Latest polycystic kidney disease Stories

2008-06-26 06:02:19

By Doulton, Timothy CLINICAL REVIEW Contributed by Dr Timothy Doulton, specialist registrar, and Dr Simon Steddon, consultant nephrologist at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Section! Epidemiology and classification Chronic kidney disease (CKD) encompasses abnormalities of both kidney structure and function. It is an important condition associated with excess cardiovascular mortality, decreased quality of life and considerable healthcare expenditure. It is also very common...

2007-03-23 06:00:11

By Terry, N Elizabeth; Senkowski, Christopher K; Check, William; Brower, Steven T A 75 year-old woman presented to the authors' institution with abdominal pain and early satiety. An adrenal mass was found on CT scanning. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed, and the patient was found to have a retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst adherent to the adrenal gland. The workup of an adrenal mass is discussed as well as the pathophysiology of bronchogenic cysts. THE DISCOVERY OF incidental...

2005-10-12 10:23:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that the number of type 1 diabetics with the most advanced form of kidney disease -- end-stage renal disease or ESRD -- may be lower than previously estimated. The research also suggests that the outlook with regard to ESRD in diabetic patients has improved over the years. In ESRD, the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste products from the blood and excrete them in the urine. People with ESRD need kidney...

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"

2004-11-28 00:00:07

LOS ANGELES -- Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru said Monday that a genetic condition will require him to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Cojocaru, a correspondent for the syndicated television shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," said he suffers from polycystic kidney disease. He revealed his illness in an interview with host Mary Hart of "Entertainment Tonight." The segment was to air Monday night on the entertainment news magazine. "I feel great, the...

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