Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a hereditary condition in which the kidneys develop multiple cysts. This leads to renal enlargement, distortion of the normal structure of the kidneys and functional impairment.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Overview

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a hereditary condition in which the kidneys develop multiple cysts. This leads to renal enlargement, distortion of the normal structure of the kidneys and functional impairment.

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Latest Polycystic Kidney Disease News and Research

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Researchers locate specific mutation in the gene responsible for Chédiak-Higashi syndrome

Researchers locate specific mutation in the gene responsible for Chédiak-Higashi syndrome

Research shows how cilia and exocyst contribute to extracellular vesicle production

Research shows how cilia and exocyst contribute to extracellular vesicle production

Children's National receives new funding to strengthen global polycystic kidney disease initiative

Children's National receives new funding to strengthen global polycystic kidney disease initiative

When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

Researchers investigate whether aspirin can decrease rate of intracranial aneurysm growth

Researchers investigate whether aspirin can decrease rate of intracranial aneurysm growth

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease may be preventable

Polycystic kidney disease may be preventable

Mini kidneys grown in the lab could be used to better understand kidney diseases

Mini kidneys grown in the lab could be used to better understand kidney diseases

Study investigates whether patients with ADPKD should be screened for brain aneurysms

Study investigates whether patients with ADPKD should be screened for brain aneurysms

Scientists develop new class of drugs to treat hereditary kidney disease

Scientists develop new class of drugs to treat hereditary kidney disease

UAB professor honored with the most prestigious prize for research in polycystic kidney disease

UAB professor honored with the most prestigious prize for research in polycystic kidney disease

Unique gene therapy approach paves new way to tackle rare, inherited diseases

Unique gene therapy approach paves new way to tackle rare, inherited diseases

Researchers develop powerful new approach to improve maturation of miniature kidneys

Researchers develop powerful new approach to improve maturation of miniature kidneys

Understanding healing role for kidney-resident macrophages may help treat acute kidney injury

Understanding healing role for kidney-resident macrophages may help treat acute kidney injury

Advances in treating hep C lead to new option for transplant patients

Advances in treating hep C lead to new option for transplant patients

Otsuka’s JINARC approved for treatment of patients with CKD stage 4 ADPKD

Otsuka’s JINARC approved for treatment of patients with CKD stage 4 ADPKD

Research reveals long-term efficacy of drug used to treat common cause of kidney failure

Research reveals long-term efficacy of drug used to treat common cause of kidney failure

Scientists find fast way to manipulate cell's cilia

Scientists find fast way to manipulate cell's cilia

Trial uses water as treatment for polycystic kidney disease

Trial uses water as treatment for polycystic kidney disease