Recommendations of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology for the induction therapy of ANCA-associated vasculitis

Recommendations of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology for the induction therapy of ANCA-associated vasculitis

Author Silva de Souza, Alexandre Wagner Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Calich, Ana Luisa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mariz, Henrique de Ataide Google Scholar
Gomes Ochtrop, Manuella Lima Google Scholar
Santos Bacchiega, Ana Beatriz Google Scholar
Ferreira, Gilda Aparecida Google Scholar
Rego, Jozelia Google Scholar
Perez, Mariana Ortega Google Scholar
Rodrigues Pereira, Rosa Maria Google Scholar
Bernardo, Wanderley Marques Google Scholar
Levy, Roger Abramino Google Scholar
Abstract The purpose of these recommendations is to guide the appropriate induction treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients with active disease. The recommendations proposed by the Vasculopathies Committee of the Brazilian Society Rheumatology for induction therapy of AAV, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis and renal-limited vasculitis, were based on systematic literature review and expert opinion. Literature review was performed using Medline (PubMed), EMBASE and Cochrane database to retrieve articles until October 2016. PRISMA guidelines were used for the systematic review and articles were assessed according to the Oxford levels of evidence. Sixteen recommendations were made regarding different aspects of induction therapy for AAV. The purpose of these recommendations is to serve as a guide for therapeutic decisions by health care professionals in the management of AAV patients presenting active disease. (c) 2017 Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.
Keywords ANCA-associated vasculitis
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Microscopic polyangiitis
Renal-limited vasculitis
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage New York
Language English
Sponsor Brazilian Society of Rheumatology
Date 2017
Published in Revista Brasileira De Reumatologia. New York, v. 57, p. S484-S496, 2017.
ISSN 0482-5004 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Science Inc
Extent S484-S496
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000425215000008

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