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Predictors for outcomes in patients with severe ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis who were dialysis-dependent at presentation: A study of 89 cases in a single Chinese center.
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PMID:  23332902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: Anti-neutrophilcytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis may cause rapid deterioration of renal function, resulting in high prevalence of end-stage renal disease and mortality. The current study investigated factors associated with restoration of renal function and early mortality in patients with severe ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis, ie,dialysis-dependent at presentation, in a single Chinese cohort. METHODS: Eighty-nine Chinese patients with ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis who were on dialysis at the time of diagnosis were included in this study. All these patients received immunosuppressive therapy plus intravenous methylprednisolone, plasma exchange, or both. The predictive value of the clinical and histological parameters for renal and patient outcome was analyzed. RESULT: On the sixth month, 25 (28.1%) patients achieved dialysis independence, 45 (50.6%) patients progressed to end stage renal disease, and 19 (21.3%) patients died. Nine out of the 19 deaths were therapy-related. Factors independently associated with renal function restoration were percentages of normal glomeruli (P<0.05), extent of tubular atrophy (P<0.05) and extent of interstitial fibrosis (P<0.05) in the renal specimens. Age and pulmonary hemorrhage were independently associated with all-cause death (P=0.003 and P=0.007, respectively) and therapy-related death (P=0.037 and P=0.043, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with severe ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis who were dialysis-dependent at presentation, those with a higher percentage of normal glomeruli and less extent of tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis have more chance of restoration of renal function. Increased risk for all-cause death and therapy-related death appears to be older age and pulmonary hemorrhage.
Zhi-Ying Li; Shen-Ju Gou; Min Chen; Ming-Hui Zhao
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-866X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1306053     Medline TA:  Semin Arthritis Rheum     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China; Peking University Institute of Nephrology, Beijing, China; Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Beijing, China; Key Laboratory of Renal Disease, Ministry of Health of China, Beijing, China; Key Laboratory of Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention and Treatment (Peking University), Ministry of Education, Beijing, China.
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