News and Information
Tis the Season... To Raise Funds for PKD!
An End PKD Bracelet is the perfect gift for you or anyone you know who is passionate about the PKD cause. With a choice of PKD teal or PKD purple, each comes with an adjustable elastic wrist band and wooden bead to assure a comfortable fit. The cost is $10 each including shipping and handling. Checks should be made payable to the PKD Foundation Memphis Chapter and mailed to:
PKD Foundation Memphis Chapter
c/o Karyn Waxman
8999 Farmoor Road
Germantown, TN 38139
For more information and order requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Local Events and Meetings
Chapter Educational Meetings
The PKD Foundation Memphis Chapter hosts monthly PKD information and educational meetings in conjunction with Jyothi Pinnaka, MBBS, MD, FHN, FASN and Transplant Nephrologist, Clinical Assistant Professor University of TN Health Science Center, Memphis.
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at Dr. Pinnaka's office located at 6005 Park Ave, Suite 825B, Memphis, TN. Everyone is welcome!
Check back for more information about upcoming meetings!
For more information please contact Karyn Waxman 901.491.4799 or email email@example.com.
Virtual Walk for PKD
Walk your way in your local community
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Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Ronald D. Perrone, M.D., HALT study principal investigator
This webinar shared the results of the HALT-PKD clinical trials, which were announced on Nov. 15, 2014, at the American Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week meeting. This was the first prospective, randomized clinical interventional study for adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). These studies are important to the PKD community because neither the optimal blood pressure target levels, nor the best medications for control of blood pressure in ADPKD, were known when the study was started in 2006 (the study was completed in June 2014). Currently, the complications of hypertension, including stroke and heart attack, affect many more individuals with ADPKD than ADPKD-specific complications such as liver cysts or brain aneurysms.
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