Tag Archives: Kidney

Study links drinking too much beer and tea to chronic kidney disease

A new study has shown that drinking too much tea or beer can lead to chronic kidney disease. This is the perfect excuse to start your 2019 resolutions of right! Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, examined survey data on drink consumption among 3,003 African-American men and women who all had kidney… Read More »

Surgeon fined $3,000 after mistakenly removing patient's kidney

A surgeon in Florida mistook a woman’s kidney for a cancerous tumor.   (iStock) A Florida surgeon has agreed to pay a $ 3,000 fine after removing a woman’s kidney that he thought was a tumor. West Palm Beach surgeon Ramon Vasquez cut Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two surgeons could perform a back operation at the Wellington… Read More »

Improved liver function, but progressive kidney damage, among children on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

Among HIV-positive children with liver and kidney abnormalities, liver enzyme abnormalities improved while kidney function progressively deteriorated the longer the children were on antiretroviral therapy (ART). With the exception of nevirapine, the specific ART regimen did not have a significant effect on changes in liver enzymes or kidney function. These findings from the Ethiopian Paediatric… Read More »