Tagged: Kidneys

‘Forgotten’ antibiotic offers hope against worst superbugs - News

Jean Balchin Feb 01, 2018

An antibiotic virtually forgotten since its discovery 40 years ago could help develop new drugs against life-threatening infections caused by some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs. What are Superbugs? So-called “superbugs” possess antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of the medication used previously to treat them. These resistant microbes are difficult to treat, … Read More

Compensating organ donors - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Dec 01, 2016

It is illegal to pay organ donors for their gift. Economists can easily explain the consequences: at a price of zero, you have a big shortage. This is particularly the case for live donors, where donors face real personal costs, both in the transplant process and in recuperation. Chris Bishop’s bill, which passed Third Reading in the House yesterday, … Read More

Some simple maths of organ donation - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 28, 2015

We this week released Elisabeth Prasad’s report running some of the numbers on whether compensating live kidney donors makes sense. She finds that the typical kidney transplant saves the Ministry of Health on net about $125,000 over the longer term: dialysis is expensive. Chris Bishop’s Member’s bill passed first reading and is off to committee. It increases compensation to … Read More

Happy WKD - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Mar 13, 2013

I love living in NZ, it enables me to be the first in the world to wish everyone a happy World Kidney Day.  May your kidneys never lack oxygen, be always filtering, and ever distant from the nephrologists biopsy needle! Let me remind you:  If it weren’t for your kidneys where would you be You’d … Continue reading » … Read More