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Renal Cystic Disease as the Target of Research

  • Kenneth D. GardnerJr.

Abstract

Cystic diseases account for 10% of all end-stage kidney disease (Cleveland and Fellner, 1979). Through Medicaid and Medicare their treatments cost our society about $200 million annually. Federal support for research into these conditions—their cause(s), prevention, arrest, and detection—approximates $500,000 a year. That is to say, of every federal dollar spent on renal cystic disease, more than 99 cents goes for treatment; less than 1 cent goes for research. This pittance of $500,000 reflects not defective central management but rather a relative lack in the field of interested, qualified investigators who are competitive for federal research dollars.

Keywords

Cyst Formation Polycystic Kidney Disease Renal Cyst Cyst Fluid Cystic Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth D. GardnerJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of New Mexico School of MedicineAlbuquerqueUSA

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