The ones who were seen by nephrology before dialysis were significantly more likely to initiate dialysis using an AVF. A national focus on improving nephrology referral in advanced CKD may allow better utilization of AVF as the method of access at dialysis initiation. PMID: 31696849 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
This study aims at providing a retrospective assessment of the decrease in renal volume after renal artery embolization (RAE) among a group of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic renal disease and for whom transplantation, for ergonomic reasons was temporarily advised against. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between November 2014 and March 2017, as part of pre-transplantory procedure 15 patients, including 11 men and 4 women benfited from renal embolization (RAE) in a context of preparation for transplant in Lille University Hospital. All of the patients were suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic renal disease (AD...
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
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