Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risks for hypertension, gout, and renal impairment.
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Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.
The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.
The risk for gout flares was 236% higher overnight than in the day.
Although 87% of patients met the criteria for urate-lowering treatment within 5 years, only 30% were prescribed the recommended treatment.
Even levels in the normal range can be associated with an increased risk of renal insufficiency.
Researchers concluded that hyperuricemia is a probable cause of hemospermia.
Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.
Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible to diabetes, researchers say.
Each 5-unit increment in BMI is associated with a 55% increased relative risk of gout.
Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.
In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.
Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.
Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.
Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)