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Title: Validation of the Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy in cohorts with different presentations and treatments.
Authors: Coppo, R.
Troyanov, S.
Bellur, S.
Cattran, D.
Cook, H. T.
Feehally, John
Roberts, I. S.
Morando, L.
Camilla, R.
Tesar, V.
Lunberg, S.
Gesualdo, L.
Emma, F.
Rollino, C.
Amore, A.
Praga, M.
Feriozzi, S.
Segoloni, G.
Pani, A.
Cancarini, G.
Durlik, M.
Moggia, E.
Mazzucco, G.
Giannakakis, C.
Honsova, E.
Sundelin, B. B.
Di Palma, A. M.
Ferrario, F.
Gutierrez, E.
Asunis, A. M.
Barratt, Jonathan
Tardanico, R.
Perkowska-Ptasinska, A.
VALIGA study of the ERA-EDTA Immunonephrology Working Group
First Published: 2-Apr-2014
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group for International Society of Nephrology
Citation: Kidney International, 2014, 86 (4), pp. 828-836
Abstract: The Oxford Classification of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) identified mesangial hypercellularity (M), endocapillary proliferation (E), segmental glomerulosclerosis (S), and tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis (T) as independent predictors of outcome. Whether it applies to individuals excluded from the original study and how therapy influences the predictive value of pathology remain uncertain. The VALIGA study examined 1147 patients from 13 European countries that encompassed the whole spectrum of IgAN. Over a median follow-up of 4.7 years, 86% received renin-angiotensin system blockade and 42% glucocorticoid/immunosuppressive drugs. M, S, and T lesions independently predicted the loss of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and a lower renal survival. Their value was also assessed in patients not represented in the Oxford cohort. In individuals with eGFR less than 30 ml/min per 1.73 m(2), the M and T lesions independently predicted a poor survival. In those with proteinuria under 0.5 g/day, both M and E lesions were associated with a rise in proteinuria to 1 or 2 g/day or more. The addition of M, S, and T lesions to clinical variables significantly enhanced the ability to predict progression only in those who did not receive immunosuppression (net reclassification index 11.5%). The VALIGA study provides a validation of the Oxford classification in a large European cohort of IgAN patients across the whole spectrum of the disease. The independent predictive value of pathology MEST score is reduced by glucocorticoid/immunosuppressive therapy.
DOI Link: 10.1038/ki.2014.63
eISSN: 1523-1755
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 International Society of Nephrology. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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