Treatment of lupus nephritis: a meta-analysis of clinical trials.

  title={Treatment of lupus nephritis: a meta-analysis of clinical trials.},
  author={Vinod K. Bansal and Judith A. Beto},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={29 2},
The best therapeutic choice in lupus nephritis remains shrouded in a body of controversial literature. The purpose of this review was to assess and compare by meta-analysis the efficacy of therapeutic agents used in the treatment of lupus nephritis using outcomes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and total mortality. An exhaustive search was performed using MEDLINE (1970 to 1995) and manual search of bibliographic notations and nonindexed sources. Twenty prospective controlled trials with… CONTINUE READING


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