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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Farxiga approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes

Farxiga approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes

Study could pave way for new therapies for kidney disease

Study could pave way for new therapies for kidney disease

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

Study provides insight into the genetic landscape of polycystic kidney disease in Ireland

Study provides insight into the genetic landscape of polycystic kidney disease in Ireland

Melatonin reduces cysts in the renal tubules of fruit flies

Melatonin reduces cysts in the renal tubules of fruit flies

Otsuka Pharmaceutical enters into global agreement with Columbia University School of Public Health

Otsuka Pharmaceutical enters into global agreement with Columbia University School of Public Health

All-in-one surgical approach is a safe and viable option for patients with polycystic kidney disease

All-in-one surgical approach is a safe and viable option for patients with polycystic kidney disease

Researchers reproduce the pathogenesis of hereditary kidney disease from human iPS cells

Researchers reproduce the pathogenesis of hereditary kidney disease from human iPS cells

Ciliary proteins play vital role in cardiovascular functions and genetic diseases

Ciliary proteins play vital role in cardiovascular functions and genetic diseases

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