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Uric Acid Predicts AKI Risk After Cardiac Surgery

Uric Acid Predicts AKI Risk After Cardiac Surgery

Serum uric acid levels above the median prior to cardiac surgery is independently associated with 5.5-fold increased odds of postoperative acute kidney injury.

Gout Increases Atrial Fibrillation Risk in the Elderly

Gout Increases Atrial Fibrillation Risk in the Elderly

A study of Medicare patients found that atrial fibrillation was nearly twice as likely to develop in those with vs without gout.

Patients With Early-Onset Gout Develop Earlier Metabolic Comorbidities, Severe Joint Involvement

Patients With Early-Onset Gout Develop Earlier Metabolic Comorbidities, Severe Joint Involvement

Patients with early-onset gout experience more severe acute joint involvement and earlier metabolic comorbidities than those with common gout.

Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

Data show that gout is associated with an increased risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

Hospitalization Increases Risk for Acute Gout Flares

Hospitalization Increases Risk for Acute Gout Flares

Researchers sought to assess the risk for in-hospital gout flares in patients with gout.

Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality

Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality

Both high and low uric acid levels are associated with an increased risk for mortality.

Emergency Department Visits for Gout Rise Dramatically

Emergency Department Visits for Gout Rise Dramatically

A study documents a 27% increase in visits to emergency departments for a primary diagnosis of acute gout from 2006 to 2014.

Genetically High Plasma Vitamin C Not Associated With Risk for Hyperuricemia

Genetically High Plasma Vitamin C Not Associated With Risk for Hyperuricemia

Data suggest that vitamin C supplementation should not be recommended to lower plasma urate.

Medication Adherence Low in Patients With Gout Initiating Allopurinol Therapy

Medication Adherence Low in Patients With Gout Initiating Allopurinol Therapy

Medication adherence also remained low in patients who reinitiate treatment after a gap in therapy.

Similar Cardiovascular Risk Reported in Patients Initiating Febuxostat vs Allopurinol

Similar Cardiovascular Risk Reported in Patients Initiating Febuxostat vs Allopurinol

Recent data showed no difference in the risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, new-onset heart failure, coronary revascularization, or all-cause mortality between patients initiating febuxostat compared with allopurinol.

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