News and Information
Thank you for stopping by the Sacramento Chapter for PKD! Currently we are recruiting new leadership for this Chapter so we may continue to bring valuable services to the Sacramento area. If you would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our volunteers are what this organization was built on and they will carry us into the future. Volunteer with us today and help make a brighter tomorrow for PKD patients and families in your local community!
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Local Events and Meetings
The Sacramento Chapter does not have any local meetings scheduled at this time but we do want to hear from you. If you would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email us at email@example.com.
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Sacramento Walk for PKD
The Sacramento Chapter wants to thank you for joining us at our Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of those that donated or came out to the walk. Registration for the event is now closed, but donations are still being accepted through December 31.
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.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.