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Finerenone for Albuminuria in Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy

Yanhuan Feng, MD1; Xiaoxi Zeng, MD, PhD1; Ping Fu, MD, PhD1
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1Division of Nephrology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
JAMA. 2016;315(3):305-306. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15996.
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To the Editor Dr Bakris and colleagues1 evaluated the safety and efficacy of dual blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system by adding the nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) finerenone to an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker in patients with diabetic nephropathy. The authors stated that the addition of finerenone resulted in improvement in the urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR) compared with placebo. We have a number of concerns about the study.


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January 19, 2016
George L. Bakris, MD; Christina Nowack, MD
1ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
2Global Clinical Development, Bayer Pharma AG, Wuppertal, Germany
JAMA. 2016;315(3):306. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16014.
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