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  1. Suen denies kidney failure hurts his work

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... evasiveness about senior ministers' health. The 67-year-old minister admitted he had been receiving dialysis since October, after media reports on his kidney failure came to light earlier ... September 2009. 'My kidney function has receded,' Suen said yesterday. 'I rely on kidney dialysis to get rid of the toxins... but it has not affected my work. The problem ...

  2. Kidney patients' relatives at risk, study shows

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The chances of kidney patients' close relatives developing similar problems are between a third and a half if they smoke, suffer from high blood pressure and are elderly, a study by the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology has found. It surveyed 844 parents, children and siblings of 466 kidney patients in 2008/09. The urine samples of 23.1 per cent had excessive serum ...

  3. Plea for more home kidney dialysis

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Doctors have called for the expansion of home dialysis services to kidney failure patients, saying it is more affordable and effective. At the Congress of the International Society for Haemodialysis held in Hong Kong over the weekend, doctors agreed that home dialysis can relieve the burden of being treated at hospitals and could cut health care costs. ...

  4. 7,000 being treated for kidney failure

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, Lui Sing-leung, said 1,024 people had needed to start receiving treatment for kidney failure in the past year. Dr Lui was speaking at an event to mark World Kidney Day yesterday. There were about 7,000 patients being treated for kidney failure in the city, he said. ...

  5. HK kidney patients 'must look to mainland' for transplants

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam A leading surgeon says Hong Kong has failed to meet the demand for kidney donors, leaving patients in need with no option but to seek a transplant on the mainland, where organs ... service, said about 10 people donated one of their kidneys last year, and more than 20 people became donors after they died. 'There hasn't been much progress in the number of organ ...

  6. Desperate kidney patient thrown another lifeline by Post readers

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The South China Morning Post had received HK$136,800 in donations for kidney patient Sun Wenjuan by yesterday. The money will be used to pay for Ms Sun's ... gave the rural migrant worker from Hebei province a chance to live after two failed kidney transplants. 'People send their love to me even though they are so far away,' Ms Sun, 24, ...

  7. Kidney patient's battle against negligence

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... the injustices of a medical system that seeks only profit and fails to protect patients' rights or stamp out rampant malpractices Two or three times a week, kidney patient Sun Wenjuan walks 1km home ... 39kg, never loses hope that one day she will get a new kidney and will no longer have to endure the painful five-hour process of having toxins removed from her blood every other day. That she ...

  8. New funds for kidney dialysis boon for patients

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority is making it easier for kidney patients to have life-saving treatment. Using extra funds provided by the government, 30 extra places for blood cleansing ... at home. During the procedure, patients whose kidneys have failed have their blood cleaned of waste products such as urea and free water by passing it through an artificial kidney. Most kidney ...

  9. Bringing comfort to elderly kidney patients

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... at a Christmas party, he's positive about life despite the 10 hours a week of dialysis he has to do for his failing kidneys. 'Because I'm an elderly man, it would be too risky for me to have a kidney transplant at this stage. Also, I'm diabetic,' says the retired building engineer, who came to Hong Kong from Dalian in 1948. 'When my kidneys started failing, ...

  10. Kidney failure rate one of the highest in the region

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Not enough check-ups and unhealthy habits blamed for increase in sufferers Hong Kong has one of the highest rates of end-stage kidney failure because many patients are reluctant to undergo ... classify end-stage patients as those who have lost 95 per cent of their kidney function. Lai Kar-neng, professor and chief of the division of renal medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said ...




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