Items Tagged ‘polycystic kidney disease’

August 24, 2023

Confronting polycystic kidney disease, a silent killer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Marla Broadfoot, Ph.D. When Fouad Chebib, M.D., was 16 years old, his father sat him and his sister down and told them he had polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The kidneys of people with the condition become jammed with dense, fluid-filled sacs, causing them to increase in size and decrease in function. His father’s kidneys were already failing, […]

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