Low serum uric acid level is a risk factor for death in incident hemodialysis patients.

@article{Lee2009LowSU,
  title={Low serum uric acid level is a risk factor for death in incident hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Steven K Lee and Andrew L. Lee and Thomas Winters and Emily Tam and M. Y. Abdul Jaleel and Peter Stenvinkel and Richard J Johnson},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={79-85}
}
BACKGROUND A reverse epidemiology of classic cardiovascular risk factors was observed in hemodialysis patients with a high comorbidity burden. We hypothesized that uric acid, a novel cardiovascular risk factor, also has an altered association with survival in these patients. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on 168 consecutive outpatient hemodialysis patients over a 6-year period. Serum uric acid, albumin levels and relevant laboratory information were recorded monthly. The disease… CONTINUE READING

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