Increased cardiovascular mortality associated with gout: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Clarson2015IncreasedCM,
  title={Increased cardiovascular mortality associated with gout: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={LE Clarson and Priyanka Chandratre and S. Hider and John A Belcher and Carl Heneghan and Edward Roddy and C Mallen},
  booktitle={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Hyperuricaemia, the biochemical precursor to gout, has been shown to be an independent risk factor for mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), although studies examining the clinical phenomenon of gout and risk of CVD mortality report conflicting results. This study aimed to produce a pooled estimate of risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in patients with gout. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS Electronic bibliographic databases were searched from… CONTINUE READING
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