Latest Lupus Nephritis News
In a phase 2b trial, around half of patients taking the novel calcineurin inhibitor at a dose of 23.7 mg twice daily achieved complete remission at 48 weeks.
End-stage renal disease is 5-fold more likely to develop in patients with 3 or more infection-related hospitalizations versus none.
The primary outcome was reduction in proteinuria, as measured by protein-to-creatinine (P:C) ratio in a 12-hour urine collection, at 24 weeks compared with baseline.
Chemokines, cytokines, and markers of cellular damage had the most predictive power.
The development of this scale, once further validated, will give clinicians the ability to verify lupus nephritis activity without the need for an invasive kidney biopsy.
Among the findings, researchers found no association between mixed or pure histopathologic features of LN at presentation and rates of complete or partial remission.
Researchers find an increased risk of death among patients.
Athcar gel may be a treatment option for patients with treatment-resistant nephrotic syndrome.
Antimalarial protects against metabolic syndrome, countering steroid effects.
No change in interferon signature in vitamin D-deficient patients, those with vitamin D repletion.
Increased risk of systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis with copy number loss, not gain.
Urinary red blood cells undermine a composite prediction of renal outcome.
New study also provides evidence that an early proteinuria decrease is a strong predictor of good long-term outcome.
Minority race/ethnicity and lack of private insurance associated with inadequate care in U.S.
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