Correlation of Uric Acid with Glomerular Filtration Rate in Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Milan Khadka Department of Medicine, NAMS, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Binod Pantha Department of Medicine, NAMS, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Lochan Karki Department of Medicine, NAMS, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic Kidney Disease is a worldwide public health problem that affects millions of people from all racial and ethnic groups. Identification of a Chronic Kidney Disease is a major risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and is attributed to hyperuricemia. Evidences show that high serum uric acid contribute directly to glomerulosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis and atherosclerosis that correction of hyperuricemia associated with Chronic Kidney Disease will slow the progression of chronic renal failure. 

Methods: A hospital based cross-sectional study on chronic kidney disease patients including 57 patients on conservative treatment attending Bir Hospital with diagnosis of chronic kidney disease was performed. Detailed clinical history, examination and investigations including uric acid were done. Chronic Kidney Disease staging was done according to estimated glomerular filtration rate estimated by Cockcroft-Gault equation. Prevalence rate of hyperuricemia in Chronic Kidney Disease and its stages were calculated and compared with each other.

Results: A total of 57 Chronic Kidney Disease cases were enrolled, with male to female ratio of 2:1 and mean age 51.63±17.75 years. Hyperuricemia was present in 55 (96.49%) of study population. Though prevalence of hyperuricemia increased with Chronic Kidney Disease stage, there was no significant difference in mean value of uric acid in different stages. Hyperuricemia and stages of Chronic Kidney Disease had negative correlation which was statistically significant.

Conclusions: Hyperuricemia is highly prevalent among Chronic Kidney Disease patients with conservative management. The severity of hyperuricemia increases as Chronic Kidney Disease stage progresses.

Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
Khadka, M., Pantha, B., & Karki, L. (2018). Correlation of Uric Acid with Glomerular Filtration Rate in Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 56(212), 724-727. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.3700
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Original Article