POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Xiaogang Li, PhD (ed)
Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. It is the fourth most common cause of chronic renal insufficiency or end-stage kidney disease. This book focuses on the basic and clinical aspects of the burgeoning PKD research under three sections. Section 1 provides a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of PKD. Section 2 covers most of the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying PKD, and how this knowledge is contributing to the development of potential novel therapeutic agents. Finally, section 3 focuses on extra-renal or secondary complications of PKD.