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Uric acid AND cardiovascular AND risk factor

Rodolfo A Kolliker Frers, Vanesa Cosentino, Julia Tau, Eduardo M Kerzberg, Adriana Urdapilleta, Monica Chiocconi, Nora Kogan, Matilde Otero-Losada, Francisco Capani
Studies on the inflammatory burden in recent-onset psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients without conventional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) are not available. This preliminary study focuses on cardiovascular risk in cutaneous psoriasis (CPs) and recent-onset PsA patients. Blood biochemistry (glucose, cholesterol, uric acid, lipid profile and apolipoprotein B) was analyzed using standard kits. Proatherogenic inflammation markers, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), and endothelial activators monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Josep Montserrat-Capdevila, María Asunción Seminario, Pere Godoy, Josep Ramon Marsal, Marta Ortega, Jesús Pujol, Maria Teresa Castañ, Miquel Alsedà, Àngels Betriu, Albert Lecube, Manel Portero, Francisco Purroy, José Manuel Valdivielso, Ferran Barbé
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The magnitude of undiagnosed COPD in our population with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) is unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of undiagnosed COPD and its specific characteristics in a population with CVRF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study the prevalence of COPD in patients with CVRF. Spirometry was performed between 01/01/2015 and 12/31/2016 and the percentage of patients with COPD, who had not previously been diagnosed, was determined...
March 7, 2018: Medicina Clínica
Kang Wang, Lei Hu, Jian-Kang Chen
Recent preclinical and clinical evidence suggests that hyperuricemia (HU) is an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Receptor-interacting protein 3 (RIP3) is an important contributor in inducing programmed necrosis, representing a newly identified mechanism of cell death combining features of both apoptosis and necrosis. In our study, RIP3 was strongly expressed in mice with hyperuricemia. RIP3 deficiency attenuated hyperuricemia in mice, evidenced by reduced serum uric acid and creatinine and enhanced urinary uric acid and creatinine, as well as the improved histological alterations in renal sections...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Roberta Ricotti, Giulia Genoni, Enza Giglione, Alice Monzani, Martina Nugnes, Sara Zanetta, Matteo Castagno, Agostina Marolda, Giorgio Bellomo, Gianni Bona, Simonetta Bellone, Flavia Prodam
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity represents a major health concern worldwide due to its well established detrimental effect on cardiovascular and its potential negative effect on kidney functions. However, biomarkers that can help diagnose early stages of kidney damage in obese children represent an unmet clinical need. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we asked whether the prevalence of microalbuminuria, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) or hyperuricemia recorded in a wide cohort of obese children and adolescents would positively correlate with cardiometabolic dysfunction in these subjects...
2018: PloS One
Richard J Johnson, George L Bakris, Claudio Borghi, Michel B Chonchol, David Feldman, Miguel A Lanaspa, Tony R Merriman, Orson W Moe, David B Mount, Laura Gabriella Sanchez Lozada, Eli Stahl, Daniel E Weiner, Glenn M Chertow
Urate is a cause of gout, kidney stones, and acute kidney injury from tumor lysis syndrome, but its relationship to kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes remains controversial. A scientific workshop organized by the National Kidney Foundation was held in September 2016 to review current evidence. Cell culture studies and animal models suggest that elevated serum urate concentrations can contribute to kidney disease, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. Epidemiologic evidence also supports elevated serum urate concentrations as a risk factor for the development of kidney disease, hypertension, and diabetes, but differences in methodologies and inpacts on serum urate concentrations by even subtle changes in kidney function render conclusions uncertain...
February 26, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Ji Eun Jun, You-Bin Lee, Seung-Eun Lee, Ji Yeon Ahn, Gyuri Kim, Sang-Man Jin, Kyu Yeon Hur, Moon-Kyu Lee, Mi Ra Kang, Jae Hyeon Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hyperuricemia was frequently noted in subjects with a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aimed to elucidate whether serum uric acid (SUA) is associated with development of moderate coronary artery calcification in generally healthy adults. METHODS: A total of 9297 subjects underwent multidetector CT for the evaluation of CAC at least two times during their annual health examinations. Among them, 4461 participants without CVD history and who had no (scores 0) or minimal CAC (scores 1-10) in their first examination were enrolled...
February 14, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Alessandro Mantovani, Giovanni Targher, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Donata Lucci, Lucio Gonzini, Gian Luigi Nicolosi, Roberto Marchioli, Gianni Tognoni, Roberto Latini, Franco Cosmi, Luigi Tavazzi, Aldo Pietro Maggioni
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact of hyperuricemia on long-term clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) has been investigated in observational registries and clinical trials, but the results have been often inconclusive. We examined the prognostic impact of elevated serum uric acid levels on long-term clinical outcomes in the GISSI-HF (Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nella Insufficienza Cardiaca-Heart Failure) trial. METHODS: We assessed the rates of all-cause death, cardiovascular death, cardiovascular hospitalization and the composite of all-cause death or cardiovascular hospitalization over a median follow-up of 3...
February 22, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
R Kawamoto, D Ninomiya, Y Kasai, K Senzaki, T Kusunoki, N Ohtsuka, T Kumagi
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events. In women, increased serum uric acid (SUA) levels are associated with MetS and its components. However, whether baseline and changes in SUA predict incidence of MetS and its components remains unclear. METHODS: The subjects comprised 407 women aged 71 ± 8 years from a rural village. We have identified participants who underwent a similar examination 11 years ago, and examined the relationship between baseline and changes in SUA, and MetS based on the modified criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP) III report...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Giovanni De Pergola, Francesca Cortese, Gaetano Termine, Giovanni Meliota, Michele Masiello, Anna Maria Cortese, Francesco Silvestris, Domenico Caccavo, Marco Matteo Ciccone
BACKGROUND: A great debate in literature exists nowadays on the role of uric acid as a marker of cardiovascular and metabolic organ damage or a risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. METHODS: to determine the relationship among serum uric acid and metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, by mean of carotid intima media-thickness, in a cohort of 811 otherwise healthy overweight/obese subjects, without overt atherosclerosis not using any kind of drug...
February 11, 2018: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
Giovambattista Desideri, Agostino Virdis, Edoardo Casiglia, Claudio Borghi
The relevance of cardiovascular role played by levels of serum uric acid is dramatically growing, especially as cardiovascular risk factor potentially able to exert either a direct deleterious impact or a synergic effect with other cardiovascular risk factors. At the present time, it still remains undefined the threshold level of serum uric acid able to contribute to the cardiovascular risk. Indeed, the available epidemiological case studies are not homogeneous, and some preliminary data suggest that the so-called "cardiovascular threshold limit" may substantially differ from that identified as a cut-off able to trigger the acute gout attack...
February 9, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
Xiangping Li, Tingchao He, Kai Yu, Qian Lu, Rashad Alkasir, Guifang Guo, Yong Xue
BACKGROUND: Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) involved in iron metabolism, has been increasingly recognized as a risk factor for gout and cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to examine the associations between markers of iron status with risk of hyperuricemia (HU) in Chinese adult population. METHODS: Data were extracted from the 2009 wave of the China Health and Nutrition Survey, consisting of 7946 apparently healthy adults. Serum ferritin (SF), transferrin, soluble transferrin receptors (sTfR), hemoglobin (Hb), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and SUA were measured...
February 9, 2018: Nutrients
Amela Dizdarevic-Bostandzic, Ermin Begovic, Azra Burekovic, Zelija Velija-Asimi, Amina Godinjak, Vanja Karlovic
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus(DM) is considered an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Having in mind concomitant occurence of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors, it is expected that patients with poor glucoregulation will have more cardiovascular risk factors and higher cardiovascular risk than patients with good glucoregulation. Aim: To compare cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular risk factors between patients with poorly controlled and patients with well-controlled Diabetes mellitus...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Konstantinos Imprialos, Nikiforos Stavropoulos, Sofia Bouloukou, Georgios Kerpiniotis, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Constantinos Tsioufis, Michael Doumas
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy is a crucial microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus that is associated with elevated cardiovascular risk. SGLT-2 inhibitors are a new class of hypoglycemic drugs that positively affect several risk factors of cardiorenal damage. OBJECTIVES: To review and critically discuss available data on the association of SGLT-2 inhibitors treatment with kidney function, progress of diabetic kidney disease, and renal related outcomes, as well to unveil potential mechanisms of action that mediate such effects...
February 6, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
Li Li, Yi Ma, Xiao-Ming Shang, Ye Hong, Jian-Hui Wang, Zheng Tan, Ya-Jun Wang, Xue-Bin Geng
BACKGROUND: Although a lot of studies have  shown serum uric acid (SUA) could be a marker of adverse prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction, the role of SUA as a risk factor for myocardial infarction is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the association between hyperuricemia and short-term outcomes of elderly patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Six hundred and seventy-three elderly patients (≥ 60 years) were divided into high-SUA-level group (group H: N = 168) and low-SUA-level group (group L: N = 505) according to the SUA levels on admission...
February 6, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Dandan Zhang, Min Yang, Dan Zhou, Zhenli Li, Libin Cai, Yuqian Bao, Hong Li, Zhongyan Shan, Juan Liu, Duo Lv, Yi Liu, Chunxiao Xu, Jie Ling, Yuyang Xu, Shuai Zhang, Qiong Huang, Yongyong Shi, Yimin Zhu, Maode Lai
Serum uric acid (SUA) levels are highly heritable and an increased SUA level is one of important risk factors for gout, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular diseases. The genetic variants underlying SUA remains largely unexplored. The aim was to explore new genetic variants underlying SUA in Chinese Han. We performed a genome-wide association study of SUA levels in Han Chinese. The discovery set contained 1634 samples and subsequent replication was comprised of 1649 females and 1169 males. 2620 subjects were recruited in the detailed analysis of rs671, alcohol drinking and SUA...
February 2, 2018: Gene
Adriana Lopez-Pineda, Alberto Cordero, Concepción Carratala-Munuera, Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Jose A Quesada, Vicente Bertomeu-Gonzalez, Vicente F Gil-Guillen, Vicente Bertomeu-Martinez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Many studies have reported the independent association between uric acid and cardiovascular disease, its role as a risk predictor for outcomes in people with acute coronary syndrome remains controversial. This study aims to assess the association between hyperuricemia and medium/long-term clinical outcomes in people with acute coronary syndrome and determine whether adding hyperuricemia to the GRACE score improves its predictive capability. METHODS: This cohort study included patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome between 2008 and 2013...
February 2018: Atherosclerosis
Araceli Alegría-Díaz, Rafael Valdez-Ortiz, Miguel Murguía-Romero, Rafael Jiménez-Flores, Rafael Villalobos-Molina, Srinivas Mummidi, Ravindranth Duggirala, Juan C López-Alvarenga, Monserrat Pérez-Navarro
BACKGROUND: High serum uric acid concentration (SUA >6 for women [W] or 7 mg/dL for men [M]) in adults is an independent risk factor for causing cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD); the risk of high SUA in young population is still being debated. SUMMARY: We conducted an epidemiological study to determine the association between SUA quartiles with cardiometabolic risk factors (CRF) and renal impairment in apparently healthy young adults. CRF (dyslipidemia, overweight [Ow], obesity [Ob], blood pressure [BP], hyperglycemia, insulin resistance [IR]) and renal impairment were defined as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by CKD-Epidemiology Collaboration formula >130/120, <90 mL/min/1...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Kunitoshi Iseki
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Early detection and management of risk factors of incidence and progression of CKD are necessary. We have been studying these risk factors among community-based screening participants in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa was one of the longevity areas in the world; however, the incidence and prevalence of ESRD increased. In Japan, the incidence of ESRD is 2 times higher in men compared to that in women...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Tsuneo Konta, Keita Kamei, Kazunobu Ichikawa, Takamasa Kayama, Isao Kubota
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is a risk factor for causing end-stage kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in the general population; however, several aspects, such as the site of kidney damaged by hyperuricemia and the threshold levels of serum uric acid for the development of renal damage, have not been fully clarified. SUMMARY: To examine these aspects, we analyzed data from the Takahata study, a community-based cohort study involving participants of an annual health check-up, and used urinary albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) and urinary β2-microglobulin creatinine ratio (UBCR) in spot urine as indices of glomerular and tubular damage respectively...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Carlo Garofalo, Toni De Stefano, Carlo Vita, Giorgia Vinci, Francesco Balia, Francesca Nettuno, Luisa Scarpati, Azzurra Sguazzo, Alessandra Sagliocchi, Mario Pacilio, Roberto Minutolo, Luca De Nicola, Silvio Borrelli
Hyperuricemia is defined as serum uric acid values greater than 6 mg/dl and could occur either due to hyperproduction or as a result of reduced renal excretion, which exceeds gut compensation. In Italy, prevalence is around 12% of the general population and increases in renal disease up to 60%. Recent experimental studies demonstrated a role of uric acid in the development of arterial hypertension and systemic arteriosclerosis, with an increase in cardiovascular risk. It also appears from observational studies that high uric acid is an independent risk factor associated with de novo onset of chronic kidney disease after adjustment of main confounding variables...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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