and transplantation are the only forms of treatment.
PKD comes in two forms. AutosomalDominantPolycysticKidneyDisease (ADPKD) is the most common, affecting 1-in-400 to 1-in-500 adults. Autosomal Recessive Polycystic...
New Drug Target for KidneyDiseaseby
by the inherited kidneydisease known as autosomal-dominantpolycystickidneydisease, or ADPKD. The disease... with kidneydisease. The findings are published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National...
more than I ever thought I would about a disease I didn't even know existed. Please share your diagnosis stories...? But it did, and she insisted I tell my doctor about it, rattling off all the reasons it could be deadly disease X, Y, or Z...
Researchers propose new ultrasou ...by
Dr. Rubens D.
Researchers propose new ultrasound screening criteria for diagnosing polycystickidneydisease... polycysticdisease (ADPKD), according to a study appearing in the January 2009 issue of the Journal...
I don't have ARPKD. I have ADPKD, the adult onset type. But here is a video to touch your heart about what some families who struggle with ARPKD are going through:
Need a tissue? Yeah. Me too.
Adventures in hypochondriaby
is that for months before my diagnosis, I was convinced that I had a tumor on my liver. I would feel uncomfortable..., and that I inherited a fascination of all things disease-ish from my mother.
Turns out there is a GOLF BALL SIZED CYST...
Two-Hit Hypothesis & ADPKDby
One of the really interesting aspects of autosomaldominantpolycystickidneydisease (ADPKD.... Thus, although the disease is inherited in an autosomaldominant fashion, at a molecular level the cysts...