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Pages 434-435 (September - October 2020)
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Vol. 16. Issue 5. P2.
Pages 434-435 (September - October 2020)
Letter to the Editor
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Leonor A. Barile-Fabrisa,
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, Lilia Andrade Ortegab, Daniel Xibillé Friedmmanc
a Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal, Ciudad de México, Mexcio
b Centro Médico 20 de Noviembre, Ciudad de México, Mexico
c Secretaria de Salud del Estado Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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Dear Editors,

Regarding the comments made by Mejía-Vilet of the recommendations in the guidelines1 with respect to the substitution of renal function in patients who develop end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis we coincide, and this is stated in the document, that the best option is renal transplantation. The evidence shows that this intervention is superior to hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis,2 providing the patient with a better opportunity for survival in the median and long term, as well as reducing comorbidities and increasing life expectancy.

Regarding the comparison between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, as stated in this letter, published evidence has been contradictory and depends on the population, comorbidities,3 resources and quality or conditions of the procedures. Although we do recognize the evidence provided by Contreras et al.4 in the US population that did not show differences between both treatment modalities, the recommendation to prefer hemodialysis instead of peritoneal dialysis when possible was based, as stated in the document, on an albeit small study, but one that coincides with many of the characteristics in our clinical environment. We agree that the best option should in any case be individualized based on patient characteristics and resource availability.

Conflict of interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest or have received sponsorship for the preparation of this letter.

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Risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with lupus nephritis, 1971–2015. A systematic review and Bayesian meta-analysis.
Arthritis Rheumatol, 68 (2016), pp. 1432-1441
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Comparison of mortality of ESRD patients with lupus by initial dialysis modality.
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Peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: comparison of clinical outcomes.
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