Significance of hyperuricemia as a risk factor for developing ESRD in a screened cohort.

@article{Iseki2004SignificanceOH,
  title={Significance of hyperuricemia as a risk factor for developing ESRD in a screened cohort.},
  author={Kunitoshi Iseki and Yoshiharu Ikemiya and Taku Inoue and Chiho Iseki and Kozen Kinjo and Shuichi Takishita},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={642-50}
}
BACKGROUND Uric acid may be a true mediator of renal disease and progression. However, epidemiological evidence for the significance of serum uric acid levels on the risk for developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is scarce in a setting of community-based screening. METHODS Participants in a 1993 mass screening conducted by the Okinawa General Health Maintenance Association in Okinawa, Japan, were investigated: 48,177 screenees (22,949 men, 25,228 women) older than 20 years for whom serum… CONTINUE READING
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