Lupus Nephritis

SLE Nephritis is More Common in Males

BOSTON—Kidney involvement stemming from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may be more common in male than female patients, researchers reported at the annual meeting of American College of Rheumatology.

Renal Function at Biopsy Is Key

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The best predictor of outcome in patients with lupus nephritis is kidney function at the time of renal biopsy, supporting the need for early diagnosis and treatment, researchers reported here at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

NO Higher in Proliferative Nephritis

Systemic nitric oxide (NO) levels are elevated in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis, researchers found. The association is independent of renal elimination of nitrate and nitrite (NOx), a measure of NO production.

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