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High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

Association strongest with cardiovascular mortality in the elderly.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Gout increased the risk of erectile dysfunction in men by 21%.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

Increased uric acid levels were correlated with decreased HbA1c and increased prevalence of diabetic kidney disease, study finds.

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

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.

Gout Flares More Likely During the Night

Gout Flares More Likely During the Night

The risk for gout flares was 236% higher overnight than in the day.

Many Gout Patients Undertreated

Many Gout Patients Undertreated

Although 87% of patients met the criteria for urate-lowering treatment within 5 years, only 30% were prescribed the recommended treatment.

Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Even levels in the normal range can be associated with an increased risk of renal insufficiency.

Blood in Semen Linked to High Uric Acid

Blood in Semen Linked to High Uric Acid

Researchers concluded that hyperuricemia is a probable cause of hemospermia.

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible to diabetes, researchers say.

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Each 5-unit increment in BMI is associated with a 55% increased relative risk of gout.