Light and Shadow of Hyperuricemia - Neuroprotection, Comorbidities and Therapeutic Strategies.
[Light and Shadow of Hyperuricemia - Neuroprotection, Comorbidities and Therapeutic Strategies]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2019 Jun;108(8):527-533 Authors: Pohl H, Vallelian F, Herfs G Abstract Light and Shadow of Hyperuricemia - Neuroprotection, Comorbidities and Therapeutic Strategies Abstract. Hyperuricemia can lead to gout but also favor the appearance of comorbidities like hypertension, kidney insufficiency, type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and strokes. Uric acid does not only have, however, negative impact on the body, but seems to influence positively certain inflammatory and degenerative neurological diseases. The inflammatory reaction at the center of a gout attack is mediated by interleukin 1. Therefore, antagonists against interleukin 1 or IL-1 receptors can be used for treatment if colchicine, steroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are ineffective or contraindicated. First-line drug for urate-lowering therapy is allopurinol that positively influences comorbidities as well. PMID: 31185840 [PubMed - in process]
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