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Serum uric acid level as a marker for mortality and acute kidney injury in patients with acute paraquat intoxication.
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PMID:  20966188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Paraquat (PQ) is a non-selective herbicide that generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) in vivo. Uric acid emerged as a marker of oxidative stress and may enhance ROS-mediated injury in acute PQ intoxication. Therefore, we investigated the association between uric acid levels and mortality and acute kidney injury (AKI) in the present study.
METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2008, patients who arrived at our hospital with acute PQ intoxication (n = 513) were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups (hyperuricaemia vs non-hyperuricaemia) based on uric acid levels. Mortality and AKI were analysed in reference to uric acid level.
RESULTS: Patient mortality was higher in the hyperuricaemia group than the non-hyperuricaemia group (68.4% vs 38.3%, P < 0.05). The incidence of AKI and kidney failure was 64% and 43.3%, respectively. Hyperuricaemia increased the risk of mortality and kidney failure to 3.7- and 3.3-fold after adjustments for age, sex and the estimated amounts of PQ ingestion. Mean serum uric acid level was higher in death group than survival group and higher in kidney failure group than non-AKI group and non-failure group.
CONCLUSIONS: Baseline serum uric acid level might be a good clinical marker for patients at risk of mortality and AKI after acute PQ intoxication.
Jung-Hoon Kim; Hyo-Wook Gil; Jong-Oh Yang; Eun-Young Lee; Sae-Yong Hong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1460-2385     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephrol. Dial. Transplant.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706402     Medline TA:  Nephrol Dial Transplant     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1846-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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