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      IgA Nephropathy in Czech Patients - Are We Able Reliably Predict the Outcome?

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          Background/Aims: The aim of our study was to retrospectively analyse data of 520 Czech patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and to specify the risk factors affecting renal survival of IgAN patients. Methods: Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to evaluate the effects of different variables on renal survival during a median follow up of six years. McNemar´s test was used to analyse the progression of renal function according to Bartosik´s formula. Results: In our retrospective analysis of 520 Czech IgAN patients Cox proportional hazards regression model with five variables [hypertension, sex, GFR, proteinuria, age] was used. Significant regression coefficient was found for GFR, hypertension and proteinuria. Using stepwise algorithm GFR (OR = 3.09), hypertension (OR = 2.09) and proteinuria (OR = 1.97) were found as the most important factors for renal survival in our group of IgAN patients. Among patients with CKD 3 we found significantly better renal survival in patients with proteinuria < 1g/day compared to patients with higher proteinuria. We did not find the significant difference between predicted progression of renal function due to Bartosik´s formula and real progression of renal parametres assessed by GFR at the end of the follow up in our group of IgAN patients. Conclusion: Our retrospective study of 520 Czech IgAN patients confirmed GFR, hypertension and proteinuria as the most important factors affecting the prognosis of IgAN patients. We validated Toronto Bartosik´s formula to predict prognosis of IgAN patients.

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            We sought to identify the long-term renal survival rate and related risk factors of progression to renal failure in Chinese adult patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and to quantify the effects of proteinuria during the follow-up on outcome in patients with IgAN. Patients with biopsy-proven primary IgAN in the Nanjing Glomerulonephritis Registry were studied. Renal survival and the relationships between clinical parameters and renal outcomes were assessed. One thousand one hundred and fifty-five patients were enrolled in this study. The 10-, 15- and 20-year cumulative renal survival rates, calculated by Kaplan-Meier method, were 83, 74 and 64%, respectively. At the time of biopsy, proteinuria>1.0 g/day [hazard ratio (HR) 3.2, P 1.0 g/day were associated with a 9.4-fold risk than patients with TA-P<1.0 g/day (P<0.001) and 46.5-fold risk than those with TA-P<0.5 g/day (P<0.001). Moreover, patients who achieved TA-P<0.5 g/day benefit much more than those with TA-P between 0.5 and 1.0 g/day (HR 13.1, P<0.001). Thirty-six percent of Chinese adult patients with IgAN progress to end stage renal disease within 20 years. Five clinical features-higher proteinuria, hypertension, impaired renal function, hypoproteinemia and hyperuricemia-are independent predictors of an unfavorable renal outcome. The basic goal of anti-proteinuric therapy for Chinese patients is to lower proteinuria<1.0 g/day and the optimal goal is to lower proteinuria to <0.5 g/day.
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               G Lajoie,  L Sugar,  D Cattran (2001)
              Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is one of the most common primary types of glomerulonephritis to progress to end-stage renal disease. Its variable and often long natural history makes it difficult to predict outcome. We investigated the association of the rate of renal function decline based on the slope of creatinine clearance over time with demographic, clinical, laboratory, and histological data from 298 patients with biopsy-proven IgA nephropathy with a mean follow-up of 70 months. Using univariate analysis, urinary protein excretion at baseline and Lee pathological grading, as well as mean arterial pressure (MAP) and urinary protein excretion during follow-up, were associated with the rate of deterioration in renal function. Of these, only MAP and urinary protein excretion during follow-up were identified as independent factors by multiple linear regression analysis. The combination of best accuracy of prediction and shortest observation time using these two parameters was reached between the second and third years of follow-up. A semiquantitative method of estimating the rate of progression by using these factors was developed. These results indicate that MAP and severity of proteinuria over time are the most important prognostic indicators of IgA nephropathy. The potential relevance of the algorithm in patient management is shown.

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                Kidney Blood Press Res
                Kidney and Blood Pressure Research
                S. Karger AG
                December 2014
                14 December 2014
                : 39
                : 6
                : 555-562
                aDepartment of Nephrology, General Teaching Hospital and 1 st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University; bDepartment of Statistic analysis, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague; cDepartment of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove; dIIIrd Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Palacky University, Olomouc; eDepartment of Pathology, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
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                *Assoc.Prof. Dita Maixnerova, MD, Ph.D., Department of Nephrology, General Teaching Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine,, Charles University of Prague, U Nemocnice 2, 128 08 Prague 2 (Czech Republic), Tel. +420 224 966 790, Fax +420 224 962 585, E-Mail
                368467 Kidney Blood Press Res 2014;39:555-562
                © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel

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                Pages: 8
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                Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

                Risk factors, IgA nephropathy, Prognosis, ESRD


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