Long-term clinical outcomes of synchronized therapy with plasmapheresis and intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy in the treatment of steroid-resistant lupus nephritis.

@article{Yamaji2008LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term clinical outcomes of synchronized therapy with plasmapheresis and intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy in the treatment of steroid-resistant lupus nephritis.},
  author={Ken Yamaji and Young-Joon Kim and Hiroshi Tsuda and Yoshinari Takasaki},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={298-305}
}
In recent years, the vital prognosis of the patients with lupus nephritis (LN) has improved dramatically as a result of steroid therapy and the administration of immunosuppressants including cyclophosphamide, but recurrent cases and complications associated with these therapies are a concern. In this study, a long-term retrospective evaluation was performed over a period of five years concerning the clinical characteristics, remission rate and relapse rate by dividing 38 patients with LN into… CONTINUE READING

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