Vickie J. Kubly

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The autosomal recessive form of polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is generally considered an infantile disorder with the typical presentation of greatly enlarged echogenic kidneys detected in utero or within the neonatal period, often resulting in neonatal demise. However, there is an increasing realization that survivors often thrive into adulthood with(More)
Meckel–Gruber syndrome (MKS) is a recessively inherited, lethal disorder characterized by renal cystic dysplasia, occipital encephalocele, polydactyly and biliary dysgenesis. MKS is genetically heterogeneous with three loci mapped and two identified; MKS1 (17q23) and MKS3 (8q22.1). MKS1 is part of the Finnish disease heritage, while MKS3 has been described(More)
Mutations in two large multi-exon genes, PKD1 and PKD2, cause autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The duplication of PKD1 exons 1-32 as six pseudogenes on chromosome 16, the high level of allelic heterogeneity, and the cost of Sanger sequencing complicate mutation analysis, which can aid diagnostics of ADPKD. We developed and validated a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients have an increased risk for intracranial aneurysms (IAs). The importance of screening for unruptured IAs (UIAs) depends on their risks for growth and rupture. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS ADPKD patients with UIAs found by presymptomatic screening with(More)
There are no proven, effective therapies for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or polycystic liver disease (PLD). We enrolled 42 patients with severe PLD resulting from autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD) or autosomal dominant PLD (ADPLD) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of octreotide, a long-acting somatostatin analogue. We randomly(More)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) caused by mutations in PKD1 is significantly more severe than PKD2. Typically, ADPKD presents in adulthood but is rarely diagnosed in utero with enlarged, echogenic kidneys. Somatic mutations are thought crucial for cyst development, but gene dosage is also important since animal models with hypomorphic(More)
PURPOSE To describe a novel laminin β-2 (LAMB2) mutation associated with nephrotic syndrome and severe retinal disease without microcoria in a large, multigenerational family with Pierson syndrome. DESIGN Retrospective chart review and prospective family examination. PARTICIPANTS An extended consanguineous family of 52 members. METHODS The eyes,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are at risk of developing intracranial aneurysms, and subarachnoid haemorrhage is a major cause of death and disability. Familial clustering of intracranial aneurysms suggests that genetic factors are important in the aetiology. We tested whether the germline mutation predisposes(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal-recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is an important neonatal nephropathy characterized by fusiform dilation of collecting ducts, congenital hepatic fibrosis, and in some cases Caroli's disease. The ARPKD gene, PKHD1, has recently been identified. Herein we describe an effective method for PKHD1 mutation screening and the results(More)
Mutations to PKD1 and PKD2 are associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The absence of apparent PKD1/PKD2 linkage in five published European or North American families with ADPKD suggested a third locus, designated PKD3. Here we re-evaluated these families by updating clinical information, re-sampling where possible, and(More)