Uric acid: a novel risk factor for acute kidney injury in high-risk cardiac surgery patients?

@article{Ejaz2009UricAA,
  title={Uric acid: a novel risk factor for acute kidney injury in high-risk cardiac surgery patients?},
  author={A. Ahsan Ejaz and Thomas M. Beaver and Michiko Shimada and Puneet Sood and Vijaykumar Lingegowda and Jesse D. Schold and Tad Kim and Richard J Johnson},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={425-9}
}
BACKGROUND Uric acid has been reported to be a risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease; however, no study has examined whether uric acid may confer a risk for acute kidney injury. METHODS We investigated the relation between serum uric acid and the incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing high-risk cardiovascular surgery (cardiac valve and aneurysm surgery). RESULTS Following cardiovascular surgery, 18 of 58 patients (31%) developed acute… CONTINUE READING

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