Consumer Health: What's the difference between kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease?
March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the difference between two kidney disorders — kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Your kidneys are situated in the back of your abdomen under your lower ribs, one on each side of your spine. One of the important jobs of the kidneys is to clean the blood. As blood moves through the body, it picks up extra fluid, chemicals and waste.… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 3, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
My Dialysis Machine Works as My Kidneys, for Now
If you have autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), you may need dialysis at some point. Here’s what to expect. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Reducing the severity of polycystic kidney disease
A team of Yale researchers have identified a specific protein that when activated can help reduce the severity of this common kidney condition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 25, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Father-daughter duo taking part in Transplant Games of America
Carly Kelly was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a disease that not only affects the kidneys, but also can lead to liver problems. She spent the first month of her life in the Neonatal ICU at Mayo Clinic, where physicians told Carly's family she would eventually need a kidney transplant. "I was the first one to register as a donor," says Tim Kelly, Carly's father. "And I was so blessed to be a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 29, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Racial Disparities ID'd in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
TUESDAY, July 12, 2022 -- Black and Hispanic patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) reach kidney failure earlier than White patients and are less likely to receive a kidney transplant preemptively and after initiating... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Ask the Mayo Mom: Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too
Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and adults. The two main types of polycystic kidney disease, caused by different genetic flaws, are: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Signs and symptoms of ADPKD often develop… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 13, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Which Factors Predict Rapid Decline in Polycystic Kidney Disease?
(MedPage Today) -- There are six specific clinical variables that can accurately predict rapid decline among patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a researcher reported. In a study that used real-world data on 1,744... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - April 8, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
Polyuria, Polydipsia and Possible Diabetes Insipidus?
Discussion The body is smart. It has mechanisms for maintaining balances within the body in a closely controlled manner but allows for a variety of states. This is very true for fluid balance in the body which is highly controlled between almost all of the major body organ systems. When fluid is low, the sensor sends signals for us to drink, and conserves fluid until we can. When the fluid is high, the kidneys excrete the excess and sends signals not to drink. Usually it works very well. While there are many pathological states that can cause polyuria and/or polydipsia, the most common reason is excessive fluid intake beca...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 7, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Mayo Classification by US Useful for Rare Kidney Disease Mayo Classification by US Useful for Rare Kidney Disease
The Mayo classification of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease based on ultrasound rather than MRI findings performs well, report clinicians from Spain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Radiology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Prolonged Antibiotics Cut Risk of Recurrence in Polycystic Kidney Disease Prolonged Antibiotics Cut Risk of Recurrence in Polycystic Kidney Disease
A prolonged course of antibiotic therapy lasting at least 28 days dramatically reduces the risk of recurrent cyst infection in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), ARPKD, and ADPKD
Title: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), ARPKD, and ADPKDCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 5, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
Chemical modification of RNA could play key role in polycystic kidney disease
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A chemical modification of RNA that can be influenced by diet appears to play a key role in polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder that is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure in the US, UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published online today in Cell Metabolism, suggest new ways to treat this incurable condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
How Common are Aortic Aneurysms?
Discussion Aortic root dilatation or thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in 6:100,000 individuals > 50 years of age. It is due to aging, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking. Tertiary syphilis was a cause in the preantibiotic era. Pediatric aneurysms are very uncommon but the exact prevalence is different due to the various causes. Aneurysms are due to genetic disorders, congenital anomalies or post-surgical repair. In pediatric patients with sudden cardiac deaths, 5.4% are due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms. Learning Point Some causes of pediatric aneurysms include: Familial thoracic aneurysm and dissect...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Concordia researchers find melatonin is effective against polycystic kidney disease
(Concordia University) Melatonin, a hormone commonly associated with sleep-wake regulation, has been found to reduce cysts in fruit flies, according to Concordia researchers. It's a finding that may affect the way we treat some kidney diseases and reduce the need for kidney transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news