ABCC6 Deficiency Promotes Development of Randall Plaque

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the ABCC6 gene that result in low pyrophosphate levels and subsequent progressive soft tissue calcifications. PXE mainly affects the skin, retina, and arteries. However, many patients with PXE experience kidney stones. We determined the prevalence of this pathology in patients with PXE and examined … Leggi tutto

Meeting report of the “Symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism: calcium kidney stones in 2017”

A symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism held on December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium was the first international multidisciplinary conference of the International Collaborative Network on Kidney Stones and Mineral Metabolism. This meeting addressed epidemiology, underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, genetics, pathological, as well as clinical and research topics. The participants included clinicians and recognized experts … Leggi tutto