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Design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the EMPA-KIDNEY trial.

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EMPA-KIDNEY Collaborative Group,
Published in: Nephrol Dial Transplant
June 23, 2022

BACKGROUND: The effects of the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor empagliflozin on renal and cardiovascular disease have not been tested in a dedicated population of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: The EMPA-KIDNEY trial is an international randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing whether empagliflozin 10 mg daily decreases the risk of kidney disease progression or cardiovascular death in people with CKD. People with or without diabetes mellitus (DM) were eligible provided they had an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥20 but <45 mL/min/1.73 m2 or an eGFR ≥45 but <90 mL/min/1.73 m2 with a urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (uACR) ≥200 mg/g. The trial design is streamlined, as extra work for collaborating sites is kept to a minimum and only essential information is collected. RESULTS: Between 15 May 2019 and 16 April 2021, 6609 people from eight countries in Europe, North America and East Asia were randomized. The mean age at randomization was 63.8 years [standard deviation (SD) 13.9)], 2192 (33%) were female and 3570 (54%) had no prior history of DM. The mean eGFR was 37.5 mL/min/1.73 m2 (SD 14.8), including 5185 (78%) with an eGFR <45 mL/min/1.73 m2. The median uACR was 412 mg/g) (quartile 1-quartile 3 94-1190), with a uACR <300 mg/g in 3194 (48%). The causes of kidney disease included diabetic kidney disease [n = 2057 (31%)], glomerular disease [n = 1669 (25%)], hypertensive/renovascular disease [n = 1445 (22%)], other [n = 808 (12%)] and unknown causes [n = 630 (10%)]. CONCLUSIONS: EMPA-KIDNEY will evaluate the efficacy and safety of empagliflozin in a widely generalizable population of people with CKD at risk of kidney disease progression. Results are anticipated in 2022.

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Nephrol Dial Transplant

DOI

EISSN

1460-2385

Publication Date

June 23, 2022

Volume

37

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1317 / 1329

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Sodium-Glucose Transporter 2 Inhibitors
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
  • Male
  • Kidney
  • Humans
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Female
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Disease Progression
 

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EMPA-KIDNEY Collaborative Group, . (2022). Design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the EMPA-KIDNEY trial. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 37(7), 1317–1329. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfac040
EMPA-KIDNEY Collaborative Group, Nelson J. “Design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the EMPA-KIDNEY trial.Nephrol Dial Transplant 37, no. 7 (June 23, 2022): 1317–29. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfac040.
EMPA-KIDNEY Collaborative Group. Design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the EMPA-KIDNEY trial. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2022 Jun 23;37(7):1317–29.
EMPA-KIDNEY Collaborative Group, Nelson J. “Design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the EMPA-KIDNEY trial.Nephrol Dial Transplant, vol. 37, no. 7, June 2022, pp. 1317–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/ndt/gfac040.
EMPA-KIDNEY Collaborative Group. Design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the EMPA-KIDNEY trial. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2022 Jun 23;37(7):1317–1329.
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Published In

Nephrol Dial Transplant

DOI

EISSN

1460-2385

Publication Date

June 23, 2022

Volume

37

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1317 / 1329

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Sodium-Glucose Transporter 2 Inhibitors
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
  • Male
  • Kidney
  • Humans
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Female
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Disease Progression