Kidney News

Study examines job trends among kidney failure patients Jan 18, 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 dietMar 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.
Making the case for at-home dialysisJul 13, 2016
Dr. Kevin F. Erickson discusses physician reimbursement reform and its effect on patient recommendations for in-center dialysis as opposed to at-home dialysis.
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazardMay 2, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomeraseAug 21, 2014
International collaboration led by Baylor College of Medicine finds genetic alterations may contribute to rare form of kidney cancer.
Researchers target muscle wasting in chronic kidney diseaseSep 5, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now identified in mouse models and patient muscle biopsies a new signaling pathway that could lead to a way of blocking the protein believed to be behind muscle wasting.