Effect of once-weekly exenatide on estimated glomerular filtration rate slope depends on baseline renal risk: A post hoc analysis of the EXSCEL trial.

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The effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) on renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk are modest or neutral. However, GLP-1RAs may confer clinical benefits in those at high risk of progressive renal function loss. We examined the effects of once-weekly exenatide (EQW) on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) slope and urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (UACR) as a function of baseline UACR in 3503 EXSCEL participants (23.7%) with eGFR data available and 2828 participants (19.2%) with UACR change data available. EQW improved eGFR slope assessed via mixed model repeated measures, compared with placebo, in participants with baseline UACR >100 mg/g (0.79 mL/min/1.73 m2 /year [95% confidence interval {CI} 0.24-1.34]) and UACR >200 mg/g (1.32 mL/min/1.73 m2 /year [95% CI 0.57-2.06]), but not at lower UACR thresholds. EQW reduced UACR, compared with placebo, assessed via analysis of covariance, consistently across subgroups with baseline UACR >30 mg/g (28.2% reduction), baseline UACR >100 mg (22.5% reduction) and baseline UACR >200 mg (34.5% reduction). This post hoc EXSCEL analysis suggests that EQW reduces UACR, with improvement in eGFR slope specifically in participants with elevated baseline UACR.

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Cited Authors

  • van der Aart-van der Beek, AB; Clegg, LE; Penland, RC; Boulton, DW; Sjöström, CD; Mentz, RJ; Holman, RR; Heerspink, HJL

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2493 - 2498

PubMed ID

  • 32803900

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7756541

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1463-1326

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/dom.14175


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England