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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.

CME Articles

Part III: Clinical Challenges and Renal Considerations in Managing Gout

A case study involving a 58-year-old man with acute gout attacks and multiple ­comorbidities, including hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

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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.

No Gout Relieve From Vitamin C

Patients with gout experienced no clinically significant urate-lowering effects from an 8-week course of a modest dosage of vitamin C.

Urate Lowering May Have Renal Benefits in CKD Patients

Systemic review suggests allopurinol can significantly improve estimated glomerular filtration rates.

Allopurinol-Induced AEs Linked to Colchicine, Statin Use

Adverse events included skin rash, gastrointestinal problems, and allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome.

Gout Discovered in 30% of Patients with Severe CKD

Gout prevalence is higher among patients with lower average estimated glomerular filtration rates or higher levels of albuminuria

Hypertension Increases Gout Risk

The two are linked regardless of gender, race, and obesity.

Study: Cherries Lower Gout Attack Risk

An consumption over a two-year period found to decrease likelihood of a gout attack by 35%.

Study: Gout Affects 4% of Americans

Data from 5,707 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008 show that gout now affects 4% of Americans (8.3 million individuals), and hyperuricemia, 21% (43.3 million).

High Uric Acid Raises CKD Risk, Study Finds

PARIS—High levels of uric acid are associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially among hypertensive individuals.