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Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 May;136(19):1014-20. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1275836. Epub 2011 May 3.

[Recent developments in genetic kidney diseases].

[Article in German]

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Klinik und Poliklinik für allgemeine Kinderheilkunde, Uniklinik Köln, Köln.


The improved understanding of genetic kidney diseases has given rise to a more detailed understanding of kidney function within the last decade. Insights into the pathophysiological principles of frequent kidney diseases - partly inherited, partly acquired - have been obtained by the investigation of rare genetic disorders and can now serve as a starting point for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. In this way various clinical multicenter trials, which are based on the observations made in basic science have been established for the very common autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Furthermore, the influence of genetic aspects on frequent kidney diseases, e. g. diabetic nephropathy, is becoming more obvious. This article aims to give an overview over essential recent development in the field of genetic kidney diseases.

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