An observational study on long-term renal outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis B treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Tae Seop Lim, Jae Seung Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Hye Won Lee, Mi Young Jeon, Seung Up Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Kwang Hyub Han, Sang Hoon Ahn

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In patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), long-term effects of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) on renal function have been controversial. This study aimed to analyse the real-world long-term effects of TDF on renal function in Korean patients with CHB. We analysed a cohort of 640 treatment-naïve patients with CHB who were treated with TDF between May 2012 and December 2015 at Severance Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. The mean age was 48.3 years old, and 59.5% were male. The proportions of hypertension and diabetes mellitus (DM) were 11.6% and 14.2%, respectively, and that of liver cirrhosis was 20.8%. During the 5-year follow-up, using a linear mixed model, serum creatinine increased from 0.77 ± 0.01 mg/dL to 0.85 ± 0.02 mg/dL (P <.001), and eGFR decreased from 102.6 ± 0.6 mL/min/1.73 m2 to 93.4 ± 1.4 mL/min/1.73 m2 (P <.001). In subgroup analysis, eGFR was statistically more decreased in patients with age > 60 than ≦60 years old (P =.027), and in patients with diuretic use than without diuretic use (P =.008). In multivariate analysis, the independent risk factors for eGFR decrease > 20% were baseline eGFR < 60mL/min/1.73 m2 (P =.034) and the use of diuretics (P <.001). CHB patients on TDF experienced greater reduction in renal function with age > 60 and with diuretic use compared to those without these characteristics. Baseline eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and use of diuretics were independent risk factors of eGFR decline of more than 20% on TDF therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-322
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Viral Hepatitis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This author discloses the following: Sang Hoon Ahn has served as an advisor and lecturer for Bristol‐Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Roche, MSD, Abbvie and Green Cross; and has received unrestricted grant support from Bristol‐Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences and Roche for the investigator‐initiated trials. The other authors disclose no conflicts.

Funding Information:
This study was supported by an unrestricted grant from Gilead Sciences for the investigator‐initiated trials. This study was supported by a grant for the Chronic Infectious Disease Cohort Study (Korea HBV Cohort Study) from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019‐ER5102‐00).

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© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Hepatology


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