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Do you think patients with lupus nephritis can be good renal transplant candidates if their disease has been quiescent for at least one year?

In a recent study researchers examined transplant outcomes in patients with lupus nephritis who had no clinical evidence of disease in the year prior.

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Over 100,000 Medicare Patients May Suffer from Glomerulonephritis

Over 100,000 Medicare Patients May Suffer from Glomerulonephritis

The condition appears to be associated with high hospitalization and death rates, researchers reported.

Three Drug Combo Beneficial in Lupus Nephritis Patients

Three Drug Combo Beneficial in Lupus Nephritis Patients

Half of those lupus nephritis patients taking three medications achieved full remission.

Potential Plant-Derived Lupus Nephritis Treatment Has Few Side Effects

Potential Plant-Derived Lupus Nephritis Treatment Has Few Side Effects

A plant-based compound could provide a new treatment for lupus nephritis with fewer side effects.

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Kidney Disease Significantly Reduces Life Expectancy in SLE

Kidney Disease Significantly Reduces Life Expectancy in SLE

With systemic lupus erythematosus, kidney disease reduces life expectancy an average of 15 years

Kidney Involvement, High Anti-dsDNA Predict Lupus Flares

Kidney Involvement, High Anti-dsDNA Predict Lupus Flares

Predictors of moderate-severe SLE flare at week 52 identified using three indicators

Proteinuria Decline Linked to Improved Lupus Nephritis Outcomes

A 50% or greater reduction in proteinuria after six months of treatment for severe lupus nephritis predicted better 15-year renal survival.

Lupus Nephritis Need Not Prevent Renal Transplants

Lupus nephritis patients can be good candidates if their disease is quiescent for at least one year prior to surgery.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Flares Occur Despite Dialysis

SLE patients with renal failure often continue to experience flares, but most commonly these are serologic rather than clinical.

Abnormal SLE Serology Need Not Bar Pregnancy

If a lupus patient has never had renal disease, pregnancy, in and of itself, is not likely to increase that risk.

Proteinuria Recovery Heads Off LN Comorbidities

Even partial recovery in lupus nephritis patients lowers the risk of needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Lupus Nephritis Patient Genotype May Not Predict MMF Response

Lupus Nephritis Patient Genotype May Not Predict MMF Response

Effects of MMF may be influenced by the pathogenesis and/or cellular micro-environments unique to each disease process.

New Lupus Nephritis Guidelines Issued

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has issued new guidelines for screening, treating, and managing lupus nephritis (LN), including methods of identifying kidney disease, newer therapies, and pregnant patient care.

Rituximab Ineffective as Lupus Nephritis Add-On Therapy

Rituximab Ineffective as Lupus Nephritis Add-On Therapy

Adding rituximab to mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids does not improve outcomes in patients with lupus nephritis (LN), according to a study.

Black Race Worsens Transplant Outcomes

Black race is associated with worse renal transplant outcomes among patients with lupus nephritis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to two studies presented at Kidney Week, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology.