A prespecified exploratory analysis from FIDELITY examined finerenone use and kidney outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

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  • George L. Bakris
  • Luis M. Ruilope
  • Stefan D. Anker
  • Gerasimos Filippatos
  • Bertram Pitt
  • Rossing, Peter
  • Linda Fried
  • Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
  • Pantelis Sarafidis
  • Christiane Ahlers
  • Meike Brinker
  • Amer Joseph
  • Robert Lawatscheck
  • Rajiv Agarwal
  • FIDELIO-DKD and FIGARO-DKD Investigators

In FIDELITY, a prespecified pooled analysis of the FIDELIO-DKD and FIGARO-DKD studies, finerenone was found to improve cardiorenal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, a urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio of 30–5000 mg/g, an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 25 ml/min per 1.73 m2 or more and also receiving optimized renin-angiotensin system blockade treatment. This present analysis focused on the efficacy and safety of finerenone on kidney outcomes. Among 13,026 patients with a median follow-up of three years, finerenone significantly reduced the hazard of a kidney composite outcome (time to kidney failure, sustained 57% or more decrease in eGFR from baseline, or kidney death) by 23% versus placebo (hazard ratio, 0.77; 95% confidence interval, 0.67–0.88), with a three-year absolute between-group difference of 1.7% (95% confidence interval, 0.7–2.6). Hazard ratios were directionally consistent for a prespecified baseline eGFR and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio categories (Pinteraction = 0.62 and Pinteraction = 0.67, respectively), although there was a high degree of uncertainty in the 30–300 mg/g subgroup. Finerenone significantly reduced the hazard of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) by 20% versus placebo (0.80; 0.64–0.99). Adverse events were similar between treatment arms, although hyperkalemia leading to treatment discontinuation occurred significantly more frequently with finerenone versus placebo (2.4% vs 0.8% and 0.6% vs 0.3% in patients with eGFR less than 60 vs. greater than or equal to 60 ml/min per 1.73 m2, respectively). Thus, finerenone improved kidney outcomes, reduced the hazard of ESKD, and is well tolerated in patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

TidsskriftKidney International
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)196-206
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2023

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Bayer AG, who funded the FIDELIO-DKD and FIGARO-DKD studies and combined analysis.

Funding Information:
The authors and study sponsor are indebted to the patients and their families, as well as the investigators and sites participating in the studies. Medical writing assistance was provided by Cindy-Jade Jenner, PhD, of Chameleon Communications International, and was funded by Bayer AG. This work was supported by Bayer AG, which funded the FIDELIO-DKD and FIGARO-DKD studies and combined analysis.

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© 2022 International Society of Nephrology

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