Hyperuricemia at 1 Year After Renal Transplantation, Its Prevalence, Associated Factors, and Graft Survival
Numakura K et al. – The incidence of hyperuricemia in the authors' cohort was 38%. Male gender and long–term pretransplantation dialysis were predictors for the development of hyperuricemia. The estimated glomerular filtration rate was lower in patients with hyperuricemia, but graft survival did not differ between the patients with hyperuricemia treated with alloprinol and those without hyperuricemia. The authors could not define the significance of the pharmacokinetics of immunosuppressants and genetic risk factors for hyperuricemia.