Men on PD fare worse with high serum uric acid levels

In a study of 985 people using PD in China followed for more than 2 years, men in the highest tertile for serum uric acid were at the highest risk of death. The results were adjusted for age; BMI; comorbidities; residual kidney function; total Kt/V; use of allopurinol, ACE-inhibitors and ARBs; Hgb, serum albumin, creatinine, calcium and phosphorus, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.

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