An observational study of outcome in SLE patients with biopsy-verified glomerulonephritis between 1986 and 2004 in a defined area of Southern Sweden: the clinical utility of the ACR renal response criteria and predictors for renal outcome.

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T1 - An observational study of outcome in SLE patients with biopsy-verified glomerulonephritis between 1986 and 2004 in a defined area of Southern Sweden: the clinical utility of the ACR renal response criteria and predictors for renal outcome.

AU - Nived, Ola

AU - Ståhl Hallengren, Christina

AU - Alm, Per

AU - Jönsen, Andreas

AU - Sturfelt, Gunnar

AU - Bengtsson, Anders

N1 - The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pathology, (Lund) (013030000), Department of Rheumatology (013036000)

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Objectives: To test the utility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) criteria for lupus nephritis (LN) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the American College of Rheumatology renal response criteria (ACR-RRC) for renal follow-up in an observational cohort. Method: All 52 biopsy-verified cases of LN during 19 years were identified, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum creatinine, proteinuria, haematuria, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K), and complement were retrieved at diagnosis of nephritis, after 6 and 12 months, and at the latest visit. Forty-five renal biopsies were available for re-evaluation with the ISN/RPS criteria. Outcome was defined by the ACR-RRC and the final GFR. Results: The mean follow-up time was 9 years; complete renal response (CRR) was achieved in 11 cases, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in four, and nephrotic syndrome (NS) in one. The final GFR decreased with increasing age at biopsy (p < 0.01) and with interstitial manifestations added to the ISN/RPS classification (p < 0.05). The final GFR correlated with the decrease of proteinuria or casts and actual serum creatinine after 6 months of treatment (all p < 0.05). The outcome defined by ACR-RRC correlated with the nephrological components of SLEDAI-2K after 6 months of therapy (p < 0.01) and with the presence of antibodies to C1q at biopsy (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Renal outcome is correlated with the response to treatment after 6 months and with the addition of interstitial changes to the ISN/RPS classification, which might add useful information for prediction. The ACR-RRC offers a defined alternative to categorize renal response.

AB - Objectives: To test the utility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) criteria for lupus nephritis (LN) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the American College of Rheumatology renal response criteria (ACR-RRC) for renal follow-up in an observational cohort. Method: All 52 biopsy-verified cases of LN during 19 years were identified, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum creatinine, proteinuria, haematuria, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K), and complement were retrieved at diagnosis of nephritis, after 6 and 12 months, and at the latest visit. Forty-five renal biopsies were available for re-evaluation with the ISN/RPS criteria. Outcome was defined by the ACR-RRC and the final GFR. Results: The mean follow-up time was 9 years; complete renal response (CRR) was achieved in 11 cases, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in four, and nephrotic syndrome (NS) in one. The final GFR decreased with increasing age at biopsy (p < 0.01) and with interstitial manifestations added to the ISN/RPS classification (p < 0.05). The final GFR correlated with the decrease of proteinuria or casts and actual serum creatinine after 6 months of treatment (all p < 0.05). The outcome defined by ACR-RRC correlated with the nephrological components of SLEDAI-2K after 6 months of therapy (p < 0.01) and with the presence of antibodies to C1q at biopsy (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Renal outcome is correlated with the response to treatment after 6 months and with the addition of interstitial changes to the ISN/RPS classification, which might add useful information for prediction. The ACR-RRC offers a defined alternative to categorize renal response.

U2 - 10.3109/03009742.2013.799224

DO - 10.3109/03009742.2013.799224

M3 - Article

VL - 42

SP - 383

EP - 389

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

SN - 1502-7732

IS - 5

ER -