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Do kidney donors eventually undergo glomerular hypertrophy in their kidneys?

This might be a bit delayed but this 2016 study on 29 kidney donors might be worth a read: "In healthy kidney donors, compensatory hypertrophy of the remaining kidney occurs in 79.3% of the ...
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Can holding pee cause kidney damage?

My career choice (primarily Emergency Medicine) guaranteed that it would be necessary to postpone micturition on a regular basis. A nights-only colleague in our very busy ED would succinctly sum up ...
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Do detection of Kidney cysts (PKD) at an early stage helps prevention of Kidney Failure?

There is no way to prevent PKD. However, there is a drug in pre-clinical trials now that may be effective in treatment of PKD. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, working with a ...
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Why nephrotic syndrome does not present with haematuria?

If you remember the structure of the glomerulus there are three barriers that regulate the filtration process: the first barrier is endothelial cells which has spaces between them that allow the ...
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Urine glucose testing for diabetes control

In short, glucose in urine is useful but not completely reliable test for diabetes mellitus, because: It is possible to have diabetes mellitus without glucose in the urine. Rarely, glucose in urine ...
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Why does kidney disease result in some things being filtered out but not others?

Healthy kidneys practically completely excrete creatinine, which means it is not reabsorbed in the kidneys. In kidney damage, less blood is filtered by the kidneys (decreased glomerular filtration), ...
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When would estimates of renal function based on serum and urine measurements differ as greatly as one being normal and the other suggesting CKD 3b?

A lot of creatinine clearance calculations exist, and a lot depends on the patient (ethnic origin, sex, age, height, weight), so any discrepancies can be considered normal. The point of multiple ...
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Why is Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) so difficult to cure?

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is caused by mutation in genes namely PKD1, PKD2, and PKHD1. In this disease cysts are formed in kidneys. The growth of cysts can result in kidney failure. Cysts may ...
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