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Renal Nutrition Update Curbing Fructose Intake May Decrease Elevated Uric Acid

Curbing Fructose Intake May Decrease Elevated Uric Acid

Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risks for hypertension, gout, and renal impairment.

Web Exclusives Uric Acid and the Kidney - Is There a Role for Urate Lowering?

Uric Acid and the Kidney - Is There a Role for Urate Lowering?

Many but not all cohort studies examining the relationship between hyperuricemia and CKD outcomes suggest they may be intertwined.

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Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.

Uric Acid Lowering Has Renal Benefits

Patients with hyperuricemia who use urate-lowering therapies are less likely to experience renal function decline.

High Uric Acid Increases Hip Fracture Risk in Older Men

High Uric Acid Increases Hip Fracture Risk in Older Men

A level of 7 mg/dL or higher is associated with a 62% increased risk compared with lower levels.

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

Elevated levels of uric acid are associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes.

Erectile Dysfunction, Uric Acid Linked in CAD Patients

Erectile Dysfunction, Uric Acid Linked in CAD Patients

Patients with coronary artery disease are more likely to have ED if they have elevated uric acid levels.

High Uric Acid Raises Diabetes Risk

High Uric Acid Raises Diabetes Risk

After diabetes is diagnosed, however, uric acid levels fall, study finds.

High Uric Acid Level Linked to Coronary Stent Restenosis

High Uric Acid Level Linked to Coronary Stent Restenosis

Serum level before procedure is an independent predictor of stent restenosis.

Gout Runs in the Family

Gout Runs in the Family

Individuals with first-degree relatives affected by the condition are twice as likely as those in the general population to experienced gout.

Hyperuricemia May Have a Role in Hematospermia

Patients with hyperuricemia also had a high prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms.

Uric Acid Ruled Out As Heart Disease Cause

Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risk of ischemic heart disease and blood pressure, but appear unlikely to cause these problems, a study found.