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Hyperuricaemia: more than just a cause of gout?
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PMID:  23032963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Traditionally, serum uric acid (SUA) has been implicated in acute gouty arthritis or chronic gouty arthropathy. However, SUA also plays a role in other pathological conditions especially in cardiovascular (CV), metabolic and renal disease.This narrative review considers the significant associations of SUA with kidney function, several CV risk factors and vascular diseases, supporting the concept of assessing hyperuricaemia for reasons other than just gout. Several drugs that reduce CV risk also decrease SUA levels, further improving vascular risk. Therefore, selecting SUA-lowering drugs to treat high-risk patients may prove beneficial in terms of reducing CV risk.
Niki Katsiki; Asterios Karagiannis; Vasilios G Athyros; Dimitri P Mikhailidis
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aSecond Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece bDepartment of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinic) and Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London (UCL), London, UK.
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