SGLT-2 inhibition in IgA nephropathy: the new standard of care?

Jonathan Barratt, Jürgen Floege
Kidney International 2021 April 17
Despite supportive measures that slow the rate of progression of chronic kidney disease in IgA nephropathy, many patients still progress to end-stage kidney disease. Currently employed immunosuppressive strategies lack conclusive efficacy data, while there is evidence for treatment-emergent toxicity. A subanalysis of the Dapagliflozin and Prevention of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease Trial, which encompassed 270 patients with a diagnosis of IgA nephropathy, now provides early evidence that dapagliflozin may be a safe and effective addition to current standard of care in IgA nephropathy.

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