Predictors of incident ESRD among patients with primary hyperoxaluria presenting prior to kidney failure

Fang Zhao, Eric J. Bergstralh, Ramila A. Mehta, Lisa E. Vaughan, Julie B. Olson, Barbara M. Seide, Alicia M. Meek, Andrea G. Cogal, John C. Lieske, Dawn S. Milliner

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Background and objectives Overproduction of oxalate in patients with primary hyperoxaluria (PH) leads to calcium oxalate deposition in the kidney and ESRD in a substantial number of cases. However, the key determinants for renal outcome remain unclear. Thus, we performed a retrospective analysis to identify predictors for renal outcome among patients with PH participating in the Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (RKSC) PH Registry. Design, setting, participants, & measurements We characterized clinical and laboratory features of patients enrolled in the RKSC PH Registry. We assessed correlation between urinary measures and eGFR at diagnosis by Spearman rank correlation and estimated renal survival using the Kaplan-Meier method. We determined factors associated with renal survival by Cox proportional hazard models. Results Of 409 patients enrolled in the RKSC Registry as of March 2014, we excluded 112 patients who had ESRD at PH diagnosis from analysis. Among the remaining 297 patients, 65% had PH type 1, 12% had type 2, 13% had type 3, and 11% had unclassified PH. Median (25th, 75th percentile) age at PH diagnosis was 8.1 (4.0, 18.2) years with an eGFR of 73.0 (56.4, 97.5) ml/min per 1.73 m2 and urinary oxalate excretion rate of 1.64 (1.11, 2.44) mmol/ 1.73 m2 per 24 hours. During a median follow-up of 3.9 (1.0, 12.8) years, 59 (20%) patients developed ESRD. Urinary oxalate excretion at diagnosis stratified by quartile was strongly associated with incident ESRD (hazard ratio [HR], 3.4; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 1.4 to 7.9). During follow-up there was a significant association between urinary oxalate quartile (Q) and incident ESRD (Q4 versus Q1: HR, 3.3; 95% CI, 1.2 to 9.3). This asso- ciation remained even when adjusted for sex, age, and baseline eGFR (HR, 4.2; 95% CI, 1.6 to 10.8).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 7 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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