Finerenone in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes by Sodium–Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor Treatment: The FIDELITY Analysis
Diabetes Care 2022; online ahead of print doi: 10.2337/dc22-0294
In the FIDELITY analysis, finerenone reduced the risk of cardiovascular and kidney outcomes compared with placebo. Concomitant treatment with a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) did not modify the observed benefits.
FIDELITY pooled populations from the FIDELIO-DKD and FIGARO-DKD studies in order to examine the effect of finerenone and interaction with SGLT2i use on prespecified outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). In both trial, use of SGLT2i was permitted at baseline, as was initiation of SGLT2i at any time during the trial.
Effects of Canagliflozin Versus Finerenone on Cardiorenal Outcomes: Exploratory Post Hoc Analyses From FIDELIO-DKD Compared to Reported CREDENCE Results
Nephrol Dial Transplant 2022;37:1261-9 doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfab336
This analysis highlights the pitfalls of direct comparisons between trials, since when key differences in design are considered, FIDELIO-DKD and CREDENCE demonstrate similar cardiorenal benefits. The authors conclude that both canagliflozin and finerenone are similarly effective in reducing the risk of cardiorenal outcomes.
Finerenone in Predominantly Advanced CKD and Type 2 Diabetes With or Without Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor Therapy
Kidney Int Rep 2022;7:36–45 doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2021.10.008
Finerenone was associated with a 31% greater reduction in urine albumin:creatinine ratio (UACR) from baseline to Month 4 versus placebo. With similar reductions in UACR seen whether the patient was receiving SGLT2i at baseline or not.
Effects of Canagliflozin Versus Finerenone on Cardiorenal Outcomes: Exploratory Post-Hoc Analyses From FIDELIO-DKD Compared to Reported CREDENCE Results
Nephrol Dial Transplant 2021;gfab336 doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfab366
Finerenone and canagliflozin reduce cardiorenal risk in patients who are albuminuric. This exploratory post-hoc analyses by Agarwal et al. investigated how differences in trial design influenced observed treatment effects in the FIDELIO-DKD and CREDENCE studies.
N Engl J Med 2021;385:2252–63 doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2110956
Finerenone has desirable effects on cardiorenal outcomes in patients with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD), type 2 diabetes and severely elevated albuminuria. The outcomes of the use of finerenone are unclear in patients with type 2 diabetes and a wider range of CKD.