November 19, 2016

Liraglutide and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Results of the LEADER Trial

ASN 2016 High Impact Clinical Trial

Johannes F. Mann, Kristine Brown Fandsen, Gilbert Daniels, Peter Kristensen, Michael Nauck, Steve Nissen, Stuart Pocock, Neil Poulter, Soren Rasmussen, William Steinberg, Mette Stockner, Bernard Zinman, Florian Baeres, Richard Bergenstal, Steve Marso, John Buse. Erlangen, Germany.

Liraglutide, as compared to placebo, was studied in a RCT of 9340 high-risk type 2 diabetic patients to examine the impact on the primary composite outcome of nonfatal MI, nonfatal stroke, and cardiovascular death.  The secondary renal endpoint (composite of doubling serum creatinine, ESRD, death due to renal disease and decrease in albuminuria) was reported today.

The renal outcome was reduced with a HR of 0.78 (0.67-.0.92, p = 0.003), predominantly driven by a reduction in albuminuria with HR 0.74 (p < 0.05).  There was no increased risk of AKI.

 

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