Serum Uric Acid Is Inversely Related to Acute Ischemic Stroke Morbidity in Hemodialysis Patients

American Journal of Nephrology, 01/05/2011

Elevated serum uric acid (sUA) is usually associated with a high occurrence of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the general population. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of sUA in AIS among hemodialysis (HD) patients. This study indicates an inverse association between sUC and the occurrence of AIS in HD patients. Demographic characteristics and malnutrition–microinflammation syndrome seem to play a significant role in this association.

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