Long-term follow-up of the MAINTAIN Nephritis Trial, comparing azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil as maintenance therapy of lupus nephritis

@inproceedings{Tamirou2016LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of the MAINTAIN Nephritis Trial, comparing azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil as maintenance therapy of lupus nephritis},
  author={Farah Tamirou and David P D'cruz and Shirish R Sangle and Philippe Remy and Carlos Silva Vasconcelos and Christoph Fiehn and Maria del Mar Ayala Guttierez and I M Gilboe and Maria G. Tektonidou and Daniel Blockmans and Isabelle Ravelingien and V{\'e}ronique Le Guern and Genevi{\`e}ve Depresseux and L{\"o}ic Guillevin and Ricard Cervera and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric A. Houssiau and Daniel Abramowicz and Fabiola Atzeni and Maria Giovanna Danieli and Luc De Clercq and Enrique de Ram{\'o}n Garrido and Filip de Keyser and Michel Delahousse and Gerard Espinosa and Marc Golstein and Marco Hirsch and Alexandre Karras and Philippe Lang and Martine Marchal and Antonio A P Marinho and Regina Max and Patrick Peeters and Peter Petera and Radmila R. Petrovic and Thomas Qu{\'e}m{\'e}neur and Frank Raeman and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Lucia Valiente de Santis and Luc Verresen and Laurence A Weiss and Ren{\'e} Westhovens},
  booktitle={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE To report the 10-year follow-up of the MAINTAIN Nephritis Trial comparing azathioprine (AZA) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) as maintenance therapy of proliferative lupus nephritis, and to test different definitions of early response as predictors of long-term renal outcome. METHODS In 2014, data on survival, kidney function, 24 h proteinuria, renal flares and other outcomes were collected for the 105 patients randomised between 2002 and 2006, except in 13 lost to follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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