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polycystic kidney

[¦päl·i′sis·tik ′kid·nē]
(medicine)
A usually hereditary, congenital, and bilateral disease in which a large number of cysts are present on the kidney.
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Mechanisms of progression in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showing polycystic kidney disease with few hemorrhagic cysts.
Review of literature on reported cases of Caroli's disease associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease [Table omitted]
But it will be critical to balance any benefits against the expected side effects to judge whether these drugs should be recommended for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease," he said.
Larson has brought to the PKD cause and that shows great promise for assisting in treating or curing Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Deane said that if the switching on and off the repair process is not properly controlled, rapidly reproducing cells will distort the tubes of the kidney and prevent them from functioning properly, which is what appears to happen in people that have polycystic kidney disease, a condition which is currently untreatable.
Gene PKGD1 encodes a protein that is responsible for polycystic kidney disease among human subjects and is also a component of primary cilia in the kidney," Stolc said.
In both rats and humans with polycystic kidney disease, the condition causes urine output to be severely reduced and the kidneys are unable to properly remove dangerous toxins.
Results of a study published in this month's Kidney International indicate laboratory mice with a form of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) treated with a newly developed growth-factor inhibitor showed dramatic positive results.

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