Quality of life in patients with autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease 
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CONCLUSION: Genetic testing of presymptomatic patients for ADTKD is reasonable when requested. This study provides reassurance regarding the impact on QOL of the increased use of genetic testing to diagnose kidney disease. ADTKD has a significant impact on QOL, with depression, not anxiety, being more prevalent in affected individuals.
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Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research

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Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
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