Kidney Transplantation Provides Best Survival Benefit for Lupus
Patients with ESRD
Among 1998 lupus patients with ESRD, the 1-year, 5-year, 10-year patient survival rates were best for those who underwent kidney transplantation (100%, 98.1%, and 94.4%, respectively), followed by peritoneal dialysis (88.3%, 79.1%, and 76%, respectively), and hemodialysis (53.6%, 46.0%, and 41.6%, respectively). For those who underwent kidney transplantation within 1 year after ESRD, no significant worse patient survival and graft survival were observed than for those who underwent transplantation 1 year later. Thefindingsare published inTransplantation Proceedings.