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Chronic Kidney Disease Augments Gout Risks

Apr 09, 2019 4:04 pm

A population based cohort analysis shows that patients with incident gout and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have far worse outcomes than those without CKD.

A retrospective population-based cohort study of incident gout between 2006-2009 identified those with CKD; defined as a pre-existing diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, chronic renal failure, kidney transplantation, or dialysis at index date.

Among 12,940 incident adult gout patients, 64% with CKD and 36% without CKD,  were followed for 55,206 person-years.

Overall, gout patients with CKD (vs those without CKD) had:

  • Significantly more healthcare utilization; Hospital admissions were at least 3 times higher for Gout+CKD adults
  • All-cause mortality was higher among those with CKD compared to those without CKD for both age groups (HR

Gout plus CKD constitutes a high risk population that merits focused efforts to better control their gout and optimize comorbidity management.

Disclosures
The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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