Excess Non-CV Mortality Persists in Gout |
Journal Updates
eMediNexus Coverage from: 
Excess Non-CV Mortality Persists in Gout

0 Read Comments                

Patients with gout not only have a well-recognized increased risk of dying from cardiovascular (CV) disease, but also have higher all-cause mortality and die prematurely from other diseases, a Swedish study indicated.

In an analysis that included more than 800,000 individuals, patients with gout had a 17% higher risk of death from any cause compared with those without gout (HR 1.17, 95% CI 1.14-1.21), according to Aleksandra Turkiewicz, PhD, of Lund University, and colleagues.

For specific diseases, the strongest association was seen for renal diseases, with an almost 80% increased risk of mortality (HR 1.78, 95% CI 1.34-2.35), the researchers reported in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

To comment on this article,
create a free account.
Sign Up to instantly read 30000+ free Articles & 1000+ Case Studies
Create Account

Already registered?

Login Now