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2014-09-04 08:30:11

Speak to Canadians fighting a life-threatening kidney disease TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - While 46-year-old Cheri Barton looks like she is nine months pregnant, she isn't. Cheri has autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes multiple cysts to form on the kidneys, resulting in massive enlargement of the kidneys (up to three to four times their normal size) and can impact the function of surrounding organs, like the...

2014-06-11 08:30:16

-Special Protocol Assessment for trial design and planned analysis agreed upon by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration PRINCETON, N.J., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., announced today that patient enrollment has begun for a new Phase 3b study of tolvaptan for adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the most common, life-threatening, inherited genetic kidney disorder.(1) The company reached an...

2013-10-03 15:59:37

A new study published today in British Journal of Pharmacology has identified that a component of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, naringenin, successfully blocks the formation of kidney cysts. Known as polycystic kidney disease, this is an inherited disorder which leads to the loss of kidney function, high blood pressure and the need for dialysis. Few treatment options are currently available. The team of scientists from Royal Holloway University, St George's, University of London...

2013-06-08 23:03:57

Kidney Diet Secrets created by Rachelle Gordon is a new book that reveals to people an advanced kidney disease diet plan, and detailed instructions on how to reverse their kidney diseases naturally and quickly. A full Kidney Diet Secrets review on the site Vkool.com indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 08, 2013 Kidney Diet Secrets is a new book that reveals to people an advanced kidney disease diet plan, and detailed instructions on how to reverse their kidney...

2012-11-05 15:03:03

A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase three clinical trial results were being presented today at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter study found tolvaptan...

2008-09-28 09:00:13

Jean Roark had her prayers answered four years ago when her husband, Dean, had a successful kidney transplant that rid him of a painful disease. Now they are hoping to aid others who are battling polycystic kidney disease by serving as local coordinators of the fourth annual Tucson Walk for PKD. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday at Reid Park. "There's not a lot of information out there about the disease," Jean Roark said. PKD is a hereditary condition that affects about 600,000...

2008-07-03 00:00:27

Hair stylists are to hold an event to raise funds for the hospital unit which cared for a popular colleague. The Francesco Group salon in Stone is holding a fund-raising evening with a fashion twist in aid of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire's renal department which cared for its receptionist Connie Hackney. Connie was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 2002. A few years later, she became really ill and her daughter Jane Griggs offered to donate her kidney. The...

2004-12-01 00:00:08

Here are some books available from the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation: -- "Health Tips for Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease" -- "The Family and ADPKD: A Guide for Children and Parents" -- "Your Child, Your Family and Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease"


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