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Novartis offers new kidney transplant protocol

Novartis, a world leader and innovator in developing treatments for nephrology and neurology diseases, has announced a new kidney transplantation protocol that aims to lengthen the life expectancy of a transplanted kidney. The new

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DaVita to open 80 dialysis centres in Saudi

DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners that provides kidney care services, has won a tender to treat half of the 10,000 dialysis patients currently under the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health’s care.   Under the

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Kidney centre achieves transplant century

The Kidney Transplant Centre in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Health Services Seha, has achieved a milestone by successfully conducting 100 kidney transplants.  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City completed t

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Saudi king assigns $107m for kidney patients

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the custodian of the two holy mosques, has allocated SR400 million ($106.6 million) to support kidney patients in the kingdom, said a report. The King Abdullah International Foundation for Human

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Top UAE doctor urges national donor register

A leading Abu Dhabi-based doctor has called for a national register of organ donors in the UAE to improve the quality of lives of patients currently undergoing medical intervention for failed kidneys. A database of volunteer parti

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Lab-made rat kidneys raise hopes for humans

  Scientists have discovered yet another way to make a kidney - at least for a rat - that does everything a natural one does, researchers reported on Sunday, a step toward savings thousands of lives and making organ donations obs

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Nobel winner helped spark kidney donor revolution

  For Alvin Roth, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics, studying the economy is about finding real-life solutions for real-life questions and never more so than in a revolutionary new system to match kidney donors w

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Transplantation centre launches portal

The Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation (Scot) has launched a website – thedonor.net – to serve as a portal for information and coordination between kidney donors and potential recipients. “We appreciate the initiative of the Saudi grou

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Awareness 'key to reduce kidney problems'

Creating awareness about kidney disease and early detection are important in treating the problem, say specialists. Marking the World Kidney Day on March 12, Al Ain’s Tawam Hospital noted a rise in the number of in-patient and out-patients

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Lifeline for kidney patients in Bahrain

Kidney patients in Bahrain could get a new lifeline, with moves to allow transplants from non-related, living donors. A 'life or death' panel is being set up by the Health Ministry, to decide if such transplants, case-by-case, shou

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