Growth hormone contributes to polycystic kidney disease

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is the world’s most common inherited kidney disease and currently lacks a cure. A study funded by Kidney Research UK, led by Dr Maria Fragiadaki at the University of Sheffield, promises to answer questions about a natural hormone that may contributes to polycystic kidneys. The Missing Link: The Fragiadaki team…

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Award Winning Research Evaluates the Psychological Impact of Living with Inherited Polycystic Kidneys

In the first European study of its kind, researchers have identified an increased psychosocial risk, depression and reduced quality of life in patients with inherited polycystic kidneys as the condition progresses. Researchers from the Academic Unit of Nephrology, Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, created a postal questionnaire to comprehensively evaluate the psychological burden…

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