Tag Archives: Kidney

In a World First, Drone Delivers Kidney for Transplant

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 — In what researchers are calling a groundbreaking achievement, an unmanned drone delivered a new kidney for a 44-year-old Baltimore woman. On April 19, the aircraft delivered the donor kidney that was successfully transplanted by a surgical team at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The patient was discharged… Read More »

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 »

Genetics Home Reference: congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract

Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) is a group of abnormalities affecting the kidneys or other structures of the . The additional parts of the urinary tract that may be affected include the bladder, the tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder (the ureters), and the tube that carries urine… Read More »