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High uric acid and low superoxide dismutase as possible predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients.
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PMID:  22828740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: We investigated the role of serum uric acid (sUA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) as predictive factors for mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: SOD, butyrylcholinesterase, and malondialdehyde were estimated spectrophotometrically and the other parameters by standard procedures. High-sensitive C-reactive protein was assayed by a sandwich ELISA method. RESULTS: sUA among survivors (112.1 ± 13.82 μmol/L) was significantly lower than in deceased (160.8 ± 16.81 μmol/L, p < 0.001), while SOD was higher in survivors (31.8 ± 6.61 kU/L) than among deceased (20.2 ± 3.03, p < 0.05). Kaplan-Meier survival curves showed the greatest mortality risk in the highest tertile of basal sUA concentration (≥127.11 μmol/L, p < 0.001), and for SOD in the lowest tertile (≤23.83 kU/L, p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that high sUA and low SOD may predict all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in HD patients.
Tanja Antunovic; Aleksandra Stefanovic; Marina Ratkovic; Branka Gledovic; Najdana Gligorovic-Barhanovic; Dragica Bozovic; Jasmina Ivanisevic; Milica Prostran; Marina Stojanov
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
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Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2584     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Center for Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Clinical Center of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro.
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