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Kidney Intelligence

Jun 13, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Carlos Bejar leading nephrologist at The Kidney and Hypertension Group of South Florida and faculty member at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine offers an elegant and pragmatic review of the diaagnosis , classsification and  clinical chracteristics of patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidey Disease (ADPKD). Type 1 (rapidly progressive) and Type 2 (slowly progressive) are covered in detail. Dr Bejar also talks about comprehensive management strategies, indications for novel therapeutic agents and clinical outcomes . He also discusses emerging and promising therapies for these patients and  talks about kidney transplantation in ADPKD, and what the future holds for this common form of congenital kidney disease. Does drinking water in large amounts slow the disease? He gives us his answer on that, as well.