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Common Urological Problems

Lupus Nephritis

Most lupus nephritis patients with end-stage renal disease opt for hemodialysis therapy

Newly published research shows that more patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) caused by lupus nephritis choose hemodialysis as their initial kidney replacement therapy over peritoneal dialysis and preemptive kidney transplantation. Results of the study now available in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), also found that… Most lupus nephritis patients with end-stage renal disease opt for hemodialysis therapy   

Biologic Fails in Kidney Disorder

The addition of rituximab to a standard immunosuppressive regimen did not increase the overall response rate among patients with lupus nephritis, a randomized trial found.

At 1 year, the rates of combined complete and partial response among patients receiving rituximab (Rituxan) and those given placebo were 56.9% and 45.8%, respectively (P=0.18), according to Brad… Biologic Fails in Kidney Disorder   

Lupus nephritis and pregnancy

Lupus is an archetypical, multisystem disease affecting almost every tissue or organ in the body. Kidney disease is rarely the first manifestation of Lupus; it may come later in the course of the disease and, by then, it is extremely serious and dominates the clinical picture and often leads to renal failure. The disease… Lupus nephritis and pregnancy   

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