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Related terms: PKD, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, ADPKD

Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 - Someday, dialysis patients might free themselves of clunky machines, moving about with a "wearable artificial kidney" instead. That's the promise of a new clinical trial that suggests this type of technology is finally within reach. "This would be a game changer," said one kidney specialist, Dr. Maria DeVita. "The fact that clinical trials are beginning gives us all hope ...

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study

Posted 6 Aug 2015 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 – Kidney problems can increase the risk of brain disorders, a new study finds. The findings suggest that protecting kidney health may also benefit the brain, the researchers said. They studied data from more than 2,600 people in the Netherlands, and found that poor kidney function was strongly associated with decreased blood flow to the brain. They also saw an increased ...

Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk

Posted 25 May 2014 by

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 – Cancer risk for kidney transplant recipients may vary depending on the type of kidney disease they have, a new study finds. Patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a genetic disorder, may be less likely to develop cancer than those with other types of kidney disease, but they still have a higher cancer risk than people in the general population, the researchers ...

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