Hanoi-based hospital performs 1,000th kidney transplant

Doctors at Viet Duc (Vietnam - Germany) Friendship Hospital have reached a new milestone as they performed the 1,000th successful kidney transplant at the hospital, an official from the hospital has confirmed.

Hanoi-based hospital performs 1,000th kidney transplant
Doctors at Viet Duc Hospital perform the 1,000th kidney transplant. — Photo nhandan.com.vn

The Hanoi-based facility announced that its medical staff replaced a kidney in the 1,000th kidney transplant for a 49-year-old man on September 28.

Associate Professor, Dr Nguyen Quang Nghia, Director of the hospital’s Organ Transplant Centre, said the patient from Hanoi had end-stage chronic kidney disease in January, forcing him to undergo haemodialysis three times a week at the hospital.

If no kidney transplant was performed, the patient would have had to undergo lifelong dialysis, with the increased risk affecting his heart function, as well as of infection and musculoskeletal diseases. In addition, long-term haemodialysis would have had negative economic effects on the patient, according to Nghia.

Due to the high cost of kidney-replacing treatments, such therapy is mainly applied to patients in developed countries. Many patients who do not receive a kidney transplant die due to the complications of end-stage kidney failure.

On September 28, the patient had a kidney transplant from a living donor. This was the 1,000th kidney transplant performed at Viet Duc Hospital. The transplant was a success and took three hours.

Ten days after his surgery, the patient's health was completely stable, as he awoke with normal activities resuming and was thereafter discharged from hospital.

According to Nghia, the first kidney transplant at the hospital was conducted in 2002. Among these kinds of transplants carried out at the hospital, there have been 122 from brain-dead donors, accounting for 12 per cent, with the remaining 88 per cent from living donors.

Dr Ninh Viet Khai, Deputy Director of the Organ Transplant Centre at the hospital, added that brain-dead donors could donate two kidneys at the same time and also could donate many other organs to bring new life to other patients.

According to the doctor the techniques used in a kidney transplant from brain-dead donors have more advantages than those involved in transplants from living donors because when taking organs from living donors, doctors must ensure their safety. Surgeries on healthy persons require organ removals to be completely accurate to avoid any complications.

 

While taking organs from brain-dead donors, doctors can get longer blood vessels than from living donors, thus facilitating follow-up transplants.

For living donors, only shorter blood vessels can be obtained, so for a favourable transplant, doctors must apply other options, such as switching other blood vessels for kidney transplants, as well as forming enlarged vessels for the kidneys using genital veins or artery segments preserved from the tissue bank.

Thanks to technical improvements, Viet Duc Hospital has conducted complete endoscopies to take organs from living donors, helping reduce postoperative pain, while ensuring aesthetic factors, quicker recovery and a shortened hospital stay for donors.

The hospital has also performed many special kidney transplants such as a kidney autotransplant to save an anaemic kidney on July 20 for a patient, who had their kidney artery blocked for up to 24 hours due to a motorbike accident.

The hospital has transferred its technology to many provincial hospitals. 

Currently, the survival rate after five years of kidney transplantation is 95-98 per cent.

The patient said: “I am very grateful to the doctors at Viet Duc Hospital. I hope that more patients will be saved like me."  VNS

Viet Duc Hospital gives gift of life with 23 organ transplants

Viet Duc Hospital gives gift of life with 23 organ transplants

For the first time in its history, doctors at Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi successfully carried out 23 organ transplants within 13 days.

Liver and kidney transplant operation for Laotian patient performed in Hanoi

Liver and kidney transplant operation for Laotian patient performed in Hanoi

Doctors at the Vietnam-Germany Hospital have successfully transplanted a liver and kidney for a Laotian man. 

 
 

Other News

.
High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 detects vessel carrying 100,000 liters of non-origin DO oil
High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 detects vessel carrying 100,000 liters of non-origin DO oil
SOCIETYicon  09/08/2020 


The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 has captured a ship from the southern province of Tien Giang carrying 100,000 liters of oil in the waters of Con Dao. The ship could not produce proof.

Vietnam Coast Guard actively contributes to ensuring operations at sea strictly enforced by the law
Vietnam Coast Guard actively contributes to ensuring operations at sea strictly enforced by the law
SOCIETYicon  13/08/2020 

The Vietnam Coast Guard has coordinated with relevant forces to instruct and propagate those who operate at sea to strictly obey the law, actively participate in the fight to prevent violations and crimes at sea.

Vietnam Coast Guard’s Political Commissar: Building a comprehensively strong Coast Guard Training Center
Vietnam Coast Guard’s Political Commissar: Building a comprehensively strong Coast Guard Training Center
SOCIETYicon  14/08/2020 

The delegation of the High Command of Vietnam Coast Guard, led by Major General Bui Quoc Oai - Political Commissar of the Vietnam Coast Guard has paid a visit to the Center for Professional Skill Training and Fostering of Vietnam Coast Guard.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 organizes Vessel Training Festival 2020
High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 organizes Vessel Training Festival 2020
SOCIETYicon  25/07/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 has just held the closing ceremony of the contest for good ships, canoes and vehicles and the Vessel Training Festival 2020 in Phu Quoc Island.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 organizes Good Ship Contest 2020
High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 organizes Good Ship Contest 2020
SOCIETYicon  25/07/2020 

The Good Ship Contest - the Ship Training Festival 2020 of the High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 closed successfully after 4 days of competition in Ha Tinh province and Hai Phong city.

Coast Guard Region 4: Performing well the task of maintaining and enforcing the law at sea, resolutely fighting crime
Coast Guard Region 4: Performing well the task of maintaining and enforcing the law at sea, resolutely fighting crime
SOCIETYicon  03/07/2020 


“Increasing combined strength; democracy, solidarity, innovation, discipline, responsibility; building a strong and comprehensive High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 as a "model and typical" unit, 

High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 propagates the law and helps people in the southwestern region fight against drought
High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 propagates the law and helps people in the southwestern region fight against drought
SOCIETYicon  21/03/2020 

Along with activities to help fishermen in the southwestern region fight against drought, the Task Force of Coast Guard Region 4 has also propagated to people the knowledge and laws on the sea in general 

Coast Guard Region 4 combines marine training with legal propaganda
Coast Guard Region 4 combines marine training with legal propaganda
SOCIETYicon  06/06/2020 

On June 4-5, 2020, the High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 organized activities under the program "The Coast Guard accompanies fishermen" in An Son island commune, Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province.

2015-2020 Term: Vietnam Coast Guard performs well the propaganda and dissemination of the law to the people
2015-2020 Term: Vietnam Coast Guard performs well the propaganda and dissemination of the law to the people
SOCIETYicon  02/08/2020 

In the past term, Vietnam Coast Guard has implemented synchronously and drastically the work of fighting against and handling crimes; actively, proactively in the task of searching and rescuing; 

Accelerating implementation of project to build Vietnam Coast Guard in 2021-2025
Accelerating implementation of project to build Vietnam Coast Guard in 2021-2025
SOCIETYicon  03/08/2020 

The Party Committee of the Vietnam Coast Guard is accelerating the implementation of the Project to build the Vietnam Coast Guard in the period 2021 - 2025.

Promoting propaganda and dissemination of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
Promoting propaganda and dissemination of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
SOCIETYicon  02/03/2020 

Raising awareness of laws and responsibility for building the revolutionary, formal, elite and modern Vietnam Coast Guard; commensurating with the position, roles, duties and powers of the Vietnam Coast Guard in the new situation.

Vietnam Coast Guard strengthens patrols, prevents illegal entry and exit by sea
Vietnam Coast Guard strengthens patrols, prevents illegal entry and exit by sea
SOCIETYicon  03/08/2020 

The Vietnam Coast Guard has actively monitored the field, strictly controlled and resolutely handled illegal entries on the sea routes in the context of Covid-19 epidemic.

Vietnam Coast Guard: Promoting propaganda, education, building "the people's security posture"
Vietnam Coast Guard: Promoting propaganda, education, building "the people's security posture"
SOCIETYicon  10/08/2020 

In the new situation in the 2021-2025 term, the Vietnam Coast Guard will continues to promote propaganda, education, and building "the people's security posture" and "the battle of people's hearts" on the sea.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 actively propagate the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 actively propagate the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
SOCIETYicon  05/03/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 has been trying to promote propaganda and introduction of the basic content of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard to the Party committees, 

Vietnam Coast Guard propagates about the harmful effects of drugs to 2,000 students
Vietnam Coast Guard propagates about the harmful effects of drugs to 2,000 students
SOCIETYicon  16/06/2020 

The Task force for drug crime prevention and control No. 3 has organized a propaganda program about the harmful effects of drugs, related regulations on handling drug crimes for students of Phuoc Thang secondary school.

Coast Guard propagates the Law on Road Traffic, Prevention of Crime on the Sea for Ha Tinh’s people
Coast Guard propagates the Law on Road Traffic, Prevention of Crime on the Sea for Ha Tinh’s people
SOCIETYicon  20/07/2020 

On the evening of July 19, the Task Force for Drug Prevention and Control No.2 in coordination with the police of Cam Xuyen district, Ha Tinh province held a propaganda session on Law on Road Traffic and the Law on Prevention of Drug-related Crime 

Propagating the Law of the Sea of Vietnam, Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard through the contest "I love my country’s sea and islands"
Propagating the Law of the Sea of Vietnam, Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard through the contest "I love my country’s sea and islands"
SOCIETYicon  05/03/2020 

On July 10, in Tan Hiep island commune, Cu Lao Cham, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, the High Command of Coast Guard Region 2 coordinated with the Central Mass Mobilization of Quang Nam Provincial Party Committee 

Vietnam Coast Guard affirms important role in ensuring national defense and security, contributing to marine economic development
Vietnam Coast Guard affirms important role in ensuring national defense and security, contributing to marine economic development
SOCIETYicon  03/08/2020 

As a full-time armed force, the core of law enforcement and protection of national security, order and safety at sea, the Vietnam Coast Guard plays a great role in the mission to contribute to the development of the marine economy, 

Efforts to bring Vietnam Coast Guard Law into real life
Efforts to bring Vietnam Coast Guard Law into real life
SOCIETYicon  28/08/2020 

Immediately after the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard took effect, the Vietnam Coast Guard has made efforts to gradually bring the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard into reality.

Vietnam Coast Guard ready to assist fishermen in all situations at sea
Vietnam Coast Guard ready to assist fishermen in all situations at sea
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

The Coast Guard cooperates closely with relevant agencies to protect fishing activities and property of fishermen in the fishing process in accordance with Vietnamese law and international law.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN