Effect of Belimumab on Kidney-related Outcomes in Patients with Lupus Nephritis: Post Hoc Subgroup Analyses of the Phase 3 BLISS-LN Trial
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2023 doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfad167 Epub ahead of print.
These data highlight the consistent benefit of belimumab versus placebo, combined with standard therapy, on kidney outcomes in both newly diagnosed and relapsed patients, and regardless of the use of GC pulses at induction.
Development of American College of Rheumatology Quality Measures for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Modified Delphi Process with RISE Registry Data Review
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 doi: 10.1002/acr.25143 Epub ahead of print
The first ACR quality measures for SLE selected by Bartels, et al. use a rigorous Delphi process, and include recommendations on hydroxychloroquine, glucocorticoid reduction and kidney monitoring.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022;17:1620–1630 doi: 10.2215/CJN.02520322
This 28-week, open-label extension of BLISS-LN found no new safety signals and maintained efficacy with belimumab, in patients with lupus nephritis.
A secondary analysis of the Belimumab International Study in Lupus Nephritis trial examined effects of belimumab on kidney outcomes and preservation of kidney function in patients with lupus nephritis
Kidney Int. 2022;101(2):403-413 doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2021.08.027
Post-hoc analysis data suggests that the addition of belimumab to standard therapy may be effective in preserving long-term kidney function in patients with lupus nephritis (LN).
B-cell Depletion With Obinutuzumab for the Treatment of Proliferative Lupus Nephritis: A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial
Ann Rheum Dis. 2021. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-220920
Phase 2 study data support the use of obinutuzumab in proliferative lupus nephritis (LN) being further evaluated in a global Phase 3 study.
N Engl J Med. 2020;383(12):1117–28.
LN occurs in 25–60% of patients with SLE. However, patients with LN are often excluded from clinical trials of SLE therapies.
A Randomized, Controlled Double-Blind Study Comparing The Efficacy And Safety Of Dose-Ranging Voclosporin With Placebo In Achieving Remission In Patients With Active Lupus Nephritis
Kidney Int 2019;95:219–31
Calcineurin inhibitors have the potential to increase the likelihood of complete renal remission (CRR) when added to standard-of-care induction therapy for LN.