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.
In a study, the arrhythmia was 31% more likely to occur in PKD patients than non-PKD control patients.
Analysis of data from the HALT PKD trial showed that 0% to 0.4% of patients experienced potassium levels above 6.5 mEq/L.
After 3 weeks of treatment, total kidney volume decreased and urine volume increased.
Review examines etiology of disease and suggests stepwise approach for pain management.
A 50-year-old male presents to establish nephrology care. He was definitively diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease about 10 years previously. He has a positive family history among his paternal relatives. He denies urinary tract infections, gross hematuria, or past nephrolithiasis. He has no urgency or incomplete emptying with urination. He does have chronic abdominal fullness…
Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.