Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) remains one of the most common kidney issues globally, affecting a vast number of people. Therefore, addressing it as a major public health issue is strongly recommended. A paper titled “Polycystic Kidney Disease” renders the issue thoroughly, effectively suggesting that regular testing should be promoted as the solution. By incorporating a detailed overview of the issue with substantial evidence and illustrations in the paper, the author has managed to produce a compelling introduction to the significance of the issue and the methods of resolving it.
Overall, the paper produces a rather positive impression, with the key issues being relayed clearly and insignificant detail. The illustrations have been utilized appropriately and to the point, allowing the author to illustrate the key phenomena regarding the phenomenon at hand. Furthermore, the in-depth analysis of the disease development and the factors that define patients’ predisposition to PKD has helped to develop an accurate understanding of the disease and the effects that it produces on patients.
Suggesting the areas for improvement, one could advise integrating a broader range of statistical data or providing the full extent of the current rates of disease prevalence and incidence. Additionally, it would have been reasonable to describe the population that is currently most susceptible to the development of PKD, namely, the age, sex, race, and other characteristics of people in the risk group (Cruz et al., 2017). Thus, the suggested framework for managing the problem would have been more specific and would have allowed targeting the vulnerable group in question specifically.
Overall, the author of the paper should be credited for providing a clear and accurate overview of PKD. Being the most common kidney disease, PKD needs to be managed more effectively and prevented more actively. Thus, every bit of research contributes to supporting PKD patients and offering them relief.
Cruz, N. M., Song, X., Czerniecki, S. M., Gulieva, R. E., Churchill, A. J., Kim, Y. K.,… Freedman, B. S. (2017). Organoid cystogenesis reveals a critical role of microenvironment in human polycystic kidney disease. Nature Materials, 16(11), 1112-1119. Web.