Keto diets in PKD – what are they and do they work?

Keto diets are a hot topic in the PKD community. What are these diets and how much evidence is there that they work?

The Dawn of the Artificial Kidney

Artificial kidneys may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but these ground-breaking new treatments are currently being designed and tested across the globe.

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Lab-grown ‘mini kidneys’ for testing PKD treatments

We interview Professor Patricia Wilson, Trustee of the PKD Charity and Curator of the PKD BioResource, to find out more about new research into the use of lab-grown ‘mini kidneys’ to find new treatments for PKD.


Vitamin A and ARPKD links uncovered in study

Research supported by the PKD Charity has uncovered links between vitamin A and ARPKD, which might lead to possible treatments in future.

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Covid-19 Question Time

How well are vaccines working for Kidney patients? What about antibody testing? How do you continue to stay safe from Covid-19? Hear what the experts had to say at the recent Covid-19 Question Time.

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Kidney experts meet to discuss how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19

On Thursday 17 June, kidney doctors and scientists gathered online to share and discuss the very latest research working out how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19.

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21k Challenge Hall of Fame – Spring addition

A BIG thank you to all our wonderful supporters that took part in the 21k Challenge in April and May 2021 and raised a whopping £8,300 for PKD Charity. Our largest amount of money raised in this challenge yet!


Domenico - London to Italy

PKD patient - Domenico Sprovier - takes on a challenge of lifetime this Summer by cycling from London to Calabria, Italy in support of PKD Charity and AIRP - Associazione Italiana Rene Policistico.

Defining progression of ADPKD and tolvaptan efficacy

One of the problems when managing ADPKD patients is that there is a wide variation in how quickly the disease progresses. Even if we know the gene (PKD-1 or PKD-2) and type of mutation responsible, the path to end-stage renal failure is often unpredictable.

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