Effects of Hyperuricemia on Renal Function of Renal Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies

BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor of nephropathy, but its role in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) is controversial. METHODS Based on the methods of Cochrane systematic reviews, we searched MEDLINE (1948-2011.6), EMBASE (1956-2011.6), CBM (Chinese Biomedicine Database) (1978-2011.6) to identify cohort studies assessing the… (More)