Polycystic Kidney Disease

Management of ADPKD in 2016 and Beyond

Management of ADPKD in 2016 and Beyond

A summary of Dr. Ronald D. Perrone's presentation that will be given at the National Kidney Foundation's 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA.

Recommendations Issued for Tolvaptan Use in ADPKD

Recommendations Issued for Tolvaptan Use in ADPKD

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ERA-EDTA offers guidance on selecting patients for treatment, when to start the drug, dosing strategies, and other aspects of care.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Raises Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Polycystic Kidney Disease Raises Atrial Fibrillation Risk

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In a study, the arrhythmia was 31% more likely to occur in PKD patients than non-PKD control patients.

Tolvaptan Lowers ADPKD Albuminuria

Tolvaptan Lowers ADPKD Albuminuria

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New findings suggest the medication induces beneficial renal structural changes.

Severe Hyperkalemia Rare Despite Dual RAAS Blockade

Severe Hyperkalemia Rare Despite Dual RAAS Blockade

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Analysis of data from the HALT PKD trial showed that 0% to 0.4% of patients experienced potassium levels above 6.5 mEq/L.

Tolvaptan May Benefit ADPKD Patients with Reduced Kidney Function

Tolvaptan May Benefit ADPKD Patients with Reduced Kidney Function

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After 3 weeks of treatment, total kidney volume decreased and urine volume increased.

Managing Pain in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Managing Pain in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Review examines etiology of disease and suggests stepwise approach for pain management.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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This approach resulted in improved hypertension control in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, new study found.

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

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Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Renal Artery Embolization May Ease ADPKD Symptoms

Renal Artery Embolization May Ease ADPKD Symptoms

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In a small study, researchers performed the procedure using N-butyl cyanoacrylate.

Citrus Component Thwarts Kidney Cysts

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The dietary flavonoid naringenin has been found to regulate the PKD2 protein responsible for polycystic kidney disease.

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