Polycystic kidney disease, adult type

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Polycystic kidney disease, adult type, Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. It is the most common inherited disorder of the kidneys. Symptoms usually develop between the ages of 30 and 40, but they can begin earlier, even in childhood. The most common symptoms are pain in the back and the sides and headaches. Other symptoms include liver and pancreatic cysts, urinary tract infections, abnormal heart valves, high blood pressure, kidney stones, brain aneurysms, and diverticulosis. About 90 percent of all cases of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.  Although there is no cure for ADPKD, treatment can ease symptoms and prolong life.
 

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PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation's mission is to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2012

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PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation's mission is to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects.

http://www.pkdcure.org

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2012

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Repository Study of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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Efficacy and Safety of Tolvaptan in Subjects With Chronic Kidney Disease Between Late Stage 2 to Early Stage 4 Due to Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Kidney Disease; Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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Triptolide-Containing Formulation as Treatment for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

 

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2014

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