End-stage renal disease (ESRD) due tolupus nephritis is linked to worse survivaloutcomes compared with othercauses, investigators concluded in apaper published in Kidney International(2016;89:1337-1345).

In a study of patients with ESRDstarting renal replacement therapy inAustralia and New Zealand, a teamled by David W. Johnson, MD, PhD,of Princess Alexandra Hospital inBrisbane, Australia, found that ESRDcaused by lupus nephritis was associatedwith a 33% increased risk of dialysispatient death and 87% increasedrisk of renal transplant patient deathversus ESRD due to other causes.

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