Kidney Transplant Treatment
Now, a new therapy is giving many patients hope and making the whole process easier to endure. Today, college student Hollis Henley is healthy, but a few months ago, kidney failure -- caused by a serious virus -- threatened his life.
Now she's getting her life back -- thanks to a device and a little help from her dialysis partner. Six days a week, a mom of one her students helps her do dialysis at home.
of Coffee on Persuasion and Cirrhosis
Two new studies analyze the effects of coffee on our mind and body.
Kidney Tumors Instead of Surgery
Bacteria May Explain Obesity
Bacteria live throughout the body, but some intestinal bacteria appear to be better than others at helping their hosts turn food into energy, say researchers Buck S. Samuel and Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon.
Now, there's a better alternative -- using the patient's own small intestine to make a neobladder. During the surgery, Dr. Daneshmand takes a piece of intestine, then cuts and stitches it to make an inflatable pouch. That pouch attaches to the urethra, and lets patients urinate on their own. It acts very much like the real thing.
Hope for Kidney Failure
Previous therapies have been generally unsuccessful in treating the acute kidney failure, but recent research reveals stem cell applications could protect and improve kidney function in patients.
Invasive surgery used to be the only option for some. But now, there's a new way to help women. Through a small incision, a sling supports the urethra and holds it in place to stop the bladder from leaking.