About the Study

The Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment Network (PKD-TN) has developed the HALT PKD clinical trials to evaluate certain FDA approved drugs that may be effective in slowing kidney growth in persons who have polycystic kidney disease. Seven centers across the United States are participating in the two trials.

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Alan found out he had polycystic kidney disease around 5 years ago. He has generously agreed to share his story for us.

I had never heard of Polycystic Kidney Disease until about five years ago when an MRI revealed spots proliferating my kidneys and liver. I was 45 and the cause of my stomach trouble leading to these tests had nothing to do with the PKD they discovered. The big fear was cancer so when we reviewed an autopsy that had been performed on my father and found that he had PKD, it was actually a minor relief.

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Nutritional Corner by Kelly Welsh, R.D, C.D.

this months recipe is Roasted Corn and Edamame Salad, click here to read more.

HALT-PKD Clinical Research Centers

Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, Ohio
1-800-223-2273, Ext. 44680 (toll-free)

BRAUN, William E, MD
Principal Investigator
Department of Nephrology
Cleveland Clinic (Q7‐1)
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Telephone: 1-800-223-2273 Ext. 44680
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio