Trends in the incidence, demographics, and outcomes of end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis in the US from 1995 to 2006.

@article{Costenbader2011TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the incidence, demographics, and outcomes of end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis in the US from 1995 to 2006.},
  author={Karen H Costenbader and Amrita J. Desai and Graciela S Alarc{\'o}n and Linda T. Hiraki and Tamara Shaykevich and M. Alan Brookhart and Elena M. Massarotti and Bing Lu and Daniel H. Solomon and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={1681-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to investigate whether recent advances in lupus nephritis treatment have led to changes in the incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to lupus nephritis, or in the characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of patients with lupus nephritis ESRD. METHODS Patients with incident lupus nephritis ESRD (1995-2006) were identified in the US Renal Data System. Trends in sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were assessed. We tested for… CONTINUE READING
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