Intensive uric acid-lowering therapy in CKD patients: the protocol for a randomized controlled trial

AbstractBackgroundHyperuricemia would be a risk factor for the development/progression of CKD. However, several studies showed U-shape association between serum uric acid level and renal impairment, suggesting that hypouricemia was rather associated with renal dysfunction. Perhaps, there is the optimal target level of serum UA for renal function.MethodsThe Target-UA study is a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Eligible CKD patients (eGFR  ≥ 30, 
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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ConclusionQuantitative analysis indicated that medicinal plants are an integral part of the life of the inhabitants. Local flora is recognised as highly valuable and is reported to be used against various ailments. Most commonly reported diseases were arthritis, kidney stone, typhoid fever, stomach problems, hepatitis, jaundice and diabetes. Among these aliments, the most common in the study area were stomach disorders, diabetes and kidney stones. The possible cause of kidney stones may be the food habits of the inhabitants, as the locals prefer vegetables like spinach that contain high amounts of oxalate.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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