Lupus Nephritis Features
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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SLE patients with renal failure often continue to experience flares, but most commonly these are serologic rather than clinical.
If a lupus patient has never had renal disease, pregnancy, in and of itself, is not likely to increase that risk.
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Effects of MMF may be influenced by the pathogenesis and/or cellular micro-environments unique to each disease process.
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.
Adding rituximab to mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids does not improve outcomes in patients with lupus nephritis (LN), according to a study.
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