An approach to validating criteria for proteinuric flare in systemic lupus erythematosus glomerulonephritis.

@article{Ardoin2011AnAT,
  title={An approach to validating criteria for proteinuric flare in systemic lupus erythematosus glomerulonephritis.},
  author={Stacy Payne Ardoin and Daniel Joseph Birmingham and Paul L Hebert and C Yung Yu and Brad H. Rovin and Lee A. Hebert},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={2031-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Published criteria on the degree of proteinuria increase that defines a proteinuric flare in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with glomerulonephritis (GN) vary widely, likely because they are not evidence based, but are largely based on expert opinion. Ideally, the threshold for proteinuric flare should be set sufficiently high that spontaneous variation in proteinuria does not likely explain the increase, but not so high that the patient needlessly experiences prolonged severe… CONTINUE READING
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