Highly Prevalent Hyperuricaemia is Associated with Adverse Clinical Outcomes Among Ghanaian Stroke Patients: An Observational Prospective Study.

@article{Sarfo2015HighlyPH,
  title={Highly Prevalent Hyperuricaemia is Associated with Adverse Clinical Outcomes Among Ghanaian Stroke Patients: An Observational Prospective Study.},
  author={Fred Stephen Sarfo and John Akassi and N K B Antwi and Vida Obese and Sheila Adamu and Albert Akpalu and George Bedu-Addo},
  journal={Ghana medical journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          165-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although a direct causal relationship between hyperuricaemia and stroke continues to be debated, strong associations between serum uric acid (SUA) and cerebrovascular disease exist. Very few studies have been conducted to evaluate the frequency and association between this potentially modifiable biomarker of vascular risk and stroke in sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore the aim of this study was to examine the association between hyperuricaemia and the traditional risk factors and the… CONTINUE READING
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