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Proteinuria Recovery Heads Off LN Comorbidities

November 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Achieving partial or complete recovery from proteinuria in patients with active lupus nephritis (LN) at one year from disease onset may protect against comorbidities, including end-stage kidney disease, according to a new study presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

“Proteinuria recovery at one year is a predictive factor for long-term outcomes—renal failure, accrual of severe damage and death—in lupus nephritis patients,” said lead investigator Zahi Touma, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral clinical research fellow of rheumatology at the University of Toronto Lupus Clinic. “Although complete recovery of proteinuria is ideal and protects against the development of long-term outcomes, even partial recovery may be protective.”

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Source: Renal & Urology News


Proteinuria Recovery Heads Off LN Comorbidities

November 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Achieving partial or complete recovery from proteinuria in patients with active lupus nephritis (LN) at one year from disease onset may protect against comorbidities, including end-stage kidney disease, according to a new study presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

“Proteinuria recovery at one year is a predictive factor for long-term outcomes—renal failure, accrual of severe damage and death—in lupus nephritis patients,” said lead investigator Zahi Touma, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral clinical research fellow of rheumatology at the University of Toronto Lupus Clinic. “Although complete recovery of proteinuria is ideal and protects against the development of long-term outcomes, even partial recovery may be protective.”

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Source: Renal & Urology News



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