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Current options

Current management options

In addition to current and forthcoming treatments, management therapies are directed toward reducing morbidity and mortality from the complications of the disease. Ways to manage the disease include1,2:

If you are a primary care physician managing early-stage
autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients

it may be important to refer them to a nephrologist

  1. Grantham JJ. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(14):1477-1485.

  2. Bajwa ZH, Gupta S, Warfield CA, Steinman TI. Pain management in polycystic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2001;60(5):1631-1644.