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Dr. Sankar Navaneethan, professor, Nephrology, served as a workgroup member for the recently released international “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes in Chronic Kidney Disease” from KDIGO. He also led the writing group for a synopsis of these guidelines that was published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sankar Navaneethan, associate professor, Nephrology, was interviewed for a Nov. 9 article in Medscape titled “New guidelines address diabetes management in kidney disease.” He also was interviewed for a Nov. 10 article in Physician’s Weekly titled “Global group issues inaugural diabetes-CKD guidance.

Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer, professor and chief, Nephrology, was interviewed for a Nov. 6 article on Healio titled “KDIGO to develop new guideline for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.”  

Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer, professor and chief, Nephrology, testified before the National Kidney Foundation–American Society of Nephrology Taskforce on the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosis of Kidney Diseases on Oct. 30. His deposition was titled, “Guidelines Process in Endorsing Equations” (for the estimation of glomerular filtration rate).

Dr. Carl Walther, assistant professor, Nephrology, was one of only five reviewers selected for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases’ AJKD Reviewer Hall of Fame for 2020. He also was selected for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Nephrology Item-Writing Task Force.

Dr. Jose Perez, associate professor, Nephrology, was interviewed for an Oct. 8 article on Univision titled “Fallas renales: expertos analizan lo que puede ser una nueva consecuencia del coronavirus en al organism.”

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan, associate professor, Nephrology, participated in the Advances in Critical Care conference on Oct. 16, giving a lecture titled “Prevention of Contrast Associated Acute Kidney Injury.” He also participated in the Primary Care Update conference on Oct. 17, giving a lecture titled “Approach to the Management of Kidney Disease for the General Practitioner.”

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan, associate professor, Nephrology, has been elected to serve on the American Society of Nephrology Diversity and Workforce Committee. He also received a 2020-2021 Norton Rose Fulbright Educational Grant for $900 from the BCM Academy of Distinguished Educators to fund an immersive educational project, titled “The Kidney Diet Challenge.”

Press Releases

New option for treating upper tract urothelial cancer - April 30, 2020
An international team reports that an innovative form of local chemotherapy using a mitomycin-containing reverse thermal gel offers a kidney-sparing treatment option for upper tract urothelial cancer.

Researchers work to prevent kidney failure after surgery - Jan 30, 2020
Scientists have improved their understanding of kidney failure for patients that possess high levels of suPAR protein (soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor).

Kidney Stones: What you need to know - June 12, 2019
Dr. Wesley Mayer discusses symptoms, treatments and prevention of kidney stones.

Study examines predictors of dialysis facility experiences - Sept 10, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined associations between dialysis facility performance with patient experience measures and patient, facility and geographic characteristics.

Study examines job trends among kidney failure patients - Jan18, 2018
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine examined trends in employment over time among patients initiating dialysis and in the six months before end-stage renal disease.

Overeating during the holidays is bad for your kidneys - Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Sreedhar Mandayam explains how overeating during the holidays can impact your kidneys.

Expert discusses impact of lupus on kidneys - May 4, 2017
May is Lupus Awareness Month, and while most people have heard of the disease and its impact on the body, a lesser known fact is that lupus, an autoimmune disease, is linked to kidney damage. 

Not just another celebrity diet: benefits of an alkaline diet - March 30, 2017
While most celebrity or fad diets have not been scientifically proven to be effective, the alkaline diet can still positively impact your body, especially if you have kidney problems, according to a Baylor College of Medicine expert.

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