polycystic kidney


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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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XORTX has two lead programs to develop treatments for progressive kidney disease due to diabetes, diabetic nephropathy and polycystic kidney disease.
Polycystic kidney disease re-evaluated: a population-based study.
Characteristics of Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis in a Large Cohort of Patients with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.
In their experiment, the researchers exposed the polycystic kidney disease organoids to a number of substances.
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease with multiple extra renal complications including polycystic liver disease, epigastric hernia and pericardial effusion.
Following consultation with a nephrologist, the patient was diagnosed with ADPKD considering the existing family history of polycystic kidney disease, being asymptomatic until the 4th decade of life and occurring as multiple cysts and enlarged kidneys on MRI.
The now 50-year-old said: "When I was 35 I had a load of tests to try and discover why I had such high blood pressure, and they discovered my kidneys had been damaged by polycystic kidney disease so weren't of much use."
During a press conference, Dr Bagheri explained that the patient was diagnosed with polycystic kidneys a few years ago, a condition he was suffering from since birth but was not aware of.
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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterised by the progressive development and enlargement of kidney cysts throughout the renal tissue, which leads to increases in renal volume and ultimately renal failure.
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the progressive development of multiple renal cysts that destroy the renal parenchyma.
Six years ago the 44-yearold, from Pembroke Dock, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an incurable illness which causes fluid-filled sacs to develop throughout the kidneys.

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