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ULT for CKD Patients With Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia
The worldwide prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout has grown. A cross-sectional survey of 3547 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) found the prevalence of hyperuricemia in patients with CKD stages 3, 4, and 5 in China to be 42.6%, 59.1%, and 61.2%, respectively. Hyperuricemia is associated with faster progression of CKD and an increased risk of poor renal prognosis and cardiovascular events in patients with CKD. It is also linked with a high risk of gout flare, which brings its own complications. ...

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