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No 91, November 2016

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Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

How safe and efficient is sofosbuvir in HCV-infected CKD patients?
The aim of this multicentre retrospective study was to assess the antiviral efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir in HCV-infected patients with severe renal failure. 50 patients – among them were 35 hemodialysis patients – received a sofosbuvir based combination therapy for 12 or 24 weeks. HD patients were treated with a reduced dose of sofosbuvir (400 mg three times a week or 400 mg every other day). With a response rate of 86% at week 12 the medication proved to be efficient. Besides, no patient had to discontinue the treatment due to side effects.

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Treating MN patients with rituximab was efficient and remarkably safe
In this study, which has recently been published in NDT, 38 patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) were treated with retuximab over a period of 15 months. 29 of the patients achieved a partial or complete remission. Besides, proteinuria was reduced significantly and renal function could be stabilized. No significant adverse events were described – therefore the authors concluded that the therapy was “remarkably safe”.

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