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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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